Posts from — March 2014
Now here’s a few somethings you don’t see every day: 1.) giant monsters working together in a complicated tactical formation, 2.) the same tail-skating you see in common lizards in nature, but this time on a grand scale, and 3.) gleeful fist-pumping enthusiasm from a legendary kaiju. Unquestionably one of the lowlights from the entire franchise, the above scene comes from Jun Fukuda‘s 1973 Gojira tai Megaro. Notice the subtle way robot Jet Jaguar invites Godzilla to take another flying drop kick at Megalon. And notice that for some reason the kaiju are battling atop the World Trade Center in the US release poster, no doubt to tap into the popularity of producer Dino De Laurentiis‘ King Kong (1976).
Excited yet? Check out the poster and feast your eyes on the increase in creature scale:
March 17, 2014 No Comments
We’re back after a long hiatus with this fantastic scene from the Marx Bros‘ A Night at the Opera (dir. by Sam Wood, 1935), the trio’s (Groucho, Harpo and Chico) first film after leaving Paramount (and ditching Zeppo), made under the watchful eye of legendary MGM producer Irving Thalberg, who helped make it their biggest grossing film. The story of Otis B. Driftwood (Groucho) urging socialite Mrs. Claypool (perennial punchline Margaret Dumont) to donate $200,000 to the New York Opera Company, this scene – in which the stowaways pretend to be three famous aviators – is one of a handful of great scenes in this classic comedy. Enjoy!
March 12, 2014 No Comments