Engram - 1968
The scariest thing I saw as a small child,
was a skeleton that raged across a hill and attacked a band of travellers,
that had landed with a boat.
My eyes could not believe what they were seeing,
I cried, tears welled down face and I took shelter under the skirt of my grandmother.
It was a show on the screen of a black and white TV that caused my turmoil.
The movie, I remembered just now,
was called "Jason and the Argonauts".
Talk about some deep implanting of memories!
I was three or four or five then, probabilities are that it can't have been later,
because I was still pretty impressionable and the moon landings had not happened yet by a long shot.
When I heard for the first time that man was going to land on the Moon,
I was most overjoyed.
But it still took years before it happened.
My sense of time then, was of course even more fuzzy than today,
because I still had to learn reading numbers and the calendar.
The tag lines, according to Internet Movie Database were:
Greatest Odyssey Of The Ages - for the first time on the screen
The epic story that was destined to stand as a colossus of adventure!
It must be said that German TV was always YEARS behind what was happening in USA.
It took them such a long time to translate and dub every single movie into the German language.
Tonight I had a weird experience.
Lying in the dark in bed I suddenly became a skeleton as an avatar.
It was very realistic. In the darkened room I roared with joy.
Jason and the Argonauts (1963) on Internet Movie Database: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057197/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Jason and the Argonauts (1963) on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2gSRfYP