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Offline Pegasus

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Trapped - The story of Floyd Collins
« on: September 25, 2016, 01:01:33 pm »
I'm reading 'Trapped' (again) at the moment - the story of Floyd Collins

So well written...an excellent caving book I'd recommend.

http://www.bgdailynews.com/community/new-exhibits-place-mammoth-cave-s-history-in-perspective/article_35f0cb69-c222-54c6-97c7-b640c32eb1d0.html


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Re: Trapped - The story of Floyd Collins
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2016, 01:38:59 pm »
Yes, a well-written and absorbing story, shame about the (spoiler alert!) sad conclusion.

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Re: Trapped - The story of Floyd Collins
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2016, 04:36:22 pm »
There's the great old Kirk Douglas film, Ace in the Hole which is based on the events

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Re: Trapped - The story of Floyd Collins
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2016, 06:21:37 pm »
Yes, a well-written and absorbing story, shame about the (spoiler alert!) sad conclusion.

The author is clever at almost convincing you that they rescuers are going to save him.

Surely a modern day rescue team would have got him out alive....

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Re: Trapped - The story of Floyd Collins
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2016, 06:22:57 pm »
There's the great old Kirk Douglas film, Ace in the Hole which is based on the events

Would like to watch that.  Would have thought Hollywood would have filmed a remake by now.

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Re: Trapped - The story of Floyd Collins
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2016, 09:30:24 pm »
We had a discussion a few years ago about Floyd Collins the musical.

http://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=13314.0

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Re: Trapped - The story of Floyd Collins
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2016, 09:41:17 pm »
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There's the great old Kirk Douglas film, Ace in the Hole which is based on the events

Would like to watch that.  Would have thought Hollywood would have filmed a remake by now.
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Re: Trapped - The story of Floyd Collins
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2016, 10:40:57 pm »
It's definitely Film Noir . There's some truly vicious dialogue in it.

"When they bleached your hair, they must have bleached your brain too."

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Re: Trapped - The story of Floyd Collins
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2016, 04:55:34 pm »
For an excellent song, listen to "Ghost of Floyd Collins" by Black Stone Cherry (on the Folklore and Superstition LP).
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Re: Trapped - The story of Floyd Collins
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2016, 01:40:34 am »
For a near contemporary song listen to "The Death of Floyd Collins" by Vernon Dalhart.

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Dalharts version lacks a few stanzas. The composer's version is also available online;



Dalhart's version is supposed to have sold in large numbers.
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Offline Martin Laverty

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Re: Trapped - The story of Floyd Collins
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2016, 02:46:34 pm »
Floyd is also referred to in Cave Man Blues by the Memphis Jug Band - ! No longer available - an ode for cave diggers...
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Re: Trapped - The story of Floyd Collins
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2016, 10:22:08 pm »
Thanks everyone for the links to songs and the film  :thumbsup:

I found the songs poignant and am half way through watching the film whilst I do my books, a hideous task made much easier by Kirk Douglas  ;D