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 Posted:   Aug 27, 2013 - 2:16 PM   
 By:   Chickenhearted   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2013 - 2:31 PM   
 By:   Zambra Alex   (Member)

Sagittarius +30.

 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2013 - 2:32 PM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

Sagittarius +30.

Spot on, I think wink

 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2013 - 2:38 PM   
 By:   mgh   (Member)

I remember two things about this film: Jerry's superb score, and Sam Waterston climbing a steep mountain side telling himself a joke. Too bad the rest of the film wasn't that good.

 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2013 - 2:39 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

The guy from Law and Order and an Ex football player?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2013 - 2:53 PM   
 By:   Angelillo   (Member)

I remember two things about this film: Jerry's superb score, and Sam Waterston climbing a steep mountain side telling himself a joke. Too bad the rest of the film wasn't that good.

I saw it when I was 10 years old on a monday evening while my parents weren't at home and it had a huge impact on me.

When you see it through the eyes of an adult the movie has, of course, a lot of flaws dealing with unlikeliness but what a hell of a pulsating narrative !

And you forgot to mention brilliant photography : just look at the opening shot.

And yes, that score is the best thing of this movie, one of my favourite from this composer.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2013 - 2:59 PM   
 By:   Disco Stu   (Member)

I remember two things about this film: Jerry's superb score, and Sam Waterston climbing a steep mountain side telling himself a joke. Too bad the rest of the film wasn't that good.

Except for the very obvious sped up sequences, it is an excellent film.

D.S.

 
 Posted:   Aug 28, 2013 - 7:02 AM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

"She's on the roof!"

 
 Posted:   Aug 28, 2013 - 7:58 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

Mr. Barbra Streisand in an early post-Marcus Welby movie role. This one came before "Gable and Lombard", yes?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 28, 2013 - 8:25 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Doesnt Elliott Gould fly in a crop-spraying plane or am I getting mixed up with the crazy old bag in Silver Streak???!!

 
 Posted:   Aug 28, 2013 - 9:06 AM   
 By:   mgh   (Member)

Doesnt Elliott Gould fly in a crop-spraying plane or am I getting mixed up with the crazy old bag in Silver Streak???!!

Actually, Telly Savalas flies the plane; Gould is in the passenger seat. Brolin is on the wing.

One further comment: Jerry's score during the "Breakout" sequence is one of the great pieces of film music; it is a virtual concerto for orchestra.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 28, 2013 - 9:15 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Doesnt Elliott Gould fly in a crop-spraying plane or am I getting mixed up with the crazy old bag in Silver Streak???!!

Actually, Telly Savalas flies the plane; Gould is in the passenger seat. Brolin is on the wing.


But where is Richard Attenborough and George Kennedy, are they lashed to the wings too?!!

 
 Posted:   Aug 28, 2013 - 9:37 AM   
 By:   mgh   (Member)

Doesnt Elliott Gould fly in a crop-spraying plane or am I getting mixed up with the crazy old bag in Silver Streak???!!

Actually, Telly Savalas flies the plane; Gould is in the passenger seat. Brolin is on the wing.


But where is Richard Attenborough and George Kennedy, are they lashed to the wings too?!!


I have to admit, it took me a minute to catch that reference. I think they were next to Hardy Kruger and Dan Duryea.

Good one, Bill.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 28, 2013 - 11:54 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Joking aside I do now remember Telly Savalas in flying goggles.

 
 Posted:   Aug 28, 2013 - 3:27 PM   
 By:   Chickenhearted   (Member)

Doesnt Elliott Gould fly in a crop-spraying plane or am I getting mixed up with the crazy old bag in Silver Streak???!!

 
 Posted:   Aug 28, 2013 - 4:12 PM   
 By:   BornOfAJackal   (Member)

Arthur C. Clarke was very offended at the thought that a plot about a corrupt US Senator compelling NASA to fake a Mars landing was taken seriously.

The Sam Waterston climbing the cliff scene is absolutely worth the rest of it, as are some of Elliott Gould's scenes with his irascible newspaper editor.

But no one this side of Cape Kennedy would even remember this movie if it weren't for Jerry Goldsmith.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 28, 2013 - 4:37 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Streisand was actually married to Gould first so it's kind of fun that 2 Mr. Streisands appear together in this. Their son is Jason Gould who is a pretty good singer in his own right.

I think O.J. Simpson wanted to marry Barbra Streisand too but she didn't take the bait.

Despite it's holes and flaws CAPRICORN ONE is probably one of the best Popcorn Stand Up and Cheer at the end movies ever made! Goldsmith's score is nothing less than a Masterpiece with the picture.

 
 Posted:   Aug 28, 2013 - 5:58 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

Really love this movie. Peter Hyams had such a way with dialogue. The film's chock full of it.

Another thing I noticed a couple of viewings ago: the scene where Kellaway gets the call about Willis being taken care of. One half of the screen is a picture of Bru and Kellaway laughing; they're good friends. The other half is Kellaway on the phone essentially sentencing his good friend to death. A marvelous directorial flourish.

Also, that fine score.

 
 Posted:   Aug 28, 2013 - 6:03 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

Arthur C. Clarke was very offended at the thought that a plot about a corrupt US Senator compelling NASA to fake a Mars landing was taken seriously.

I have to wonder what he means by "seriously." Sure, they produced a good-sized-budgeted film of the story, but it's one of the silliest adventures ever filmed. In reading about it over the years, I've noticed many consider it a product of post-Watergate cynicism in pop culture. But we're still post-Watergate, know what I mean? There are real things happening in that-area-we're-not-supposed-to-discuss that fall right in with the same cynicism, only it's not pop-culture now, it's current events.

I can't believe anyone connected with this film regarded it as anything but a fun goof, including the hyper-paranoid "what if?" story idea. Goldsmith's sincerity makes it all even more fun.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 28, 2013 - 6:06 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

My associations with this film are:

!. Seeing it on TV not too long after its theatrical release; and
2. My cat peeing on my copy of the LP. (I since found another copy).

She was an awesome cat. That was the only bad thing she ever did, and I miss her so much.

 
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