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Creature from the Black Lagoon 3D

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Jack Arnold / US, 1954 / 80 min.

Hunting season is open after a scientific expedition finds a fossil with webbed appendages. Unrequited love between a man fish and a female human in 3D in this classic B-film about a missing link in a legendary suit.

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In this horror adventure, a group of researchers deep in the Amazon encounter a half man-half fish, a prehistoric frogman of a species that went unnoticed by humans for millennia and lives in a black lake. The missing link hopes to dispel his loneliness with Kay, the sole woman. In the meantime, two rival males on the expedition want to either capture the creature for research or kill it as a trophy.

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Director

Jack Arnold

Production year

1954

Country

US

Original title

Creature from the Black Lagoon 3D

Length

80 min.

Language

English

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Cinema Ecologica

Much in life is uncertain, but one thing is sure: climate change. Cinema Ecologica focuses on how film directors depict the relationship between humanity and the earth: from nail-biting disaster films to artistic meditations, from romantic nature experiences to astounding science fiction.

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Why in Eye

During the Cold War, the creature probably represented the fear of the ‘other’, an invasive creature you cannot comprehend. Nowadays, it can be re-read as a creature prepared for a possible new future involving rising water levels and in which humans would do well to develop webbed appendages.

still Creature from the Black Lagoon (Jack Arnold, US 1954)
still Creature from the Black Lagoon (Jack Arnold, US 1954)

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