tarzan the ape man

W.S. Van Dyke, 99 mins, USA, 1932, B&W, 35mm. Courtesy: Hollywood Classics

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Tarzan the Ape Man. Courtesy: British Film Institute and Hollywood Classics
The first MGM Tarzan talkie, Tarzan the Ape Man was shot over five months at MGM studios in California, using extensive rear-projected jungle footage from MGM's early adventure film Trader Horn (1931).

The film's popularity and longevity can be attributed to its eager embrace of taboo topics and its ambivalent treatment of the values of Western civilization. Feminist critics too have noted Jane's independent stand.

The film is also the source of the famous line "Me Tarzan, you Jane" (although the ape-man actually says "Tarzan, Jane") amidst much prodding and poking!

part of focus on monsters: kiss of the beast

Dates   Sun 11 Dec 2005, 5.30pm
Mon 12 Dec 2005, 6.30pm
Admission   Full $13  Concession $10
Six session pass: Full $60  Concession $48
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