I've been digitizing old 33-1/3 RPM albums the past few weeks. One I ran across that surprised me was the original soundtrack from Brian DePalma's Phantom of the Paradise. DePalma directed (and wrote) this movie right after "Sisters" with Margot Kidder and a one movie prior to "Carrie" with Sissy Spacek. De Palma also wrote the screenplay. I'll leave an analysis of the film to more able film critics (like Wheezer Jay Amicarella) but in listening the the soundtrack once again after 30 years, I thought it was pretty entertaining.
Marty: "You don't like her. My mother don't like her. She's a dog. And I'm a
fat, ugly man. Well, all I know is I had a good time last night. I'm
gonna have a good time tonight. If we have enough good times together,
I'm gonna get down on my knees. I'm gonna beg that girl to marry me. If
we make a party on New Year's, I got a date for that party. You don't
like her? That's too bad." 1955 was a good year. Most of my classmates were born, and "Marty," the 'kitchen-sink drama' about a lonely butcher won Best Picture at the Oscars. We lost Betsy Blair, the wonderful actress who played 'the dog', this past year, along with Jennifer Jones and Jean Simmons. I don't think the actresses have taken a hit like that in one year, ever. I fell in love with Betsy Blair when I first saw "Marty" as a teenager. When she meets Ernest Borgnine she is transformed from plain Jane to a radiant beauty. And it wasn't accomplished by CGI, it was done through the force of her talent. Betsy Blair was truly luminescent. jay amicarella
It's being reported that the seven castaways of "Gilligan's Island" have been relocated to the lot at Warner Bros. and Atlas Entertainment. The idea to give a modern twist to the well-known premise and characters, with the screenplay being written by Brad Copeland (Wild Hogs, Arrested Development, My Name Is Earl).
So, who would you cast as the famous seven? Gilligan, The Skipper, The Millionaire and his Wife, The Movie Star, The Professor and Mary Ann?