History Film / TheAbyss

30th Jun '16 12:22:48 PM Hyrin
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** Made more tragic by the moments when you see him seemingly starting to come out of the psychosis, such as when he's alone in the pod bay and [[spoiler:right before the pod he's in implodes from the pressure]].
17th Apr '16 10:36:45 AM Prfnoff
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''The Abyss'' is a 1989 ScienceFiction film, written and directed by Creator/JamesCameron and starring Creator/EdHarris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and Creator/MichaelBiehn. The original musical score was composed by Creator/AlanSilvestri.

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''The Abyss'' is a 1989 ScienceFiction film, written and directed by Creator/JamesCameron and starring Creator/EdHarris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Creator/MaryElizabethMastrantonio, and Creator/MichaelBiehn. The original musical score was composed by Creator/AlanSilvestri.
13th Apr '16 2:20:58 AM Mdumas43073
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13th Apr '16 2:20:14 AM Mdumas43073
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'''''The Abyss''''' is a ScienceFiction film that was written and directed by Creator/JamesCameron. It stars Creator/EdHarris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and Creator/MichaelBiehn. The original musical score was composed by Creator/AlanSilvestri. It was released on August 9, 1989 in the United States.

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'''''The Abyss''''' ''The Abyss'' is a 1989 ScienceFiction film that was film, written and directed by Creator/JamesCameron. It stars Creator/JamesCameron and starring Creator/EdHarris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and Creator/MichaelBiehn. The original musical score was composed by Creator/AlanSilvestri. It was released on August 9, 1989 in the United States.



Might forever hold the record for most technically complex movie ever made. Cameron, crewmembers and major cast members had to become dive-certified, since some of the filming took place in a set built inside (and under the surface of) a flooded, partially-built nuclear reactor containment vessel. (Cameron spent so much time underwater that he regularly had to spend time in decompression chambers, viewing dailies while hanging upside down in the pressure tank.) Many of the FX shots were done with precisely constructed models and green screens, as CGI was wildly expensive and difficult back then (though it was used anyway for the water tentacles). With today's tech-infrastructure the movie could be made at a fraction of the cost with full CGI, but in 1989 the shots were often live footage combined with greenscreen models, matte photography, animatronics ''and'' CGI elements.

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Might This might forever hold the record for most technically complex movie ever made. Cameron, crewmembers and major cast members had to become dive-certified, since some of the filming took place in a set built inside (and under the surface of) a flooded, partially-built nuclear reactor containment vessel. (Cameron spent so much time underwater that he regularly had to spend time in decompression chambers, viewing dailies while hanging upside down in the pressure tank.) Many of the FX shots were done with precisely constructed models and green screens, as CGI was wildly expensive and difficult back then (though it was used anyway for the water tentacles). With today's tech-infrastructure the movie could be made at a fraction of the cost with full CGI, but in 1989 the shots were often live footage combined with greenscreen models, matte photography, animatronics ''and'' CGI elements.
5th Mar '16 11:40:09 PM AnotherGuy
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* TokenGoodTeammate: Ensign Monk of the [=SEALs=]. He is the only one of the [=SEALs=] who recognizes that Coffey has lost his mind, being TheMedic, but on account of him crippled and the only other [=SEALs=] being dead or desperate to follow his superior's orders, the only thing he could do is remove the ammunition from Coffey's weapon and help with the liquid oxygen suit that he brought onboard.

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* TokenGoodTeammate: Ensign Monk of the [=SEALs=]. He is the only one of the [=SEALs=] who recognizes that Coffey has lost his mind, being TheMedic, but on account of him crippled and the only other [=SEALs=] being dead or desperate to follow his superior's orders, the only thing he could do is remove the ammunition from Coffey's weapon and help with the liquid oxygen suit that he brought onboard. {{Foreshadowed}} when he grins when the water tentacle stares at him for a moment.
5th Mar '16 11:36:00 PM AnotherGuy
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--> '''Hippie:''' Oh, man. I give this a Sphincter Rating of about 9.5!

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--> '''Hippie:''' [[BringMyBrownPants Oh, man. I give this a Sphincter Rating of about 9.5!5!]]
29th Feb '16 12:58:00 PM foxley
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* RisingWaterRisingTension: Several scenes; most memorably Bud and Lindsey's disabled runabout, where Lindsey gets the idea to allow herself to drown on the remote chance she could be towed back to Deep Core and resuscitated.
8th Jan '16 7:03:11 AM Folamh3
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* WeddingRingRemoval: Bud throws his titanium wedding ring down a toilet in a fit of pique when he learns his estranged wife is visiting the underwater station he is running. Thankfully he has second thoughts and fishes it out. It eventually saves his finger (and life) when a bulkhead closes on it later.
7th Jan '16 6:49:01 PM Deadlock
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* RedWireBlueWire: Bud is told that if the wires are one set of colors, to cut the darker one, but if they're another set of colors, to cut the lighter one. With his yellow chemical light, he can't tell which color set they are, so he's faced with a WireDilemma.

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* RedWireBlueWire: Bud is told that if the wires are one set of colors, to cut the darker one, but if they're another set of colors, to cut blue wire with the lighter one. white stripe, and not to touch the black wire with the yellow stripe. With his yellow chemical light, he can't tell which color set light they are, look exactly the same, so he's faced with a WireDilemma.
25th Dec '15 8:10:48 PM AnotherGuy
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* ChekhovsSkill: "They used to call me 'The Hammer'."
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