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The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 British musical comedy film that parodies science fiction and horror films.  Still in limited release nearly 34 years after its premiere, it has the longest-running theatrical release in film history.  It gained notoriety as a midnight movie in 1977 when audiences began participating with the film in theaters across the United States. “Rocky Horror” is the first movie from a major film studio, such as 20th Century Fox, to be in the midnight movie market.  Widely known by mainstream audiences, it has a large international following and is one of the best known and most financially successful midnight movies of all time.  In 2005, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

The film, considered a cult classic,  is an adaptation of the British musical stage production The Rocky Horror Show. Richard O’Brien, author of the stage show, was assisted by Jim Sharman in writing the screenplay. The movie introduces Tim Curry and features Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick along with cast members from the original Kings Road production of the play performed at the Royal Court Theatre.

Tagline:  A Different Set Of Jaws.

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Make Up Department
  Ramon Gow … hairdresser
  Pierre La Roche … original makeup designs creator
  Peter Robb-King … makeup artist
  Graham Freeborn … assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
  Ernest Gasser … assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
  Helen Lennox … assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
  Mike Lockey … assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
  Jane Royle … assistant makeup artist (uncredited)

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Curry, Barry Bostwick, Susan Sarandon

Tim Curry, Barry Bostwick, Susan Sarandon

 

 

 

Special Effects Department
  Colin Chilvers … special effects
  Wally Veevers … special effects
  Roy Spencer … standby special effects (uncredited)

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3 Disc Anniversary Edition DVD

3 Disc Anniversary Edition DVD

The set here is a special 3 disc edition with two discs devoted to ROCKY HORROR and a single disc for SHOCK TREATMENT. The ROCKY HORROR portion includes the movie, audience participation tracks and video, commentary by Patricia Quinn and O’Brien, segments from a “Where Are They Now?” special on VH-1, and tons of featurettes featuring cast, crew, and fans.

SHOCK TREATMENT includes a remastered print of the movie (for the first time in widescreen on DVD), a commentary track from the fan club president and his friend (they tell trivia and do some of their “act” for screenings), two features with interviews from cast and crew members about the making of the film and the score, and trailers (which are bizarre and worth a look). Richard O’Brien does not make an appearance in ANY of the extras, so we have to rely on people involved with the production such as director Jim Sharman and Patricia Quinn to fill us in.

Alice Ghostley Birthday today! Aug. 14

Alice Ghostley
Alice Ghostley

Alice Margaret Ghostley

(August 14, 1926 – September 21, 2007)was a Tony Award-winning American actress. She was best known for her roles as Esmeralda on Bewitched (in which she had a recurring role from 1969 to 1972), as Cousin Alice on Mayberry R.F.D. (1970-1971) and as Bernice Clifton on Designing Women (1986-1993) for which she received the Emmy Nomination for Best Supporting Actress in 1992

 

 

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Trivia

Accepted the Best Actress Oscar in 1969 on Maggie Smith’s behalf for Ms. Smith’s performance in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969). Ms. Smith was in London on Academy Awards night, and Ms. Ghostley filled in since the two actresses had previously starred together on Broadway in “New Faces of 1956.”

She earned a Tony nomination as Best Featured Actress in a Play for her various characterizations in “The Beauty Part” in 1963, and won the award in 1965 for Lorraine Hansberry’s “The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window.”

esmer02Ghostley, who became a regular as the insecure Aunt Esmerelda, actually made her first appearance on “Bewitched” as a bumbling mortal maid. The producers were so impressed with her that they created Esmerelda for her, the Stephen’s babysitter who disappeared either fully or partially when she felt inadequate or upset.

Was partially inspired to become an entertainer by a cousin who was a tightrope walker for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus.

According to her friend Kaye Ballard, she was actually born in 1924 and made herself two years younger.

Ghostley & Lorne

Ghostley & Lorne

In one scene of The Graduate (1967), she had a cameo appearance with Marion Lorne. Two years later, her character Esmeralda on “Bewitched” (1964) should fill the void after Lorne, playing Aunt Clara, had suddenly died in 1968.

Her father was a telegraph operator.

Her death on September 21, 2007 left Bernard Fox as the last surviving adult cast member of “Bewitched” (1964). Fox played Dr. Bombay in eighteen episodes of the series between 1966 and 1972.

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Stephanie Morford Casualty Makeup Effects

SAN DIEGO, CA, August 12, 2009 /Cambridge Who’s Who/ — Stephanie E. Morford, Freelance Makeup Artist for Stu Segall Productions, Inc. and Strategic Operations, Inc., has been recognized by Cambridge Who’s Who for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in all aspects of special effects makeup.

Actively involved in the motion picture and television industry, Stephanie E. Morford has an impressive professional background in the application of special effects makeup. In her position with Stu Segall Productions, Inc., she is charged with readying actors for headshots to promote feature films, applying makeup prior to filming and Goremaster Makeup Effects Manualretouching makeup onset. Having worked on a number of high-profile projects, she is especially proud to have managed makeup application during the production of Justin Paul Ritter’s “A Gothic Tale.”

