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 Post subject: Re: Midway
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:18 pm 
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NBC Movie promo Midway 1978 (First Time on TV)



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 Post subject: Re: Midway
PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:17 am 
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Recently, I read up on the Sensurround process in the magazine CINEMA RETRO #20 (Spring, 2011); MIDWAY was the 2nd film, after EARTHQUAKE, to utilize Sensurround. Both films, of course, starred Heston - an odd coincidence. Sensurround, which enhanced the sound system including rumble effects on the theater audience, was tailor-made for EARTHQUAKE (1974). In MIDWAY, it enhanced all the explosions and gunfire in the film. The film was a hit and Heston even visited the Far East at the time (1976) to aid in the marketing; the film had grossed a then-amazing one million dollars in its first week overseas there.

This was also another film in which added material was shot for the TV premiere - in this case, footage of Heston's character's girlfriend (played by Susan Sullivan); she only appears in the TV version, which aired in 2 parts. I dimly remember her scenes and they have a 'TV-movie' feel to them. Other films of that time which had new scenes created for their TV versions were EARTHQUAKE and TWO MINUTE WARNING, both of which also starred Heston.


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 Post subject: Re: Midway
PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:22 pm 
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Chrysagon wrote:
This was also another film in which added material was shot for the TV premiere - in this case, footage of Heston's character's girlfriend (played by Susan Sullivan); she only appears in the TV version, which aired in 2 parts. I dimly remember her scenes and they have a 'TV-movie' feel to them. Other films of that time which had new scenes created for their TV versions were EARTHQUAKE and TWO MINUTE WARNING, both of which also starred Heston.

Hopefully, one day we'll be able to get both versions of the movies on a DVD or Blu-ray release. Perhaps just as an added bonus features where you can choose to see those TV-version scenes separately.

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 Post subject: Re: Midway
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The full TV preview of MIDWAY - "NBC FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES" - note the inclusion of actress Susan Sullivan during the rundown of all the various actors in the film; she only appears in this TV version:


Going by memory, the last time I checked out the latest DVD edition of this film, those extra TV scenes with Sullivan (playing Heston's girlfriend) were included in the extras section, but not integrated into the film itself.


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 Post subject: Re: Midway
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EL-CID-1983 wrote:
Good film but I have to admit the fate of Heston's character was a bit... random.


Here's the key scene in question - Heston and other pilots fly off in their airplanes to do battle; then, later, that random factor... (warning - SPOILER - if you haven't seen this film yet, you might want to wait before watching this scene, which occurs near the end of the film):

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R.I.P. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cg ... =133498190


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 Post subject: Re: Midway
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I've seen him in a lot of stuff, he was the kind of actor that you'd see every now and then in various movies and TV-shows. A solid performer.

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 Post subject: Re: Midway
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I have never liked BATTLE OF MIDWAY, I was sorry that Heston passed on THE OMEN to make this movie.


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 Post subject: Re: Midway
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James Byrne wrote:
I have never liked BATTLE OF MIDWAY, I was sorry that Heston passed on THE OMEN to make this movie.

That was a huge mistake on his part, career wise. He seemed to be fine with it, though, saying he never could have played the part better than Peck. Also, he wrote in his book that he enjoyed working with a legend like Henry Fonda a great deal, so I'm sure he didn't have many sleepless nights about this. Besides, Midway did pretty well at the box office, didn't it?

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 Post subject: Re: Midway
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I haven't seen BATTLE OF MIDWAY for some time, I think its time I gave it another looksee.


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