Earthquake!

Have you seen Earthquake? What an amazing yet brilliantly awful film. Apart from the chizzled heroic performance from gun loving Charlton Heston, there's a pre-Coma Geneviève Bujold playing an actress and Walter Matheau in a bright red hat doing the I can't get a drink routine whilst people are dying around him in a bar. Horrifyingly it's a hyperlink film as a whole range of dispirate characters with their own storylines all apparently meet or know each other. But consider: one of the plotlines is about Richard Rountree, a black Evil Kneavil attempting a wooden rollercoaster of a stunt to impress an agent from Vegas. And we get to see him do the stunt. With a big seventies soundtrack. Before the Earthquake hits ...

There's a fan site here which is a labour of love and includes a page that details a television mini-series version that was prepared that included extra scenes shot on a tv budget that were added in but didn't match the rest of the film at all -- including stock footage from Airport. I think this is a version I really want to see ...

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