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Earthquake (1974)

Various interconnected people struggle to survive when an earthquake of unimaginable magnitude hits Los Angeles.

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  • Genre: Action | Drama
  • Quality: 720p
  • Size: 1.47G
  • Resolution: 1280x544 / 23.976 (23976/1000) FPSfps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 123
  • IMDB Rating: 5.8/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 0 / 1

The Synopsis for Earthquake (1974) 720p

Construction Engineer Stuart Graff is estranged from his jealously possessive wife, Remy, and has an affair with Denise Marshall, the widow of a co-worker. Meanwhile, Remy tries to persuade her father, Sam Royce, who is Stuart's employer, to use his influence to stop Stuart from seeing Denise. Rogue policeman Lew Slade is suspended from the L.A.P.D. for having punched an obtuse officer from another jurisdiction. Embittered, Slade contemplates quitting the police force. Jody, a perverted grocery store manager, lusts after Rosa Amici, sister of Sal, the assistant to Miles Quade, an aspiring daredevil motor cyclist. The lives of all these people are devastated when a major earthquake rips through Los Angeles and reduces the city to ruins.

The Director and Players for Earthquake (1974) 720p

[Director]Mark Robson
[Role:]George Kennedy
[Role:]Ava Gardner
[Role:]Charlton Heston

The Reviews for Earthquake (1974) 720p

Reviewed byHeartMongerVote: 10/10/10

What can I say about "Earthquake" that hasn't already been said before?A cast that includes Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, Lorne Greene,Genevieve Bujold, George Kennedy, and Victoria Principal, head thisgreat story of Los Angeles and the lives that are affected by those wholive their after a tremor registers at 7,1! The lives and lifestyles ofthese people, some pleasant, and some not, are put to the test as theyare forced to deal with the cause and effect of having a thriving cityon tectonic plates, that are rapidly moving. A gem of a film, ridiculedto no end because of varying opinions that should not matter to one ofthose inquiring minds! Ugh! And they say smoking is bad for you. Peopleneed to open their minds, and see. See that this film is not half asbad as most say it is. True, this film is a big Hollywood monopolyfest, and their are no unknowns to be seen, as you have CharltonHeston(Ben-Hur); Ava Gardner(MGM actress); Genevieve Bujold(Anne of aThousand Days); among others, and even co-stars as RichardRoundtree(Shaft) and Victoria Principal(Dallas.) The cast works reallywell together, and the print shines.

There are a lot of facts explored here, such as animals crying out orrunning away moments before the quakes, that really give chills out ofthe reality of it. These are the really great things that happen, andgive excitement, not artificial scares made up for the ongoing monopolythat this film has such a reputation for, but rather realisticknowledge that shows what might happen would such a quake strike theearth at such force. Also of note are the scenes with the dam, and thewater rising after each "pre-shock" while a man falls out of anelevator full of water, drowned from it.

Great sets as well. Many sets are being torn apart in the quake scenes,while maintaining the reality of sets the tone.

The effects, which won a very deserved Oscar, are what really opens theaudience's eyes. We see the valley, we see Capital Records, we seeWilshire, and even Zsa Zsa Gabor's bushes get totally eschewed duringthe disaster. What is really amazing, is that such matting and bluescreen was put to use, that to this day, I still scratch my head on howit was all done. It would really be nice to see a featurette on howthey did it all. Those scenes, in which there is an after shock, showmillions of people running from a huge building that is literallyfalling to pieces before our very eyes! Amazing stuff. There is trulybeauty in this film when looked for. An event... as the tagline readsis right. Every one knows earthquakes cause damage, but how much damageis seen? It was amazing to see Los Angeles fall to pieces, and show therest of the world what it would be like were a 7.1 ricter scale.

Equally great is the Mario Puzo script. The first thing that drew me tothis film was how well it pulls the audience into the drama between thecharacters. Think, in recent films, "Magnolia" meets "Volcano." Therelationship between Heston and Gardner, while, can be laughable due tothe nature of two divas facing off, is still capable of beingappreciated. George Kennedy as a worn out cop plays strictly for drama,and even though he is inter cut with Walter Matthau as a sleazy barmancameo, he gets some seriousness for himself in the end. The structureof the film, from the setting up of the characters some fun(likePrincipal as Rosa Amici with her friend Roundtree as a daredevil) orcharacters that you can relate to(Bujold is great as aspiring actress.)As for the development of the disaster itself, the way the tremorsstart as small, and then the big shake, and then the after shock,builds really well, and the characters, with their emotional baggageand structured emotions deep, intertwine and create a great story thatis fun for all.

Sensurround was a fast growing mechanism used in films and was fullyextent in this one. Many people see this technique as the only reasonthis film was made, and yes, this was a big Hollywood picture made formonopoly purposes, but there was art in it from the artists who thosebig wigs hired.

There is a really good film here, and it still stands to this day.Great score by John Williams and there is a website you can go to tofurther understand the film as it is.

In the end, even though the reviews have not given this film thejustice it deserved, the loyal filmmakers that appreciate art and thejoy of dedication and film-making have kept this film where it belongs,with the reputation it deserves.

Reviewed byTruPretenderVote: 9/10/10

"Sometimes, earthquakes bring out the worst in people."

Thus is a line spoken by Sgt. Lew Slade in the last reel of the film"Earthquake." The earthquake(s) in this film are not so muchmetaphysical, as they might appear to be, but rather in the mind of theaverage human being in society as we know it today. The human mind is afragile, and intricate creation, and we as a society must do our bestto bring the human living standards to punctilious means.

