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April 7, 2012
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The Andromeda Strain by dusty-abell The Andromeda Strain by dusty-abell
Here's another quicky of one of my favorite Science Fiction films, one of my favorite Robert Wise films and one of my favorite Michael Crichton films all rolled into one. It's a methodical procedural that keeps you hanging on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. The technology on display and the premise itself must have been remarkably original and new to audiences back when the movie debuted in 1971, keep that in mind if you ever sit down to watch it. It also has one of the most frightning sequences I've ever seen in a film, when the two lead scientists are airlifted into a town thats been affected by something that they have to identify before its too late. Don't wanna spoil it for you. I also appreciate the fact that Wise cast really engaging character actors for the 4 lead scientist rolls, even the lead James Olson isn't your typical "leading man" type, he was in a ton of TV, as well as the movies Moon Zero 2, Ragtime, Amityville 2 & Commando. Kate Reid who plays Dr. Ruth Leavitt is one of my favorites in the movie, shes cantankerous as hell . Reid was in a LOT of televison including my favorite part of hers, Aunt Lil Trotter in DALLAS!
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Mr-Anonymuse Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I remember this very well

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Engine97 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Awesome Pic of One of the best films ever made!!! excellent job!!!!
devilman2465 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A fave movie of mine.  Heck, most of your art seems to be a record of MY life and times.
johnmiic Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
The actress plaing that woman scientist looked like my late Mother. Scary!
QuantumInnovator Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Did you know that this movie actually got rated G by the Motion Picture Association of America? Even the people making the movie evidently thought the G rating was too lenient, because the trailer has a text message which states "Rated G-but may be too intense for younger children".
yelahttam Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
This is a quickie? You rule, Dusty. - mh
coalesceny Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great movie!
morbiusx33 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Great film and book. The remake was ok but didn't have the impact.
markcartoonguy Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
I love this...Andromeda Strain is one of my all time faves, I always considered it to be a cult film that most people
brushed off as being too much content and not enough action (just the opposite of most sci-fi movies nowadays)
I am surprised at how many people just here in the forum have even heard of it. I never bothered to watch the
remake they are almost always a disappointment.
CD-B2 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is one of my favorite movies of all time! It's probably too slow-moving for today's audiences but back in the day it scared the living daylights out of me! It's probably the first Michael Crichton book adapted for film.
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