Monster of the Day #491

Not to shock the hell out of anyone, but this is my favorite pic of the week.

  • Ericb

    What is this from?  We’re not still on the Moon, are we?

  • Ken_Begg

    Nope. Let’s just say that Melies was referencing the work of a fellow Frenchman.

  • Flangepart

    Another reason to avoid cheap French wines.
    Yeah, where is this from?

  • SteveWD

     Would that fellow Frenchman be Jules Verne?

  • Ericb

    He was probably drinking absinthe rather than wine.

  • Ericb

    You know you’re a monster geek when you notice a fake octopus before genuine naked breasts.  Were these the first breasts on film?

  • MrTongoRad

    Gotta give the French credit for being on the cutting edge of making risque video nasties, too!

  • SteveWD

    The 5 armed octopus from “It Came From Beneath the Sea’s” Grandfather.  What’s funny is the reason for 5 arms is probably the same.  Cheaper and easier to puppeteer/animate.

  • bgbear_rogerh

     I always assumed naked women were the first thing commented to any medium. 

  • Gamera977

    If it’s ‘2000 Leages Under the Sea’ I don’t remember the topless mermaids.

    Breasts are indeed the cheapest special effect.

  • SteveWD

    I’m guessing the character in Kirk Douglas’ striped shirt and John Travolta’s disco suit is Ned Land.

  • Flangepart

     Ya know…that shirt makes me think ‘Mime’ for some reason. Silent film too, eh?

  • Those girls are topless? Funny, even a cheesecake cartoonist like myself saw the octopus first! I guess in my heart, monsters are still the priority! 

  • To quote Crow T Robot, “This is what I dreamed when I took Sudafed and Ny-Quil together.”

  • It’s Rock Baker, but I’ve been having speed issues with Facebook lately, so I had to sign in with my Yahoo account or else be here all day trying to sign in.

  • I tried to sign in using my regular Facebook account, but the little tab that allows it no longer pops up. I don’t know if this computer and Facebook are having a fight, or if Facebook is just acting up all by itself.

  • Ken_Begg

    Hmm, that’s odd. If that happens, you can always use the log in box up above “ADD NEW COMMENT.” That opens a box that gives you the various log in options, including Facebook.

  • Ken_Begg

    I don’t know, maybe that one woman is topless, but the other three are definitely wearing blouses, so I think the fourth one probably is too.

    But yeah, there was more nudity in silent films than you’d think, especially (surprise) in the European stuff.

  • That’s the one I meant. You have to push a tab to continue so as to sign in using Facebook or Yahoo, or a few other options. The tab, though, or button, or whatever you would call it, failed to appear for Facebook, so I used Yahoo instead.