History Film / TheToweringInferno

13th Apr '16 2:06:40 AM Mdumas43073
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''The Towering Inferno'' was the first Hollywood movie to come from ''two'' major studios -- it was a co-production between TwentiethCenturyFox and WarnerBros The movie was based on two similarly-plotted novels, ''The Tower'' and ''The Glass Inferno''. Warner had purchased the film rights to the former, and Fox the latter; then someone realized that two DuelingMovies about a skyscraper on fire would basically cannibalize the audience for both films (as would happen a couple decades later, when the aforementioned 20th Century Fox released ''Film/{{Volcano}}'' not long after Creator/{{Universal}} released ''[[Film/DantesPeak Dante's Peak]]'', both films dealing with sudden volcano eruptions). To prevent this from happening it was decided it would be better for both studios to combine resources to make one BIG picture. (On a side note, ''The Glass Inferno'' was co-written by Thomas N. Scortia, who tends to write a lot of books about fires.)

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''The Towering Inferno'' was the first Hollywood movie to come from ''two'' major studios -- it was a co-production between TwentiethCenturyFox Creator/WarnerBros and WarnerBros Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox. The movie story was based on two similarly-plotted novels, ''The Tower'' and ''The Glass Inferno''. Warner had purchased the film rights to the former, and Fox the latter; then someone realized that two DuelingMovies about a skyscraper on fire would basically cannibalize the audience for both films (as would happen a couple decades later, when the aforementioned 20th Century Fox released ''Film/{{Volcano}}'' not long after Creator/{{Universal}} released ''[[Film/DantesPeak Dante's Peak]]'', both films dealing with sudden volcano eruptions). To prevent this from happening it was decided it would be better for both studios to combine resources to make one BIG picture. (On a side note, ''The Glass Inferno'' was co-written by Thomas N. Scortia, who tends to write a lot of books about fires.)
8th Apr '16 3:58:52 PM DavidDelony
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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: While the film was based on two novels, the events are also very similar to the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joelma_fire Joelma fire]] in Sao Paulo, Brazil, earlier in 1974. As in the film, it was a fire in a skyscraper caused by an electrical fault. As in the film, the interior was furnished with substandard materials and no fire supression equipment.

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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: While the film was based on two novels, the events are also very similar to the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joelma_fire Joelma fire]] in Sao Paulo, Brazil, earlier in 1974. As in the film, it was a fire in a skyscraper caused by an electrical fault. As in the film, the interior was furnished with substandard materials and no fire supression suppression equipment.
8th Apr '16 3:58:33 PM DavidDelony
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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: While the film was based on two novels, the events are also very similar to the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joelma_fire Joelma fire]] in Sao Paulo, Brazil, earlier in 1974. As in the film, it was a fire in a skyscraper caused by an electrical fault. As in the film, the interior was furnished with substandard materials.

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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: While the film was based on two novels, the events are also very similar to the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joelma_fire Joelma fire]] in Sao Paulo, Brazil, earlier in 1974. As in the film, it was a fire in a skyscraper caused by an electrical fault. As in the film, the interior was furnished with substandard materials.materials and no fire supression equipment.
8th Apr '16 3:57:34 PM DavidDelony
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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: While the film was based on two novels, the events are also very similar to the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joelma_fire Joelma fire]] in Sao Paulo, Brazil, earlier in 1974. As in the film, it was a fire in a skyscraper caused by an electrical fault.

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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: While the film was based on two novels, the events are also very similar to the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joelma_fire Joelma fire]] in Sao Paulo, Brazil, earlier in 1974. As in the film, it was a fire in a skyscraper caused by an electrical fault. As in the film, the interior was furnished with substandard materials.
8th Apr '16 3:56:34 PM DavidDelony
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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: While the film was based on two novels, the events are also very similar to the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joelma_fire Joelma fire]] in Sao Paulo, Brazil, earlier in 1974. As in the film, it was a fire in a skyscraper caused by an electrical fault.
2nd Mar '16 9:04:00 PM Mdumas43073
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2nd Mar '16 12:56:21 AM Mdumas43073
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->'''James Duncan''': Oh, come on. Now just how bad is it?

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->'''James ->'''Jim Duncan''': Oh, come on. Now just how bad is it?
2nd Mar '16 12:54:24 AM Mdumas43073
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''The Towering Inferno'' was the first Hollywood movie to come from ''two'' major studios -- it was a co-production between TwentiethCenturyFox and WarnerBros The movie was based on two similarly-plotted novels, ''The Tower'' and ''The Glass Inferno''. Warner had purchased the film rights to the former, and Fox the latter; then someone realized that two DuelingMovies about a skyscraper on fire would basically cannibalize the audience for both films (as would happen a couple decades later, when the aforementioned 20th Century Fox released ''Film/{{Volcano}}'' not long after Creator/{{Universal}} released ''Film/DantesPeak'', two films about sudden volcano eruptions). To prevent this from happening it was decided it would be better for both studios to combine resources to make one BIG picture. (On a side note, ''The Glass Inferno'' was co-written by Thomas N. Scortia, who tends to write a lot of books about fires.)

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''The Towering Inferno'' was the first Hollywood movie to come from ''two'' major studios -- it was a co-production between TwentiethCenturyFox and WarnerBros The movie was based on two similarly-plotted novels, ''The Tower'' and ''The Glass Inferno''. Warner had purchased the film rights to the former, and Fox the latter; then someone realized that two DuelingMovies about a skyscraper on fire would basically cannibalize the audience for both films (as would happen a couple decades later, when the aforementioned 20th Century Fox released ''Film/{{Volcano}}'' not long after Creator/{{Universal}} released ''Film/DantesPeak'', two ''[[Film/DantesPeak Dante's Peak]]'', both films about dealing with sudden volcano eruptions). To prevent this from happening it was decided it would be better for both studios to combine resources to make one BIG picture. (On a side note, ''The Glass Inferno'' was co-written by Thomas N. Scortia, who tends to write a lot of books about fires.)
2nd Mar '16 12:53:10 AM Mdumas43073
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A 1974 DisasterMovie produced by Creator/IrwinAllen, directed by John Guillermin and starring SteveMcQueen and Creator/PaulNewman.

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A 1974 DisasterMovie produced by Creator/IrwinAllen, directed by John Guillermin and starring SteveMcQueen featuring an AllStarCast headed by Creator/SteveMcQueen and Creator/PaulNewman.
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