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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Jan 2023 8:39 p.m. PST

"At the end of what is unarguably his most famous novel, Jules Verne sent his tortured mariner Captain Nemo to an apparent death in a mighty maelstrom. The tempest echoed the tempest in Nemo's own soul, but it left behind the question of what might have happened to him after that. Did he survive? How? And what was his story? Why did this mad genius declare war on war, and who was he that he could afford so extravagant a machine of vengeance as the Nautilus?


The answer came a few years later in The Mysterious Island. The story begins much like the Robinson Crusoe type of story does, with a group of Union soldiers and their Confederate prisoner who escaped from a Confederate POW camp via aerostat, only to be blown out to the Pacific and washed ashore on the titular volcanic spit of land, south of French Polynesia and East of New Zealand. While enjoying their tropical getaway, an anonymous observer constantly supplies the Crusoes with the necessaries of survival. Eventually this benefactor is revealed to be Captain Nemo, who survived the maelstrom and has lived out his remaining years in a secret lair beneath the island…"


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Stryderg27 Jan 2023 8:53 p.m. PST

That's a lot of dialog for a silent film!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Jan 2023 3:27 p.m. PST

(smile)


Armand

14Bore03 Feb 2023 4:38 p.m. PST

Watched whole movie, pretty good Sci-Fi for 1929

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Feb 2023 3:20 p.m. PST

Thanks.

Armand

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