Beware the stare that will paralyze the will of the world!
Village of The Damned (1960), a cult classic of Sci-fi cinema, was based on John Wyndham's 1957 novel The Midwich Cuckoos.
In the small English village of Midwich everybody and everything falls into a deep, mysterious sleep for several hours in the middle of the day. Some months later every woman capable of child-bearing is pregnant and the children that are born out of these pregnancies seem to grow very fast and they all have the same blond hair and strange, penetrating eyes that make people do things they don't want to do. source/more
So young, so innocent, so deadly - they came to conquer the world!
The 1964 film Village of the Damned, although not really a sequel, is based along a similar theme and storyline. Most viewers consider the earlier movie to be the better of the two.
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In this, Lang's final silent epic, the legendary filmmaker spins a tale involving a wicked cartel of spies who co-opt an experimental mission to the moon in the hope of plundering the satellite's vast (and highly theoretical) stores of gold. When the crew, helmed by Willy Fritsch and Gerda Maurus (both of whom had previously starred in Lang's Spies), finally reach their impossible destination, they find themselves stranded in a lunar labyrinth without walls where emotions run amok, and the new goal becomes survival. A modern Daedalus tale which uncannily foretold Germany's wartime push into rocket-science, Woman in The Moon is as much a warning-sign against human hubris as it is a hopeful depiction of mankind's potential.
Art Deco Swedish poster for this Fritz Lang Sci-fi classic. 1929
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She made guns grow cold...and hearts burn hot - as she set the West afire!
The movie may have a somewhat questionable reputation, but this 1945 poster for the Swedish release is a classic design.
Now celebrated as a 'camp western classic', in Salome Where She Danced, a stunningly beautiful, exotic, Yvonne de Carlo stars as a dancer loosely based on the notorious Lola Montez - mistress of the King of Prussia.
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The Vintage Venus blog started in 2008 as a collection of vintage photographs, postcards, posters and related interests, to complement our website of the same name.
In 2016 our website had a change of direction and name, and now exists as Venus Valentino.
Still passionate about our vintage roots, we are now also exploring our love for abstract art and design. But the one constant theme, ever present, is the allure of femininity .. ..this is the spirit in which Venus Valentino continues.
Many of the images on this blog are available as Fine Art Prints via our website at http://venusvalentino.com.au
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