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CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON

CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON
by Jack Arnold
Country: USA
Year: 1954
Duration: 79'


A boating expedition on the Amazon River by a group of paleontologists. A lagoon which has remained untouched since prehistoric times. A girl in a white bathing suit swims on the surface of the water while, unbeknownst to her, a bizarre man-fish swims in harmony below. This is the most famous scene of one of the masterpieces by Jack Arnold, a master of “humanistic” sci-fi, who abandons himself to the sensuality inherent in horror. A melancholy love story about someone who is “different,” the basis of The Shape of Water by Guillermo Del Toro.

Biography

film director

Jack Arnold

FILMOGRAFIA

filmografia essenziale/essential filmographyGirls in the Night (Ragazze nella notte, 1953), It Came from Outer Space (Destinazione terra, 1953), Creature from the Black Lagoon (Il mostro della laguna nera, 1954), Revenge of the Creature (La vendetta del mostro, 1955), Tarantula (Tarantola, 1955), The Incredible Shrinking Man (Radiazioni BX: distruzione uomo, 1957), Monster of the Campus (Ricerche diaboliche, 1958), The Mouse that Roared (Il ruggito del topo, tv, 1959).

Cast

& Credits

ack arnold
CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON
Usa, 1954, 79’, bn/bw

regia/director
Jack Arnold
soggetto/story
Maurice Zimm
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Harry Essex, Arthur A. Ross
fotografia/cinematography
William E. Snyder
montaggio/film editing
Ted J. Kent
effetti speciali/special effects
Charles Scott Welbourne
trucco/make-up
Bud Westmore
musica/music
Joseph Gershenson
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Richard Carlson (David Reed), Julie Adams (Kay Lawrence), Richard Denning (Mark Williams), Antonio Moreno (Carl Maia), Nestor Paiva (Lucas), Whit Bissell (Edwin Thompson), Bernie Gozier (Zee)
produttore/producer
William Alland
produzione/production
Universal Pictures
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