Saturday, 21 February 2015

BABE OF THE DAY - VICTORIA VETRI...



I'm sure you're not interested in anything I might
have to say when you have a vision like VICTORIA
VETRI to slaver over - so I'll leave you to it then.

13 comments:

JohnJ said...

Just so happens that her movie "When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth" will be on TCM tomorrow, Sunday Feb.22 at 7:30AM ET. It's all Oscar nominated or winning movies this month so I would guess this was up for Special Effects?

Kid said...

What's TCM? Is it available in the U.K.? She definitely has a 'special effect' on me!

Colin Jones said...

I don't know what TCM is either but I saw "When Dinosaurs..." on YouTube a couple of weeks ago, the complete movie. It was even dafter than I remembered - not only for the usual reasons about humans and dinosaurs living at the same time etc but the moon forms during the course of the film !! However, it was the first film I ever saw at the cinema so I have a special fondness for it (and the cinema where I saw it has recently been demolished). Queen Victoria was the first woman ever to be called Victoria - the name didn't exist before she was given it in 1819, did you know that, Kid ?

Anonymous said...

"Turner Classic Movies." A cable (and, presumably, digital and satellite) subscription channel. Their website says it is available in the UK.

When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth was nominated for an Oscar award for special effects (stop-motion animation by Jim Danforth). It lost to the Disney fantasy/comedy, Bedknobs and Broomsticks.

-TC

Kid said...

Don't think I did know that, CJ. Not that I recall anyway. However, I do know that the name Wendy didn't exist until it was used in the book Peter Pan.

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Thanks, TC. I only have Freeview, which doesn't include TCM. It'll no doubt show up eventually on another channel.

Colin Jones said...

I didn't know that about Wendy, Kid. You don't need to wait for "When Dinosaurs..." to show up on TV - it's on YouTube in good quality !!! What I do is lie in bed with my laptop on the bed beside me like a little TV. Last night I was watching a rather dreary Australian documentary from 1986 about ghosts.

Kid said...

I may have a look for it then. Is it in several parts, or complete in one go?

Colin Jones said...

It's all in one complete showing - about 90 minutes. There's also a little documentary on YouTube explaining the daft "Prehistoric" language they use in the film - it seems a bit odd that they tried to be "authentic" with the language when everything else in the film is historically cobblers.

Kid said...

Apparently, CJ, shod human footprints have been found in the same strata of rock as dinosaur footprints, criss-crossing over one another. And the many legends of dragons could be an indication that the two species did once co-exist in some places. Who knows, eh?

TC said...

Theaters showing "When Dinosaurs..." in 1970 handed out pamphlets with a glossary of the daft faux-prehistoric words. It was just a gimmick, as the dialog is unimportant to understanding the plot (such as it is).

In his book "The Bible Has the Answer," fundamentalist Christian author Prof. Henry Morris claimed that dinosaurs co-existed with humans before being wiped out by the Deluge. He cited as evidence the human and dinosaur prints found in the same strata, and myths and legends about dragons.

Louis L'Amour's novel "Jubal Sackett," set in the American West ca. 1620, has the hero encountering a wooly mammoth. L'Amour said in the afterword that cave drawings depicted Native Americans hunting them. He (rather disgustedly) said that scientists had dismissed the drawings out of hand as a hoax.

Jack Kirby's "Devil Dinosaur" had the dinosaurs and cave men living at the same time. In a text feature in the first issue, he pointed out that we don't know the exact moment when the last dinosaurs died out, or when the first humans appeared.

And Carl Sagan's "The Dragons of Eden" briefly speculated about the possibility that myths about dragons and monsters are some kind of racial memory inherited from prehistoric mammals that were the evolutionary ancestors of humans.

I tend to lean toward conventional scientific consensus (that the dinosaurs were extinct before humans ever existed, that mammoths became extinct about 1700 B.C.), but I'm not above being convinced otherwise by new evidence. And it's fun to speculate. And also fun to watch Victoria or Raquel running from a Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Kid said...

In the end, TC, a lot of the conventional scientific consensus is down to speculation based on an already preferred model of how things may have happened. No one can really know for sure, and although dinosaurs may have been largely extinct by a certain time in history, I find it not too difficult to consider the notion that there may have been small pockets of the globe where they still existed.

Victoria or Raquel? Decisions, decisions.

Colin Jones said...

well, isn't the Loch Ness monster supposed to be a plesiosaur - a marine reptile that officially went extinct about 80 million years ago.

Kid said...

So they think - but until they actually find it dead and compare its skeleton with one in a museum, I guess we'll never really know for sure, CJ.

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