History Film / Airport

16th Apr '17 12:40:52 AM CumbersomeTercel
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''Airport'' itself spawned three sequels: ''Airport 1975'', ''Airport 1977'', and ''The Concorde... Airport '79'' ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin in a Concorde!]]). A TV-movie and miniseries was also created in the aftermath of ''Airport''; ''Film/SanFranciscoInternationalAirport''. (The miniseries simply dropped the word Airport). Today, it's probably best known for having inspired ''Film/{{Airplane}}'', TheParody of '70s disaster movies. For a while this franchise was something of an employment agency for older actors and actresses from the studio era. Stars from UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood who appeared in one or more ''Airport'' movies include Hayes, Gloria Swanson, Dana Andrews, Creator/MyrnaLoy, Joseph Cotten, Creator/OliviaDeHavilland, and [[Creator/JimmyStewart James Stewart]].

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''Airport'' itself spawned three sequels: ''Airport 1975'', ''Airport 1977'', and ''The Concorde... Airport '79'' ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin in a Concorde!]]). A TV-movie and miniseries was also created in the aftermath of ''Airport''; ''Film/SanFranciscoInternationalAirport''. (The miniseries simply dropped the word Airport). Today, it's probably best known for having inspired ''Film/{{Airplane}}'', TheParody of '70s disaster movies. For a while this franchise was something of an employment agency for older actors and actresses from the studio era. Stars from UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood who appeared in one or more ''Airport'' movies include Hayes, Gloria Swanson, Dana Andrews, Creator/MyrnaLoy, Joseph Cotten, Creator/JosephCotten, Creator/OliviaDeHavilland, and [[Creator/JimmyStewart James Stewart]].
Creator/JimmyStewart.
5th Apr '17 5:59:55 PM BillWoods
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* CrashCourseLanding: This almost happens, when the chief stewardess ends up flying a 747 after a mid-air collision. ''Almost'', because George Kennedy and the U.S. Air Force managed to drop CharltonHeston into the airliner's cockpit so he could land it instead.

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* CrashCourseLanding: This almost happens, when the chief stewardess ends up flying a 747 after a mid-air collision. ''Almost'', because George Kennedy and the U.S. Air Force managed to drop CharltonHeston Creator/CharltonHeston into the airliner's cockpit so he could land it instead.
5th Apr '17 5:58:48 PM BillWoods
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* TheChessmaster: Mrs. Quansett, professional airplane stowaway, having stolen hundreds of rides and has an arsenal of tricks. She uses her advanced age to get away with a number of schemes, including faking illness to get rid of the man who is supposed to babysit her (and keep her from stowing away on another plane) and defeating Mrs. Livingston's attempt to keep her from doing so. The book makes this explicit: both Mrs. Quansett and Mrs. Livingston independently realize the two of them are battling to see who can win. The result: age and craftiness defeat youth and inexperience. As noted above, Helen Hayes' portrayal of Mrs. Quansett won her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

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* TheChessmaster: Mrs. Quansett, Quonsett, professional airplane stowaway, having stolen hundreds of rides and has an arsenal of tricks. She uses her advanced age to get away with a number of schemes, including faking illness to get rid of the man who is supposed to babysit her (and keep her from stowing away on another plane) and defeating Mrs. Livingston's attempt to keep her from doing so. The book makes this explicit: both Mrs. Quansett Quonsett and Mrs. Livingston independently realize the two of them are battling to see who can win. The result: age and craftiness defeat youth and inexperience. As noted above, Helen Hayes' portrayal of Mrs. Quansett Quonsett won her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.



* TheFilmOfTheBook: ''Literature/{{Airport}}'', by Creator/ArthurHaley

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* TheFilmOfTheBook: ''Literature/{{Airport}}'', by Creator/ArthurHaleyCreator/ArthurHailey



* IdiotBall: Assistant passenger agent Peter Coakley, told by Tanya Livingston never to leave Mrs. Quansett, professional stowaway (see TheChessmaster) alone, is tricked by her into going to get a doctor, and Mrs. Quansett calmly walks away after she duped Coakley into going on a fools' errand.

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* IdiotBall: Assistant passenger agent Peter Coakley, told by Tanya Livingston never to leave Mrs. Quansett, Quonsett, professional stowaway (see TheChessmaster) alone, is tricked by her into going to get a doctor, and Mrs. Quansett Quonsett calmly walks away after she duped Coakley into going on a fools' errand.
26th Mar '17 1:08:19 PM Madrugada
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* DevelopingDoomedCharacters

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* DevelopingDoomedCharactersDevelopingDoomedCharacters: All of the characters get an exploration if their backstories.



* DownerEnding: For some characters.
* TheFilmOfTheBook

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* DownerEnding: For some characters.
characters. Death, divorce, an unwanted pregnancy...
* TheFilmOfTheBookExplosiveDecompression: When the bomb is set off in the lavatory, the door blows off ''outwards'' and everything in the passenger compartment is in danger of being sucked out the hole. Possibly the TropeCodifier for the visual depiction of this trope.
* TheFilmOfTheBook: ''Literature/{{Airport}}'', by Creator/ArthurHaley
26th Mar '17 1:00:17 PM Madrugada
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Helen Hayes' performance as elderly stowaway Ada Quonsett won her an AcademyAward, and the movie was enough of a hit to effectively serve as the TropeCodifier for the '70s disaster movie genre, paving the way for such films as ''Film/ThePoseidonAdventure'', ''Film/{{Earthquake}}'', and ''Film/TheToweringInferno''.

