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Tikis in films
bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2013-02-26 8:04 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-02-26 19:13, Gunga Galunga wrote:
While not a TV show or movie, I remember going to the arcades quite a bit as a kid, and coming across a fighting game called World Heroes 2. There was a character named "Mudman" who hailed from Papua New Guinea. He was actually the first "Tiki" anything I ever stumbled across as a kid and I was instantly fascinated with what this was all about.






Below is a link from Youtube of a person playing as Mudman in a game, enjoy my first taste of Tiki!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ae1zHxHKnjg




Nice name, Gunga! Here's the real mudmen:

http://www.burtglinn.com/Mudmen.html

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markmywords
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From: Sacramento
Posted: 2013-03-04 11:42 pm   Permalink

Stumbled across a pleasant surprise this evening:
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=hells+half+acre

looks like Hell's Half Acre is finally getting a re-release (and on blu-ray no less, wow).

One of my favorite, all-time Tiki/South Seas/Noir films...

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creativenative
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Joined: Feb 17, 2012
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Posted: 2013-03-05 03:46 am   Permalink

Thanks for the info. MMW. I'm buying one. Hope its a good print.

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-03-05 2:22 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-03-04 23:42, markmywords wrote:
Stumbled across a pleasant surprise this evening:
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=hells+half+acre

looks like Hell's Half Acre is finally getting a re-release (and on blu-ray no less, wow).

One of my favorite, all-time Tiki/South Seas/Noir films...

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Thanks for reporting in markmywords, I have been trying to get a quality disk of this for some time.


 
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tikilongbeach
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Posted: 2013-05-26 12:04 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-03-05 14:22, Atomic Tiki Punk wrote:
Quote:

On 2013-03-04 23:42, markmywords wrote:
Stumbled across a pleasant surprise this evening:
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=hells+half+acre

looks like Hell's Half Acre is finally getting a re-release (and on blu-ray no less, wow).

One of my favorite, all-time Tiki/South Seas/Noir films...

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Thanks for reporting in markmywords, I have been trying to get a quality disk of this for some time.




The Egyptian Theater is showing Hell's Half Acre on June 1st as part of their tiki night.
"Starting at 5:00 PM, King Kukulele & The Friki Tikis and the Polynesian Paradise Dancers will perform in the courtyard, where you can also enjoy tiki vendors and a no-host bar with your favorite Polynesian drinks.
At 7:30PM, join us in the theatre auditorium for a slide show and a 50th Anniversary tribute to the Enchanted Tiki Room by Bob Baker's Marionettes, followed by a screening of HELL'S HALF ACRE."
www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/tiki-night-hell%E2%80%99s-half-acre





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tikilongbeach
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Posted: 2013-05-26 12:37 pm   Permalink

In Airplane! There is the famous Saturday Night Fever dance scene in a sailor/Polynesian bar called Magumba. There's plenty of bamboo, matting, glass fish floats and nautical lamps. There are a couple of masks too, but I can't make out what they are exactly. It was filmed on site at Paramount Studios.
Ted Striker was "stationed in Drambuie, on the Barbary Coast".



The pool party scene in Anchorman is a luau complete with plastic tiki lights, tiki torches, lots of bamboo furniture and bamboo tiki lights that look like they're from Oceanic Arts.
You can see one of the bamboo lamps hanging over the head of the blond in the purple dress.






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ErkNoLikeFire
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From: Michigan
Posted: 2013-06-24 4:02 pm   Permalink

The Big Mouth (1967) I just watched this today. Great, great movie.



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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2013-06-24 9:44 pm   Permalink

Yup, that's a classic:

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=17576&forum=1

with the inimitable Charlie Callas:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rla-RvWyx-M


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ErkNoLikeFire
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Posted: 2013-06-25 07:17 am   Permalink

Groovy! I missed that thread.....and Charlie Callas is so damn funny in it.

 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2013-06-30 12:39 am   Permalink

Also, in the beginning of that genius Charlie Callas skid, at 21 seconds in the above U-Tube link, one catches the only glimpse of one of the Ocean House/Hilton pool Ku Tikis on the left of frame:



...which were so lovingly rendered in the brochure:





Would the camera have panned to the left further with those running guys, we might have seen all three, but it had to whip back with Jerry, panning to the right, and we get to see some huts and A-frames in the background. Those Ocean House Tikis are completely under-documented, as is the beachwalk mural, as discussed here:

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=8760&forum=1&start=15

The restaurant scene was of course a studio set, and the Tikis in it are your basic fiberglass rental Tikis from a mold.


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bongofury
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From: Ventura County
Posted: 2013-07-13 3:32 pm   Permalink

Sci Fi movie Cloud Atlas with Tom Hanks and Halle Berry has some Tiki in it. I didn't get a chance to watch all 3 hours of it but you can read here about how they start in the South Pacific

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_Atlas_(film)










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creativenative
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Joined: Feb 17, 2012
Posts: 196
From: Island of O'ahu
Posted: 2013-07-15 12:29 am   Permalink

Good eyes Bongo. I did sit though the whole movie before it came out. Your screen shots are great. I have a wide screen version of it and didn't realized it was the same tiki in both scenes because in my version the tiki head is cut off in the second screen capture. I missed that museum scene in your third screen capture so I'm glad you're sharing it. The movie had a lot of problems for me but the concept was brilliant. It would of been cool if the same tiki was also found in that South Seas exhibit in the museum AND in all 6 stories. That would of help tie the scenes together which was a big problem. I love Keith David and Halle Berry who played Pacific islanders with Maori like face tattoos, they also, like most stars of this film, played multi roles and it was cool but they shot this film around Europe and using African immigrants as Pacific islanders was confusing.

Here's a shoot of Keith David as Kupaka with his tattoo:


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creativenative
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From: Island of O'ahu
Posted: 2013-07-22 12:11 am   Permalink

Just watched my HELL'S HALF ACRE Blu-ray. Movie was even better than I remember. Lighting was great as well as the frame composition. Acting was very good also by these Hollywood "B" actors. They deserved more respect. Anyway not easy but here are screen shoots of tiki in the film. All around Don the Beachcomber. Didn't remember any tiki the first time I saw the film a few years ago. Don't know how many of these tiki were already there in the Beachcomber or did the Art Director of the film place them. For sure the two tiki poles out front of the restaurant were from the film company because they hold up the fake "Chet's" sign.
Tiki behind the glass ball:

One of the 2 tiki poles holding up the fake "Chet's" sign:

Large tiki out front as Corey gets shoot:

Forgot one, in the office tiki carvings upper left in background.



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Tiki-kitty
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From: Cleveland, Oh
Posted: 2013-07-23 12:57 pm   Permalink





Sorry if this has already been covered in this thread, but "The Devil's Rejects" has several scenes that take place in the Kahiki Palms (not a real place- sadly). The interior scenes have tikis on the walls, bamboo and palm tree paintings.
If you don't dig graphic horror movies, you may want to skip this one; if gore doesn't bother you: worth seeing the cool decor!


 
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2013-09-13 09:52 am   Permalink

Bamboo, tropical decor and cocktails in "The Revolt of Mamie Stover"...sorry if this film was previously mentioned. Jane Russell and Agnes Moorehead....great bar scenes.


 
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