“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds."
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
The Bride and the Beast (1958)
How bad is it? It's deliriously stupid. Should you see it? Sure.
Apparently penned by the immortal Ed Wood, Jr., the plot has a woman with a strong affiliation with animals, particularly apes, undergoing hypnosis. Under past-life regression, she's found to have once been a gorilla in a previous incarnation. She and her husband go to the jungle, where they encounter a gorilla, and she leaves her husband for the gorilla! The stock footage and man in an ape suit antics are about bottom-of-the-barrel as you can find. It also involves some classic Wood-en dialogue.