Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) was a Science Fiction - Horror Film directed by Jack Arnold and produced by William Alland.
Book Review: A Biography of the Woman Who Designed the Creature from the Black LagoonBy KC on Nov 14, 2019 From Classic Movies
Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick Mallory O'Meara Hanover Square Press, 2019 The Creature from the Black Lagoon, known as the Gill-man is one of the most beloved movie monsters, but few know that its design was created by a woman, artist Milicent Patrick. Film... Read full article
Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954)on Oct 18, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film
Originally published October 11th, 2012 Before we get to today’s review I am running a day behind (this review should have gone up yesterday) so I’ll be catching up over the weekend. ?Sorry about that but hey, it took over a week for me to fall behind so that’s a record in my book.... Read full article
Creature from the Black Lagoon: The Gill-Man's DebutBy Rick29 on Jun 8, 2016 From Classic Film & TV Cafe
Destined to join Universal's pantheon of monsters. Universal Studios was the “Home of Horror” from 1931 to 1946, but its Gothic monsters were relegated strictly to appearances alongside Abbott & Costello by the 1950s. There are many theories for the decline of Universal’s horr... Read full article
The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)By Beatrice on Dec 20, 2015 From Flickers in Time
The Creature from the Black Lagoon Directed by Jack Arnold Written by Harry Essex and Arthur A. Ross, story by Maurice Zimm 1954/USA Universal International Repeat viewing/Netflix rental Rubber-suited man + white bathing-suit beauty = iconic movie couple. A group of scientists is excited about the... Read full article
Classics Revisited: Creature from the Black LagoonBy Barry P. on Mar 23, 2014 From Cinematic Catharsis
(1954) Directed by Jack Arnold; Written by Harry Essex and Arthur Ross; Starring: Richard Carlson, Julia Adams, Richard Denning, Whit Bissell and Nestor Paiva; Available on Blu-ray and DVD Rating: **** “The creature was violent because he’s provoked into violence. Inherent... Read full article
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Ricou Browning, a professional diver and swimmer, was required to hold his breath for up to 4 minutes at a time for his underwater role as the "Gill Man." The director's logic was that the air would have to travel through the monster's gills and thus not reveal air bubbles from his mouth or nose. Thus, the costume was designed without an air tank. In the subsequent films, this detail was ignored and air can be seen emanating from the top of the creature's head.
When William Alland was a member of Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre, he heard famed Mexican cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa tell of a legend about a humanoid creature that supposedly lived in South America. That legend became the origin of this film.
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