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Today in Soap Opera History (May 20)

1969: Dark Shadows' Laura was stopped by Angelique.

1983: Ryan's Hope's Delia spotted a familiar face in a play.

1994: General Hospital's Bobbie was kicked out by Tony.

2008: All My Children's Greg visited Jenny's grave."All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."

Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1966: On Another World, Bill (Joseph Gallison) joked about Missy (Carol Roux) being an heiress, but Missy wasn't interested in the money she inherited from her mother.
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Today in Soap Opera History (May 9)

1983: Gh's Robert & Holly made love.

1984: Dynasty's Fallon crashed her car.

1985: Days' Marlena met the new chief of police.

2006: Atwt's Luke Snyder came out to his parents."All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."

Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1969: On Another World, Liz Matthews (Audra Lindley) left Bay City. Lindley, who took over the role as Liz on Another World's second episode, was leaving the show after 5 years. She
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Forbidden Power Trailer Spreads Sexually Transmitted Superpowers

Forbidden Power Trailer Spreads Sexually Transmitted Superpowers
Love Drive-In movies that blow your mind, even in the slightest? Then we have something pretty weird for you. Forbidden Power takes the idea of who and what a superhero can be and turns it on its head for something completely different. It's the sci-fi version of It Follows. And it could gain a strong cult following all it's own.

Films such as Lucy, Limitless, and The Wolfman have featured story lines where the heroes have received transmitted powers via drugs or animal bites, but now comes a fresh take on that idea. Sexually transmitted power in the soon-to-be-released science fiction action thriller Forbidden Power!

Young businessman George (Lincoln Bevers) has a one-night affair with a mysterious Native American woman (played by Nasanin Nuri). When he wakes up the next morning, she's vanished, but leaves him empowered with abilities that far exceed his own, and with a cryptic message. George
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Today in Soap Opera History (February 20)

1970: Dark Shadows' Quentin and Maggie had matching pitchforks

on their hands. 1980: Edge of Night's Mrs. Henson testified at

Draper's trial. 1995: Atwt's Eduardo died. 2006: Gh's Courtney

found out Nikolas was the father of her baby (Spencer Cassadine)."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1967: CBS began broadcasting As the World Turns in color,
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Drive-In Dust Offs: The Fly (1958)

“Charming” is not often a word associated with horror films; it’s counterintuitive to what the genre usually stands for—you know, terror and tension, followed by release and a sense of ease, then repeat—but yet here we are with a romantic tale about a boy, a girl, a teleportation device, and the insect that comes between them. Welcome to the world of The Fly (1958), where the hosts are welcoming, the police polite, and the monster bug-eyed.

Released by Twentieth Century Fox in July, The Fly pulled in $7 million against its $300,000 budget, enticing audiences with a tale often told at the time—sold as another Atomic Age Monster Mash, The Fly instead uses a much smaller (and human) canvas to convey a message of obsession and the love that ultimately ends it. Having said that, you also get a man with a fly head and some neat-o transportation sequences,
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The James Bond movies' special relationship with America

Mark Harrison Sep 19, 2017

Kingsman pulls the leg of the James Bond series - but how have the 007 films put across the relationship between Britain and the USA?

When Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman: The Secret Service exploded into cinemas in 2015, it gave the iconic James Bond franchise much the same irreverent treatment that the director's previous Mark Millar adaptation, Kick-Ass, gave to comic book movies. Reviews focused on how the film recontextualised the familiar 007 tropes of guns, girls and gadgets through the lens of class, identity and that notorious final bum note.

In the sequel, Eggsy and the Kingsmen run up against a crime syndicate known as the Golden Circle with a little help from their American cousins, the Statesmen. It neatly shows us that American iconography plays much the same role for their opposite numbers, that liquor-themed codenames will stand in for Arthurian monikers, and most accurately of all, that
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"James Bond: Moneypenny"

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Producers of the "James Bond" movies "...have caught 'Universe Fever' and would love to explore other corners of the 'Bond' franchise, simultaneously" including spin-offs based on 'MI6' Agent 'Moneypenny' and 'CIA agent' "Felix Leiter":

Dynamite Entertainment's "James Bond: Moneypenny" is written by Jody Hauser and illustrated by Jacob Engler, with a cover by Tula Lotay:

"...in this never-before-told mission starring 'Moneypenny', the friend of 'James Bond' and former 'MI6' field agent and bodyguard of 'M'...

