History Film / TheAbyss

1st Feb '17 9:19:49 AM budhisattvah
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*ArtisticLicenseMilitary: [[spoiler:Both variations of Trident missile only carried a complement 100kt yield warheads (Coffey stated 50kt). Physical size of the package was fudged a little, and weight was fudged a lot.]]
23rd Nov '16 4:33:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* AngelicAliens: [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_60A8zsWp2jY/TNubBs5NYvI/AAAAAAAAAis/t7iSq2y_Bik/s1600/Abyss_NTI_being.jpg The aliens inhabiting the eponymous abyss]], who are an aquatic version of this. They are able to [[MakingASplash manipulate water]] and are, for the most part, benign and pacifistic, protecting the lives of humans on multiple occasions. However, they show themselves as a species not to be messed with when they threaten to annihilate human civilization with massive tidal waves if they don't cease their warlike ways.
10th Sep '16 12:06:27 AM GargusSCP
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* {{Kuudere}}: Lindsey Brigman, also with features of DeadpanSnarker. See also: BrickJoke.
--> So raise your hand if you think that was a Russian water tentacle.
22nd Jul '16 5:08:37 AM longWriter
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* UnwantedAssistance: When Lindsey is trying to get the rest of the crew to believe her about the underwater aliens, resident conspiracy nut Hippy goes into his usual ConspiracyKitchenSink speech. This results in a zinger:
--> "Hippy, do me a favor? Stay off my side."
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!]]
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