Monday, October 09, 2006

One Million Years BC- My First Dinosaur Film

I first became aware of this film when I saw a trailer during a visit to the cinema when I was six. "Brontosaurus! A moving mountain of flesh and bone!" boomed out the typically mid-Atlantic voice-over. A phrase that stuck in my mind and comes to me even now whenever the film is mentioned. It was reassuring, when watching the original trailer on the DVD, that I had remembered the phrase exactly. Certainly I remembered the Brontosaurus but nothing of Raquel Welch, of course.
I remember being outraged and telling my mother that the whole thing was ridiculous: dinosaurs and people being around at the same time? Everyone knew that dinosaurs died out 70 million years before men appeared. That was in 1966, of course. Since then the disappearance of the last dinosaurs and the appearance of the first men seem to have got closer by a few million years but not so as to make this scenario possible. This disn't stop some of the posters for the film claiming "That was the way it was". Er, no, it wasn't.
I realise that I only saw the film for the first time on televison years later. Probably in black and white. I think that watching it again on DVD last week was only the second time I had seen it and the first time in colour.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

..or cavegirls in animal skin bikinis.

I don't care really.

If you look at Raquel Welch in seminal cavegirl film, One Million Years BC you will see that she is actually wearing an animal skin bikini (deerskin?). I suppose that it would be a fur bikini if the fur was on the outside but I'm sure that wouldn't feel as nice for her. Newspapers and magazines when talking about the film always go on about the fur bikini but it really isn't one. But then the whole concept of a fur bikini is ridiculous anyway, given that it wouldn't be at all practical, in a hostile prehistoric environment, for anything other than looking good. I used to live in Chelsea in London and the big department store there, Peter Jones, had a section called Cruisewear. This was, essentially, a selection of swimsuits which you couldn't get wet because of what they were made from (I don't remember any fur ones) or their totally impractical design. They were just designed for lounging around in and looking good. Raquel's bikini is, therefore, really neolithic cruiswear and is actually designed for lounging around in on a large dug-out canoe.

Whatever, this blog is going to be a random collection of nice pictures of girls in fur/hide bikinis together with some reviews of appropriate cave girl films.

I will also stray into African jungle babes and Lost Worlds if they are wearing appropriate clothes!