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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

Grant: [as the team enters a door marked "Sterilization Room"] How much can a man give to his country?


Grant: Wait a minute! They can't shrink me.
General Carter: Our miniaturizer can shrink anything.
Grant: But I don't want to be miniaturized!
General Carter: It's just for an hour.
Grant: Not even for a minute!


Dr. Peter Duval: The medieval philosophers were right. Man is the center of the universe. We stand in the middle of infinity between outer and inner space, and there's no limit to either.


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Facts about

The sound effects played over the opening credits were created for the computer in Desk Set.
As a college student, director Richard Fleischer was a pre-med student for a time.
The scenes of crewmembers swimming outside the sub were shot on dry soundstages with the actors suspended from wires. There was some additional hazard involved because, to avoid reflections from the metal, the wires were washed in acid to roughen them, which made them more likely to break. To create the impression of swimming in a resisting medium, the scenes were shot at 50% greater speed than normal, then played back at normal speed.
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