"...follows her on a routine protection mission, when she stumbles upon a complicated assassination plot...

"...that bears a startling resemblance to a terrorist attack from her childhood.

"Can Moneypenny call upon her secret agent skills to stop the plot...?"

Dynamite Entertainment's "James Bond: Felix Leiter" #1,  is written by James Robinson and illustrated by Aaron Campbell, with covers by Mike Perkins and Gabriel Hardman.

"...this 'James Bond' spin-off highlighting the '007' American counterpart,
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"James Bond: Black Box" - 'No Name'

Dynamite Entertainment's "James Bond: Black Box" #5, available July 5, 2017, is written by Ben Percy and illustrated by Rapha Lobosco, with covers by Dom Reardon, Jason Masters and Patrick Zircher:

"....in the 'Suicide Forest' of Japan, near the base of Mt. Fuji, 'James Bond' finds himself hunted by 'No Name', the nightmarish assassin. 

"After narrowly escaping, '007' and 'Selah Sax' find themselves on board a bullet train bound for the headquarters of 'Saga Genji'...

"... in a race against 'Felix Leiter' and the Americans for the 'black box' of information that could compromise their nations..."

Producers of the "James Bond" movies "...have caught 'Universe Fever' and would love to explore other corners of the 'Bond' franchise...

...including a feature based on CIA agent 'Felix Leiter'.

Dynamite Entertainment's "James Bond: Felix Leiter" #1, highlighting the CIA American counterpart of 'James Bond', is written by James Robinson and illustrated by Aaron Campbell, with covers by Mike Perkins and Gabriel Hardman.
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"James Bond: Felix Leiter"

According to new reports, producers of the "James Bond" movies "...have caught 'Universe Fever' and would love to explore other corners of the 'Bond' franchise, simultaneously" including a feature based on CIA agent "Felix Leiter"?:

Dynamite Entertainment's "James Bond: Felix Leiter" #1, highlighting the CIA American counterpart of 'James Bond', is written by James Robinson and illustrated by Aaron Campbell, with covers by Mike Perkins and Gabriel Hardman.

"...this 'James Bond' spin-off highlighting the '007' American counterpart, finds 'Felix Leiter' in Japan, tracking down a beautiful, Russian spy from his past. But when the mission takes a turn for the worse, he will discover that there are more deadly schemes afoot in Tokyo and beyond..."

Created by Ian Fleming, Leiter is an operative for the 'CIA' and close friend of 'James Bond'. But after losing a leg and his hand to a shark attack, Leiter joined the 'Pinkerton Detective Agency'.
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TCM goes to war on Memorial Day: But thorny issues mostly avoided

Submarine movie evening: Underwater war waged in TCM's Memorial Day films In the U.S., Turner Classic Movies has gone all red, white, and blue this 2017 Memorial Day weekend, presenting a few dozen Hollywood movies set during some of the numerous wars in which the U.S. has been involved around the globe during the last century or so. On Memorial Day proper, TCM is offering a submarine movie evening. More on that further below. But first it's good to remember that although war has, to put it mildly, serious consequences for all involved, it can be particularly brutal on civilians – whether male or female; young or old; saintly or devilish; no matter the nationality, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or any other label used in order to, figuratively or literally, split apart human beings. Just this past Sunday, the Pentagon chief announced that civilian deaths should be anticipated as “a
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Roger Moore, James Bond Star, Dies at 89

Roger Moore, James Bond Star, Dies at 89
Roger Moore, the handsome English actor who appeared in seven films as James Bond — the most of any Bond actor — and as Simon Templar on “The Saint” TV series, has died in Switzerland after a short battle with cancer. He was 89.

His family issued an announcement on Twitter: “It is with the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated.”

