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post #346 of 401
Two Nick Stahl movies:

In the Bedroom and Bully.
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Watched a documentary on Paul Williams last night: Paul Williams Still Alive.




Paul Williams is arguably one of the greatest pop song writers and pretty much owned the '70s and early '80s: "Evergreen" - Streisand; "We've Only Just Begun" - The Carpenters; "Old Fashioned Love Song" - Three Dog Night; "Fill Your Heart" - Bowie; and "The Rainbow Connection" for Kermit the Frog. He also was a hell of a funny celebrity and made numerous appearances on the variety, talk and game shows of the time. Finally blew up on coke and booze, but is now 20 years sober and still performing.

Anyway, that got me thinking about one of my favourite guilty pleasure movies: Brian DePalma's Phantom of the Paradise. A critical and box office bomb - except for Winnipeg where it was inexplicably an enormous hit - it has developed a bit of a cult following over the years. 

An insanely chaotic musical horror it has some of the best of De Palma staging and editing, great production design, a stand-out performance by Gerrit Graham, William Finley's heartbreaking Winslow Leach, and of course, Paul Williams as Swan.




lefty

Phantom of the Paradise is totally awesome and completely batshit. I caught it on late night tv once without knowing what it was and I was transfixed.
post #348 of 401

Equilibrium.

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Two Nick Stahl movies:

In the Bedroom and Bully.

Thanks, I've liked Nick Stahl since I saw him in Carnivale, always wondered if he was in anymore stuff besides that horrible Terminator sequel.
post #350 of 401
In the Bedroom is GREAT. A flick that was celebrated at the time though seems to have been forgotten over the last few years. Bully, from what I recall, was an ok film though perhaps I should revisit it. I too think Stahl is a very good actor and someone I am surprised never gotten more higher profile roles consistently.
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In the Bedroom is GREAT. A flick that was celebrated at the time though seems to have been forgotten over the last few years. Bully, from what I recall, was an ok film though perhaps I should revisit it. I too think Stahl is a very good actor and someone I am surprised never gotten more higher profile roles consistently.

X3 on In The Bedroom. Amazing performances.
post #352 of 401

Caught this again last night. Not as insanely fun as it's "prequel", The Born Losers, but still pretty damn fantastic.

 

Billy Jack

 

 

lefty

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Twisted Obsession (1989) (aka 'Mad Monkey) Jeff Goldblum, Miranda Richardson & Liza Walker
Weirrrd film. Once you see it, you won't soon forget it. Very hard to find the full version and perhaps only on VHS.
Chopped version is all that seems to be commercially available. The missing scenes depicted incestuous moments between a brother and sister. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098407/
post #354 of 401
Josie and the Pussycats. Maybe not unknown but definitely underrated. Really funny satire of late 90s youth culture and youth oriented marketing.
post #355 of 401

Loved the cartoon.

 

I'll put this here: How The Outsiders got made.

 

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In March of 1980, a school librarian by the name of Jo Ellen Misakian wrote to Francis Ford Coppola and, on behalf of the students at Lone Star School in Fresno, California, asked him to consider adapting their favourite novel, S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders, for the big screen. Also included with her letter were a copy of the book, and a petition signed by 110 of the kids. Amazingly, three months later they received an unexpected and cautiously optimistic reply from producer Fred Roos, who soon advised Coppola to read the book. Coppola did exactly that, and two years later production on the movie began.

 

lefty

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Loved the cartoon.

I'll put this here: How The Outsiders got made.



lefty

Wow, that is a cool story!
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Josie and the Pussycats. Maybe not unknown but definitely underrated. Really funny satire of late 90s youth culture and youth oriented marketing.

Josie and the Pussycats in outer-space FTW.
post #358 of 401

I can dig it.

 

 

lefty

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I can dig it.
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lefty

Original has the better theme song though, but no penis shaped rocket.
post #360 of 401

Better song. Interesting that they rotoscoped live performers for the band CUs. 

 

Still not as cool as the Fat Albert opener.

 

 

lefty

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