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    Default Journey to the centre of the earth

    Always loved this film and i must of seen it twenty times, whenever it is on the telly i make a point of recording it. i'm referring to the original version with James mason and Pat boone, the story by Jules verne has fascinated me since childhood "a world within a world"..ok so the acting leaves a lot to be desired and some of the scenery and sfx are a bit naff but it has a brilliant spirit of adventure, it was on telly again on saturday and i sat and watched it (again) loving it as much as i did as a kid...can't explain it
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    This is definitely my favourite film version!
    Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas - go figure!

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    The majority of the cavern shots were of course filmed in the studio but some of the shots were filmed at carlsbad caverns in New Mexico
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ob9WFa6FGDo
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    Was this the film where things are "backwards" in the second half or something?
    Telling it almost exactly like it was so many years later - and proud of doing so!

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    Default Re: Journey to the centre of the earth

    Quote Originally Posted by tex View Post
    The majority of the cavern shots were of course filmed in the studio but some of the shots were filmed at carlsbad caverns in New Mexico
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ob9WFa6FGDo
    Also some location shots in Edinburgh, according to IMDB

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    Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas - go figure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zabadak View Post
    Also some location shots in Edinburgh, according to IMDB

    Indeed, in this shot Professor lindenbrook is reading a newspaper and he inadvertently walks straight through the middle of the parade
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    Default Re: Journey to the centre of the earth

    I went to see it when it was a new release in 1960 when I was 13. A fantastic CinemaScope picture. I thought it was marvellous at the time.

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