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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Then there were the other gimmicks, what was that one with the spine-tingling aliens, where they had electric shocks in the seats?!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I remember reading about "It Came From Outer Space" in 3D, in the early 70s, wished I could've seen it that way as I quite liked the film.


darn auto correct.....'GOG' not 'GOD'....SCARED the heck out of me..when I was a kid...when I first saw it in 1959, some 5 yrs after it was released..the scientist freezing and shattering into pieces, when he hit the ground..really spooked me out....

It came was a brilliant 50's sci-fi..with some 'cold war' elements to it..screenplay by ray Bradberry..shot in crisp b/w..

had the great Richard Carlson in it..(character actor)
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some 50s SF stands the test of time far better than 60s and 70s stuff... Quatermass, Forbidden Planet, etc
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frankymole wrote:
Some 50s SF stands the test of time far better than 60s and 70s stuff... Quatermass, Forbidden Planet, etc


The Quatermass films, weren't well received here in the states...'too british' was the opinion...and they weren't promoted well...as for some of the best known and loved sci-fi of the 50's, that would include, Desination moon,(1951) It came from Outer space (1953) The Thing (1951) Them (1954) GOG (1954) Forbidden Planet (1956) Earth VS the Flying Saucers (1958)

among the many others...and I would concur, the 50's batch, was the best examples...
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The Quatermass films, weren't well received here in the states...'too british' was the opinion...


And that was the judgement given to the Avengers film at the test screenings.Smile


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The Quatermass films, weren't well received here in the states...'too british' was the opinion...


And that was the judgement given to the Avengers film at the test screenings.Smile


if memory serves me right....THERE was NO press screenings for that film..as Warners probably realized what a train wreck that film was..most of the time, the press gets a screening...so a review. ( pro / con ) is written..alerting the public..
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was certainly no press screening in the UK.

I remember that they had some sort of post-screening party as a premiere where some z-list celebrities turned up - a weather girl dressed as Emma Peel.
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There was certainly no press screening in the UK.

I remember that they had some sort of post-screening party as a premiere where some z-list celebrities turned up - a weather girl dressed as Emma Peel.


and there was NO press screenings in North America, either....
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2022 8:48 am    Post subject: Hello, 2 dimensional pictures always seem more naturally 3d Reply with quote

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After a short time my brain just ignores the lack of colour, like it ignores the lack of three dimensions, the edge of a frame, smell, touch and other senses... I'm dumbfounded that some young people can't get over the lack of colour, when all the riches of sight and sound are on display.

It isn't only young people. From the mid-seventies onwards my mother has refused to watch anything in not in colour, her reasoning being that she didn't spend all that money on a colour set to watch in black & white. It caused a few family arguments over the years.

Interesting point about the frame, hardly anybody mentions that. All attempts to introduce 3D television have failed because of it - 3D can never work unless you can get the picture to fill your entire field of vision, it seems strange to me that few people seem to realise that.
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2022 8:48 am    Post subject: Hello, 2 dimensional pictures always seem more naturally 3d Reply with quote

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Frankymole wrote:
After a short time my brain just ignores the lack of colour, like it ignores the lack of three dimensions, the edge of a frame, smell, touch and other senses... I'm dumbfounded that some young people can't get over the lack of colour, when all the riches of sight and sound are on display.

It isn't only young people. From the mid-seventies onwards my mother has refused to watch anything in not in colour, her reasoning being that she didn't spend all that money on a colour set to watch in black & white. It caused a few family arguments over the years.

Interesting point about the frame, hardly anybody mentions that. All attempts to introduce 3D television have failed because of it - 3D can never work unless you can get the picture to fill your entire field of vision, it seems strange to me that few people seem to realise that.
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2022 1:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Hello, 2 dimensional pictures always seem more naturally Reply with quote

Philip Mason wrote:
Ian Wegg wrote:
Frankymole wrote:
After a short time my brain just ignores the lack of colour, like it ignores the lack of three dimensions, the edge of a frame, smell, touch and other senses... I'm dumbfounded that some young people can't get over the lack of colour, when all the riches of sight and sound are on display.

It isn't only young people. From the mid-seventies onwards my mother has refused to watch anything in not in colour, her reasoning being that she didn't spend all that money on a colour set to watch in black & white. It caused a few family arguments over the years.

Interesting point about the frame, hardly anybody mentions that. All attempts to introduce 3D television have failed because of it - 3D can never work unless you can get the picture to fill your entire field of vision, it seems strange to me that few people seem to realise that.
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3D HAS BEEN kicking around since the early 50's...by '54, it had flamed out...TV hasn't fare much better...the jury is still out..and probably will never be a factor in broadcasting..etc
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2022 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mousemeat wrote:
Frankymole wrote:
Some 50s SF stands the test of time far better than 60s and 70s stuff... Quatermass, Forbidden Planet, etc


The Quatermass films, weren't well received here in the states...'too british' was the opinion...and they weren't promoted well...as for some of the best known and loved sci-fi of the 50's, that would include, Desination moon,(1951) It came from Outer space (1953) The Thing (1951) Them (1954) GOG (1954) Forbidden Planet (1956) Earth VS the Flying Saucers (1958)

among the many others...and I would concur, the 50's batch, was the best examples...
The one that freaked me out was a 1958 film called "The Fiend Without a Face"... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiend_Without_a_Face

I was scared to walk back from my friend's house at about 2am or whatever it was, after that was shown on late-night TV.
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2022 2:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frankymole wrote:
mousemeat wrote:
Frankymole wrote:
Some 50s SF stands the test of time far better than 60s and 70s stuff... Quatermass, Forbidden Planet, etc


The Quatermass films, weren't well received here in the states...'too british' was the opinion...and they weren't promoted well...as for some of the best known and loved sci-fi of the 50's, that would include, Desination moon,(1951) It came from Outer space (1953) The Thing (1951) Them (1954) GOG (1954) Forbidden Planet (1956) Earth VS the Flying Saucers (1958)

among the many others...and I would concur, the 50's batch, was the best examples...
The one that freaked me out was a 1958 film called "The Fiend Without a Face"... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiend_Without_a_Face

I was scared to walk back from my friend's house at about 2am or whatever it was, after that was shown on late-night TV.


oh man, I can certainly see where you were coming from..for a b/w film, it was rather creepy...what gave me the creeps.was the way the brains, fell apart, when they got shot....and of course, how they would wrap themselves around your neck and back, and pull you brains and spinal cord out....

yikes !

a few yrs ago, criterion released a remastered DVD of it..and it look fantastic !
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2022 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I've got a DVD of it somewhere, but I've never watched it again as I'm too scared Laughing
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Yes I've got a DVD of it somewhere, but I've never watched it again as I'm too scared Laughing



go ahead....take the plunge.....look out !.....lol.....all kidding aside, I can understand your reluctance....there's scene in 'GOG'....where the Lab Tech
gets caught in the locked lab..temps drop down, so brutally cold, he falls over and shatters when he hits the floor...still uneases me to this day..
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