3 September 2013 11:20 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Unlike communism, this is not a red herring: There’s an amazing new “oral history” (with some narration) of Clue, the endearing board-game movie mystery that I refuse to stop talking about.

Buzzfeed got the scoop, and it gives us plenty of fresh interviews with director and screenwriter Jonathan Lynn, co-writer and creator John Landis (of “Thriller,” yes), and cast members Martin Mull, Michael McKean, Christopher Lloyd, Colleen Camp, and our girl Lesley Ann Warren. I personally found it upsetting that I learned anything from this article, because I’d like to believe I already know everything about this damn movie. Nonetheless, these were six important revelations

1. Tom Stoppard almost wrote Clue.

“I’ll never forget it,” says Landis. “I got a letter from [Stoppard], literally a year later, on this beautiful onion-skin paper, very elegant stationery, basically saying, ‘I give up!’ And he enclosed a check for the entire amount he was paid! »

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