The Towering Inferno

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Perhaps when we fear for ourselves, we go to disaster movies to face and exorcise greater fears. Holden was refused, his long-term standing as a box office draw having been eclipsed by both McQueen and Newman. Mark Powers as Ernie Orsatti. Although famed for his dancing and singing in musical movies, Fred Astaire received his only Oscar nomination for this film. William Holden as Jim Duncan.

Roberts reports the fire to Duncan, who is courting Senator Gary Parker for an urban renewal contract and refuses to order an evacuation. Fred and Jennifer were so much alike!

Films directed by John Guillermin. Turner Broadcasting System Time Warner. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. Irwin Allen Productions United Films. All the principals arrive at the building for a big dedication party in the top floor restaurant, but meanwhile a generator shorts out and a small fire begins in an equipment room.

Allen and Matthews were husband and wife. Roger Ebert This message came to me from a reader named Peter Svensland. In a last-ditch strategy, O'Halloran and Roberts blow up water tanks atop the Tower with plastic explosives.

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Duncan, consoling his grieving daughter, promises that such a tragic debacle will never happen again. William Holden was also rather prickly on-set, mostly because he didn't want to do the film in the first place. Jane Powell - Wednesdays in June. Zastupnevich remembers that they were initially relegated to trailer dressing rooms that were parked outside the stage area in the gutter, a situation finally resolved by his indignant insistence.

Or perhaps Hollywood simply rediscovered a dependable old genre and reinvigorated it with millions of bucks and lots of big-name stars. Please provide your site password to link to your existing account. Richard Chamberlain as Roger Simmons. Paul Newman's son Scott played the acrophobic fireman afraid to rappel down the elevator shaft.

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There is a different balance of instruments in two spots, and in particular the snare drum is more prominent than the album version which also features additional cymbal work. Goofs When James Duncan walks to the bar in the promenade room and speaks to the Senator Parker, a rear shot of the band is shown. McQueen, Newman, and William Holden all wanted top billing. Roberts suspects that Roger Simmons, the electrical subcontractor and Duncan's son-in-law, cut corners. When she finally arrived, he took her by the shoulders and shoved her against the sound-stage wall.

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Learn more More Like This. Irwin Allen, the Busby Berkeley of natural disasters and other people's troubles, teams up with John Guillermin, a competent if undistinguished action director. To capture the action, a then-record number of four camera crews were used to cover character filming, aerial shots, special effects, and, of course, the action sequences. Please check your inbox for the verification email. You are there on the th floor, no way down, no way out.

Ironically, there's now something almost comforting about the way the film sticks to formula, but the action is still authentically thrilling. Roberts confronts Simmons, who feigns innocence. McQueen also insisted that the two have the exact same number of lines in the script, were paid the same salary and received the same percentage of box office profits. Simpson Robert Vaughn Robert Wagner. He goes to the party that night concerned he's found that his wiring specifications have not been followed and that the building continues to develop short circuits.

An avid art collector, he also lent no less than four Picassos to be used as set decoration! Apocalyptic Natural DisasterS. Architecture and Gender in American Film. Please confirm or enter it below to complete your profile. The result is everything a disaster movie should be, a combination of soap opera and the spectacle of destruction.

It is not the recording on the soundtrack album but a newer arrangement recorded for The Towering Inferno. The Towering Inferno is a brawny blockbuster of a movie, by far the best of the mids wave of disaster films. The Towering Inferno is one of the greatest disaster pictures made, a personal and professional triumph for producer Irwin Allen. Newman, for his part, artists never appeared bothered by McQueen's obvious chip on the shoulder and was relaxed and calm throughout production.

Because of this, Film Score Monthly did not add this cue to the expanded soundtrack album. As a comparison, Steve declared he was accepting no visitors or press interview invitations, while Paul just asked to be given advance notice on considering any press requests.

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Recommended for disaster film junkies without hesitation! Sheila Mathews as Paula Ramsay. Please enter your information below to create your own personal account with tcm. The film reportedly inspired an increase in safety awareness with a reexamination of building codes in many cities, and it had a personal effect on a few people directly associated with the film.

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