Thursday, October 4, 2007

THE GHOST IN THE INVISIBLE BIKINI - Nancy Sinatra - "Geronimo" (1966)

1966! What a year!! Right about here is where the genres start splitting off like some viral micro-organisms observed under a microscope. "Village Of The Giants" probably started it in 1965, "The Ghost In The Invisible Bikini," in 1966 & "Hillbillys In A Haunted House" in 1967 all basically used a bastardization of the monster movie concept to their advantage to hype the new teen or country musical acts they were trying to promote. Generally it makes for a fun watch, you didn't have to think real hard & the colors were bright! Throw in Basil Rathbone & Boris Karloff, and play a lot of music, try for some cheap laughs & don't worry about much else. Fluff is a good reference point, but, really good fluff. Down here we love these flicks, you can even fall asleep watching them, wake up later & you still know exactly what's going on. That's How Great these kind of films are!! Try THAT with "Citizen Kane" or "Larry Of Arabia," why don't you? Nancy Sinatra was always Hot, & her appearance here is no exception, even if the song ain't that great. Bobby Fuller's in there too, but that's another story, this one's about Nancy!



Greg Goodsell said...

Be bop a lula, Tommy Kirk!

Anonymous said...

Love the song!!
It's great, wish it had been released on record. At least we have it on DVD from the movie.

Eegah!! and Tabonga! said...

These days, you gotta take things where you can find them. It's almost like Archeology some times!

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