Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Golden Age of Moviemaking: "Towering Inferno"

A couple of weeks ago I was jamming out to the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack when Disco Inferno came on. Fantastic song, yes, but that's not why I'm here today. My OC-ADD brain immediately jumped to "Towering Inferno" , the epic 70s disaster flick about, well, a skyscraper on fire. Hopefully you have all seen this classic, but if not, the trailer below will get you sufficiently fired up (perhaps) to watch it, sometime, maybe:



Yep, that is indeed Orenthal James Simpson. AND Ernest Borgnine. Greatest casting ever. McQueen was salty Newman had 12 more lines than him in the movie. I mean, freakin' Fred Astaire is in this movie. John Williams, yeah that famous composer dude, did the score. Just ep-ic.

OK, get excited, next week I'm gonna ramble on about the original Poseidon Adventure...

20 comments:

TR said...

I love a good tailer.

T.J. said...

Fixed.

Danimal said...

liz taylor says thanks for the tribute.

never saw inferno. Faye "NO. WIRE. HANGERS!" Dunaway is a looker.

poseidon adventure - you bet your ass.

T.J. said...

The original Poseidon Adventure might actually be better than Towering Inferno. So over the top.

zman said...

THIS is the most over-the-top disaster video of all time:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dS7onB-Mic

T.J. said...

That is the most horrific thing I have ever seen.

Danimal said...

you guys should be proud.

they would have been better off posting a gay porn clip. that's awful.

zman said...

I feel like I've posted that video here before.

TR said...

You can literally go person by person in that video and link each to a Revenge of the Nerds character. Lots of Omega Mu candidates.

Unfortuanately, I didn't see a Bogger in the video.

zman said...

I saw a booger though.

T.J. said...

This is...odd: http://bit.ly/gmipLy

mayhugh said...

I checked out the FSU 2008 rush video that was linked on the side and that... was more like it.

zman said...

It's snowing?!?

zman said...

LT gives a fantastic interview:

http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/news/story?id=6249691

jerome said...

I love that every explosion sounds exactly the same.

rob said...

i've been in that mit pi lam house. that was a very accurate video.

Dave said...

more stars= more tragedy.

i remember the poseidon adventure pretty clearly from when i was a kid, but not the towering inferno.

Dave said...

that pi lam video is awesome! i wish people were nice to me in college! everyone was so negative and sarcastic. let's do it all over that way.

Squeaky said...

This is pretty amazing. Infographic on the quakes that hit Japan. Wait for a minute or two before all the stuff starts happening.

http://www.japanquakemap.com/

Geoff said...

Merrill Hodge, and how to look like a smoldering douchenozzle. Pictures 3 and 4 are particularly enjoyable.

http://bit.ly/eSUyiC