With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated. pic.twitter.com/6dhiA6dnVg

Sir Roger Moore (@sirrogermoore) May 23, 2017

Moore appeared in more official Bond pics than his friend Sean Connery over a longer period of time, and while Connery’s fans were fiercely loyal, polls showed that many others favored Moore’s lighter, more humorous take on 007.

In 1972, Moore was
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Roger Moore, James Bond Star, Dies at 89

Roger Moore, James Bond Star, Dies at 89
Roger Moore, the handsome English actor who appeared in seven films as James Bond — the most of any Bond actor — and as Simon Templar on “The Saint” TV series, has died in Switzerland after a short battle with cancer. He was 89.

His family issued an announcement on Twitter: “It is with the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated.”

With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated. pic.twitter.com/6dhiA6dnVg

Sir Roger Moore (@sirrogermoore) May 23, 2017

Moore appeared in more official Bond pics than his friend Sean Connery over a longer period of time, and while Connery’s fans were fiercely loyal, polls showed that many others favored Moore’s lighter, more humorous take on 007.

In 1972, Moore was asked to join Her Majesty’s Secret Service
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Another remake of The Fly is in the works at 20th Century Fox

20th Century Fox is planning another remake of The Fly. The upcoming re-do will be based on the original story that debuted as an article in Playboy magazine back in the 1950s. J.D. Dillard, who makes his directorial debut with the upcoming Sleight, is helming the movie for the studio and will co-write the screenplay with Alex Theurer.

Of course, The Fly has been caught on film a couple of times in the sixty years since the debut of that article. Kurt Neumann wrote and directed Fox’s 1958 adaptation, which was has David Hedison, Patricia Owens and Vincent Price amongst the cast, and of course there was the 1986 version from David Cronenberg with Jeff Goldblum in the lead. The 1958 version also spawned two sequels, 1959’s Return of the Fly and 1965’s Curse of the Fly.

Deadline broke the news of Dillard’s new version. His debut, Sleight, revolves around a
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‘The Fly’ Remake in the Works at Fox With Director J.D. Dillard

‘The Fly’ Remake in the Works at Fox With Director J.D. Dillard
Fox is developing a remake of the iconic horror movie “The Fly”‘ and is in negotiations with “Sleight” writer-director J.D. Dillard.

Should the deal go through, Dillard would direct the remake from a script that would be co-written with his writing partner Alex Theurer. Blumhouse and WWE bought rights to “Sleight” at last year’s Sundance Film Festival following its premiere. Hh Tilt will release the magician thriller on April 28.

The original 1958 movie “The Fly,” starring David Hedison, Patricia Owens, Vincent Price, and Herbert Marshall, centered on a scientist who mutates into a human insect after a fly flies into his transportation machine. Directed by Kurt Neumann, “The Fly” was based on a George Langelaan short story.

David Cronenberg remade “The Fly” in 1986 with Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis with Goldblum’s character slowly mutating into a giant insect. It became the top grosser of Cronenberg’s career with more
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"James Bond: Felix Leiter"

  • SneakPeek
Sneak Peek Dynamite Entertainment's "James Bond: Felix Leiter" #1, highlighting the CIA American counterpart of 'James Bond', written by James Robinson and illustrated by Aaron Campbell, with covers by Mike Perkins and Gabriel Hardman, available January 2017:

"...this 'James Bond' spin-off highlighting the '007' American counterpart, finds 'Felix Leiter' in Japan, tracking down a beautiful, Russian spy from his past. But when the mission takes a turn for the worse, he will discover that there are more deadly schemes afoot in Tokyo and beyond..."

Created by Ian Fleming, Felix Leiter is an operative for the CIA and close friend of 'James Bond'. After losing a leg and his hand to a shark attack, Leiter joined the 'Pinkerton Detective Agency'.

The Leiter character has appeared in ten films, portrayed by actors Jack Lord, Cec Linder, Rik Van Nutter, Norman Burton, David Hedison, John Terry and Jeffrey Wright.

