Kawffeee, don't get too upset just yet, and please don't jump ship. We've lost enough crew members already. We may get a perfectly reasonable answer to all of our questions.
We may not, but give it a day or two.
In my version, the Titanic strikes the hull of the overturned Poseidon. The Poseidon crew escape through the rent, swim to the Titanic and climb aboard--only to find that their added weight pulls the Titanic down even faster than historically recorded. The combined group latches onto Ernest Borgnine, who doggie-paddles them all, in true Jack Lalane fashion, to safety on the shore of Nova Scotia. They set up a commune in Halifax, where they have a perpetual fish-fry with live music and dancing and speed-knitting competitions. And James Cameron doesn't make a single goddamn cent off any of it.
Just look at the versatility Shelley Winters displayed in her two most renowned underwater performances! POSEIDON goes without saying. I like to say it, so I said it again. Let's not overlook her turn in NIGHT OF THE HUNTER, though; how could anyone possibly forget that haunting image of her sitting in the car at the bottom of the river, dead as yesterday's cold-cuts, hair floating around her like so much seaweed (or, to keep the deli running a little longer, growth hormone-injected coleslaw). True, I may have missed it, being so enraptured by her lovely waterborne tresses, but I don't recall a single bubble escaping from either of her nostrils. If I'm correct--and who really knows if I am without checking--that is nostrilicious.
It's funny that you mention that movie, because it was on TCM last night and we recorded it so that we could watch it today. How about Shelley WInters in Lolita though? She plays that character so true to an archetype.
Playing catch-up, as usual... I'm glad that Q and K are back, though the loss of their comments has left some head-scratching holes in the flow on several blogs. They're not the only disappearances lately, either. Just who is "Ning", an individual or a machine? (Ning The Nerciless...) I don't court banning on any site, but I'd like to think there would be a warning first if I did.
I see Max Von Sydow (who always makes a good villian) hold up his ring of power and crying 'Die Earthlings...!!' before sinking the Titanic and overturning the Poisedon and Shelley Winters swimming through an upended engine room and ......
I take it, Bob, you are referring to the lost "Mongoseidon" version, where Shelley panics, makes a wrong turn and ends up in the Bore Worm holding tank. This was pre-CGI, for those who don't know. The creatures used were not animated, but were, in fact, stunt creatures outfitted by a young and uncredited Tom Savini (which led to his big break in the holiday favorite DERANGED). Miss Winters reportedly had to be treated on-set by the same therapist who comforted the post-squeal Ned Beatty. The type of creature used was never revealed. I will say, although it's my own dubious testimony you'll have to accept, that the film is not legend; I was fortunate enough to have attended a rough-cut showing at a keg party hosted by the late Red Buttons at his infamous nuclear bomb shelter in Idyllwild.