Thursday, November 11, 2010

Art comparison

Alien Abductors:
Since the advent of the SF age Robots and Space-Aliens must have stolen our women by the thousands, I keep wondering what they might need them for.

The grip of fear:
Hollywood, or the film industry in general has by now turned our never ceasing fear of being invaded into an paranoid art-form perpetually fuelling SF and Horror. The Invasion of the body snatchers (right) image is something we find re-used for the movie the Revenge of the Creature, by the way.

The End:
There's likely equal bits of American arrogance and self-deprecation to be found in the way SF continually uses the image of a destroyed Lady Liberty to mark the end of civilization.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

What's on their wall...

In the living quarters of Kate's time travelling neighbor in Kate & Leopold, we can spy at the back of his kitchen a beautiful replica of a drawn poster for 30's crime movie I'll name the murderer (Yo nombraré al asesino).

And we also get to spot what looks to be a further Spanish language (Mexican?) movie poster version, this one for the Sci-Fi movie The Atomic Man (as Cerebro Atómico the "Atomic Brain") also known under the title Timeslip.
I have to admit that I wasn't aware of the alternative title before I looked it up, how fitting a choice.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Picture perfect moment

In addition to last month’s post:
Imperius Rex! Hand puppet dinosaur rules the world.
The Roger Corman produced movie Carnosaur is one of those wondeful examples that can be neatly wrapped up in a single picture. It’s simple, silly and unashamedly pathetic, and all that in all the right places - a true guilty pleasure if ever there was one, just do yourself the favour and avoid the uninspired sequels that followed.