Sunday, March 8, 2009

Destructible Blog-a-thon.1.1 - Rancid Popcorn - Tarzan And His Mate (Cedric Gibbons, Jack Conway, James C. McKay. 1934)

First to fight!

Hats off to Darrell Bratz over at Rancid Popcorn for being a fast first responder to our DESTRUCTIBLE-BLOG-A-THON.1!

Not only has Darrell found it in his heart to share (and hilariously so) three, count 'em -- three, worthy animal DDs from three diversely different motion pictures -- TARZAN AND HIS MATE (1934), BATMAN (1966) and THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD (1938) -- he has also inadvertently dropped in our laps a veritable cornucopia of prostheticide!

First off -- let us augment/preface his post with a clip of the sequence under discussion -- a magnificent synchronized swimming exercise with Johnny Weissmüller and friend:

Now that we've got the engine running, let's continue to look under the hood of TARZAN AND HIS MATE -- and behold! -- it is not long before we stand face to face with an equally impressive animal dummy-death! -- this time a proud queen of the jungle:

As if this were too much for our innocent minds to bear, we are treated to a very big cherry on top of an already very big dummy-death cake with this next sequence:

Simply surreal! So let's give a barrage of Tarzan yells for Darrell as we thank him for a fantastic post and a fantastic blog! Swing back any time, Darrell -- you're always welcome in our tree house!

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post © Howard S. Berger & Kevin Marr


Anonymous said...

That last Tarzan clip is just downright AMAZING!!!

Darrell Bratz said...

Thanks for the kind words and the chance to play along, guys! I knew I'd left prosthetic money on the table, I'm very glad you addressed that with the two additional clips. I'll be watching to see what other contributions come rolling along.