Sunday, December 23, 2012
THE TOWERING INFERNO (1974)
Of all the 70's disaster movies I've seen, THE TOWERING INFERNO is probably the most exciting, but my favorite is still AIRPORT. Check it out. Hell, make a double feature with AIRPORT and THE TOWERING INFERNO. AIRPORT first.
Drinking game idea: any time somebody says "breeches buoy", any time you see a control panel full of lights, anytime McQueen bitches at somebody or barks out orders, any time two women cause a helicopter to explode and get away without anybody holding them responsible, any time somebody uses C4 or says "C4", any time somebody says they can't do it.
Funny story: Steve McQueen demanded that he and Paul Newman have the exact same amount of lines. Funny story 2: in the basis novel "The Tower" some chick got drunk and rode in the breeches buoy naked.