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Compare and Contrast: I Talk to the Trees....

TODAY'S EPISODE (22 December 2010)
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From the set of The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1938): An unidentified technician recoils at the sight of one of the film's crotchety fruit-throwing apple trees...

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...perhaps because he senses that in From Hell It Came (Dan Milner, 1957) it would be reincarnated as the vengeful jungle banyan known as... The Tabonga!

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I should add that From Hell It Came is one of the my all time favorite B-horror flicks of the 50s, mostly for the scene where the Tabonga, chased around his island home by angry natives with torches, manages to elude his pursuers by hiding behind...a tree.

Tags: From Hell It Came, Victor Fleming, The Wizard of Oz
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2 Comments

  • Gwen De Marco on 22 December 2010

    Actually, the guy looks a hell of a lot like Fleming ... :-)

  • steve simels on 22 December 2010

    You know, when I was researching this yesterday, I found some pictures of Fleming and decided it wasn't him. But on closer scrutiny...
    http://www.thedevilsdemons.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/victor_fleming.jpg
    ...it appears I was mistaken.

    Thanks for the tip.

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