History Film / ThePoseidonAdventure

16th Jan '18 10:51:06 PM Mdumas43073
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* LighterAndSofter: Relatively speaking, of course (this is still a disaster story we're talking about), but the movie prunes away a lot of the more unpleasant elements of the original novel.

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* LighterAndSofter: Relatively speaking, of course (this -- this is still a disaster story we're talking about), about -- but the movie prunes away a lot of the more unpleasant elements of the original novel.
16th Jan '18 10:50:05 PM Mdumas43073
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* LighterAndSofter: Relatively speaking, of course, but the movie prunes away a lot of the more unpleasant elements of the original novel.

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* LighterAndSofter: Relatively speaking, of course, course (this is still a disaster story we're talking about), but the movie prunes away a lot of the more unpleasant elements of the original novel.
10th Jan '18 8:28:23 PM Mdumas43073
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* LighterAndSofter: Relatively speaking, of course, but the movie prunes away a lot of the more unpleasant elements of the original novel.
31st Dec '17 10:08:04 PM Mdumas43073
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!!The 1979 sequel, ''Beyond the Poseidon Adventure'' provides examples of:

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!!The 1979 sequel, sequel ''Beyond the Poseidon Adventure'' provides examples of:



* {{Jerkass}}: Some characters in the novel are a lot less sympathetic than in the movies.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Some characters in the novel (in fact, most of them) are a lot less sympathetic than in the movies.
31st Dec '17 7:58:26 PM bulmabriefs144
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* TheArk: Oddly enough, despite this being the least seaworthy vessel, not averted. Much of the story revolves of an attempt to [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything escape an area about to be]] [[TheGreatFlood flooded]], despite most of the passengers calling them crazy and staying until the end. As if to drive the point home, the means of rescue from the ballroom is a [[{{Symbolism}} Christmas tree]].



%%* BadassPreacher: Rev. Scott

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%%* * BadassPreacher: Rev. ScottScott, arguably. His sermon about getting off one's knees and saving oneself is basically the sermon for surviving a zombie apocalypse. And then he starts practicing what he preaches by [[spoiler:giving his life]] to help people save themselves.



%%* EnclosedSpace

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%%* EnclosedSpace* EnclosedSpace: The ship itself, but particularly the underwater passage.
31st Dec '17 4:35:30 PM Mdumas43073
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* SayMyName: Rogo yells out Linda's name about eight times after [[spoiler:she falls to her death.]]
31st Dec '17 4:27:00 PM Mdumas43073
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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:Linda.]]

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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:Linda.[[spoiler:Linda Rogo.]]
21st Oct '17 8:56:08 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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%%* VehicleTitle

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%%* VehicleTitle* VehicleTitle: "Poseidon" is the name of the ocean liner that capsizes.
29th Sep '17 10:39:46 AM Macsen
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* WidowWoman: [[DistaffCounterpart Gender-flipped]] with [[spoiler:Rogo and Manny, who both lose their wives in the span of about 20 minutes.]]

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* WidowWoman: [[DistaffCounterpart [[GenderInvertedTrope Gender-flipped]] with [[spoiler:Rogo and Manny, who both lose their wives in the span of about 20 minutes.]]
29th Sep '17 10:38:46 AM Macsen
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* WidowWoman: [[{{Distaff}} Gender-flipped]] with [[spoiler:Rogo and Manny, who both lose their wives in the span of about 20 minutes.]]

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* WidowWoman: [[{{Distaff}} [[DistaffCounterpart Gender-flipped]] with [[spoiler:Rogo and Manny, who both lose their wives in the span of about 20 minutes.]]
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