A favorite subject of the early serials -- Lost City of the Jungle -- the jungle found its way into films in the '40s and '50s as a dangerous, dark and primitive place for white men in safari hats to encounter adventures. Unquestionably the most used and well-known hero of these films was the white-man-turned-savage, Tarzan. In a river of films which starred a rotating cast of Tarzans, of which Olympic swimmer Johnny Weismuller was one of the more popular, jungle animals alternately befriended and attacked Tarzan as he encountered white intruders and their beautiful companions. Many "B"-films were reeled off on varying notes of the same theme, starring beautiful women with torn shirts and men in loincloths beating off frightening cannibalistic natives. In the '80s and '90s, almost as if to make up for these transgressions, the jungle film turned inward and ostensibly gave more accurate pictures of jungle life. They were never quite free of the white-man-in-safari-hat syndrome, however, as films like The Emerald Forest, and Aguirre, the Wrath of God were more about the foreigners adventuring into the jungles than they were about the jungles themselves.