Sunday, February 24, 2008

THIS ISLAND EARTH - Mancini/Salter/Stein - "Opening Credits" (1955)

Time for yet another killer classic, and this time the musical credits all go to Henry Mancini, Hans J. Salter and/or Herman Stein, and might just as well be credited to musical supervisor Joseph Gershenson for all we know. Now this music doesn't rock or swing, but it's Very spacey and just a taste of what you're about to see and hear in this amazing film! 
Not quite "Forbidden Planet", but still a great film to watch with one of the coolest and classic monsters of all time. 
This Woody looks like the one Ted used to own, bet you anything, it's got a flathead six in it! 
It's funny how Rex Reason is completely unrecognizable in this picture, but you can still tell it's Faith Domergue! 
What a difference a few hours can make! Larry, Moe, and wait, there's two Larry's and one's a woman! That's what the sight of Mutant Monsters will do to you! 
Actress Milicent Patrick was the person who designed this classic 'Mutant' monster, and she also is credited with designing , are you ready, "The Creature From The Black Lagoon." I say the whole world owes a monstrous debt of gratitude to Ms. Patrick. Can we hear one big collective Thanx Milicent!!! 
 If there's a monster heaven, the 'Mutant' from "This Island Earth" is having the time of his life with Frankenstein, The Thing, Godzilla and the rest of his buddies up there! 
This shot looks like a piece of classic art!!! 
The one thing I don't get, is with all their advanced technology, you would think these space people could at least design a seat that you can sit in without having to slouch over or sit on the edge!


Anonymous said...

Eegah!!! Thanks for putting great pic of Faith all wet in pond for Tabonga!! Give him hardwood!..

Greg Goodsell said...

I still can't figure out why the MST 3000 gang used this bonafide classic when it came to MST 3000 - THE MOVIE! And they shortened it by several reels!

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