To the Brain and Back - "Fantastic Voyage" pulsed by Anatomy from Asimov

Autumn 1966: A Medical Operation that's critical to Military Operations - ... an operation vitally urgent to the security of the free world... a voyage into inner space, into the living body, via a submarine and everyone in it shrunk down to the size of a single cell... inserted hypodermically and transported by the body's circulatory system, through the heart and the lungs, into the brain... so that a laser beam might dissolve a life-threatening blood clot, in a brain that holds an earth-imperiling secret.... ... $4 million will be spent to make this milestone of entertainment and showmanship. That was the 1966 promotional pitch to motion picture distributors and theater owners. A 1966 ad for Fantastic Voyage proclaimed, "You've never been HERE before!" A 1966 magazine review described the film as "an enlightening excursion through inner space - the body of a man." A newspaper review declared, "... imaginative, inventive, ingenious...." In the credits, the filmmakers expressed their indebtedness "to the many doctors, technicians, and research scientists whose knowledge and insights helped guide this production." There's further indebtedness: Even those of us who are not Sci Fi fans and who are not disposed to science fantasy can marvel (still!) at the depictions of the microscopic worlds that inhabit our bodies and are beyond the imaginations of most of us. Visual Effects and Sound Effects The actions and scenes of Fantastic Voyage had to be photographed mechanica...
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