What to do with Jungle, and Sword and Sandal...

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What to do with Jungle, and Sword and Sandal...

taraco
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May 11th, 2018, 2:39 pm #1

Some folks have noticed that I moved the 'All-Encompassing' Tarzan thread from the Off-Topic Forum to here at the Thrills and Chills Forum.

Thrills and Chills was intended to include serials, jungle films, 'adventure films,' and the like but over the years it has been mostly about serials.  Which is fine.

But where to put Tarzan and Sheena and Bomba and Jungle Jim?  And what about Hercules, Duel of the Titans, Macioste, Atlas and the rest of the peplum genre?

We could give Jungle and Sandal their own Forums.

But frankly I've been disappointed that the newly created Spy Forum is mostly about James Bond and the Western Forum is pretty quiet as well.  Two more specialty forums would likely not fare that much better.

Anyhow, open to ideas. There's almost no discussion at all of Tarzan or Sword and Sandal movies anywhere at the CHFB and that seems wrong as well.

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rvoyttbots
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May 11th, 2018, 2:59 pm #2

Have it all in the same forum: THRILLS AND CHILLS, SWORDS AND SANDALS, & JUNGLE ADVENTURES. Then have the forum placard change every few seconds from THRILLS AND CHILLS to SWORDS AND SANDALS to JUNGLE ADVENTURES. 
  
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gene phillips
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May 11th, 2018, 8:37 pm #3

Sounds like a good move to me. 
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blufeld
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May 12th, 2018, 5:18 pm #4

Seems to me we have some good discussions about peplum (in the 60s forum) and Tarzan (and less popular jungle people) in the Off Topic forum (which is not a good forum if you are looking find discussions on the ape man).  I found it by pure luck.  Maybe we need a forum for HEROES that would incorporate Peplum, Tarzan and jungle heroes with Bomba, The Phantom. Jungle Jim, etc. plus Zorro, Batman, Superman, etc.  I found a little discussion about Zorro. but mostly about the serials.  And I still Tyrone Power is too stoic to be Zorro.
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will
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May 12th, 2018, 6:11 pm #5

It is primarily a horror/science fiction forum. Spies, I assume the more realistic type isn't what the section is for, so that leaves you mainly with James Bond. Westerns, the title suggests weird ones, although there has been discussion of mainstream ones. But most of us here are probably not hardcore enough fans to give obscure westerns the kind of attention horror ones can get. Some sections are just not going to be too busy. Maybe retitling the serial one so it includes jungle, swashbucklers, and the rest of it would do the trick.
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May 12th, 2018, 9:15 pm #6

>>It is primarily a horror/science fiction forum.

Agree. The reason I expressed disappointment about the new Spies and Westerns forums was they were added after considerable pressure from some members.

There's no harm in having them -- I think the 'Discussions' view has alleviated the need to scroll through multiple Forums -- but results were less than expected.

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May 12th, 2018, 9:53 pm #7

FWIW i like the Spies forum, and would love to see Jungle and Peplum forums as well. Even if they aren't as busy as you would like, it makes it easier to find related threads.
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May 12th, 2018, 10:55 pm #8

Good input, Mirakle. Thanks.
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