Tuesday, November 20, 2012

PEPLUM inspiration

Was the lizard man in VULCAN ~ SON OF JUPITER the inspiration for the Lizardmen in FLASH GORDON (1980)? The production design for FG was by Danilo Donati, a one time Fellini favorite (SATYRICON, for example). I think so. The coincidence is just too amazing.

1 comment:

Richard Svensson said...

There is another possibility. The lizard men in the film "Flash Gordon" are quite like the lizard men in the comic strip, which was published all over the world with great success. Maybe the "Vulcan" lizard men could've been influenced by the Flash Gordon comic strip creatures?

"Flash Gordon" (1980), by the way, has some truly fabulous costumes. I love the hawkmen oufits, which to me have a real look of antiquity.