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Odd List Ryan Lambie 26 Nov 2013 - 06:44
From reissued, obscure first films to misleading marketing, here are 12 film covers that exaggerate the role their famous actors play...
Filmmaker William Castle was famous for his movie gimmicks, from vibrating chairs to plastic skeletons soaring over the heads of audiences in cinemas. The marketers of 1958's The Fly, meanwhile, promised to pay $100 to the first person who could prove that its matter-transportation plot "couldn't happen".
Selling movies to cynical punters is tough at the best of times, and using tricks and white lies to get people to part with their hard-earned cash is nothing new. And one of the simplest tricks in a film marketer's tool bag is to exaggerate an actor's role in whatever it is they're trying to sell. So if uncredited bit player number two suddenly becomes an A-list star three years after a movie's shot, you can be »
Stop me when this one sounds familiar:
A dour and quiet high school girl has a secret crush on a handsome and athletic boy, but since she can't have him she snaps and starts killing people all around the poor good-lookin' idiot. Sound familiar? Novel? Exciting? Then perhaps you need to see movies like Play Misty for Me, Fatal Attraction, The Crush, May, and -- dear lord -- Swimfan, because the blandly-titled "new" movie called Crush is little more than a tiresome collection of the most memorable things in those movies.
It's certainly not a crime to borrow from well-known thrillers but if you cannot bring at least one small kernel of originality (or at least novelty) to your own movie, it's pretty damn tough to imagine why a movie watcher would want to spend 93 minutes on it. To its mild credit, Crush does manage to throw a few curveballs »
- Scott Weinberg
Millennium Entertainment has unveiled a new behind-the-scenes featurette for Malik Bader's thriller, Crush. Lucas Till stars as Scott, a teenage heartthrob that falls victim to a deadly obsession. Watch as the actor and director break down what went into making the film in this inside look.
Crush - Featurette
Crush was released April 9th, 2013 and stars Sarah Bolger, Holt McCallany, Lucas Till, Crystal Reed, Leigh Whannell, Camille Guaty, Meredith Salenger, Michael Landes. The film is directed by Malik Bader. »
Cast and crew members discuss the new thriller Crush in an exclusive featurette. Malik Bader directs this thriller, which is available on Blu-ray and DVD April 9, that centers on high school heartbreaker Scott (Lucas Till), who tries to determine who his deadly stalker/secret admirer is before it's too late. Check out behind-the-scenes footage and sound bites from the cast and crew, who are determined to make an intense thriller.
Crush - Exclusive "Featurette"
High school heartthrob Scott has it all; good looks, popularity... and a secret admirer. But what starts out as a seemingly innocent crush soon turns deadly. Who's responsible? Scott's long time friend Jules, frustrated with their platonic relationship? Bess, a shy classmate, increasingly jealous of his friendship with Jules? Or Jeffrey, a bright outcast whose crush on Bess has lead him to become increasingly obsessive? One thing's certain, time's running out and Scott must uncover the »
4 items from 2013
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