History Film / SevenFacesOfDrLao

2nd May '16 8:19:36 PM Geoduck
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12th Jul '15 12:14:00 PM Geoduck
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* AsianSpeekeeEngrish: At least, when it amuses Lao to do so.
20th May '15 4:45:33 PM nombretomado
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The film greatly altered the plot and softened the mordant tone of the original novel, opting rather for a sense of whimsy and wonder, reflected in the score by Leigh Harline, best known for scoring Creator/{{Disney}}'s ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' and ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}''. Unfortunately, despite an extraordinary performance by Randall and some (though not all) of the other cast (Kevin Tate as Mike is a stand-out), and the admirable visual effects -- for which SFX artist Jim Danforth received an AcademyAward nomination and makeup artist William Tuttle an Honorary [[AcademyAward Oscar]] -- the film has something of the feel of a made-for-TV movie, exacerbated by the use of stock footage from ''Atlantis, the Lost Continent'' and ''Film/{{The Time Machine|1960}}'', with unconvincing interspersed shots of the cast in ancient costume. It did not do well when it came out, but as the years have gone by, it has come into its own, and is now widely regarded as a fantasy classic.

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The film greatly altered the plot and softened the mordant tone of the original novel, opting rather for a sense of whimsy and wonder, reflected in the score by Leigh Harline, best known for scoring Creator/{{Disney}}'s ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' and ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}''. Unfortunately, despite an extraordinary performance by Randall and some (though not all) of the other cast (Kevin Tate as Mike is a stand-out), and the admirable visual effects -- for which SFX artist Jim Danforth received an AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nomination and makeup artist William Tuttle an Honorary [[AcademyAward [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]] -- the film has something of the feel of a made-for-TV movie, exacerbated by the use of stock footage from ''Atlantis, the Lost Continent'' and ''Film/{{The Time Machine|1960}}'', with unconvincing interspersed shots of the cast in ancient costume. It did not do well when it came out, but as the years have gone by, it has come into its own, and is now widely regarded as a fantasy classic.
18th Apr '15 3:08:31 AM jormis29
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''7 Faces of Dr. Lao'' is a 1964 fantasy film from [[MetroGoldwynMayer MGM]], [[FilmOfTheBook based on]] the 1935 novel ''Literature/TheCircusOfDoctorLao'' by Charles G. Finney, directed by George Pal, and starring Barbara Eden, Arthur O'Connell, John Ericson, Kevin Tate, and Tony Randall in a ''tour de force'' [[DoubleVision performance]] as the eponymous Chinese showman, the [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti Abominable Snowman]], [[BlindSeer Apollonius of Tyana]], the Giant Serpent, [[ClassicalMythology Medusa]], [[{{Merlin}} Merlin the Magician]], [[ClassicalMythology Pan]], and [[PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo an unmade-up, anonymous, and silent member]] of his own audience.

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''7 Faces of Dr. Lao'' is a 1964 fantasy film from [[MetroGoldwynMayer MGM]], [[FilmOfTheBook based on]] the 1935 novel ''Literature/TheCircusOfDoctorLao'' by Charles G. Finney, directed by George Pal, and starring Barbara Eden, Arthur O'Connell, John Ericson, Kevin Tate, and Tony Randall in a ''tour de force'' [[DoubleVision performance]] as the eponymous Chinese showman, the [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti Abominable Snowman]], [[BlindSeer Apollonius of Tyana]], the Giant Serpent, [[ClassicalMythology [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Medusa]], [[{{Merlin}} [[Myth/{{Merlin}} Merlin the Magician]], [[ClassicalMythology [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Pan]], and [[PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo an unmade-up, anonymous, and silent member]] of his own audience.
25th Apr '14 4:17:32 AM Geoduck
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* FakeNationality: The Chinese Lao (not to mention the Turkish Apollonius, British Merlin, Greek Pan and Medusa, and Nepalese Snowman) are all played by European-American Randall. No wonder his accent "comes and goes."
1st Jan '14 2:06:48 PM Geoduck
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25th Oct '13 2:37:23 PM Geoduck
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* FaunsAndSatyrs: Pan, the God of Joy.


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* MagicalFlautist: Pan and his pipes.
12th Sep '13 6:45:59 AM Larkmarn
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-->'''Fat Cowboy:''' ...[[AllAsiansAreAlike Looks like a]] ''[[AllAsiansAreAlike Jap]]'' [[AllAsiansAreAlike to me]].

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-->'''Fat Cowboy:''' ...[[AllAsiansAreAlike Looks like a]] ''[[AllAsiansAreAlike Jap]]'' [[AllAsiansAreAlike a ''Jap'' to me]].me.
11th Sep '13 10:40:46 AM Larkmarn
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* AllAsiansAreAlike: As emphasized thus:
-->'''Fat Cowboy:''' ...[[AllAsiansAreAlike Looks like a]] ''[[AllAsiansAreAlike Jap]]'' [[AllAsiansAreAlike to me]].
-->'''Toothless Cowboy:''' Naaaw. He's Chinese.
-->'''Fat Cowboy:''' How do you know?
-->'''Toothless Cowboy:''' 'Cause I ain't stupid!


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* InterchangeableAsianCultures: As emphasized thus:
-->'''Fat Cowboy:''' ...[[AllAsiansAreAlike Looks like a]] ''[[AllAsiansAreAlike Jap]]'' [[AllAsiansAreAlike to me]].
-->'''Toothless Cowboy:''' Naaaw. He's Chinese.
-->'''Fat Cowboy:''' How do you know?
-->'''Toothless Cowboy:''' 'Cause I ain't stupid!
6th Sep '13 7:19:42 PM Tarlonniel
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* BiggerOnTheInside: The circus tent is rather modestly sized when viewed from without, but those who step inside find that it contains many large exhibit rooms as well as an arena with enough seating for the entire population of the town.
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