October 03, 2006
The Biology of B-Movie Monsters
Michael C. LaBarbera argues Hollywood's approach to movie-monster design has been hopelessly naïve. Which would bother me as so much pendantry if not for the umlaut.
Stop the projector! Time for a little analysis.
Shame he does not mean psychoanalysis; this would do a bang-up job explaining why giant spiders are frightening despite any hypothetical scaling problems. And, strangely enough, Rachel Welch remains attractive despite the vanishingly remote chance most cinema-goers would have had at attracting her interest.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at October 3, 2006 06:47 AM