History Film / TheGiantClaw

17th Sep '17 3:50:55 AM erforce
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* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever
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* BMovie

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* FeatheredFiend: You bet!
* GiantFlyer

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30th May '17 7:28:33 AM 10001100
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[[quoteright:344:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/giantclawtitle.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:344: Can you spot the difference? (Hint: The poster doesn't show the monster's head...)]]



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[[caption-width-right:344: Can you spot the difference? (Hint: The poster doesn't show the monster's head...)]]



This movie is simply priceless. It's got everything that a B science-fiction/horror movie from the 50s should have; a completely ridiculous monster, laughable dialogue delivered with total sincerity, copious use of mismatched stock footage, gobs and gobs of pseudo-scientific TechnoBabble... you name it. All that's missing is the FauxlosophicNarration. Although the actors' ruminations on their careers upon seeing the monster for the first time might've been entertaining.

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This movie is simply priceless. It's got everything that a comedy movie disguised as a B science-fiction/horror movie from the 50s should have; a completely ridiculous monster, laughable dialogue delivered with total sincerity, copious use of mismatched stock footage, gobs and gobs of pseudo-scientific TechnoBabble... you name it. All that's missing is the FauxlosophicNarration. Although the actors' ruminations on their careers upon seeing the monster for the first time might've been entertaining.
26th Feb '17 4:52:12 PM nombretomado
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By the way, it was released by Columbia Pictures -- also responsible for ''LawrenceOfArabia'' and ''Film/JasonAndTheArgonauts''. This is the one that tends not to be mentioned in the studio-anniversary clip shows.

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By the way, it was released by Columbia Pictures -- also responsible for ''LawrenceOfArabia'' ''Film/LawrenceOfArabia'' and ''Film/JasonAndTheArgonauts''. This is the one that tends not to be mentioned in the studio-anniversary clip shows.
21st Nov '16 11:43:43 AM kyojikasshu
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It never got an episode on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', which, quite frankly, is a crime. Creator/JamesRolfe, however, [[http://cinemassacre.com/2009/10/13/13-giant-claw-1957/ gives a fine insight on it]].

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It never got an episode on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', which, quite frankly, is a crime.crime (though there is hope, with the revival of [=MST3K=] coming in 2017). Creator/JamesRolfe, however, [[http://cinemassacre.com/2009/10/13/13-giant-claw-1957/ gives a fine insight on it]].
2nd Aug '16 12:07:07 PM SunriseWarrior
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It never got an episode on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', which, quite frankly, is a crime. [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd James Rolfe]], however, [[http://cinemassacre.com/2009/10/13/13-giant-claw-1957/ gives a fine insight on it]].

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It never got an episode on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', which, quite frankly, is a crime. [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd James Rolfe]], Creator/JamesRolfe, however, [[http://cinemassacre.com/2009/10/13/13-giant-claw-1957/ gives a fine insight on it]].
23rd Feb '16 9:34:10 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* HiroshimaAsAUnitOfMeasure: The titular creature is frequently stated to be the size of a battleship.


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23rd Jan '16 8:21:02 PM Xeno42
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* EnforcedMethodActing: Be sure to check out the ''furious'' look on Jeff Morrow's face when huge chunks of flaming debris land inches from his head, followed by a ''very'' abrupt cut.
2nd Sep '15 6:52:34 PM nombretomado
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It never got an episode on ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'', which, quite frankly, is a crime. [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd James Rolfe]], however, [[http://cinemassacre.com/2009/10/13/13-giant-claw-1957/ gives a fine insight on it]].

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It never got an episode on ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'', ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', which, quite frankly, is a crime. [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd James Rolfe]], however, [[http://cinemassacre.com/2009/10/13/13-giant-claw-1957/ gives a fine insight on it]].
13th Jul '15 5:57:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* StockFootage: One shot of a building losing its top in New York has been recycled from a building in Los Angeles being shot by a [[Film/TheWarOfTheWorlds1953 Martian War Machine]].
** Several shots of collapsing buildings crushing hapless civilians beneath them were taken from two other 50's atomic horror movies, [[TheBeastFrom20000Fathoms The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms]] and [[EarthVsTheFlyingSaucers Earth vs. the Flying Saucers]].

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One shot of a building losing its top in New York has been recycled from a building in Los Angeles being shot by a [[Film/TheWarOfTheWorlds1953 Martian War Machine]].
** Several shots of collapsing buildings crushing hapless civilians beneath them were taken from two other 50's 50s atomic horror movies, [[TheBeastFrom20000Fathoms The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms]] ''Film/TheBeastFromTwentyThousandFathoms'' and [[EarthVsTheFlyingSaucers Earth vs. the Flying Saucers]].''Film/EarthVsTheFlyingSaucers''.
15th Apr '15 4:11:30 PM WillBGood
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Thus we finally get our first glimpses of the beast that would put the combined worst of the bestiaries from every ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' Monster Manual to shame: a mighty battleship-sized phoenix from outer space, that flies faster than the speed of sound, that emanates a force-field of antimatter protecting it from all that the military can throw at it... as embodied by ''' a puppet that looks like [[Series/SesameStreet Big Bird's]] evil twin'''.

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Thus we finally get our first glimpses of the beast that would put the combined worst of the bestiaries from every ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' Monster Manual to shame: a mighty battleship-sized phoenix from outer space, that flies faster than the speed of sound, that emanates a force-field of antimatter protecting it from all that the military can throw at it... as embodied by ''' a puppet that looks like [[Series/SesameStreet Big Bird's]] [[WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker Buzz Buzzard's]] evil twin'''.
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