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Written by William Bowers
Directed by Robert Parish
The road that ultimately leads creative people in the filmmaking business to the highly coveted director’s chair is rarely the same from one candidate to the next. Some are fortunate enough to direct a feature from the get-go. The number of directorial debuts from stunningly young men and women premiering at festivals is a testament to that journey. Others take the long road, filling in a great many roles on movie sets, learning the ropes of many trades before they finally helm a project. Robert Parish’s journey began at age 11, when he appeared in the 1927 short Olympic Games. After years of acting and editing, his directorial debut finally came in 1951 with the mobster film Cry Danger.
Unexpectedly released from prison after 5 years courtesy of an alibi from someone he has never met, infamous hoodlum Rocky Mulloy (Dick Powell »
- Edgar Chaput
Hattie McDaniel as Mammy in ‘Gone with the Wind’: TCM schedule on August 20, 2013 (photo: Vivien Leigh and Hattie McDaniel in ‘Gone with the Wind’) See previous post: “Hattie McDaniel: Oscar Winner Makes History.” 3:00 Am Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943). Director: David Butler. Cast: Joan Leslie, Dennis Morgan, Eddie Cantor, Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn, John Garfield, Ida Lupino, Ann Sheridan, Dinah Shore, Alexis Smith, Jack Carson, Alan Hale, George Tobias, Edward Everett Horton, S.Z. Sakall, Hattie McDaniel, Ruth Donnelly, Don Wilson, Spike Jones, Henry Armetta, Leah Baird, Willie Best, Monte Blue, James Burke, David Butler, Stanley Clements, William Desmond, Ralph Dunn, Frank Faylen, James Flavin, Creighton Hale, Sam Harris, Paul Harvey, Mark Hellinger, Brandon Hurst, Charles Irwin, Noble Johnson, Mike Mazurki, Fred Kelsey, Frank Mayo, Joyce Reynolds, Mary Treen, Doodles Weaver. Bw-127 mins. 5:15 Am Janie (1944). Director: Michael Curtiz. Cast: Joyce Reynolds, Robert Hutton, »
- Andre Soares
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Oct. 15, 2013
Price: DVD $24.95, Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Olive Films
Powell is Rocky, an innocent man just released from prison who’s on the hunt for both the $100,000 bankroll he allegedly stole and the people who framed him. Then there’s Delong (Richard Erdman, The Men), a disabled Marine veteran who produced the evidence that led to Rocky’s release and who now wants part of the stash in exchange for his help. But Rocky has a different plan,…
Richard Erdman, aka Leonard Rodriguez (or Leonard Briggs), was a surprise guest at the Paleyfest 2013 "Community" panel, and drew a raucous response from an appreciative audience for his role in the "History 101" table read.
"That's a hard comparison; I like both of them a lot," says Erdman. "Marlon and I worked on his first picture that he did. It was called 'The Men.' And I met him, and he was very, very distant because he was convinced that Hollywood was a crock. And he had come out from New York. He had been in ['A Streetcar Named Desire'] back there. I got to know him, and he eventually moved in and stayed with me for five weeks."
Erdman already had more than 20 screen credits under his belt when »
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? creator Gary K. Wolf has confirmed via his official website, pretending to be a "source" known as "Walter Windchill," that Walt Disney Studios is moving forward with a 3D animated/live-action remake of the 1952 comedy classic The Stooge that will team-up Mickey Mouse with Roger Rabbit in roles originated by Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. Take a look at the 'Disney Development Proposal' artwork for this project that is in active development, then read on for more information.
The Stooge, released in 1952, starred Dean Martin as a Broadway performer who finds success with a new vaudville act, although it is mainly because of the "stooge" (Jerry Lewis) he hires, who captures most of the spotlight. Mickey Mouse will play the Dean Martin character, with Roger Rabbit playing Jerry Lewis' stooge role.
The story is said to have the same kind of sensibilities as Pixar hits »
When you want to know something about a TV show, ask the writers. They know everything. This was certainly the case on Saturday (Feb. 9) when five "Community" writers spoke a CommuniCon, a fan convention for the program.
Chris McKenna, Megan Ganz, Andy Bobrow, Steve Basilone and Tim Saccardo had plenty to share on what's coming in Season 4, the show's issues with former star Chevy Chase, and even on "Community" ideas so bizarre they never got made.
Here are some of the highlights:
Whatever you may think of "Community" as it goes into Season 4 without creator Dan Harmon at the helm, the writers have been very, very worried about it. "We're breaking the show" was apparently the feeling in the writers room before every script.
Seriously, they're worried about fan reactions. "Before you watch Season 4, watch all of your least-favorite episodes of Season 3," Megan Ganz advised.
Two unproduced episodes of "Community »
6 items from 2013
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