Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Creature from the Black Lagoon

I do not know if you noticed but there seems to be great deluge of classic movies in VCD format and prices have plunged. One can get a lot of these vintage movies for only ninety-nine pesos, all original.

There is large pool of VCDs to choose from Casablanca, Bride of Frankenstein, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and a lot others. Available also are a lot of 1950s monster and science fiction classics.

Several nights ago we sat down to watch the creature from the Black Lagoon. The film still has its moment of interest; it keeps you glued to the screen. Makes you wonder how the filmmakers did it; while the rest of the actors had aqualungs the gill man did not even had bubbles coming out of it suit often. I guess it’s the illusion of film. The story was also interesting in that most of the facts about fish and rotenone were correct. And it was amazing to see a black and white film with actual fish in it. Being enthralled in fish myself I enjoyed checking what type of fish there were in the film, both saltwater and freshwater.

Its not scary but it still is interesting and a bit creepy.

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
Directed by Jack Arnold. Written by Harry Essex(Screenplay), Arthur A. Ross, and Maurice Zimm. Cast: Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning, Antonio Moreno Nestor Paiva, Whit Bissell, Bernie Gozier, Henry A. Escalante, Ricou Browning, Ben Chapman, Perry Lopez, Sydney Mason and Rodd Redwing


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