Rampenfilm over een brandende wolkenkrabber
Title
The towering inferno
Director
John Guillermin
Based on the work of
Frank M. Robinson Thomas N. Scortia Richard M. Stern
Author of screenplay
Stirling Silliphant
Composer
John Williams 1932- (US I)
Actor
Steve McQueen 1930-1980 Paul Newman William Holden Faye Dunaway
Language
English
Publisher
Place of publishing unknown: Warner Home Video, 2003 | Other editions
1 dvd-video
Recording date
1974
Playing time
ca. 159 min.
Note
Taalkeuze: Engels, Frans, Italiaans Ondertiteling: Nederlands, Engels, Frans, Italiaans, Arabisch, Engels en Italiaans voor slechthorenden Naar The tower van Richard M. Stern en The glass inferno van Thomas N. Scortia en Frank M. Robinson
EAN
7321931112536

Availability in Flemish libraries

More than 17 times in Flemish libraries

Reviews

Rampenfilm uit 1974 onder regie van John Guillermin. Architect Roberts (Paul Newman) heeft het grootste gebouw ter wereld ontworpen, maar op de avond dat het gebouw, een toren van glas en staal, officieel wordt geopend breekt er brand uit. Op de bovenste verdiepingen zitten honderden mensen als ratten in de val. Brandweerman Steve McQueen en de architect bundelen hun krachten om iedereen in veiligheid te brengen. De Speelfilmencyclopedie geeft 2½ ster : (...) 'de speciale pyro-effecten zijn indrukwekkend.' De film verdiende destijds 3 Oscars en 8 Oscar-nominaties.

About John Guillermin

John Guillermin (11 November 1925 – 27 September 2015) was a French-British film director, writer and producer who was most active in big budget, action adventure films throughout his lengthy career.

His more well-known films include I Was Monty's Double (1958), Tarzan's Greatest Adventure (1959), Never Let Go (1960), Tarzan Goes to India (1962), Waltz of the Toreadors (1962), The Blue Max (1966), The Bridge at Remagen (1969), The Towering Inferno (1974), King Kong (1976), Death on the Nile (1978), Sheena (1984) and King Kong Lives (1986). In the 1980s he worked on much less prestigious projects, and his final films consisted of lower-budgeted theatrical releases and TV movies.

According to one obituary, "Regardless of whether he was directing a light comedy, war epic or crime drama, Mr. Guillermin had a reputation as an intense, temperamental perfec…Read more on Wikipedia