I just saw the movie. 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. The father-of-two, who was a 2013 Senior Australian of the Year nominee, is also a renowned adventurer and cave diver. Most of the crew were participants in the last trip, which was half cave palaeontology and half a … I dont know whts wrong with ann, I think he might went for the movie by seeing the tag sanctum 3D (A). I just watched Sanctum tnite, n I think it’s been a while since I saw a good movie with a strong character, and that Sanctum had. “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. Or (light bulb), I thought to myself “Google it”. That story was the 1988 Nullarbor cave expedition that had 13 people trapped underground. British pop star diagnosed with scary ear disease They stretch for 3.5km under the Nullarbor and are usually filled with water, making them a hot spot for thrill-seeking cave divers. It SUCKED. Keep it up James Cameron! Dec 21, 2020 - Explore Tiffany Heath's board "Caves", followed by 178 people on Pinterest. Doesn’t sound like the Nullabar incident. The Caves Of Jenolan, Volume I: The Exploration and Speleogeography of Mammoth cave, Jenolan, 1972, John R. Dunkley, assisted by Edward G. Anderson. I watched it in Singapore, maybe They changed from ‘Based’ to ‘Inspired’ which seems more appropriate.. Many thanks for this very thoughtful and well-expressed comment, tunneldweller! That was a harrowing scene! As a side note, there is a large cave system north of Cocklebiddy but it is closed to public entry. Thanks, Choctaw! It was the site of the world’s longest cave diving expedition in 1983 where a world record of 6.25 kms was set. There isn’t anything deceptive about the words “inspired by”. 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 was exploring a big cave … It’s unbelievable and frankly scary that anyone could say that Andrew Wight “should have died down there” in the real incident – especially for just making a movie (that could have been better). The most famous discovery of our first expedition to the Nullarbor caves was an almost complete skeleton of the Thylacoleo carnifex or marsupial lion. If it weren’t for the former attributes, this movie might have been unwatchable. 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.. Wait, that’s right! Btw, this movie that I watched stated that it was “inspired by true event”. 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. For Pete’s sake!!! As a climber, caver, diver, and many other ways of enjoying nature and what the earth has for us to explore, this movie was amazing. 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.. So, in light of the fact that I just viewed several comments that hate at this movie just because its fictional, let me ask you this… what the fuck did you expect? , omg this movie had me crying when george knew it was time for him to go and i hate carl why would he take the last breathing thing then frank kept him alive and hes just gonna kill frank in front of his son that a mess.and i was confused when josh sucked the walls then i understood why i really cried when josh had to kill his dad :'(. It is really an awesome Movie. Third, After many years watching television, movies and reading books-I have learned that just about every story ever told based on, inspired by or even relating to events real or imagined changes with the re-telling. ! It leaves you reflecting on life, how fragile it is and really does make you feel like you are there. The Cocklebiddy is also where you can find a collapse called “The Rockpile”, a visual treat after a 750-metre swim across the second lake. Fortunately for the people that inspired this MOVIE, no one died. It’s a must watch.. I recall an article about a search in a Mexican cave system for its link to the sea.1 diver died and they had to leave the body and continue. The expedition to the Nullarbor caves is a collaborative effort between the Western Australian Museum and the Flinders University. 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. Im glad its just all made up. This makes the idea of seeing it tantalizing. Sanctum fails on every account. As a side note, there is a large cave system north of Cocklebiddy but it is closed to public entry. Thanks, Missy. The underground river system of Cocklebiddy lies beneath the Nullarbor Plains in southern Australia. Good work James Cameron. That’s like saying Jaws was inspired by a true story because a shark bit someone. Some cavers got trapped, and had to fight their way out of a cave system to survive. You have to worry about air, conserving food and water, how your going see for the next few days, and keeping everyone safe and in line. Its a James Cameron film… if you want the real thing, go watch the rocky mountain man documentary. This was captured on film by his support team, and eventually published as Nullarbor Dreaming. In memory, Agnes Milowka Memorial Environmental Science Award has been established by Mummu Media for underprivileged schools in the area of science, marine studies or exploration. That will probably be more up your ally, they stick more to the true story. Its a shame really. For the first time scientists were able to accurately gauge the size of this formidable predator. e.g. !Also This Film is inspired by a True Story lol. Well maybe the true story was not quite same, but the movie sure was amazing… Yeah they should have made it more real, but this way you are always thinking about the boy who was left alone after the whole journy… Yeah well they did say based on true story they didn’t say true story. Sad to say, I encountered this type of artfully misleading marketing over and over while traveling Down Under for a few months. Go $#%& yourself Andrew Wight- you should have died down there(or at least sustained debilitating physical or mental injuries you snake in the grass you). Well, I must say the movie was captivating and was well done. (Phys.org) —Deep in water-filled underground caves beneath Australia's Nullarbor Plain, cave divers have discovered unusual 'curtains' of biological material – known as Nullarbor cave slimes. I really thought I was right there with them! The basic events of the Nullarbor expedition were somewhat reworked into a more dramatic tale of egotistical recklessness endangering the spiritual & pragmatic work of a similar styled expedition that sought to find the end of a fictional ‘world’s largest cave system.’ In 1988, during an Australian Geographic Society-sponsored expedition to Pannikan Plains on the Nullarbor, a freak storm trapped Allum and his team underground. Indeed, James helped produce Sanctum in 2011, a suspense-thriller based on the true story of 15 cavers, including Andrew, who became trapped in a Nullarbor cave in 1988 after the entrance collapsed (AG 19). Veri nice shots of underground cave pools. I like the lessons you took from the film very much. Details: Graham Pilkington, 66 Eyre Cres., Valley View SA 5093 (h)08 2642598, (w)OB 2747620. Sanctum follows six divers as they set out to explore the little-explored Esa’ala Cave … good job.! All content copyright Government of Western Australia, All rights reserved. Second edition (reprint) published December 1978, 64 pages. The dead woman in the cave with Carl was wearing a red jumpsuit, the sameone that Victoria was wearing when she fell into the churning water. A very well made MOVIE. Just recently finished watching this movie from a DVD. In 1988, he eventually went on to attempt a record cave dive in Pannikin Plains Cave on the Nullarbor Plain, where flash floods turned the expedition into a life-or-death adventure. First of all I enjoyed the movie.. The end, I had the same sort of feeling with Black Hawk Down. A river estimated at 3 m3.s-1 rises at the foot of a 100m sheer wall and flows out of the entrance. Grant found a partial skull of what looks like the new species of Notamacropus from southern Australia that James and I are currently describing. Within an hour Grant and I decided we would up stumps on Pit B at the end of today and begin a new excavation closer to the cave entrance, where a large number of bones have been found on the cave floor and where augering on the previous trip had shown the sediment was over two metres deep. Damn enjoyable movie – the association they claim for its basis is like saying “based on Wednesday 4th of June 1986” because they heard a story about a thing that reminded them of an idea that they couldn’t remember when they came up with. The basis for the movies motives are accurate. the movie was great! It was great. even for me it was a exciting shocker i should never judge a movie buy its cover ha it was adventurous, yes but i did not 100% Even expect wat would happen to those people. The caves were beautiful and dangerous at the same time. Many film-makers in many places abuse the line between “based on” and “inspired by” and you attribution of what is a fairly minor infraction to an entire nation is offensive. Oh! 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. But I appreciate your setting the record straight. it had us asking questions and truly engaged during the movie. All that being said. To sum it up. The third cave is home to Australia’s longest underwater passage, which runs along the biggest slab of limestone on Earth. I was bothered by the complete lack of concern for the characters lives in the movie. Consequently, everything got off to a great start this morning with Paul guiding everyone on their abseil into the cave safely, Carey organising the camp, and Grant and I refining our underground plan of attack for the next two weeks. The ­Nullarbor Plain, the world’s largest limestone karst landscape, is tens of millions of years old. Cheerleader's vulgar message prompts legal showdown. With the participation and assistance of High Springs cave diver Wes Skiles, one of the survivors of that 1988 near-catastrophe, Australian filmmaker Andrew Wight was … I think you have identified the reason the movie was not a bigger box office success. maybe lessons that will one day help anyone that finds themselves in a hopeless situation. For most people, exploring the Nullarbor plain by crossing the almost treeless plain on the Eyre Highway is a once in a lifetime experience. Or the end result (however achieved) reflects reality. Hollywood is just as guilty (if you choose that definition) as any other movie producing area of changing one small simple story into a mind captivating, emotionally charged block buster movie. And thank you Neill for providing us with this article. Here's a quick look at their plan and goals for the expedition. For those of you who liked it, check it out in 3d, it was spectacular. It’ll make you feel sorry for ever wanting to see real people dying in caves. Gavin Prideaux. A rescue mission was mounted and everyone survived in a harrowing ordeal that inspired the movie Sanctum. Not far away is the Pannikin cave in which an expedition in 1988 nearly turned to tragedy. All the reviews said it was a bad movie. I’m really glad to be alive, on top of the earth and free rather then trapped and dead inside the earth. there is only one word to describe this movie, ghastly. But I do not think it is appropriate for you to make this into an attack on an entire country. 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. Aidan has exposed a humerus (upper arm bone) of a giant kangaroo called Protemnodon. Sadly, we see movies like this to see people die, and get hurt, and have other turmoils to deal with. In 1988, he eventually went on to attempt a record cave dive in Pannikin Plains Cave on the Nullarbor Plain, where flash floods turned the expedition into a life-or-death adventure. The story focuses on a near-death experience where Andrew and 12 others were trapped while cave diving following a freak storm on the Nullarbor Plain in 1988. All material © Nell Minow 1995-2021, all rights reserved, and no use or republication is permitted without explicit permission. 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. This movie is not for everyone. I liked your comments on the film very much. P.Ackroyd Oct.1988 UP-COMING EXPEDITION EXPLORATION, SURVEY, TOURIST Nullarbor Plain Caves- 23.9.89 to 9.10.89. the movie was very good and we would recommend it. Really? In my opinion (and I realize that not everyone agrees), this makes the movie fascinating. Over the weekend we sold a set of images from a Secret Nullarbor Caving Expedition. Once it was over the Bonus section had a heading about the Real Story. 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. Unfortunately, the teeth are on the underside so we can't be sure until it's completely excavated. What hyperbole!!! See more ideas about cave, cave photography, cave images. The movie was good but I feel like I have been lied to. There are no trees around Roaches Rest. See more ideas about underwater caves, cave diving, places to go. I thought it was awsome however enjoy the outdoors maybe thats why I love it !! Wight tells saweekend how he found himself with another diver, Vicky Bonwick, perched precariously on a ledge the size of a small kitchen table. Thanks, DW. Entry to the cave is easy. Koonalda Cave is a deep karst cave, situated on the Nullarbor Plain of South Australia and is well known for its archaeological evidence for ancient art and flint mining. THE MOVIE MOM® is a registered trademark of Nell Minow. “Sanctum” begins, “Inspired by a true story.” That story was the 1988 Nullarbor cave expedition that had 13 people trapped underground. It was the site of the world’s longest cave diving expedition in 1983 where a world record of 6.25 kms was set. 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