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Larry Blamire (written by)
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From the company that brought you "Zombies of Mora Tau" and "Lawrence of Arabia." See more »
Plot:
A bad scientist and wife, a mad scientist and skeleton, two aliens and their escaped pet are all searching for the elusive element "atmospherium". Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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1 nomination See more »
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Hugely entertaining film for low-budget classic sci-fi and humor fans See more (115 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Larry Blamire 
 
Writing credits
Larry Blamire (written by)

Produced by
Lars Perkins .... executive producer
F. Miguel Valenti .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Kevin F. Jones  (as Kevin Jones)
 
Film Editing by
Bill Bryn Russell 
 
Makeup Department
Claire Doyle .... makeup artist (as Claire Nach)
Amanda Sears .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Darrin Reed .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Julian Forbes .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Cory Blamire .... propmaster
Larry Blamire .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Frederick Critchlow .... sound
Bill Bryn Russell .... sound designer
Bill Bryn Russell .... sound editor
Bill Bryn Russell .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dan Dhein .... key grip
 
Animation Department
Bill Bryn Russell .... animator: title animation
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Emily Rapley .... alien costume constructor
 
Editorial Department
Christopher Gray .... post-production: studio
 
Music Department
Ralph Carmichael .... composer: stock music (as Rico Calle)
George S. Chase .... composer: stock music (as Michael Reynolds)
George S. Chase .... composer: stock music
Richard DuPage .... composer: stock music (as Dick DuPage)
Nicholas Flagello .... composer: stock music
Roger-Roger .... composer: stock music
Frances Trocaine .... composer: stock music
 
Other crew
Cory Blamire .... skeletal manipulation crew
Larry Blamire .... title designer: main titles
Dan Conroy .... spaceship constructor (as Joey Saccadonuts)
Dave Giannovario .... production assistant
Llywelyn Jones .... production assistant
Cortney Skinner .... design and construction: Transmutatron
Laurie Trotta .... public relations
 

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Rated PG for brief mild language
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90 min
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Black and White | Color (production logos)
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Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Singapore:PG | UK:PG | USA:PG
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This film was shot in ten and half days in and around the L.A. area.See more »
Goofs:
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: Most errors in continuity and acting are purposeful and are part of the gag in recreating the '50s B movie experience. For example during the cabin sequence, Dr. Fleming's jacket disappears between shots immediately after Ranger Brad arrives, Animala suddenly sprouting furry gloves without explanation during the last half of her appearance in the film, the visible wires on the Skeleton, and the shoes of the actor portraying the mutant during some of the walking scenes.See more »
Quotes:
Betty Armstrong:Moons... teaspoons... that's all gibberish to me I'm afraid.See more »
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References The Graduate (1967)See more »

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41 out of 52 people found the following review useful.
Hugely entertaining film for low-budget classic sci-fi and humor fans, 2 August 2004
Author: apkat from Virginia Beach, VA

10/10 rating

Lost Skeleton of Cadavra is a remarkable little film that recreates the look and feel of old low-budget black and white sci fi films, but it has a refreshing spirit all its own that is smart and silly at the same time. You've never seen a film like this before. It's the best new film I've seen in years.

Lost Skeleton is fun in its own right because it takes the archetypes of sci fi and its cliché's and mixes them together to make something that is more entertaining than straight parody.

Those who look at Lost Skeleton as only parody or a recreation of old movies are missing Blamire's unique accomplishment. It's a mixture of late 50's pompousness and innocence with modern perspective and grace.

Done in good taste that reflects the boy-scout best of the 50's genre, the movie is unlike anything else that Hollywood or indies are putting out. It's refreshing, inviting, friendly, goofy, and true to a singular vision.

I've seen it now with four different small audiences, and for the most part everyone has enjoyed it immensely. You need to view this film with a group to get the most out of it--it's easily the most quotable movie I've ever seen. Blamire's sense of those delightfully absurd pitfalls many sci-fi writers have fallen into time and again is uncanny. Halfway between Shakespeare and Ed Wood, almost every line of dialogue is a wooden comic gem laced with a sense of sweetness rather than mean-spiritedness. It's hard to tell where the parody ends and the celebration of these loftily ambitious lines begins.

This makes the film a joy to watch again and again. Blamire is hitting something deeper than a stiff sci-fi parody, and his touch makes this a much greater film than on the surface it has any right to be.

I predict that Lost Skeleton will go the way of Young Frankenstein and establish itself as a comedy classic over the next couple of decades. It's just that good. Perhaps indescribably good, but I did my best.

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