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Tikis in films
MrBaliHai
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Posted: 2014-07-13 4:47 pm   Permalink

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Later in the film Edmond O'Brien is on the run through downtown L.A.
and you get a shot of Clifton's then on to the Bradbury Building for the big showdown.



Huh, I missed the shot of Clifton's. Have to go back and rewatch that scene. My daughter and I stopped by the Bradbury Building last Summer. Pretty impressive.

The scene at The Fisherman's is supposedly the first depiction of Beatnik culture in film.


 
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tikilongbeach
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Posted: 2014-07-25 08:04 am   Permalink

Underworld U.S.A. with Cliff Robertson. It's a 1961 American neo-noir film produced, written and directed by Samuel Fuller. It tells the story of a fourteen-year-old boy who goes to enormous lengths to get revenge against the mobsters who beat his father to death.

Fight in a gangster's apartment that is decorated with modern art and Polynesian and African carvings.


A bunch of gangster's sitting around a coffee table with a carved Tangaroa.




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AceExplorer
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Posted: 2014-07-25 08:20 am   Permalink

Those figures remind me of some of the carvings at the Mai-Kai. The stances of the figures are also very similar.

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2014-07-25 12:14 pm   Permalink

Lori! showing some "Samuel Fuller" love.


 
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frymyeyes
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Posted: 26 days ago; 6:01 pm   Permalink

I watched Joe Swanberg's "Happy Christmas" recently and it featured a pretty amazing tiki lounge basement. Apparently, Mr. Swanberg filmed in his own Chicago-area home which had the lounge when he purchased the home. It's worth watching just for that but it's also just a fun, little film so check it out!

 
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louisprima
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Posted: 26 days ago; 11:19 pm   Permalink

Plenty of tikis in my documentary "Mai-tais, Toques and Tikis"!!!

Check it out here:
https://gumroad.com/mtt

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AceExplorer
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Posted: 25 days ago; 04:32 am   Permalink

Would you be willing to post some teaser screen captures from your documentary? I'm sure it's a good production, but I haven't been enticed enough yet to plunk down the cash to stream or download the film from your site. I am very curious to learn more about the tiki scene in Canada - I'm sure there are some very good tiki things to see up there. Thanks!

 
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MrBaliHai
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Posted: 14 days ago; 05:52 am   Permalink


"The Hawaiians" (1970)

Little-known film based on the later chapters of James Michener's "Hawaii". Starring Chuck Heston as Whipple "Whip" Hoxworth. My review is here on Letterboxd:

http://letterboxd.com/mrbalihai/film/the-hawaiians/

There's only one scene that features tikis...a big letdown from "Hawaii" (1966), which was chockablock with them: Whip discusses his part-Hawaiian wife's frigidity and deteriorating mental state with his family doctor, in a study decorated with the handsome fellow seen in the screencap above.

If anyone's interested, I also maintain a list of Tiki films on Letterboxd:

http://letterboxd.com/mrbalihai/list/tiki-tiki-tiki-tiki-tiki-films/

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MrBaliHai
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Posted: 11 days ago; 04:05 am   Permalink






Les soleils de l'Ile de Pâques (The Suns of Easter Island) 1972

Film about an international group of travelers who trek around the world, from France to Brazil and Chile and, finally, to Easter Island, where some of their number are chosen to meet aliens who resemble small suns. One man who was not chosen tags along uninvited. For punishment, he is given the task of guarding the site until the next visit, some 500 years hence.

Subtitled version viewable on YouTube.



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