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The Rise and Fall of Quicksand In the Movies

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the no-more-fire-swamp dept.

Movies 6

Ant writes "Slate reports how '... quicksand has all but evaporated from American entertainment — rejected even by the genre directors who once found it indispensable... Quicksand once offered filmmakers a simple recipe for excitement: A pool of water, thickened with oatmeal, sprinkled over the top with wine corks. It was, in its purest form, a plot device unburdened by character, motivation, or story...'"

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Quicksand... (2, Funny)

AndyAndyAndyAndy (967043) | more than 3 years ago | (#33370288)

It's popularity has really sunk!

Re:Quicksand... (1)

CyberDong (137370) | more than 3 years ago | (#33371074)

I don't understand why... Quicksand footage is usually gritty and gripping!

Re:Quicksand... (1)

Silpher (1379267) | more than 3 years ago | (#33381976)

It's so unpopular almost nobody will even comment on this post..

Fetish??? (1)

gstoddart (321705) | more than 3 years ago | (#33370934)

Wow, reading TFA gets me this ...

Quicksand survives in movie fan clubs and fetish groups who avidly collect footage featuring quicksand.

People have a fetish for quicksand?? WTF?

Man, I guess rule 34 [urbandictionary.com] once again rears its head.

Not gone- just slowly disappearing (2, Insightful)

wombat1966 (1886522) | more than 3 years ago | (#33373010)

They are watching the WRONG movies. It was used very recently in a made-for-TV movie "The Wizards of Waverly Place", which was written, apparently, by a couple of college guys with a case or two of beer and the complete viewing library of 'The Brady Bunch" AND "Gilligan's Island." My kids loved it. I was half-hoping for a special guest appearance from Vincent Price. Alas, I was disappointed. Pam http://www.talksocialnews.com/ [talksocialnews.com]

hii (1)

claura28 (1888470) | more than 3 years ago | (#33401766)

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