Thursday, November 29, 2012

Photo of the Day

Tahitian living from MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1962)

I love films set in the South Seas. They're a distant relative to the PEPLUM genre set in Europe/North Africa. They're NOT like Jungle Adventures which rarely take place on any ocean. South Seas adventures are like Sinbad (sans monsters) stories but in another exotic setting. I'd love to see a fantasy/full PEPLUM style adventure set entirely in that region, with fantastical elements, not necessarily based on history like these MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY films. Maria Montez made a few such colorful films. Heck, I even like Roger Corman's SHE GODS OF SHARK REEF. 

1 comment:

Steve R. Orsulak said...

There were a lot movies about the beautiful South Seas. I like to recommend HIS MAJESTY O'KEEFE as one of them, and even that classic HURRICANE. Many well known actors from 30's thru the 70's starred in these movies, but it's a shame that there isn't many of them available to see only TCM shows them on occasion.