Thursday, December 11, 2008

CESTA DO PRAVEKU aka JOURNEY TO THE BEGINNING OF TIME / Czechoslovakia - 1955 / Music by E.F. Burian & Frantisek Strangmüller

Tonight Tabonga go out on prehistoric limb. Here is hard to find Czech flick by master flickmaker Karel Zeman. He also make THE FABULOUS WORLD OF JULES VERNE, THE FABULOUS BARON MUNCHAUSEN, ON THE COMET and others.

Music is total dudsville except for beginning and end, so turn out okay. Sound like cool Sci-Fi Jazz! BACK IN TIME!

Okay, so, 4 wild and crazy kid go to American Natural History Museum in NY!

They go in row boat and paddle into past through tunnel-o-love!.. Jus' kidding!!

They have to push boat through Ice Age... Row boat not work that great on ice!!

They see Woolly Mammoth and they goof aroun' in caveman' cave!.. They kinda nosey!!

Duuuhhh... Which way did they go, George?!!

So, kid keep going back farther in time and keep seeing very cool creature along way!

It seem pretty obvious, Karel dig FANTASIA!

Kid find dead Stegosaurus an' climb on like carnival ride!

Tabonga need beret wif' puff ball on top!

Kid just keep goin' back in time until they reach 'The Beginning.' Then guess what??!.. They wake up from nap an' are back to present inside museum all safe an' sound!!.. What gives?!


Greg Goodsell said...

Those creatures -- they're disturbing!!!!

Petasonic said...

Movie of my childhood! I love it. Hi from Prague!

Anonymous said...

The NYC scenes were not done by Karel Zeman but were added by the U.S. distributor to make the picture more "identifiable" for US audience. You'll notice the kids never face the camera in the New York sequence. I have never seen the uncut version of the film but from what I gather it had a somewhat different ending. The US version was shown at kiddee matinees well into the 1970s and was often serialized on local kid show programing.

Ab Fab said...


Does anyone know where I can buy this film? I wanna show it to the kids in my class because they're studying prehistoric animals in rivers!

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