L.A.: A high place for society and people of all types, and a place forthe danger! The story begins with a high profile roster, starting withStuart Graff(Charlton Heston) who is a top-of-the-food-chain executivein engineering and constructing "monstrosities" in Los Angeles. He isin a desolate marriage to Remy Royce- Graff(Ava Gardner.) He iscarrying a friendship-and nothing more-with beautiful actress DeniseMarshall(Genevieve Bujold), who lives near Sgt. Lew Slade(GeorgeKennedy) who is being hassled by work and former charges MilesQuade(Richard Roundtree) and Sal Amici(Gabriel Dell) and his sister,Rosa(Victoria Principal.) All people are living frivolous, and in someways, inspiring lives, of daredevil antics and blithe lifestyles. Then,as the title so perceptively puts it, an earthquake hits L.A. causingreckless mayhem to the buildings and petrifying danger to cityinhabitants. But the story doesn't stop there. There are many quakes,and plenty of danger to go around, and that is where the story takesflight. The focus of this film is not the quake itself, but how itaffects the people of L.A.

The film, being extremely Hollywood driven(note: the all-star cast;menacing "sensurround" effect) might appear to be presented as a top ofthe league disaster film of the trend which was popular at the time,and special effects driven, and it might have been, but there are alsomany artistic qualities to be found here. One has to examine it first.The scariest thing about this film is that it is plausible, though notprobable. The other disaster films at the time were all man madedisasters(boats upside-downing; Fire spreading through out a sky-scraper) but "Earthquake" was the first disaster film to show adisaster that might actually happen, and present characters that peoplecan relate to, in such a treacherous situation. These are real people,and most of them are affected in ways beyond psychologicalapprehension. But director Robson still manages to make it a fun andenjoyable film without making the situations seem too grim.

The characters could all be discussed in a psychology class, to beanalyzed even, as each one has his/her own story to tell. However, oneof the main characters, the "quake" itself gets credit too. As thereare two jolts, the big quake, and then an unexpected aftershock toboot, there is more than enough rumble to go around. The "rumble"though, is lasting through out the characters minds, as each one goes alittle crazy after the shake, be it irrational, or rational, as thereare many different types of people in society. There is paralleldestruction going on as well. As the city is torn apart, so are thesepeople and the way they view life, as one character loses it and blowsaway some fellow roommates who have mistreated him, while others arehealed, as a Sgt. who is a drunk and louse, who shapes up and becomesreally responsible after the quake. These specifications may or may notbe apprehensive to the average audience, and true, opinion is opinion,but "Earthquake" is a good film that demonstrates how we as a societyhave allowed for far too long the deterioration of our world and allthat affects it. This world is not a toy, it needs to be taken care of,and when we as a society are mean to it(and each other for that matter)mother nature strikes back at us.

Be it a big Hollywood Blockbuster, or social commentary, which ever youchoose, this film is a great, and overlooked gem in Hollywood history,and an interesting one to read up on(the special effects wereoutstanding and won a well deserved Oscar) and study in film classes.Great performances by all as well. Mario Puzo wrote the precursor tothe "Superman" earthquake with this one, and Mark Robson has a guiltypleasure tone to his directing.

Great fun.

Reviewed byMichael ([email protected])Vote: 8/10/10

Ludicrous disaster epic about the razing of LA, with Chuck a top brassengineer who's marriage to bibulously bloated bosses' daughter Gardnerdrives him to make expressively "angry" love to starlet Bujold, untilEarth's Final Fury steps in to sort out his conjugal priorities.Chuck's got his shades though, so he's ready for anything. Elsewhere,put-upon cop Kennedy is having a bad day because he's mown down Zsa ZsaGabor's hedge, and a pre-Dallas Principal has the unfortunate crossesto bear of a 2-storey afro (the only structure undisturbed by thequake) and the unwanted attentions of crackpot SAS commander Gortner.

Par for the genre's course, death-defying rescues amidst the sawdustand tinsel is very much the order of the day, but here connected bymuch bizarrely incongruous throwaway padding involving everyonecastwise from Kennedy downwards. There are faint intimations that thiscould be self-reflexive parody, but given that facetious rock bottom ishit with an unintelligible Walter Matthau's "cameo" as an inebriatedbarfly (who's decision to go incommunicado under his realPanavision-necessitating surname must surely have come about afterseeing the finished product), I very much doubt it.

Save for Kennedy's derisory aside "Earthquakes bring out the worst inpeople", the film has absolutely nothing to say about the psychology ofsocietal collapse; or why, post 9/11, we continue to enjoy watchingtall things falling down with people still in them. But any movie inwhich a pantomime Gardner's first line is "Goddammit!" can't be a totallost cause. And after her and Chuck's opening domestic tussle, whichwould come pretty close to John Waters, had he yet gained mainstreamacceptance and managed to persuade Liz Taylor to star for him - "Ofcourse i'll induce vomiting, I know the rules by now!" - the filmfinally delivers 2 hours of not-so-solid (like it's "40-storeymonstrosities") entertainment value. Even if after all is said and donewith the laugh-a-minute dialogue, the Incredible Upside Down Cows, thecartoon blood in the liftshaft, Gardner playing Lorne Greene's DAUGHTERwhich meant he would have had her at 7 years old etc etc etc, the movieends up nothing but its own 'Airplane!'.

Sole aesthetic virtue is its naturalistic sound editing (whichunderstandably won that year's Oscar) and subterranean bass pitchwhich, combined with the short-lived cinematic 'wonder' of Sensurround- ie earthquake-simulating theaters - meant that certain moviegoers gotto join in the vicarious fun of mass panic and devastation.

If like me, you like this film for precisely the wrong reasons, youwill want to seek out its Japanese rival 'Jishin Retto' (1980) for nodoubt 'hours' of endlessly fascinating film-studyish comparison...

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