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Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, Family, Fantasy  |  14 January 1960 (Sweden)
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An Edinburgh professor and assorted colleagues follow an explorer's trail down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the earth's center.

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Prof. Lindenbrook leads his intrepid party on an expedition to the center of the earth, via a volcano in Iceland, encountering all manner of prehistoric monsters and life-threatening hazards on the way. Written by Mark Hockley <markh@centurione.com>

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A fabulous world below the world


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Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth  »

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$3,440,000 (estimated)
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Many of the people in the crowd scenes were students of Edinburgh University. See more »

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Early in the movie, Oliver Lindenbrook speaks of the "stars and galaxies of outer space." In the 1880s, however, our Milky Way galaxy was believed to constitute the entire universe. Knowledge that other galaxies exist beyond our own did not come about till the 1920s. Thus a man of the 1880s would not use the word "galaxy" in its plural form. See more »

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Hans Belker: [in Icelandic, to his duck] My Gotrun, have you been lonely?
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Referenced in City in the Sea (1965) See more »

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The Faithful Heart
By Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Heusen)
Sung by Pat Boone
(cut from final print)
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Stunning from the beginning to the end
20 January 2001 | by (Munich, Germany) – See all my reviews

This movie is one of the best examples I can think of for how one can stun the audience just by making the right use of the essence of cinema: pictures. They vary between being threatening, funny, amazing, beautiful and bizarre but all are highly imaginative. In fact, this movie is one of the most imaginative ever made, imagination being a quality that has disappeared almost completely from Hollywood over the last 40 years. It drags you into the world of its superb settings just the way for example "King Kong" did in 1933. This is just the kind of movie cinema was meant for, up from the days of its beginning (see for example "Le Voyage Dans La Lune" by Georges Méliès, 1902). "Journey To The Center Of The Earth" is pure cinema at its best.


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