Maybe you should get your money back, use that money to try and buy your way into heaven with the angels. I thought it was a good movie – Just hated that they had to include SO much profanity!! A rescue mission was mounted and everyone survived in a harrowing ordeal that inspired the movie Sanctum. Most of the crew were participants in the last trip, which was half cave palaeontology and half a battle against the howling wind and rain. Irrespective of whether it is “based” “inspired” on true events or not, the movie is well worth watching and the imagery amazing. Sad to say, I encountered this type of artfully misleading marketing over and over while traveling Down Under for a few months. The Nullarbor Plain is a former shallow seabed, as indicated by the presence of bryozoans, foraminifera, echinoids and red algae calcareous skeletons that make up the limestone. But I appreciate your setting the record straight. To add more reality, what about the stunt Agnes Milowka seen drowning as Judes character, she died just few days after premiere in similar circumstances, in Mt.Gambier caves. Movies, Beliefnet, and other sources. “based” means that the narrative follows the basic unfolding of the real events, or at least has a substantial connection with the real event on a number of material points. “Sanctum” begins, “Inspired by a true story.” That story was the 1988 Nullarbor cave expedition that had 13 people trapped underground. A detailed history and description. the movie was great! Tim, we try to keep this a safe place for people to express their views without fear of being insulted. That seems a rather unnecessarily ugly overstatement. The sequence within the limestone includes five formations: Thanks, Mr. Novak. That record was almost ruined in 1988 when producer Andrew Wight led a Nullarbor cave-diving expedition and a freak storm caused the entrance to collapse, leaving 15 people trapped underground. THE MOVIE MOM® is a registered trademark of Nell Minow. All content copyright Government of Western Australia, All rights reserved. Fortunately for hollywood, and James Cameron, we like stories with less than ideal endings. ! ('Nullarbor Dreaming, 1988'): What you're looking at here is a mass of rock lying on top of the path we used to walk. did not like this movie, what was it about, the real story had nothing to do with the movie. there is only one word to describe this movie, ghastly. The story was completely entertaining; the cinematography and special effects were terrific but the acting and dialogue was…well, lame. I’m printing the comments for my sophomore classes to see how much more valid comments seem when proper grammar and spelling are used. when it is movie. it made me think a lot about life. I beleive that this story is loosely based on a particular set of event, that it incorporates many realistic possabilities and that it shows some real dangers of cave diving. Dec 21, 2020 - Explore Tiffany Heath's board "Caves", followed by 178 people on Pinterest. Much of this success rested on Allum’s ingenuity in creating sleds and buoyancy systems that allowed life-giving equipment to be transported, underwater, deep into the cave. Good work James Cameron. I am getting ready to watch it a second time. "I was exploring a big cave … I'm really keen to start on Pit C tomorrow. Second edition (reprint) published December 1978, 64 pages. Main Story: Nullarbor Redux. My opinion on the movie: It is an emotional roller coaster but superbly made film. Sanctum is fantastic. No breathtaking discoveries today but a couple of very good ones. Sounds like “Sanctum”. they should fire all of the actors, and better yet the producers for saying it is based on a true story. Its kinda bump(relieve at the same time) to know about what exactly happen because when the movie was playing, i kept thinking to myself. If you could imagine for a second the pain of having an 8 ton rock smash your pelvis and then being stuck there for weeks being finger fed by a handful of friends who just happened to realize where you were after a week, and then suddenly being cut off from that last sliver of hope by another unforgiving rock slide and starving to death, in the dark, alone… you probably wouldn’t be disappointed now would you? The third cave is home to Australia’s longest underwater passage, which runs along the biggest slab of limestone on Earth. I definitely recommend it to others. Oh! They shouldnt say “based on”. A river estimated at 3 m3.s-1 rises at the foot of a 100m sheer wall and flows out of the entrance. Australian Adventurer of the Year medal winner (Australian Geographic), Andrew initiated and led the record breaking Pannikin Plain Cave Diving Expedition into Australia's remote south-west in 1988. James Cameron is in the business of making movies to get money. Had to find out the real story just to make sure it wasnt as bad as the movie but thankfully no one died so that made me feel better. Andrew Wight should be ashamed and sued by the other survivors he’s obviously kind of a douche bag. For those of you who want to bash it and criticize it for not being exactly what happened because it was inspired by a story, check out NatGeo. But be aware that “inspired by” is not the same as “based on,” which is not the same as a documentary, which is not the same as real life. Searching for Australia's Forgotten Beasts. Thanks, Jean! Definitely the best way to cap off the perfect cave trek adventure! Photographs taken by H.G. this true story was very wonderful.!!!! I loved the movie. Required fields are marked *, Black History Month Treat: Lincoln and Douglass. More so how they treated each other in the face of possible death..granted its just a movie, but it would have been much more entertaining and suspenseful if i actually gave a sh*t about the characters. Sanctum is a 2011 film written by Andrew Wight and executive produced by James Cameron, among others.. Phone CALM Esperance … Or (light bulb), I thought to myself “Google it”. Inspired by means “hey this story happened in real life, and I want to make a movie that resembles this story”. I like the lessons you took from the film very much. The ­Nullarbor Plain, the world’s largest limestone karst landscape, is tens of millions of years old. The movie was conceived loosely off a real life experience when in 1988, producer and renowned caver Andrew Wight led an expedition to explore and dive into a remote cave system hidden