History Film / TheAndromedaStrain

11th Nov '17 1:24:57 PM mikey300
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-->'''Leavitt''': (Looking at bleak dusty road, turns to Burton who's driving) You're lost! No one's been down this goat path for years!\\

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-->'''Leavitt''': (Looking at bleak dusty road, turns to Burton Dutton who's driving) You're lost! No one's been down this goat path for years!\\
11th Nov '17 1:23:12 PM mikey300
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''The Andromeda Strain'' is a 1971 disaster movie based on the [[Literature/TheAndromedaStrain novel of the same name]] by Creator/MichaelCrichton. Directed by Creator/RobertWise, it stars Arthur Hill (Stone), James Olson (Hall), Kate Reid (Dutton), and David Wayne (Burton) and follows the book closely.

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''The Andromeda Strain'' is a 1971 disaster movie based on the [[Literature/TheAndromedaStrain novel of the same name]] by Creator/MichaelCrichton. Directed by Creator/RobertWise, it stars Arthur Hill (Stone), (Dr. Jeremy Stone), James Olson (Hall), (Dr. Mark Hall), Kate Reid (Dutton), (Dr. Ruth Leavitt), and David Wayne (Burton) (Dr. Charles Dutton) and follows the book closely.
closely (except for the names of the characters Leavitt and Dutton).



* AdaptationalAngstUpgrade: The twist near the end that [[spoiler:the SCOOP Project was searching for materials that could be turned into biochemical warfare agents in space]] (and sets off Leavitt and Burton, who are both somewhat anti-establishment) is given in a backstory InfoDump on the second chapter of the novel, and none of the characters in it are concerned about that detail [[spoiler:so much as the horror of the SCOOP-7 mission having GoneHorriblyRight]].

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* AdaptationalAngstUpgrade: The twist near the end that [[spoiler:the SCOOP Project was searching for materials that could be turned into biochemical warfare agents in space]] (and sets off Leavitt and Burton, Dutton, who are both somewhat anti-establishment) is given in a backstory InfoDump on the second chapter of the novel, and none of the characters in it are concerned about that detail [[spoiler:so much as the horror of the SCOOP-7 mission having GoneHorriblyRight]].



** A fighter jet experiences a severe malfunction when it flew past Andromeda -- all of its plastics dissolved, leaving him helpless as the jet crashes. [[spoiler:Andromeda quickly adapts the same form in Level Five and destroys the gaskets keeping the levels uncontaminated, quickly causing a self-destruct mechanism to activate.]]

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** A fighter jet experiences a severe malfunction when it flew past Andromeda -- all of its plastics dissolved, leaving him its pilot helpless as the jet crashes. [[spoiler:Andromeda quickly adapts the same form in Level Five and destroys the gaskets keeping the levels uncontaminated, quickly causing a self-destruct mechanism to activate.]]



'''Burton''': That's how it's supposed to look. We spent $50,000 on this road.\\

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'''Burton''': '''Dutton''': That's how it's supposed to look. We spent $50,000 on this road.\\



'''Burton''': Covering up the equipment tracks. Heavy equipment leaves a big trail.

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'''Burton''': '''Dutton''': Covering up the equipment tracks. Heavy equipment leaves a big trail.



* GenderFlip: Leavitt was a male in the book, but was changed to a female in the film.

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* GenderFlip: Leavitt was a male (Peter Leavitt) in the book, but was changed to a female in the film.
30th May '17 10:22:17 AM DavidCowie
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* {{Mockumentary}}: It was marketed as a drama, but the film presents itself as being a dramatisation of real events -- see ThisIsAWorkOfFiction, below.
28th May '17 4:52:45 AM marcoasalazarm
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* ThisIsAWorkOfFiction: Inverted -- The film starts with this message (interestingly enough, this is one of Crichton's {{AuthorThumbprint}}s):

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* ThisIsAWorkOfFiction: Inverted -- The film starts with this message (interestingly enough, this is one of Crichton's {{AuthorThumbprint}}s):{{CreatorThumbprint}}s):
28th May '17 4:52:16 AM marcoasalazarm
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* ThisIsAWorkOfFiction: Inverted -- The film starts with this message:

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* ThisIsAWorkOfFiction: Inverted -- The film starts with this message:message (interestingly enough, this is one of Crichton's {{AuthorThumbprint}}s):
28th May '17 1:10:22 AM DavidCowie
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* ThisIsAWorkOfFiction: Inverted -- The film starts with this message:
--> ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS \\
This film concerns the four-day history of a major American scientific crisis.\\
We received the generous help of many people attached to Project Scoop at Vandenberg Air Force Base and the Wildfire Laboratory in Flatrock, Nevada. They encouraged us to tell the story accurately and in detail. \\
The documents presented here are soon to be made public. They do not in any way jeopardize the national security.
27th May '17 2:20:37 PM DavidCowie
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* TypesetInTheFuture: The Eurostyle Bold Extended font (or near equivalent) is used for a lot of wall signage in the Wildfire labs.
28th Oct '16 2:41:35 AM Arivne
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* CovertGroupWithMundaneFront: The Department of Defense's Wildfire laboratory, a five-story underground facility, is located in the (fictional) town of Flatrock, Nevada, below a U.S.Department of Agriculture research station.


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* CovertGroupWithMundaneFront: The Department of Defense's Wildfire laboratory, a five-story underground facility, is located in the (fictional) town of Flatrock, Nevada, below a U.S.Department of Agriculture research station.
28th Oct '16 2:40:23 AM Arivne
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** After the self-destruct alarm sounds--and [[FromBadToWorse professional decorum deteriorates]]--incidental characters flee, having observing Leavitt's ''grand mal'' seizure. One assumes, "She's got the germ!" Less dramatically (but of more significance to the plot) she'd had an absence seizure while monitoring lab results. When a substance is found to inhibit Andromeda's growth, red text flashes on a screen: causing Leavitt to "blank out" for a few seconds. She reports to her colleagues that no cultures were affected.

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** After the self-destruct alarm sounds--and [[FromBadToWorse professional decorum deteriorates]]--incidental characters flee, having observing Leavitt's ''grand mal'' seizure. One assumes, "She's got the germ!" germ!"
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Less dramatically (but of more significance to the plot) she'd had an absence seizure while monitoring lab results. When a substance is found to inhibit Andromeda's growth, red text flashes on a screen: causing Leavitt to "blank out" for a few seconds. She reports to her colleagues that no cultures were affected.



* JustInTime: The coutdown is stopped with time to spare.

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* JustInTime: The coutdown countdown is stopped with time to spare.
4th Jun '16 12:35:44 PM Mdumas43073
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