Thursday, July 31, 2014
BEACH BLANKET BINGO (1965)
Typical Beach movie shenanigans happen: dancing, singing (all of the songs were great, I really liked Frankie and Annette's playfulness in "I Think You Think", "He's My New Love" was another highlight), but things were also just a tiny bit more serious. When Frankie rejects the female instructors advance she rips her shirt and accuses him of sexual assault!! Also Von Zipper kidnaps Linda Evans (or "I'm putting the snatch on you." as he says), but then later she's kidnapped again by Timothy Carey who tries to attack her with a hammer and chop her in half with a lumber saw. There's also a side-boob, which I think is a first for the Beach films.
All in all, BBB a fun film. The skydiving scenes were disappointing since all they were were just wide shots of random people skydiving. Honestly, I wish they would have just cut the entire skydiving bit and replaced with with something going on at the beach. Other than that, it's a entertaining ride.
Part 1 - Beach Party
Part 2 - Muscle Beach Party
Part 3 - Bikini Beach
Part 4 - Pajama Party
Part 6 - How to Stuff a Wild Bikini
Part 7 - The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini
Part 8 - Back to the Beach