20,000 leagues under the sea
May 27 movie: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. What fun this was! Kirk Douglas, Peter Lorre and James Mason in a steampunk thriller. It was strange to watch this after having read The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Which was obviously a much darker take on the Captain Nemo character.
I kept thinking about an SNL parody of this movie, many years ago, with Phil Hartman as Captain Nemo and Rob Schneider as Peter Lorre's character. I forget who played Kirk Douglas. Everyone keeps saying "We're so deep in the ocean! We must be 20,000 leagues under the sea!" And poor Captain Nemo keeps explaining over and over that no, they're not going 20,000 leagues down, that would be physically impossible. Instead they're traveling 20,000 leagues while in the sea. And everyone keeps ignoring him and talking about how they're 20,000 leagues under the sea. The sketch went on too long, but it was pretty funny.