La Isla misteriosa y el capitán Nemo
|La Isla misteriosa y el capitán Nemo|
|Directed by||Juan Antonio Bardem
|Produced by||Jacques Bar|
|Written by||Juan Antonio Bardem
Jules Verne (novel)
|Music by||Gianni Ferrio|
|Editing by||Paul Cayatte
|Distributed by||Cinerama Releasing Corporation (USA)|
|Release dates||17 March 1973|
|Running time||96 minutes|
L'Ile Mysterieuse / La Isla misteriosa y el capitán Nemo / Die Geheimnisvolle Insel (The Mysterious Island) is a 1973 European TV miniseries production (300 minutes) adapted from Jules Verne's novel L'Île mystérieuse. It was later re-edited into a 96 minute motion picture for theatrical release. This version was directed by Juan Antonio Bardem and Henri Colpi and featured Omar Sharif as Captain Nemo.
This TV miniseries turned out to be one of the most remarkable Jules Verne adaptations, remaining unusually faithful to the original book, including the exterior design of the Nautilus. Deviations from the original book were either limited to budget restrictions or moderate artistic liberty in a constructive sense: While it seems not credible that the Nemo of the book achieved various, physical demanding stunts (considering he was weakened and subsequently dying of old age), Omar Sharif is much younger, relies on what's left of his crew (killed by some kind of disease) and eventually shares the same fate as his alter ego James Mason in the Disney version of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
The miniseries featured what may be considered the most beautiful, atmospheric dense Jules Verne imagery ever put on film: As the settlers lay eyes onto the cave in which the Nautilus harbors, they hear opera music coming from within the Nautilus (due to a cinematograph and a music recording in Nemo's possession).
- La Isla misteriosa y el capitán Nemo at the Internet Movie Database
- La Isla misteriosa y el capitán Nemo at allmovie
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