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.
filmografia essenziale/essential filmography
Girls 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).
CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON
Usa, 1954, 79’, bn/bw
Harry Essex, Arthur A. Ross
William E. Snyder
Ted J. Kent
effetti speciali/special effects
Charles Scott Welbourne
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)