R | | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.
The background scenery for the dance segment between Elisa and the Amphibian Man is copied from a Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers movie, Follow the Fleet. It is the final dance of the movie, choreographed to the song, Let's Face the Music and Dance.
If I spoke about it - if I did - what would I tell you? I wonder. Would I tell you about the time? It happened a long time ago, it seems. In the last days of a fair prince's reign. Or would I tell you about the place? A small city near the coast, ...
The events of the film take place between September 18 and October 9, 1962, however, Richard Strickland visits a Cadillac showroom where 1962 Cadillac models were displayed. The United States automobile model year begins in August, so by the fall of 1962, the new 1963 Cadillacs would have already been in the showroom for a few months. It is plausible that Strickland could have bought a leftover "year old but still new" 1962 model, but there is no chance that 1962 models would have been in the showroom that late in the year.
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