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Bear Island [1979]

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However, several of them turn out to be more interested in the fact that (according to the film) there was a German U-boat base on the island during the Second World War. It is seen in hands of several characters including Lechinski ( Christopher Lee) and Frank Lansing ( Donald Sutherland). If this was sounding just a little contrived, then that’s pretty much how it played out, with a big serving of convoluted into the bargain, and that proved costly to this British-Canadian production for which a lot had been riding on, not least a whole series of films based on the same author’s works. An American (Donald Sutherland) and a Norwegian (Vanessa Redgrave) fall prey to an ex-Nazi (Richard Widmark) seeking gold from a U-boat in the Arctic. Bear Island is a 1979 thriller film loosely based on the 1971 novel Bear Island by Alistair MacLean.

For a certain kind of guy, that’s more than enough reason to tune in, but there’s lots more going on. the protagonist, is wholly non-believable, whether conversing with others or fist-fighting the bad guys. Snell wanted to make the movie on location, feeling audiences would not react well the shooting "studio snow" which had been the method used on an earlier MacLean adaptation, Ice Station Zebra.That film was never made but Snell did go on to make The Hostage Tower and Air Force One is Down based on MacLean stories. Sutherlands Anmachversuche sind jedoch ziemlich abstrakt und des Krankenschwesters Allheilmittel scheint schwarzer KAFFEE zu sein. It was the 13th of MacLean’s novels to be turned into a film (though WHERE EAGLES DARE was written as a novel and a screenplay at the same time), beginning with 1961’s THE GUNS OF NAVARONE. Though a surfing expedition to the arctic sounded like an idiotic concept even by crazy-Scandinavian standards, this documentary turned out to be high quality.

Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License and the GFDL; additional terms may apply. It stars Donald Sutherland, Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Widmark, Christopher Lee, Lloyd Bridges, Bruce Greenwood, Candace O'Connor and was distributed by United Artists.

One of their colleagues already on the island has gone missing (murdered you understand), it will become apparent later that he is a Norwegian intelligence operative. Three brothers go to remote Bear Island (Bjørnøya) in the Barents Sea to find the perfect wave; travelling with a surfboard, a snowboard, a paraglider and food found in supermarket trash canisters back home in Norway.

Bear Island is a 1979 British Canadian adventure movie directed by Don Sharp and based on the 1971 novel of the same name by Alastair MacLean. Most notably, the view of the captain Lansing's cabin presents the captain's corpse being handcuffed to bulkhead and another corpse sitting by the desk. The crew's doctor, Marlowe, finds himself enmeshed in a violent, multi-layered plot in which very few of the persons aboard are whom they claim to be.You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. This censorship severely interferes with the plot, as it is crucial to the novel to understand the motives of captain Lansing.

To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Christopher Lee, Richard Widmark and Vanessa Redgrave give their European accents a whirl (which, in Widmark’s case, is oddly transfixing). A UN expedition of scientists from different countries come to barren arctic Bear Island, between Svalbard and northern Norway, to study climate change.Bear Island is a 1979 adventure movie directed by Don Sharp and based on the novel by Alistair MacLean ( Puppet on a Chain). They developed the project for several of months in the mid 1970s but Snell was unable to raise finance. Home Page About MacLean MacLean's Life and Writing Alistair MacLean: A Life Alistair MacLean: The Key is Fear Alistair MacLean's War Book Reviews BOOK RATINGS - best to worst The Secret Ways The Satan Bug Ice Station Zebra H. A solitary figure, Larsen, hurries across an arctic landscape to his tent, from where he sends an emergency radio signal, trying to contact his colleagues on the ship 'Morning Rose', but he is killed before he can transmit any useful information.

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