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40 Years of "Airport": "Airplane!" (1980)

12 November 2010 12:26 PM, PST | ifc.com | See recent IFC news »

In 1970, one movie invented the modern disaster film. After grossing more than $100 million at the domestic box office (adjusted for inflation, it made more than any of the "Lord of the Rings"), it spawned three sequels that stretched through the entire decade. But this landmark series is now almost totally forgotten, long eclipsed by the film that so brilliantly spoofed the genre tropes it helped define. In honor of its 40th anniversary, we're looking back at the "Airport" franchise this week, one film at a time. Today, "Airplane!" said brilliant spoofer of said genre tropes.

Airplane!

Directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker

Nature of Air Emergency: The passengers of Trans American Flight 209 from Los Angeles had a choice for dinner: steak or fish. Those who chose steak now have another choice: find someone to land their plane after everyone who had the fish, including the pilots, »

- Matt Singer

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40 Years of "Airport": "The Concorde... Airport '79" (1979)

11 November 2010 5:00 AM, PST | ifc.com | See recent IFC news »

In 1970, one movie invented the modern disaster film. After grossing more than $100 million at the domestic box office (adjusted for inflation, it made more than any of the "Lord of the Rings"), it spawned three sequels that stretched through the entire decade. But this landmark series is now almost totally forgotten, long eclipsed by the film that so brilliantly spoofed the genre tropes it helped define. In honor of its 40th anniversary, we're looking back at the "Airport" franchise this week, one film at a time. Today, "The Concorde... Airport '79," the rare movie with an ellipsis in the title.

The Concorde... Airport '79

Directed by David Lowell Rich

Nature of Air Emergency: A journalist (Susan Blakely) boards Federation World Airlines' new Concorde plane with documents implicating weapons manufacturer Kevin Harrison (Robert Wagner) in illegal arms deals with America's enemies. He tries to shoot down the Concorde and fails. »

- Matt Singer

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40 Years of "Airport": "Airport '77" (1977)

10 November 2010 12:04 AM, PST | ifc.com | See recent IFC news »

In 1970, one movie invented the modern disaster film. After grossing more than $100 million at the domestic box office (adjusted for inflation, it made more than any of the "Lord of the Rings"), it spawned three sequels that stretched through the entire decade. But this landmark series is now almost totally forgotten, long eclipsed by the film that so brilliantly spoofed the genre tropes it helped define. In honor of its 40th anniversary, we're looking back at the "Airport" franchise this week, one film at a time. Today, "Airport '77" which is basically "The Poseidon Adventure" on a plane.

Airport '77 (1977)

Directed by Jerry Jameson

Nature of Air Emergency: The maiden voyage of an experimental aircraft from the Stevens Corporation in hijacked en route to an exclusive party. Because really, where better to put a priceless art collection than on the maiden voyage of an experimental airplane? The hijacking goes »

- Matt Singer

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40 Years of "Airport": "Airport 1975" (1974)

9 November 2010 7:34 AM, PST | ifc.com | See recent IFC news »

In 1970, one movie invented the modern disaster film. After grossing more than $100 million at the domestic box office (adjusted for inflation, it made more than any of the "Lord of the Rings"), it spawned three sequels that stretched through the entire decade. But this landmark series is now almost totally forgotten, long eclipsed by the film that so brilliantly spoofed the genre tropes it helped define. In honor of its 40th anniversary, we're looking back at the "Airport" franchise this week, one film at a time. Today, the first sequel, which is called "Airport 1975" even though it was released in 1974.

Airport 1975 (1974)

Directed by Jack Smight

Nature of Air Emergency: A pilot suffers a heart attack and loses control of his private plane, sending it into the path of Columbia Airlines Flight 409. The jet survives the collision, but the captain, co-pilot, and navigator are all killed or maimed. »

- Matt Singer

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40 Years of "Airport": "Airport" (1970)

7 November 2010 10:42 PM, PST | ifc.com | See recent IFC news »

In 1970, one movie invented the modern disaster film. After grossing more than $100 million at the domestic box office (adjusted for inflation, it made more than any of the "Lord of the Rings"), it spawned three sequels that stretched through the entire decade. But this landmark series is now almost totally forgotten, long eclipsed by the film that so brilliantly spoofed the genre tropes it helped define. In honor of its fortieth anniversary, we're looking back at the "Airport" franchise this week, one film at a time. Today, the movie that started it all, based on the novel by Arthur Hailey.

Airport (1970)

Directed by George Seaton

Nature of Air Emergency: A distraught man detonates a crude suicide bomb on a commercial jet in the hopes that his wife will collect his life insurance. Captain Vern Demerest (Dean Martin) has to land the damaged plan in the middle of a brutal »

- Matt Singer

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Actor Naga Chaitanya launches National Geographic Channel in Telugu

17 August 2010 9:19 AM, PDT | BusinessofCinema | See recent BusinessofCinema news »

National Geographic Channel (Ngc) has expanded its audience in India by launching in Telugu. The announcement was made at the press conference organized today at Hotel Taj Krishna where Tollywood superstar Nag Chaitanya unveiled the channel in the native language of Andhra Pradesh. National Geographic Channel, which is currently available in Hindi and English will now also be available in Telugu showcasing the same award winning programs like ‘Jailed Abroad’ & ‘Air Crash Investigations’, to Ngc specials like ‘Strange Days on Planet »

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