Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Movie Monsters #4, Part 4!

And we lead off this installment ith pages 32 and 33, house ads!

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Some cool stuff being offered there, eh? Most of it's Aurora stuff... the Super Heroes kits are the "Comic Scenes" reissues, and of course, the monster kits were the glow-in-the-dark reissues. Those jigsaw puzzles, on the other hand, I don't think I've come across, ever!

Am I mistaken, or is the Monster Who's Who a book that was reviewed in one of the Castle of Frankenstein issues I've already covered? I know the Dracula recording offered on the same page was also offered in Castle of Frankenstein.

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Page 34 starts the article "Disney: The Monster Factory!", which basically talks about horrific or sci-fi elements in Disney movies, such as 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Three Lives of Thomasina, Darby O'Gill and the Little People, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and others.

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To be honest, a lot of the article kind of reads like a modern-day stand-up comic's act in which he points out things you never realized about stuff you liked growing up... mostly by putting a spin on things that were never intended.

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Of course, the author of this article wasn't trying to be funny... in fact, the sheer earnestness of the text almost makes me think that this article is, in fact, a reworking of a college or high school paper of some kind, for a pop culture/mass media course! If only I had a better idea of what kind of classes were being offered in hte 1970s, I could probably make a better argument for that.

Next time: The Atlas Fantasy Shop and The Day the Earth Stood Still!

Jon

2 comments:

  1. Everyone's got such great banners this year. I knew I should have done one.

    You're off to a great start, really packing quite a punch right out of the gate. I can't what to see what's coming for the rest of the month. Thanks for the castle of Frankenstein Disney article, too.

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  2. Thanks, John! I'm hoping that there'll be enough variety of Halloween-related stuff for everyone's tastes -- while still keeping with the other geekery!

    I can't believe I forgot to put the countdown banner with the CoF post, though!

    I've been enjoying creating new banners for the blog... especially when it ties in to a month's theme! And I honestly am amazed at how many of the participating blogs are using the countdown banner I created -- I figured most everyone would say, "Oh, I want to do something better than that!" But there you go!

    Looks like the countdown is off to a great start on all the blogs... I enjoyed your initial post, too, by the way!

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