|Jean-Pierre Leaud, Jacqueline Bisset, Francois Truffaut in "Day for Night"|
|Richard Chamberlain discovers talismanic paintings and carvings, including|
a primitive death mask with an unmistakable resemblance to Chamberlain.
|Storm-beset hikers in the prologue of "One Million B.C." include Carole Landis|
and Victor Mature, who also play Stone Age lovers Loana and Tumac.
|Tumac (John Richardson) seems baffled by the Shell People's|
artistic expressions in "One Million Years B.C."
|Curtis Armstrong (best known as Booger in the "Revenge of the Nerd" films)|
and James Remar as Neanderthals in "The Clan of the Cave Bear"
|Preposterous prehistoric lovers D'Leh (played by former fashion model and|
aspiring singer Steven Strait) and Evolet (Camilla Belle) in "10,000 BC"
Beneath the laughs and wonder, “The Croods” has a big heart, probably no more effectively on display than in a poignant scene that finds the family patriarch, Grug (Nicolas Cage), separated from his family and trapped in a cave, where, in the lonely light of a flickering torch, he creates a family portrait on the stone wall (above). In its own modest fashion, this fleeting moment of inspired animation brings us back, full circle, to the remarkable documentary “Cave of Forgotten Dreams” and the words of The Washington Post reviewer Ann Hornaday: “Transcendent, provocative and deeply humbling, ‘Cave of Forgotten Dreams’ is a wonderful film, in the most literal sense of that word. It inspires not just delight and awe, but profound gratitude.”