History Film / CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon

26th Nov '15 2:01:15 PM eroock
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* JunglesSoundLikeKookaburras: The distinctive cry can be heard throughout the film which is set in the heart of the Brazilian Jungle.
26th Nov '15 6:55:42 AM eroock
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'''''Creature From the Black Lagoon''''' is a Creator/{{Universal}} {{Horror}} film from 1954. Tells the story of "the Devonian man," or Gill Man, an amphibious, half man, half fish, creature that has existed since the age of dinosaurs in such a perfect condition that it has not had to evolve. An expedition is organized to go into [[TheAmazon heart of the Brazilian Jungle]] where "Evolution has stopped" to try and find a living specimen. Naturally, Gill Man is highly territorial and [[MarsNeedsWomen lonely]], killing and drowning anyone he can get his claws on. He's also highly intelligent; once the IgnoredExpert convinces the crew to leave while they can, Gill Man barricades the exit to the lagoon by toppling a tree so he can finish them off.
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'''''Creature ''Creature From the Black Lagoon''''' Lagoon'' is a Creator/{{Universal}} {{Horror}} film from 1954. Tells the story of "the Devonian man," or Gill Man, an amphibious, half man, half fish, creature that has existed since the age of dinosaurs in such a perfect condition that it has not had to evolve. An expedition is organized to go into [[TheAmazon heart of the Brazilian Jungle]] where "Evolution has stopped" to try and find a living specimen. Naturally, Gill Man is highly territorial and [[MarsNeedsWomen lonely]], killing and drowning anyone he can get his claws on. He's also highly intelligent; once the IgnoredExpert convinces the crew to leave while they can, Gill Man barricades the exit to the lagoon by toppling a tree so he can finish them off.
23rd Oct '15 11:05:48 AM BobTanaka
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Captain Lucas is a perfectly friendly man, but if you try to overrule his authority as captain he will not hesitate to pull a knife on you.
21st Aug '15 6:43:47 PM Kooshmeister
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* AndAnotherThing: During his conversation with Kay before the Gill Man escapes, Thompson says this very line but gets interrupted when the creature busts free. In the {{Novelization}}, he gets to say the full line and reveal exactly what that "other thing" was (specifically he voices his concern that Mark is taking advantage of Kay).
5th Jul '15 8:48:28 PM Kooshmeister
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** The first was by J.R. Fearn under the pseudonym Vargo Statten. It was published in the 50's and is faithful to the film. The only real departure is a scene wherein David and Mark get attacked by a giant man-eating underwater tree. ** The second is by Walter Harris writing under under the pseudonym "[[AwesomeMcCoolname Carl Dreadstone]]," which barely resembles the film. Not only are several characters renamed (some slightly, others very drastically), but everyone besides David and Kay who survived the movie dies, and the titular monster as a Franchise/{{Godzilla}}-sized [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever aquatic hermaphroditic pig-lizard]] referred to as [=AA=] for "Advanced Amphibian." In addition to numerous ''KingKong'' metaphors, Harris adds a subplot involving the expedition getting captured by a hostile Indian tribe, a scene where "[=AA=]" battles a [[HellishCopter helicopter]], and a changed ending wherein the monster needs to be killed with a Polaris missile from a Brazilian Navy torpedo boat (!).
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** The first was by J.R. Fearn under the pseudonym Vargo Statten. It was published in the 50's and is faithful to the film. The only real departure is film except for a scene wherein David and Mark get attacked by a giant man-eating underwater tree. ** The second is by Walter Harris writing under under the pseudonym "[[AwesomeMcCoolname Carl Dreadstone]]," which barely resembles the film. Not only are several characters renamed (some slightly, others very drastically), but everyone besides David and Kay who survived the movie dies, and the titular monster as a Franchise/{{Godzilla}}-sized [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever aquatic hermaphroditic pig-lizard]] referred to as [=AA=] for "Advanced Amphibian." In addition to numerous ''KingKong'' metaphors, Harris adds a subplot involving the expedition getting captured by a hostile Indian tribe, a scene where "[=AA=]" battles a [[HellishCopter helicopter]], helicopter, and a changed ending wherein the monster needs to be killed with a Polaris missile from a Brazilian Navy torpedo boat (!).
5th Jul '15 8:45:37 PM Kooshmeister
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** The first was by J.R. Fearn under the pseudonym Vargo Statten. It was published in the 50's and is faithful to the film. ** The second is by Walter Harris writing under under the pseudonym "[[AwesomeMcCoolname Carl Dreadstone]]," which barely resembles the film, renaming almost all of the characters, killing off nearly everyone who survived in the actual movie, and depicting the titular monster as a Franchise/{{Godzilla}}-sized [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever aquatic hermaphroditic pig-lizard]].
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** The first was by J.R. Fearn under the pseudonym Vargo Statten. It was published in the 50's and is faithful to the film. film. The only real departure is a scene wherein David and Mark get attacked by a giant man-eating underwater tree. ** The second is by Walter Harris writing under under the pseudonym "[[AwesomeMcCoolname Carl Dreadstone]]," which barely resembles the film, renaming almost all of the characters, killing off nearly film. Not only are several characters renamed (some slightly, others very drastically), but everyone besides David and Kay who survived in the actual movie, movie dies, and depicting the titular monster as a Franchise/{{Godzilla}}-sized [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever aquatic hermaphroditic pig-lizard]].pig-lizard]] referred to as [=AA=] for "Advanced Amphibian." In addition to numerous ''KingKong'' metaphors, Harris adds a subplot involving the expedition getting captured by a hostile Indian tribe, a scene where "[=AA=]" battles a [[HellishCopter helicopter]], and a changed ending wherein the monster needs to be killed with a Polaris missile from a Brazilian Navy torpedo boat (!).
22nd May '15 2:36:17 AM DeadlyAssassin
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* CaliforniaDoubling: The Brazilian Jungle was actually the Florida Everglades; you can even see a light post at one point!
24th Apr '15 5:54:09 PM Dingbot
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* ArtisticLicenceBiology: The Gill Man himself, obviously. There's also a line suggesting that there were giant rats in the Devnonian period...two hundred million years before mammals, give-or-take.
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* ArtisticLicenceBiology: The Gill Man himself, obviously. There's also a line suggesting that there were giant rats in the Devnonian Devonian period...two hundred million years before mammals, give-or-take.

* PeopleInRubberSuits: Almost the architype
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* PeopleInRubberSuits: Almost the architypearchetype
29th Jan '15 10:05:53 PM KingClark
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* LicensedPinballTable: Partially based on the movie, and partially based on [[FramingDevice attending a drive-in to see the movie]]. More information [[Pinball/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon here.]]
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* LicensedPinballTable: Partially based on the movie, and partially based on [[FramingDevice attending a drive-in to see the movie]]. More information [[Pinball/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon here.]]here]].
9th Jan '15 10:55:43 AM efay
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* SpiritualSuccessor: To "Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth," according to some CthulhuMythos fans.
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* SpiritualSuccessor: To "Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth," according to some "Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth." Some subsequent CthulhuMythos fans.writers have written Innsmouth stories inspired by or that make reference to ''Creature from the Black Lagoon''.
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