beneath the Nullarbor Plain in Australia. Hmm, I have not seen the flick but have been informed by many cavers that the director had an extremely good imagination and the effects and situations are close and/or true to form. In 1988 Andrew organised an international cave diving expedition to explore Pannikin Plains cave, a large mostly water filled cave located on the Nullarbor Plain in Western Australia. Andrew produced the award-winning documentary of this expedition, Nullarbor Dreaming. British pop star diagnosed with scary ear disease But I do not think it is appropriate for you to make this into an attack on an entire country. Old Homestead (over 14 km long) and Thampanna. Thanks, NM, for the info; I was hoping to learn a little about the back story. Much of her new material can be found at, 1988 Nullarbor cave expedition that had 13 people trapped underground. The region is also the location of "Nullarbor limestone" and it has a reputation as a significant karst region with Oligocene and Miocene cave formations.. A month of preparation, packing, and lists … I’m a song writer. Thanks. I really enjoyed the perspective we had on human nature and the different relations and reactions in a distress situation/environement. Fortunately for the people that inspired this MOVIE, no one died. It’s a movie! Sometimes for better sometimes for worse. Very loosley based on Wight's near-fatal 1988 expedition of Australia's Nullarbor cave system, the film follows master diver Frank McGuire and his crew, including his son Josh, on an expedition in the unexplored Esa'ala Cave system in Papua New Guinea. I just saw the movie. A bit disappointed at finding out dat tru story events were no where near da movie storyline but its worth watching. Fortunately the movie wasn’t anyway close to being true, and fortunately I did not learn that this film was so called “inspired by a true story” before renting it. An Australian Geographic Adventurer of the Year medal winner, Wight initiated and lead the record-breaking Pannikin Plain Cave Diving Expedition into Australia's remote southwest in 1988. It’s not often that our world gets the highlights, lol… Looking forward to a viewing and thanks for all the public insight. The basis for the movies motives are accurate. You never know what could happen to you. Australian Adventurer of the Year medal winner (Australian Geographic), Andrew initiated and led the record breaking Pannikin Plain Cave Diving Expedition into Australia's remote south-west in 1988. We'll have to be patient and wait until tomorrow. The cave contains an 18m tall stalagmite of impressive proportions. I just watched the movie for the first time and thought it was good people shouldn’t get so caught up in the whole “based on a true story” “inspired by…” Those terms just means that the real events laid the foundation for a more dramatic telling of the story unless its called a documentary then chances are the only thing “real” of factual is the main point to the story which in this case was cave divers got stuck in a cave the rest is up to whoevers imagination so either enjoy it for what it is a good movie or complain about what it isn’t a documentary. Great job overall. Was a gud movie. I’d much rather see a movie about the real incident. A Captain Maitland Thomson of Adelaide made the first speleological expedition to the Nullarbor Caves in 1935. It is about the will to survive. when i saw the cave, and the survivor. Apr 26, 2014 - Explore dottie wilson's board "CAVE", followed by 427 people on Pinterest. I can understand why it was panned by the critics. Aidan has exposed a humerus (upper arm bone) of a giant kangaroo called Protemnodon. Yes, it is a sad loss, Corasko. That expedition made news when torrential rains flooded the Pannikin Plains Caves - the "Everest of underground caves" - east of Cocklebiddy. Not far away is the Pannikin cave in which an expedition in 1988 nearly turned to tragedy. Once it was over the Bonus section had a heading about the Real Story. I do not expect every movie goer to get out of the film what I did, nor to appreciate the story, photography or loss of life depicted. NO ONE DIED!!!! I clicked on it, wanting to know if the two who left at the beginning made it out, but it said something like ‘This film is for rental purposes and contains the feature film only. I’ve spent some time in caves, and recommend “The Cave of Forgotten Dreams,” not scary but a great use of 3D to depict the contours of the Chauvet cave and its mesmerizing artwork. It’s a TEN in my book!!!! See more ideas about underwater caves, cave diving, places to go. I agree with you about the semantics of “inspired by”, “based on”, etc. Typical Australian oversell. Rivett bankrolled a series of nature documentaries, employing Wight and Allum to create them. The cave consists of a single chamber, 470m along its longest length with a maximum width of 150m and height of 170m. Im glad no one actually died! They had gone into the cave to make a documentary and were trapped by a rock slide. For the first time scientists were able to accurately gauge the size of this formidable predator. The producers of the movie said it was based on true events, I expected to see what really happened, not what someone says could have happened in order to make a buck. It SUCKED. That’s like saying Jaws was inspired by a true story because a shark bit someone. So here I am one hour later, I found out it is not a true story and got to read all these comments; some great and some not so great. The underground river system of Cocklebiddy lies beneath the Nullarbor Plains in southern Australia. The 3D part made it sooo much better! What hyperbole!!! This MOVIE was amazing, and had a lot of accuracy in a lot of ways. Wait, that’s right! We climbed out of the cave around 7 pm after nine straight hours underground looking forward to dinner and a beer. In my opinion (and I realize that not everyone agrees), this makes the movie fascinating. Kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. Or maybe awful. I disagree. When Australian producer and renowned caver Andrew Wight (Ghosts of the Abyss, Aliens of the Deep) led a cave diving expedition beneath Australia’s Nullarbor Plain in 1988, he had… Plongée dans une grotte sous-marine Russe I found it to be quite entertaining and at the same time, interesting from a social experiment perspective. 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