Please join me next week when I have another opportunity to make your stomach turn and your flesh crawl with another lusting, slashing, ripping flesh-hungry, blood-mad massacre from the back side of Hollywood for…Horror News! Fantastic Voyage 1966 A Fantastic and Spectacular Voyage. Grant is ordered to accompany a group of scientists as they are miniaturised. Once shrunk and inside the body, the crew battle white corpuscles while the heart and lungs also make their journey rougher. Clad in a white skin-tight wet-suit, she kept her male colleagues Stephen Boyd, Donald Pleasance, Arthur Kennedy and William Redfield aware of the fact that the human body can be a pretty amazing mechanism when seen from the outside as well. . The art directors on the film were Jack Martin Smith and Dale Hennessey, and the special effects were created by L.
They have a finite period of time to fix the clot and get out before the miniaturization wears off. When filming the scene where the other crew members remove attacking antibodies from Ms. In order to save the scientist, who has developed a blood clot in his brain, a team of Americans in a nuclear submarine is shrunk and injected into Benes' body. The movie includes espionage, double agents, science and early camera manipulation. In a lot of shots we had to use blue backings for the traveling mattes and blue backings are always difficult to light.
It was a very slow and laborious job because, for one thing, we had that big submarine to manipulate and shoot, and getting all those people wired-up and rehearsed for each shot. The film received mostly positive reviews and a few criticisms. Directing Richard Fleischer Director Production Saul David Producer Sound Leonard Rosenman Original Music Composer Camera Ernest Laszlo Director of Photography Editing William B. The plot of this movie was partly borrowed for the first-season episode I Dream of Jeannie: The Moving Finger 1965. How prescient is this operation in future? But when a scientist carrying the secret of the process is injured in a surprise attack, a life-threatening blood clot puts him into a coma.
Althougth he doesn't mention the movie's name, it is most likely the film What a Way to Go! It ran to packed houses in India. A medical crew Stephen Boyd, Raquel Welch, William Redfield, Arthur Kennedy, and Donald Pleasence and a submarine are miniaturized to remove a blood clot from the brain of a Czech scientist who was shot while defecting. Usually, in a case like this, one would have used miniatures but Richard chose to use giant-scale models, but there were still so many technical problems. A scientist has discovered a way to minimize anything to small size for an indefinite period of time. Abbott, Art Cruikshank and Emil Kosa Junior. Alternative movies trailers for Fantastic Voyage More movie trailers, teasers, and clips from Fantastic Voyage: Science on Screen: Fantastic Voyage trailer I normally don't care much about the stuff I do apart from making them look pretty respectable and all but every once in a while I will make a trailer I really like. Finally the director realized that he would have to choreograph who removed what from where, and the result is seen in the final cut.
What also attracted him was the possibility of being able to inspire young people to some understanding of the incredible complexity of the human body, and the sheer wonder of it. They even built a model of the heart which, at the time, was the largest working model of a heart ever built, about forty feet wide and thirty feet high and all of it moved! To make matters worse, one of them is trying to sabotage the mission. Comments Have you watched Fantastic Voyage yet? Abbott writes about making use of a giant champagne glass built for another movie to fill with water and use for the whirlpool sequence when the ship is sucked through a tear in the artery. The science of miniaturization has been unlocked, and the army has big plans. Now, a team of adventurers will have to use the technology to travel inside his body and destroy the clot.
In the near future, a medical team and their submarine are miniaturised and injected into the bloodstream of a dying scientist. The screenplay was based on a short story by Otto Klement and Jay Lewis Bixby, and adapted by science fiction author David Duncan, who had already written a number of scripts including The Black Scorpion 1957 , The Monster That Challenged The World 1957 and The Time Machine 1960. What did you think about it? Accidentally injected into a neurotic hypochondriac, Jack Putter, Tuck must convince Jack to find his ex-girlfriend, Lydia Maxwell, to help him extract Tuck and his ship and re-enlarge them before his oxygen runs out. Now, a team of adventurers will have to use the technology to travel inside his body and destroy the clot. Fleischer pointed this out to the cast members - and on the second try, the actors all reached for her breasts. They have sixty minutes in which to eliminate a blood clot and escape. Hello, good evening and welcome Raja! The brilliant scientist Jan Benes Jean Del Val develops a way to shrink humans, and other objects, for brief periods of time.
The film follows a group that is on a mission to recover vital information that they do not want the other side to have. He decides to leave the Soviet Union and go to the United States with the information. Secondly is this kind of operation such as miniaturising humans and a submarine, and injecting them into the bloodstream of the body possible? In his book, special effects man L. Reiss Set Decoration Art Walter M. Along the way he is intercepted and succumbs to a coma.
The whole film took about a year to make — there were hundreds of days of actual shooting on it. He also directed a trilogy of films concerning famous serial killers: Compulsion 1959 , The Boston Strangler 1968 and Ten Rillington Place 1971. It was a very hard picture to make, and a very boring one to make. While being transferred, their motorcade is attacked. In order to save the scientist, who has developed a blood clot in his brain, a team of Americans in a nuclear submarine is shrunk and injected into Benes' body.
Primarily I never failed to watch a Stephen Boyd movie. As usual with these films, the problem of mass is completely ignored: If it were possible to shrink five people and a submarine to the size of a human cell, the combined mass would be so concentrated that it would immediately fall through the floor and end-up in the centre of the Earth. He directed many action adventures such as Violent Saturday 1955 , Bandido 1956 , The Vikings 1958 , Soylent Green 1973 , Mister Majestyk 1974 and Conan The Destroyer 1984. But when a scientist carrying the secret of the process is injured in a surprise attack, a life-threatening blood clot puts him into a coma. Benes strikes his head, causing a blood clot to form in his brain. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free her family. Miniaturisation, especially on the scale depicted in Fantastic Voyage, remains a fantastical dream of creators of science fiction like, say, invisibility or time travel.
Part of the visual feast that Fantastic Voyage provided was an early glimpse on the screen of Raquel Welch. Richard said he was attracted to the project because it had a unique idea, something he had never seen before. For instance, they were shooting three times normal speed in reverse with the camera sometimes upside-down or on its side, and Richard was forced to visualise how it was all going to appear on the screen. The rest of the film follows a team that employs this new science to relieve the blood clot causing the coma. As they travel through his body they encounter a fantastic foreign world of giant monsters and other dangers. Nelson works as technical consultant for a studio making a movie, in which an American astronaut, shrunken to the size of a pinhead, is injected into the bloodstream of a Soviet astronaut, works his way to the brain and retrieves information vital to the defense of the country.