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Tikis in films
bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11330
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2014-12-27 3:41 pm   Permalink

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On 2014-12-26 14:10, bigbrotiki wrote:
Here's a better lit still of the underdressed Tiki Bob's set:

Most likely shot in Vancouver, Canada



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On 2014-12-26 18:27, tikicoma wrote:
I'm underwhelmed. I've liked a bunch of Tim Burton films and dug the set designs but this looks like he didn't even try.




I agree, but one must admit that the interior of the original Tiki Bob's was a little underwhelming, too



That's why I never used it in any of my books - to keep the mystique alive.

I wonder if the reference to Tiki Bob's was Burton's, or the writers' idea - they were originally slated to direct, with Burton only producing. Instead of having Burton's signature "fairytale" style, the film is very much a straight forward bio pic. TIME called it "Tim Burton paints by Numbers". The production design is all about being faithful period style, not a fantasy world. I had hoped the film would add a surrealist dimension to the weird Keane paintings, but it doesn't. In my opinion, it falls kind of flat.


 
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creativenative
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Joined: Feb 17, 2012
Posts: 211
From: Island of O'ahu
Posted: 19 days ago; 01:07 am   Permalink

One of my favorites, The Fabulous Baker Boys in a fabulous tiki lounge, only problem, it's empty. Indicative of the era (the 80s) where cool lounges and lounge acts are dying. This film has been mentioned a couple times but not w images. So here are a few:











And for you, DustyC, interiors of Cirals' in "The Package"





 
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creativenative
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Joined: Feb 17, 2012
Posts: 211
From: Island of O'ahu
Posted: 13 days ago; 4:22 pm   Permalink

Just bought and watched "Don't Make Waves". A 1967 film showing some cool tiki culture of the times. With Tony Curtis and 60s babes Claudia Cardinale and Sharon Tate. There are Hawaiian elements of a So Cal young beach & surf culture and Pacific elements in the more mature and sophisticated tiki culture. Although both American sub cultures have oceanic influences and of course tikis, they are two very distinct American popular sub-cultural movements:

Hawaiian throwing net on a So-Cal surf beach (not realistic but Hollywood artistic):

Token Hawaiians on beach in background (more as human props to help establish this beach culture):

Curtis buys a new pad complete with Micronesian tikis in background. Guy on right is laying a zebra rug, of course:

Later in film Tony's lux pad washes down toward the Pacific Hwy and shore. Here, house upside-down, one can see the ubiquitous tapa cloth hanging in background:


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