Wednesday, 3 September 2014

BABE OF THE DAY - RAQUEL WELCH...



Ah!  RAQUEL WELCH - words
fail me.  Think up your own.

6 comments:

cerebus660 said...

Sorry, but I've suddenly lost the power of rational thought...

Kid said...

I can see how she'd have that effect on a fella, Cerebus. (Although, in my case, there's some who'd say I never had that power.)

Colin Jones said...

I think we can safely say that women didn't look like her in the real 1,000,000 BC. The first film I ever saw at the cinema was the sequel to 1,000,000 Years BC "When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth" - my father took me to see it in 1973 when I was seven. I can remember the disappointment at seeing the "dinosaurs" which were just lizards up close, even I knew that. What I really remember is that there was a scene of full frontal nudity of a man and woman - my father turned to me and said "If I'd known this was in it I might not have brought you". He was quite open minded but I think he was a bit taken aback at his 7 year-old son seeing bare whatsits on the movie screen in all their technicolour glory. I've seen the movie several times over the years but that scene has never been repeated - even when the film has been shown in the early hours (yes, I did stay up to check !) :)

Kid said...

On the matter of movies having bits (in your example, quite literally) cut out of them, I remember seeing a movie back in the late '60s or very early '70s which had a scene with shop dummies in a church. When I saw it again a few years later, it had been removed for some reason. Also, a Bob Hope movie, My favourite Blonde (I think) had a scene deleted which was referred to later in the movie. It was even absent in the video version. Strange. I'd like to see 'restored' versions of those two films.

Colin Jones said...

Kid, another example is Star Wars - in the original version which I saw in May 1978 Luke and Leia kiss and in the cinema where I was watching there was a big "wooooo" noise from the audience but in Return of the Jedi in 1983 it's revealed that Luke and Leia are brother and sister. In the Star Wars Special Edition from 1997 they attempt to remove this kissing scene digitally but it's done rather badly and looked really odd when I saw it. George Lucas claims he had the whole plot of the Star Wars films planned from the beginning but that infamous kissing scene shows his claim is bullsh*t.

Kid said...

Wouldn't be the first example of film-makers talking bullsh*t, CJ. Half the time (in regard to what inspired and motivated them), they make it up as they go along, and the other half, they rewrite it afterwards. I suppose it's possible 'though, that he did have the basic premise planned from the beginning, but made little changes and additions as work progressed. An example of this kind of thing appears in the 1931 Frankenstein film. When Henry and Fritz first appear at the start of the movie, neither of them is wearing a hat. Yet after they've dug up the corpse, a hat rests on the handle of the spade at the graveside. Clearly an example of James Whale, the director, building the scene as it was shot.

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