ON THE SILVER SCREEN Pt. 2
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TARZAN'S HIDDEN JUNGLE
(73 m) Gordon Scott - Vera Miles -- Gordon Scott's first Tarzan
TARZAN AND THE LOST SAFARI
(84 m) Gordon Scott. Betta St. John. In color.
TARZAN'S FIGHT FOR LIFE
(86 m) Gordon Scott - Eve Brent.
TARZAN'S GREATEST ADVENTURE
(88 m) Gordon Scott - Sara Shane. Filmed on location in Africa.
A young Sean Connery plays one of the villains.
TARZAN THE MAGNIFICENT
(88 m) Gordon Scott. Betta St. John.
Jock Mahoney, who plays Tarzan in the next film, is the villain.
TARZAN GOES TO INDIA
(86 m) Jock Mahoney.
TARZAN'S THREE CHALLENGES
(92 m) Jock Mahoney - Woody Strode -- Tarzan goes to Thailand
TARZAN AND THE GREAT RIVER
(88 m) Mike Henry - Diana Millay
TARZAN AND THE JUNGLE BOY
(90 m) Mike Henry.
TARZAN IN MANHATTAN
TV Movie (100 m) Joe Lara - Kim Crosby
TARZAN AND THE LOST CITY
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The movie follows Edgar Rice Burroughs' original vision expressed in Tarzan of the Apes: the story of a young boy raised in the wild by apes, who eventually searches for his human heritage. After Tarzan has been discovered by a British expedition which includes Jane, Tarzan has to decide to return to his English homeland or remain in the jungle. Much of the story is focused on Tarzan's childhood.
The Disney animation department employed a new computer generated 3-D, Deep Canvas process giving the jungle backgrounds depth but still containing the traditional hand painted look.
Dr. Meredith (Trevor Bardette), an eminent physician, has been driven from civilization by the criminal activities of his twin brother. With his infant daughter, he has settled in the African jungle and in the ensuing twenty years, because of his ability to cure the native ills, has assumed virtual control of the Masamba tribes.
The tribes possess vast diamond mines which are coveted by a criminal element which is using Shamba (Frank Lackteen), a witch doctor jealous of Dr. Meredith's control over the tribe, as a tool to further their nefarious interests. They lure Dr. Meredith away from the jungle and he is murdered by Slick Latimer (Gerald Mohr).
To secure the sacred amulet which is believed by the natives to be the secret of Dr. Meredith's power, Shamba attempts to kill Nyoka (Frances Gifford), Meredith's daughter. Jack Stanton (Tom Neal), Latimer's former companion, rescues Nyoka and assists her in her efforts to recover the amulet, which is valuable because it contains the secret of the entry to the Caves of Nakros, where the diamonds are kept.
Nyoka, despite her life-long familiarity with the jungle beasts, is endangered when she poses as a Lion Goddess and almost is killed to satisfy the natives' desire for a human sacrifice. Latimer works with Shamba and with Dr. Meredith's twin brother, who poses as the former so successfully that even his own daughter fails to realize the deception.
Through fifteen thrill-packed episodes
Nyoka, Stanton and Curly Rogers (Eddie Acuff) face dangerous adventures.
Finally, the jungle wreaks its vengeance, the criminals come to violent
ends and Stanton and Nyoka assure the natives that th ediamonds will be
used for their good.
Land That Time Forgot
(1975) Produced by: American International Pictures (90 m) - Kevin Connor: Director, Doug McClure: Bowen Tyler, John McEnery : Von Schoenvorts, Susan Penhaligon: Lisa Clayton, Keith Barron: Bradley, Anthony Ainley: Dietz, Godfrey James: Borg, Bobby Parr: Ahm, Declan Mulholland: Olson, Colin Farrell: Whiteley, Ben Howard: Benson, Roy Holder: Plesser, Andrew McCulloch: Sinclair, Ron Pember: Jones, Grahame Mallard : Deusett, Andrew Lodge: Reuther, Brian Hall : Schwartz, Stanley McGeagh: Hiller, Peter Sproule: Hindle, Steve James: First Sto-Lu
Screenplay by James Cawthorn & Michael Moorcock based on ERB's novel, Alan Hume: cinematography, Douglas Gamley: Music, John Dark: Producer
the Earth's Core
(1976) Produced by: American International Pictures, Kevin Connor: Director, Keith Barron, Michael Crane: Jubal, Andee Cromarty : Girl Slave, Peter Cushing: Dr. Abner Perry, Helen Gill: Maisie, Cy Grant : Ra, Godfrey James: Ghak, Doug McClure: David Innes, Caroline Munro: Dia, Bobby Parr, Screenplay by Milton Subotsky based on ERB's novel, Alan Hume: Cinematography, Michael Vickers: Music, Maurice Carter: Production Design, John Dark: Producer
People That Time Forgot
(1977) Sequel to The Land That Time Forgot -- Kevin Connor: Director, Tony Britton: Capt. Lawton, Sarah Douglas: 'Charly' Lady Charlotte, Dana Gillespie: Ajor, John Hallam: Chang-Sha, Doug McClure: Bowen Tyler, David Prowse: The Hangman, Milton Reid: Sabbala, Shane Rimmer: Hogan, Thorley Walters: Dr. Edward Norfalk, Patrick Wayne: Major Ben McBride, Patrick Tilley: Screenplay based on ERB's novel The Land That Time Forgot, Alan Hume: Cinematography, John Scott: Music, John Dark: Producer
4. BIOS OF TARZAN ACTORS
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O'Sullivan was an ideal Jane with a figure that is greatly revealed
in the second Metro picture ... but done so beautifully that it couldn't
be criticized. As I recall the situation she is standing on a tree limb
with Tarzan. He tugs at her garment, dives in the water and she dives in
after him. Then she comes up from the swimming scene with breast exposed.
