Wednesday, May 22, 2013

EOLOMEA - Günther Fischer - "Ground Control To Daniel Lagny" (1972)

"Eolomea," "Eltűnt Nyolc Űrhajó," or is it "Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe?" Hell, I don't know anymore! Just lost in space, I guess!!

"Eolomea" is a very well made East European cold war flick, but there is just one overwhelming problem! There ain't no monsters! Space movies without monsters, no matter how well made they are, are going to have a tendency to be on the boring side! Period! One thing that's not boring is the exceptionally cool music in the movie that was composed by the very talented Günther Fischer of "A Terrific Scent Of Fresh Hay" fame, with an ongoing theme that has an overwhelming feel that is highly suggestive of The Beatles' "Fool On The Hill!"

There is just something about the words simple and annihilation together that doesn't work for me! In East Germany 1972, it probably made more sense!

Great spacial effects, no doubt, but if there's not an alien hiding in that spacescape somewhere, well, I rest my point!

Space dude has got a hole in his sock, and they send up the wrong kind of patch kit! Curiously comedic and interesting, yeah, enough to base a movie on, not quite!

This shot reminds me of the time I climbed to the top of Hollister Peak and lost a chess match to Ron Le Fleur!

Tequila Sunrise in space, "Inna Gadda Da Vida," or Eyi, Eyi Oh?

I must admit, that pretty much sums it up!!

The Veronica Lake look does it for me every time!!

Very interesting concept! Do you suppose that it's safe to assume that means, "You look like shit!"

But you do have to hand it to those East Germans for their concept of what it looks like on other planets, BUT, once again, where are the freakin' monsters?

This guy is as close as they get to a monster, a bad case of weasel measles!

I find this shot intriguing!

A computerized robot that doesn't know anything, well now, that's not going to be a lot of help! They might have skimped on the design of this guy just a little bit!

Maybe it's just my dirty mind, but there's something latently sexual about this scene!

They finally find all the lost crews and they all blast off together in the grand finale!

Ivan Andonov channels Mike Nesmith of The Monkees in one of the last scenes, like, "Oh, Well, what am I supposed to do about it, and I agree completely! And just in case you haven't seen it, for a real treat, go check out The Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield's version of David Bowie's "Space Oddity!" It's a kick!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the heads up about the Commander Chris Hadfield video. Amazing!

Eegah!! said...

You're very welcome! I thought it was pretty cool! I'm a big David Bowie fan, but "Space Oddity" was never my favourite song, but it's a lot easier to appreciate when it's done by a guy who is really in space!!

TABONGA! said...

After Viking 1 landed on Mars in 1976 and showed that it was just a big dust ball, well, all the air was let out of the monster balloon..

Monster Music

Monster Music
AAARRGGHHH!!!! Ya'll Come On Back Now, Y'Hear??