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Fantastic Voyage (1966) was a Adventure - Science Fiction Film directed by Richard Fleischer and produced by Saul David.

Academy Awards 1966 --- Ceremony Number 39 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Jack Martin Smith, Dale Hennesy; Set Decoration: Walter M. Scott, Stuart A. ReissWon
Best CinematographyErnest LaszloNominated
Best Film EditingWilliam B. MurphyNominated
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On the Set of "Fantastic Voyage" ( 1966 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Feb 24, 2019 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

"Four men and one woman on the most fantastic, spectacular and terrifying journey of their lives!" Director Richard Fleischer helmed this classic 1966 sci-fi film about five intrepid individuals who undertake the most fantastic voyage of their lives - a journey through the bloodstream of an aili... Read full article


Fantastic Voyage (1966)

By Beatrice on Feb 16, 2019 From Flickers in Time

Fantastic Voyage Directed by Richard Fleischer Written by Harry Kleiner; adapted by David Duncan from a story by Otto Klement and Jerome Bixby 1966/USA Twentieth Century Fox Repeat viewing/Amazon Instant This sci-fi classic is not as fantastic as I remember from my youth. ?Still pretty cool for its ... Read full article


Double Take: Fantastic Voyage/Innerspace

By Barry P. on Nov 10, 2014 From Cinematic Catharsis

Fantastic Voyage (1966) Directed by: Richard Fleischer; Written by Harry Kleiner; Story by Otto Klement and Jerome Bixby; Adapted by David Duncan; Starring: Stephen Boyd, Raquel Welch, Edmond O'Brien and Donald Pleasence Available on Blu-ray, DVD and Netflix Streaming Rating: **** ... Read full article


Double Take: Fantastic Voyage/Innerspace

By Barry P. on Nov 10, 2014 From Cinematic Catharsis

Fantastic Voyage (1966) Directed by: Richard Fleischer; Written by Harry Kleiner; Story by Otto Klement and Jerome Bixby; Adapted by David Duncan; Starring: Stephen Boyd, Raquel Welch, Edmond O'Brien and Donald Pleasence Available on Blu-ray, DVD and Netflix Streaming Rating: **** ... Read full article


Fantastic Voyage (1966, Richard Fleischer)

on Feb 22, 2012 From The Stop Button

Among Fantastic Voyage‘s many problems, the two salient ones are the general lack of tension and the utter lack of wonderment. Fleischer is responsible for both, though maybe not so much the first. The story can’t really be tense because there’s very little at stake. The film’... Read full article


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Quotes from

Cora Peterson: We're going to see things no one has ever seen before. Just think about it.
Grant: That's the trouble. I am.


General Carter: [after the briefing before the mission] Any questions?
Grant: Yes. When can I catch the next train back to town?


[as the submarine enters the brain]
Dr. Duval: Yet all the suns that light the corridors of the universe shine dim before the blazing of a single thought...
Grant: - proclaiming in incandescent glory the myriad mind of Man...
Dr. Michaels: Very poetic, gentlemen. Let me know when we pass the soul.
Dr. Duval: The soul? The finite mind cannot comprehend infinity - and the soul, which comes from God, is infinite.
Dr. Michaels: Yes, well, our time isn't.


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Facts about

Isaac Asimov was approached to write the novel from the script. He perused the script, and declared the script to be full of plot holes. Receiving permission to write the book the way he wanted, delays in filming and the speed at which he wrote saw the book appear before the film.
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea reportedly 'borrowed' props from the elaborate sets of this film for an episode in which a diving bell is swallowed by a huge whale.
The sound effects played over the opening credits were created for the computer in Desk Set.
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