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April 8, 2009

Things that look like other things

The Hammer production of H.Rider Haggard’s She is rich in every kind of lunacy. Including random Roman soldier costumes, Peter Cushing attempting to (I think) bellydance, and Savage Natives with their silly savage native dances. But towering above all these is Christopher Lee in the role of Billali. Billali in the book is merely a benevolent elderly foot fetishist. In the movie he is elevated to some sort of high priest and is made to wear a series of ludicrous hats. He spends a lot of the movie looking very annoyed and we can all guess why.

Why do I mention this? Because of this.

Is it just me, or is there a definite resemblance?