History Film / TheBeastFromTwentyThousandFathoms

8th Jan '17 8:56:50 PM TomServo3000
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** EarlyBirdCameo: When Tom is looking through pictures to identify the beast, one of the dinosaurs shown would eventually get a starring role in ''Gorgo''.

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** EarlyBirdCameo: When Tom is looking through pictures to identify the beast, one of the dinosaurs shown would eventually get a starring role in ''Gorgo''.''Film/{{Gorgo}}''.
14th Dec '16 1:31:31 PM StFan
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The movie was a huge hit, despite its relatively meagre budget, largely for its masterful stop-motion effects by RayHarryhausen, whose career this movie kick-started; indeed, it still looks pretty good to this day, for a '50s movie.

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The movie was a huge hit, despite its relatively meagre budget, largely for its masterful stop-motion effects by RayHarryhausen, Creator/RayHarryhausen, whose career this movie kick-started; indeed, it still looks pretty good to this day, for a '50s movie.



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6th Oct '16 2:51:48 AM jormis29
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* TheCameo: A Rhedosaurus appeared in ''Film/PlanetOfTheDinosaurs'' and in ''When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth''.

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* TheCameo: A Rhedosaurus appeared in ''Film/PlanetOfTheDinosaurs'' and in ''When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth''.''Film/WhenDinosaursRuledTheEarth''.
3rd Jul '16 3:20:03 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms''''' is a 1953 giant monster movie directed by Eugène Lourié. [[TropeMaker The film was the first giant monster movie of the '50s]], following a hiatus in the genre that had been occurring since 1933's ''[[Film/KingKong1933 King Kong]]'', and this film also introduced the theme of the [[ILoveNuclearPower atomic bomb]] to the genre. [[FollowTheLeader It kicked off a hefty trend]], including ''Film/TheAmazingColossalMan'', ''Film/AttackOfThe50FootWoman'', ''The Giant Behemoth'', ''Film/TheGiantClaw'', ''Film/{{Gojira}}'', ''Film/{{Gorgo}}'', ''Film/ItCameFromBeneathTheSea'', ''Film/TheMonsterThatChallengedTheWorld'', ''Film/{{Reptilicus}}'', ''Film/{{Tarantula}}'' and ''Film/{{Them}}''.

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'''''The ''The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms''''' Fathoms'' is a 1953 giant monster movie directed by Eugène Lourié. [[TropeMaker The film was the first giant monster movie of the '50s]], following a hiatus in the genre that had been occurring since 1933's ''[[Film/KingKong1933 King Kong]]'', and this film also introduced the theme of the [[ILoveNuclearPower atomic bomb]] to the genre. [[FollowTheLeader It kicked off a hefty trend]], including ''Film/TheAmazingColossalMan'', ''Film/AttackOfThe50FootWoman'', ''The Giant Behemoth'', ''Film/TheGiantClaw'', ''Film/{{Gojira}}'', ''Film/{{Gorgo}}'', ''Film/ItCameFromBeneathTheSea'', ''Film/TheMonsterThatChallengedTheWorld'', ''Film/{{Reptilicus}}'', ''Film/{{Tarantula}}'' and ''Film/{{Them}}''.
3rd Jul '16 12:45:31 AM Morgenthaler
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The story was partially inspired by the short story "The Foghorn" by Creator/RayBradbury.



* Creator/RayBradbury: The story was partially inspired by the short story "The Foghorn." Sort of.
3rd Jul '16 12:44:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheObiWan: Dr. Elson.
20th May '16 5:22:29 AM erforce
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* AmusementPark: The climax of the film takes place at Coney Island, as the lights and sounds attract the beast. A crack sharpshooter (Lee Van Cleef) takes a ride on one of the rollercoasters to get close enough to shoot a highly-radioactive bullet into the monster. The monster's death-throes smash the heck out the various rides. The scene was later given an homage in an episode of the ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' animated series.

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* AmusementPark: The climax of the film takes place at Coney Island, as the lights and sounds attract the beast. A crack sharpshooter (Lee Van Cleef) takes a ride on one of the rollercoasters to get close enough to shoot a highly-radioactive bullet into the monster. The monster's death-throes smash the heck out the various rides. The scene was later given an homage in an episode of the ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' animated series.''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters''.
9th Apr '16 7:59:38 PM firejewel
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* FollowTheLeader: This was the first movie where the atom bomb was responsible for the existence of the monster. It was followed by ''Film/{{Them}}'', ''Film/TheDeadlyMantis'', ''Film/EarthVsTheSpider'', and, most famously, ''Film/{{Gojira}}''.



* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly Angel Eyes]] can pick his teeth with a rocket-propelled grenade launcher.
27th Dec '15 6:42:38 AM Raptorslash
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* DumbDinos: The Rhedosaurus is a mindless rampaging beast. The Bradbury short story averted the trope,however - the dinosaur is intelligent enough to socialize and goes out of its way to avoid humans.

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* DumbDinos: The Rhedosaurus is a mindless rampaging beast. The Bradbury short story the movie is based on averted the trope,however trope, however - the dinosaur is intelligent enough to socialize and goes out of its way to avoid humans.
27th Dec '15 6:41:18 AM Raptorslash
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* DumbDinos: The Rhedosaurus is a mindless rampaging beast. The Bradbury short story averted the trope,however - the dinosaur is intelligent enough to socialize and goes out of its way to avoid humans.
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