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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Towering Inferno

Remember that movie? 1974 big budget disaster movie, released around the same as Airport, Earthquake and the like. Saw it on cable the other day.

Stars included Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, Fred Astaire, Robert Wagner and Maureen McGovern singing yet another disaster movie theme song. And O.J. Simpson, if you can believe it.

Simple plot -- world's tallest building in flames. People trapped, elevators fail, stairways collapse. One woman falls out a window.


Watching this movie in 1974 . . . Pure imagination.

Watching in 2011 . . .very different.

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