Talk:Damnation Alley

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Not to be confused with the[edit]

Beyond a superficial resemblance, I don't see how anyone could confuse the Landmaster with the "Ark" from Ark_II.

"Hells Angels" is a registered trademark, and there is no reference to Tanner being a member of that club, though it may be inferred by the reader. Zelazny said in an interview that he had just read Hunter Thompson's book on the biker group before writing "Damnation Alley." - cneron —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:22, 23 August 2008 (UTC)

Contrary to what this article states, in neither the novel nor the original novella is Hell Tanner "an imprisoned killer." Both begin with Tanner, a former motorcycle gang member, on the run from the law, on a stolen motorcycle. (talk) 06:53, 16 November 2012 (UTC)cneron

Help Identify a Similar movie[edit]

The main article would be improved if it digs into the plot a little bit deeper. Maybe somebody somewhere could clear up the confusion I'm suffering from? I'm trying to identify a movie shot in the late 1970s or early 1980s about a post-apocalyptic US where two or three survivors are trying to locate other survivors, and they are on a motorcycle, and they keep running into isolated groups of people that don't get along with them. One of the places they come to, is in the ruins of this city that's surrounded by desert, and as they go through this warehouse there is a band of locals that try to control their "turf" and jump on them from the rafters (or, in the alternative, throw down lassoes and hoist them into the rafters). The movie has plenty of chase scenes, if my memory serves me right. Towards the end of the movie, the strongest and most powerful good guy - our hero - has been tied to a cross out in the middle of the desert, and left there to die. Or maybe the crucifixion site was on the brink of an ocean, I can't remember exactly, and left there to die. But a good guy happens to come along and untie him (?) after scolding him for letting that sort of thing happen to him (?) but the "crucifixion" scene is very dramatic, and may even have been repeated again at the end of the movie. I think it was shown on a cable channel like HBO or SHOWTIME around 1984 or 1985, and I've never had the chance to see the movie the whole way through. Can anybody identify this movie by the description above? I know it's not A Boy and His Dog. Is it this one, Damnation Alley? If it's not, maybe it belongs to a genre of films relating to cruxifixion instead (and it would help if somebody created a Category:Crucifixion films and assigned it to it). —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 7 April 2006

No, you're thinking of something else. The 1977 Damnation Alley movie starring Jan-Michael Vincent and George Peppard, while truly awful, doesn't include any crucifixon scene and has few other characters besides the protaganists. RossPatterson (talk) 15:10, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

In Die Hard 2 Bruce Willis throws his Zippo onto a trail of aviation fuel which blows back & explodes the 747 as it takes off, which appears to have been lifted from the scence in the book where Hell Tanner explodes a motorcycle in exactly the same way. Since fire does not spread instantaneuosly it may well be that the speed of the jet would have outpaced the fire, so Zelazny's original version with a motorbike is more plausible. --Streona (talk) 23:16, 22 April 2010 (UTC)

Removed "Landmaster" section[edit]

I removed the section on the "Landmaster" because it's irrelevant to the novel. I have moved the text to the talk page of the Damnation Alley (film) article if someone would like to merge it with that article, which already has a shorter section about the vehicle. -- Antepenultimate 01:54, 2 February 2007 (UTC)

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This article was automatically assessed because at least one WikiProject had rated the article as start, and the rating on other projects was brought up to start class. BetacommandBot 13:34, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

I put this in the category for 1960s science fiction novels. Transcendentalist01 (talk) 20:58, 2 March 2014 (UTC)