Creature from the Black Lagoon 1954 PG

1.00PM Sun 15 Apr 2018 (1hr 19mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

In this monster movie classic, marine scientists Mark Williams and David Reed take Kay Lawrence on a river-boat journey into the Amazon jungle to investigate a mysterious archaeological discovery. On reaching the Black Lagoon they discover the Gill Man, an amphibious, prehistoric creature. Provoked by the scientist's intrusion into his domain, and his obsession with the beautiful Kay, the creature begins to murder the cabin crew. Beautifully photographed,Creature from the Black Lagoon was shot at Universal Studios and on location in Florida where an underwater 3-D camera was pioneered for the film. These sequences capture an erotic interplay between the creature and his beloved. Drawing much of its inspiration from the King Kong stories, the film's beast is equal parts noble savage and murderous monster.

CREDITS

35MM (RESTORATION) TRANSFERRED TO DCP, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 79 MINUTES, USA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: JACK ARNOLD / SCRIPT: HARRY ESSEX, ARTHUR A ROSS / BASED ON THE STORY BY MAURICE ZIMM / CINEMATOGRAPHER: WILLIAM E SNYDER / EDITOR: TED J KENT / ART DIRECTORS: HILYARD M. BROWN, BERNARD HERZBRUN / MUSIC: HENRY MANCINI, HANS J. SALTER, HERMAN STEIN / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: UNIVERSAL PICTURES

PG | Mild violence and sexual references