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#41 the_traveler

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 11:13 AM

when railroad travel was the "Only Way To Travel"...... :)


It still is to me!:)
Take it easy .......

Take the train instead and enjoy the ride!

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 01:20 PM

when railroad travel was the "Only Way To Travel"...... :)


It still is to me! :)


Same here......I am not afraid to fly.....but refuse to submit myself to what is required to fly and then be crammed into a small tube. I drive or go by train.....train prefered.

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 01:40 PM

The Great Locomotive Chase by Disney is a well-made reenactment of a Civil War train stealing. Stars Fess Parker. 



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Posted 27 October 2013 - 02:02 PM

"Airplane!" -- not just one of my favorite transportation movies, but one of my favorite movies of all time.

(It's a parody of an earlier movie called "Zero Hour," which shows up on TCM from time to time.)

Ditto! It's got a Million of 'em,I  especially like the Inflight Movie being Aircraft Crashes and the TV  Actress that talks "Jive" with the Black Guys! The Cockpit Scenes are also Classic! (ie Kareem Abdul Jabar as the Co-Pilot "Roger Murdock!" :lol:


Edited by jimhudson, 27 October 2013 - 02:02 PM.

 
"There's Something About a Train! It's Magic!"-- 1970s Amtrak Ad
 
".. I ride on a Mail Train Baby, can't buy a thrill.."--I said that!
 
"..My heart is warm with the friends I make,and better friends I'll not be knowing,
Yet there isn't a train I wouldn't take,No matter where its going!.." -Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 02:44 PM

The Cockpit Scenes are also Classic! (ie Kareem Abdul Jabar as the Co-Pilot "Roger Murdock!" :lol:

"Roger, Roger"
"Huh?"
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Posted 27 October 2013 - 04:00 PM

The Great Locomotive Chase by Disney is a well-made reenactment of a Civil War train stealing. Stars Fess Parker. 

That one and 'The General' are both good and have them in my collection.


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Posted 27 October 2013 - 04:02 PM

Airplane is one of our favorite movies. We watch it every few months. I haven't seen Airplane II in a long time, but I like that one too.


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Posted 27 October 2013 - 05:09 PM

Although Kentucky Fried Movie was a bit of a dud for me, probably because random skits don't easily translate into feature length gold, Airplane! proved to be a truly unique accomplishment in the world of comedic movies. To this day I still quote lines from time to time and find myself noticing little things I had somehow missed or forgotten previously, such as the background sounds of a propeller aircraft seamlessly merged with the visuals of a jetliner. Airplane II was fun but didn't quite live up to the comedic genius of the original. After the hilarious Naked Gun series the Zucker brothers had reached comedic fame but it was Airplane! that set the bar the highest, at least so far as I was concerned.


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Posted 27 October 2013 - 05:25 PM

...To this day I still quote lines from time to time and find myself noticing little things I had somehow missed or forgotten previously, such as the background sounds of a propeller aircraft seamlessly merged with the visuals of a jetliner. ...

 

YES!!! I've mentioned that to my wife. Some of Airplane! is in your face humor, and other humor is very subtle, but no less effective.



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Posted 27 October 2013 - 09:06 PM

Four years before "Airplane!" was released, there was "The Big Bus", a very similar sendup of the disaster movie genre, also with a lot of star's and former star's....

It was hilarious in its own right.....http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074205/


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Posted 27 October 2013 - 10:25 PM

Four years before "Airplane!" was released, there was "The Big Bus", a very similar sendup of the disaster movie genre, also with a lot of star's and former star's....

It was hilarious in its own right.....http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074205/

Been trying for years to get a DVD copy of it......any leads would be great!!!!


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Posted 27 October 2013 - 10:34 PM

North by Northwest is a great mystery, Silver Streak is fun too.

 

Have any of you watched Horror Express? That one is not bad either.

 

I'm surprised this one is in Non-Rail Transportation.


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Posted 27 October 2013 - 11:07 PM

Another fright flick was "Terror Train"....a lousy slasher type, not worth watching....


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Posted 28 October 2013 - 07:51 AM

I find Pushing Tin (1999) - IMDb quite interesting.



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 10:48 AM

Aloha

 

Even among train fans,no mention of Supper Train :lol:


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Posted 28 October 2013 - 10:55 AM

There is a good reason why Supertrain is missing :P



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 11:02 AM

I find Pushing Tin (1999) - IMDb quite interesting.


I lost interest right about here...


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Posted 28 October 2013 - 11:34 AM

Aloha

 

Even among train fans,no mention of Supper Train :lol:

I remember that one Eric, it was Awful! and a  True Fantasy for Sure!!! (And some of the Commercials and Movies through the Years have  used this Theme by  showing Trains with Huge Spaces and Rooms  that look like the Playboy Mansion!


 
"There's Something About a Train! It's Magic!"-- 1970s Amtrak Ad
 
".. I ride on a Mail Train Baby, can't buy a thrill.."--I said that!
 
"..My heart is warm with the friends I make,and better friends I'll not be knowing,
Yet there isn't a train I wouldn't take,No matter where its going!.." -Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 02:51 PM

A few others that are worthy of a mention are:

  • Murder on the Orient Express
  • Von Ryan's Express

Not a train movie per se, but some of the sequences involving trains in Doctor Zhivago are classic.

And then there is of course the Taking of Pelham 123.

There are some very nice and authentic train scenes in The Jewel in the Crown and Gandhi too.

 

The rail sequences in Gandhi were filmed on the Garhi Harsaru - Farrukhnagar (then) Metre Gauge branch off of my old stomping grounds - the Delhi Jn. - Bikaner route via Rewari and Loharu. Loharu was my home station.

I was thinking about Murder on the Orient Express today and I must agree.  I love cozy mysteries and Agatha Christie was a master at them.  A classic story on a famous train.  An e-book I might actually download for my upcoming trip or perhaps even the movie.


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Posted 28 October 2013 - 03:05 PM

 

Aloha

 

Even among train fans,no mention of Supper Train :lol:

I remember that one Eric, it was Awful! and a  True Fantasy for Sure!!! (And some of the Commercials and Movies through the Years have  used this Theme by  showing Trains with Huge Spaces and Rooms  that look like the Playboy Mansion!

 

Awful is a nice  :giggle:  word!  :lol:  That movie is my favorite bad movie.  :lol: 

 

Aloha


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