Click the images to enlarge.
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James Bond Ally Felix Leiter To Debut In New Comic Book

  • CinemaRetro
By Lee Pfeiffer

Felix Leiter, the CIA agent who assisted James Bond in both novels and on screen, is finally getting into the spotlight on his own via a new series of comic book adventures authorized by the Ian Fleming estate. The comics will be written by James Robinson with artwork by Aaron Campbell, both of whom have impressive credentials in the industry. The series will be published by Dynamite. Based on the preliminary artwork, this ain't your grandad's version of Felix Leiter. In the Bond films he tends to be as dapper and sophisticated as 007 himself but the comics will present Leiter as a freelance investigator who looks more "Miami Vice" than "Casino Royale". According to the publicity, Leiter will still be involved in the world of espionage. Bond fans have long griped about the character of Leiter not being used to his fullest potential on screen. Not helping
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From the Terrace

This is as sexy as Hollywood pix got in 1960. John O'Hara's novel about class snobbery and the drive for success posits Paul Newman as a moody go-getter. In glossy soap opera fashion, his silver spoon-fed bride Joanne Woodward morphs into an unfaithful monster. Some adulterous relationships are excused and others not in this glossy, morally rigged melodrama. In other words, it's prime entertainment material. From the Terrace Blu-ray Twilight Time Limited Edition 1960 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 144 min. / Ship Date January 19, 2016 / available through Twilight Time Movies / 29.95 Starring Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Myrna Loy, Ina Balin, Leon Ames, Elizabeth Allen, Barbara Eden, George Grizzard, Patrick O'Neal, Felix Aylmer. Cinematography Leo Tover Art Direction Maurice Ransford, Howard Richmond, Lyle R. Wheeler Film Editor Dorothy Spencer Original Music Elmer Bernstein Written by Ernest Lehman from the novel by John O'Hara Produced and directed by Mark Robson

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

1960 saw the release of
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Examining Hollywood Remakes: The Fly

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It’s a new year but we’re still looking at remakes and what makes them good or bad. For our latest article, we’ve got one of the good ones as we break down David Cronenberg’s The Fly.

It’s often the case where the original film is clearly better than the remake, or sometimes vice-versa. In this case, however, it’s actually hard to determine which of them is better because they’re both so well done. Both were financially successful and well-reviewed. Both versions inspired sequels. For horror fans, both versions of this film are worth a viewing. Additionally, they both had great poster catchphrases. The 1958 version had, “He was once human!” and the remake had the even more memorable “Be afraid! Be very afraid!”

The original version of The Fly (1958), based on a short story by George Langalaan, was made during the sci-fi boom of the 1950s,
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‘Licence to Kill’ brings a modern edge to the character

Licence to Kill

Directed by John Glen

Screenplay by Michael G. Wilson and Richard Maibaum

UK, 1989

With the release of Skyfall this month, critics have cited the major departures from the Bond formula taken by that film. They credit Daniel Craig for bringing a modern edge to a character that had become ridiculous in the Brosnan years. It’s easy to forget that similar claims were made about Timothy Dalton back in the late ‘80s. The classically trained actor brought grace to the role with his first appearance in 1987’s The Living Daylights. That film retained the look and feeling of the Roger Moore films while starting the shift towards a more realistic hero. The change became a lot more dramatic in Dalton’s second outing two years later. Licence to Kill pared down the excesses of the typical Bond film and crafted a more personal tale of revenge. While
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‘Live and Let Die’ gets Roger Moore’s Bond tenure off to a sputtering start

Live and Let Die

Written by Tom Mankiewicz

Directed by Guy Hamilton

UK, 1973

1973’s Live and Let Die unleashed a new kind of Bond upon the world, a Bond whose bland propriety and vacuous quips would dominate the screen for another twelve years. Roger Moore, taking over for Sean Connery, the third different Bond in three films, had enjoyed popular success as a television star on mystery series “The Saint.” He had originally tested for the role prior to inaugural series entry Dr. No, but was deemed “too pretty” by Bond producers Harry Salzman and Albert “Cubby” Broccoli. Sean Connery had only grudgingly agreed to return for 1971’s Diamonds Are Forever, and had no interest in continuing further due to tension with the producers. Salzman was not a fan of the choice of Moore, but was overruled by Broccoli, who saw in the TV star the opportunity to create an
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