It was done in such good taste ... I think that a kind of snobbishness
developed afterwards with Miss O'Sullivan from her role as Jane. Maybe
the public kidded her too much ... or maybe she thought it wasn't good
acting. I don't know ... but I do know the movie audiences worshipped her.
---Sol Lesser, producer of 16 Tarzan pictures
Physical Education major Gordon Weschkul
left the University of Oregon after one term. He became an infantry drill
instructor (rifle, pistol and bayonet; judo and hand-to-hand combat; close
order drill), then a military policeman. After his honorable discharge
in 1947 he was a fireman, cowboy, and farm machinery salesman. In 1953,
a Las Vegas lifeguard, he was spotted by a pair of Hollywood agents who
introduced him and his 19-inch biceps to Sol Lesser who had already conducted
200 tests in search of a new Tarzan. The producer gave him a seven-year
contract and a new last name. His three MGM Tarzans were run-of-the mill,
but his two for Sy Weintraub through Paramount, marked a rebirth of the
Tarzan character. The movies were well received. Weintraub was looking
for a leaner, more thoughtful Tarzan so Scott moved on to a number of Italian
strong-man spectaculars and spaghetti westerns, becoming a sensation in
Spouse Vera Miles (1954 - 1959) (divorced) (his third marriage)
--- Biography writer Ed Stephan
A timeless gaze and spontaneous acting talent brought Christopher Lambert to the public eye in the United States in 1984, with his commendable performance in the Hugh Hudson epic, "Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes."
The international actor, however, made his screen debut in 1980 in the French film, "Le Bar du Telephone," followed by "Legitimate Violence."
Christopher Lambert was born March 29,
1957, in Great Neck, Long Island. His
father, a UN diplomat, relocated to Switzerland when Lambert was two years
Following a play he did at the age of twelve, Christopher Lambert knew his direction was in acting. Educated at boarding schools in Geneva, he went on to the prestigious Paris Conservatoire. Not interested in just treading the beaten path taught at the Conservatoire, he left his studies there after two years.
Soon after his departure from the Paris Conservatoire, Christopher Lambert was selected over many aspiring others for the role of Lord Greystoke, the hapless son of a father of great influence and genteel breeding, who is orphaned when his parents are stranded in a jungle to die, leaving him to be raised by apes, adapted from the classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
"Love Songs" with Catherine Deneuve followed the gripping "Greystoke." In 1985, his role in the Luc Besson movie, "Subway," won Christopher the Cesar, the French parallel of the Oscar. With the 1986 release of the fantasy/adventure, "Highlander," Christopher Lambert brought to life Gregory Widen's character, Connor MacLeod, an immortal who can only be killed through decapitation. Lambert's mysterious gaze and subtlety blended with the misty, mystical Scottish Highlands to create a cult phenomena, that ultimately spawned two more Highlander movies, a television series and an animated cartoon. Other movies he starred in include "I Love You," 1986; Michael Cimino's, "The Sicilian," 1987. "Priceless Beauty," 1988; Agnieska Holland's, "To Kill A Priest," 1988; a comedy, "Why Me?," 1989; "Highlander II: The Quickening," 1991.
By 1991, the Highlander following had grown and evolved into a force to be reckoned with. Christopher Lambert's return as Connor MacLeod was soon followed by the movie, "Knight Moves," a thriller; and "Fortress," a Stuart Gordon film, which became a major international box office success. "Fortress" proved to be Miramax's widest release to date at the time. Lambert then teamed with Mario Van Peebles in the 1992 action film, "Gunmen." 1993 saw the making of "RoadFlower," recently released on video.
In 1994, Christopher Lambert again returned to the screen as the immortal, Connor MacLeod, in "Highlander: The Final Dimension." The third movie in the Highlander trilogy relates MacLeod's life from his training by the sorcerer, Nakono, in the caves of Neri, through a number of milestones along the centuries to present time, when MacLeod finally conquers his arch enemy, Kane, and finds love and peace at last.
After shooting the third Highlander movie, Lambert completed "Mortal Kombat," a mythical journey, based on the popular video games in which he portrays Lord Rayden, a deity who involves himself in aiding a group of mortals in their quest to overcome the incarnation of ultimate evil.
Winter and early spring of 1995 saw him shooting "The North Star," in Norway, in which Lambert portrays a man who refuses to mine sacred land during the brutal, lawless era of the Alaskan Gold Rush.
Recently, Christopher finished shooting a thriller, "Adrenaline."
Christopher Lambert has a daughter, Eleanor, born in September of 1993
Besides other scripts currently in development, Christopher Lambert, an actor who believes in making movies that are pure entertainment, and in living every moment with passion, has become active in producing movies, with numerous forthcoming projects in acting and producing on the horizon.
Unlike Connor MacLeod, the Highlander, Christopher is not immortal but very human and mortal, indeed. Perhaps he can't answer, "who dares to live forever... who dares to love forever..." But with his unflagging spirit, heart and drive to act, to enter all the worlds and lives of the imagination, he dares to dream forever. And in so doing, he gives to others, "a shining glance of what should be."
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