I fall asleep during every film I watch and fill in the blanks myself
This is one of the films I'm using for my dissertation on nuclear anxiety in 1980s Cold War cinema, being that it is a post-nuclear apocalypse film. Unfortunately for me, while the other films I'm using are quite immediate reflections over fears of an intensifying cold war turning hot, O-Bi, O-Ba instead does what sci-fi has always done best, use current hot topics to reflect on ideas and issues that don't have one single place in time. The nuclear nature…
'Gumby, how can I make you see me at all?
Take me away, oh Gumby
You do something to my chemistry [...]
Youre green, you're clay, you're a cosmic display,
How can I go on this way?'
- Take Me Away
There's an antiquated naive charm to The Gumby Movie. With the team behind the 50s original show still at the helm there's little attempt beside the musical numbers to update the style, and that's probably its strongest attribute. While…