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Helen Hayes' performance as elderly stowaway Ada Quonsett won her an AcademyAward, and the movie was enough of a hit to effectively serve as the TropeCodifier for the '70s disaster movie genre, paving the way for such films as ''Film/ThePoseidonAdventure'', ''Film/{{Earthquake}}'', and ''Film/TheToweringInferno''.
''Film/TheToweringInferno''; and probably also for the trope ExplosiveDecompression, at least as it's used in films.
26th Jan '17 4:09:49 PM Xtifr
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The movie begins with the day-to-day concerns and life issues of various crew and patrons of Chicago's fictional Lincoln International Airport ([[CaliforniaDoubling actually, a redressed Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport]]). The central drama to this movie seems to be marital problems; first in the guise of difficulties between [[TheHero airport manager]] Mel Bakersfield (Creator/BurtLancaster) and his wife. Mel has a rivalry with his brother-in-law, [[DirtyOldMan Vernon Demerest]] (DeanMartin) over who's right about airport operations. Demerest also happens to be doing the deed with one of his flight attendants, Gwen Meighen (Jacqueline Bisset). However, Mel is fortunately not alone; he does have help from his friend, Trans-Global Airlines Supervisor of Passenger Relations Tanya Livingston (Jean Seberg) and TWA Chief of Maintenance Joe Patroni (George Kennedy) in the numerous challenges... usual and unusual.

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The movie begins with the day-to-day concerns and life issues of various crew and patrons of Chicago's fictional Lincoln International Airport ([[CaliforniaDoubling actually, a redressed Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport]]). The central drama to this movie seems to be marital problems; first in the guise of difficulties between [[TheHero airport manager]] Mel Bakersfield (Creator/BurtLancaster) and his wife. Mel has a rivalry with his brother-in-law, [[DirtyOldMan Vernon Demerest]] (DeanMartin) (Creator/DeanMartin) over who's right about airport operations. Demerest also happens to be doing the deed with one of his flight attendants, Gwen Meighen (Jacqueline Bisset). However, Mel is fortunately not alone; he does have help from his friend, Trans-Global Airlines Supervisor of Passenger Relations Tanya Livingston (Jean Seberg) and TWA Chief of Maintenance Joe Patroni (George Kennedy) in the numerous challenges... usual and unusual.
17th Oct '16 6:16:02 PM nombretomado
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* {{MAD}}: ''Airplot''



* {{MAD}}: ''Airplot '75''

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* {{MAD}}: ''Airplot '75''



* {{MAD}}: ''Airplot '77''



* {{MAD}}: ''The Corncord: Airplot '79''.

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* {{MAD}}: ''The Corncord: Airplot '79''.
29th Aug '16 4:36:33 PM jamespolk
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''Airport'' itself spawned three sequels: ''Airport 1975'', ''Airport 1977'', and ''The Concorde... Airport '79'' ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin in a Concorde!]]). A TV-movie and miniseries was also created in the aftermath of ''Airport''; ''Film/SanFranciscoInternationalAirport''. (The miniseries simply dropped the word Airport). Today, it's probably best known for having inspired ''Film/{{Airplane}}'', TheParody of '70s disaster movies.

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''Airport'' itself spawned three sequels: ''Airport 1975'', ''Airport 1977'', and ''The Concorde... Airport '79'' ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin in a Concorde!]]). A TV-movie and miniseries was also created in the aftermath of ''Airport''; ''Film/SanFranciscoInternationalAirport''. (The miniseries simply dropped the word Airport). Today, it's probably best known for having inspired ''Film/{{Airplane}}'', TheParody of '70s disaster movies.
movies. For a while this franchise was something of an employment agency for older actors and actresses from the studio era. Stars from UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood who appeared in one or more ''Airport'' movies include Hayes, Gloria Swanson, Dana Andrews, Creator/MyrnaLoy, Joseph Cotten, Creator/OliviaDeHavilland, and [[Creator/JimmyStewart James Stewart]].

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1st Jun '16 12:07:42 PM Mdumas43073
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* TheAce: Joe Patroni. This lead to him becoming the BreakoutCharacter and be featured in every subsequent ''Airport'' film.

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* TheAce: Joe Patroni. This lead led to him becoming the BreakoutCharacter and be being featured in every subsequent ''Airport'' film.
1st Jun '16 12:06:51 PM Mdumas43073
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Helen Hayes' performance as stowaway Ada Quonsett won her an Oscar, and the movie was enough of a hit to effectively serve as the TropeCodifier for the '70s disaster movie genre, paving the way for such films as ''Film/ThePoseidonAdventure'', ''Film/{{Earthquake}}'', and ''Film/TheToweringInferno''.

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Helen Hayes' performance as elderly stowaway Ada Quonsett won her an Oscar, AcademyAward, and the movie was enough of a hit to effectively serve as the TropeCodifier for the '70s disaster movie genre, paving the way for such films as ''Film/ThePoseidonAdventure'', ''Film/{{Earthquake}}'', and ''Film/TheToweringInferno''.
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