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Old 30-04-2012, 12:30 AM   #1
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Default Nautilus from 'Captain Nemo & the Underwater City'

I'm not sure how many people know of this movie. It's from the late 1960s and stars Chuck Connors and Robert Ryan as Captain Nemo. It used to show on TV during Summer Holidays when I was kid... Irwin Allen's 'The Lost World' and the Vincent Price 'City Beneath the Sea' seemed to be in the time slot or season. All fun stuff when you're a kid.
Anyway, the Nautilus in the movie has always stuck with me as a very appealing design. It is totally different from THE Nautilus in the Disney movie (which I adore). But this one really works. The model work is pretty good (all dry for what by George Gibbs and Richard Conway I believe). But you don't get a very good look at the ship, certainly not too many details and it is often dark and murky. I recently purchased the movie on DVD (in cinemascope) so at least you can now see more of it.

When I get some time I will do some screen grabs and see if I can piece it together and build a model. I think I have a still in a book called 'Movie Magic' by John Brosnan and there is a still inside of the MGM Elstree model shop (1970?) and the Nautilus is lying on a desk in the background.

Does anyone remember this movie? or the ship? Better still does anyone access to any reference stills?
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Old 30-04-2012, 01:02 AM   #2
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I like this sub too but the rest of the movie never kept my interest.

Still fun though...

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Old 30-04-2012, 01:05 AM   #3
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But something that did capture my interest was more Flying Sub footage from this movie...

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Old 30-04-2012, 06:26 PM   #4
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But something that did capture my interest was more Flying Sub footage from this movie...
Yes, the Flying Sub is impressive too. Irwin Allen smartly reused the Flying Sub set, model and footage after Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea ended in 1968 for this 1971 City Beneath The Sea movie.
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Old 30-04-2012, 06:29 PM   #5
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I'm not sure how many people know of this movie. It's from the late 1960s and stars Chuck Connors and Robert Ryan as Captain Nemo. It used to show on TV during Summer Holidays when I was kid... Irwin Allen's 'The Lost World' and the Vincent Price 'City Beneath the Sea' seemed to be in the time slot or season. All fun stuff when you're a kid.
Anyway, the Nautilus in the movie has always stuck with me as a very appealing design. It is totally different from THE Nautilus in the Disney movie (which I adore). But this one really works. The model work is pretty good (all dry for what by George Gibbs and Richard Conway I believe). But you don't get a very good look at the ship, certainly not too many details and it is often dark and murky. I recently purchased the movie on DVD (in cinemascope) so at least you can now see more of it.

When I get some time I will do some screen grabs and see if I can piece it together and build a model. I think I have a still in a book called 'Movie Magic' by John Brosnan and there is a still inside of the MGM Elstree model shop (1970?) and the Nautilus is lying on a desk in the background.

Does anyone remember this movie? or the ship? Better still does anyone access to any reference stills?
I believe this Nautilus model was auctioned last season on the SyFy channel series about film & television items.
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Old 30-04-2012, 10:58 PM   #6
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I remember it. Written by Pip and Jane Baker, authors of such classics as 'The Night of the Big Heat' and some of the Worst Doctor Who stories of the 1980s
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:16 AM   #7
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Hey, I like "Night of the Big Heat"

I remember being quite excited when I first saw the film and there was the flying sub from Voyage, it was like seeing an old friend, and in my mind I connected the two. I was a weird kid
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:10 AM   #8
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...a still in a book called 'Movie Magic' by John Brosnan and there is a still inside of the MGM Elstree model shop (1970?) and the Nautilus is lying on a desk in the background.
I have that book and it's not in there. It is, however, in Raymond Fielding's classic book on vfx:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7209/7...667ea235_b.jpg

Also, a filming miniature was auctioned off a while ago and I managed to get the only two images of it from the auction site:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7236/6...2c7c656b_b.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7279/6...134c09d8_b.jpg

Good luck if you build a model of it, along with the Disney/Goff Nautilus and the Albatross in Master of the World it's one of my favourite Vernian movie miniatures!
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:21 PM   #9
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I remember going to see 'The amazing catain nemo' at our local cinema. What a terrible film, but I remember seeing bits of eagle kits used in the nautilus.
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Sorry it was the bad guys sub that had the eagle bits!
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:36 PM   #11
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I remember it - strangely enough, it was my Gran's favorite movie.
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Old 14-05-2012, 05:32 AM   #12
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Looking at that YouTube clip up there, at 6.45 that's a very Jupiter 2ish bit of "Architecture" they're passing.
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Old 14-05-2012, 07:15 PM   #13
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I do believe you are right, the top of the tower looks like a J2, perhaps have mould, will travel?

Good Spot..!
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Old 17-05-2012, 03:23 AM   #14
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I do believe you are right, the top of the tower looks like a J2, perhaps have mould, will travel?

Good Spot..!
No mold it was one of the J2 minatures used in filming LiS.
http://www.iann.net/lis/behindscenes...piter2_003.htm
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Old 20-05-2012, 03:20 AM   #15
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McTodd - thanks for the correction on the MGM prop-shop still. I knew it was one of the handful of VFX books available many years ago. Sorry for the honest mistake. I'm betting those are V1a from 'Operation:Crossbow back there.
The other book I recall was 'The Saga of Special Effects'.
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Old 23-05-2012, 12:35 AM   #16
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No need to apologise, it's such an absurdly obscure bit of information it was sheer chance I knew it!
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Old 26-05-2012, 07:57 PM   #17
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Just watched an episode of Hollywood Treasures on Syfy where they showed this model. Pretty detailed. I thought it was cool that I actually knew what it was.
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