Hi folks. I’m doing some film research and trying to dig up the greatest aerial shots of cool islands out there. Tropical islands are best but, which films do y’all suggest?
here’s my start
The Beach, 2000 Danny Boyle
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, 2004 Wes Anderson
The Day of the Dolphin, 1973 Mike Nichols
The Man With the Golden Gun, 1974 Guy Hamilton
Cast Away Robert Zemeckis
Lord of the Flies
The Island – Michael Bay
The Island – Pavel Lungin
The Blue Lagoon
This Island Earth (Dir. Joseph M. Newman, 1955)
I didn’t think it was awful, but the people at Mystery Science Theatre 3000 did. They use it for their feature film.
Wouldn’t anything British be “about islands?”
“No film is an island”
Stromboli (Dir. Roberto Rossellini, 1950)
Probably the best movie about being on an island.
All islands can be filmed, but not all films can be islanded. Or something like that. I’m very drunk.
Ha! so am I! Just came back from the bar with my girl!
on topic tho, island of Dr Moreau possibly, been awhile since I saw and promptly forgot it and I second Castaway
Damn, i should have kept my Islands in the Sun list, but i was feeling down, and it was awkward to maintain and keep a decent standard
Song of Ceylon
I am Cuba
Outcast of the Islands
Rue Cases Negres
I Walked with a Zombie
Twenty Four Eyes
Goto Isle of Love
twas on the isle of Capri where i met her, under the shade of the old walnut tree
Hell in the Pacific
Joe versus the volcano
Robinson Crusoe (Luis Bunuel)
Too late the hero
Jurassic Park & its sequels
Lost World (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
& Oh yes, not to forget the awesomest TV shows ever – The Prisoner. Future Boy Conan.
I am guessing in a way Waterworld counts as well
Guns of Navarone
Jason & the Argonauts
The Tempest (any adaptation that suits you better)
Also, look up these:
any of the Pirates films
Most of the James Bond films are mostly on an island at some point.
Greek mythological films or the Peplum films
Nic Roeg’s Castaway
BTW, the thread is already one year old, surely by now Owen Black’s done with his homework.
Nice list nonetheless.