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Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

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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Based on Jules Verne's fantastic stories of strange adventure... See more »


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14 January 1960 (Sweden)  »

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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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Gertrude the duck won a PATSY Award. See more »

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A Swedish scientist is named Goetabaug. Göteborg is the name of Sweden's second biggest city, but is unknown as the name of a person. The writers apparently assumed that since English-speaking people such as Jack London and Michael York can be named for large English cities, then Swedes can be named after Swedish cities, but this is simply not so. See more »

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Laird of Glendarick: Sir Oliver, in the name of the whole student body, in gratitude for the knowledge you have imparted to us...
Sir Oliver Lindenbrook: That's enough obituary prose. An inkwell I presume. A very handsome thing. Hellish to dust.
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Twice as Tall
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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