Ms. Morford is especially savvy when it comes to military effects makeup due to her experience with Strategic Operations, Inc. A division of Stu Segall Productions, Inc., Strategic Operations provides Hyper-Realistic training environments for military and law enforcement personnel. Utilizing state-of-the-art special effects, props, sets, role players and equipment, the simulations provide life-like and authentic combat training.

A licensed cosmetologist, Ms. Morford completed coursework at Westmore Academy of Cosmetic Arts in 2006. She also attended Xenon International School of Hair Design where she completed a course of study in 2005.

Strategic Operations, Inc. utilizes ST/OPS-created Hyper-Realistic environments to train military personnel and law enforcement professionals. For additional information, please visit http://www.strategic-operations.com. Established in 1991, Stu Segall Productions, Inc. is the only motion picture and television studio located in San Diego County. The firm boasts an excess of 800 hours of prime time, network television series including the hit show “Silk Stalkings.” For more information, please visit http://www.stusegall.com.

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Happy Birthday! Keith Carradine Aug. 8

 

Keith Carradine

Keith Carradine

Keith Ian Carradine

(born August 8, 1949) is an American Academy Award-winning songwriter, and actor born into a family of actors.

Carradine was born in San Mateo, California, the son of actress and artist Sonia Sorel (née Henius) and actor John Carradine.  His paternal half-brothers are the late David Carradine and Bruce Carradine, his maternal half-brother is Michael Bowen, and his full brothers are Christopher Carradine and Robert Carradine.

David, Robert and Keith Carradine appeared together as the Younger brothers in Walter Hill’s 1980 film The Long Riders, with Keith playing Jim Younger. Carradine appeared again for Hill in 1981’s Southern Comfort.

keith-carradineCarradine’s first notable film appearance was in director Robert Altman’s McCabe & Mrs. Miller in 1971. He also portrayed the character Kwai Chang Caine as a teenager in the 1972 television series Kung Fu (the adult Caine was portrayed by his half brother, David). He went on to play one of the principal characters, a callow, womanizing folk singer, in Altman’s critically acclaimed 1975 movie Nashville and his song from that movie, “I’m Easy”, was a popular music hit in 1976. Carradine won an Oscar for Best Original Song for writing the tune.

In 1977 Carradine starred opposite Harvey Keitel in Ridley Scott’s The Duellists. He has worked several times in the offbeat films of Altman’s protégé Alan Rudolph, playing a disarmingly candid madman in Choose Me (1984), an incompetent petty criminal in Trouble in Mind (1985) and an American artist in 1930s Paris in The Moderns (1988). He also had a cameo role as Will Rogers in Rudolph’s 1994 film about Dorothy Parker, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle. Carradine co-starred with Daryl Hannah as homicidal sociopath John Netherwood in the 1995 thriller The Tie That Binds.

Other works include Emperor of the North Pole (1973), Pretty Baby (1978) and My Father My Son, a television movie in 1988. In 1983 he appeared as Foxy Funderburke, a murderous pedophile, in the television miniseries Chiefs, based on the Stuart Woods novel of the same name. His performance in Chiefs earned him a nomination for a Emmy Award in the “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special” category.

In 1984 he appeared in the video for Madonna’s single Material Girl. In the early 1990s he played the lead role in the Tony Award winning musical, the “Will Rogers Follies”. He was nominated for Broadway’s 1991 Tony Award as Best Actor (Musical) for this role.

More recently Carradine starred in the ABC sitcom Complete Savages, and played Wild Bill Hickok in the HBO series Deadwood. He has also appeared as a host of the factual Wild West Tech show on the History Channel. In the 2005 miniseries Into the West, produced by Steven Spielberg and Dreamworks, Carradine played Richard Henry Pratt. He also has a recurring guest role on the hit Showtime series Dexter as FBI Special Agent Frank Lundy. Carradine made appearences on the show’s second and fourth seasons.

Carradine’s stage career is distinguished by Tony-nominated performance as the title character in The Will Rogers Follies in 1991 (for which he also received a Drama Desk nomination). He won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Foxfire with Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy, and appeared as Lawrence in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Imperial Theater. He was also in the cast of the original Broadway production of Hair in 1972, appearing in the roles of Woof and Claude. In 2008, he appeared as Dr. Farquhar Off-Broadway in Mindgame, a thriller by Antony Horowitz, directed by Ken Russell, who made his New York directorial debut with the production.

 

Trivia:

keith carradine albumHis recording of “I’m Easy” reached #17 on the US charts in August, 1976.

Daughter, actress Martha Plimpton, is from his relationship with Shelley Plimpton.

Uncle of actress Ever Carradine and Kansas Carradine.

For his role on “Deadwood” (2004), he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Val Kilmer, Kurt Russell, Sam Elliot, Girard Swan, Russell Crowe, Brad Pitt, and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Originally, it was his half-brother David Carradine who pursued a role in the Broadway musical “Hair” in 1969. At his audition he brought Keith along to play the piano. Keith ended up winning the part and stayed with the show for six months.

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

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A Remastered Werewolf in London

An American Werewolf in London

On September 15, Universal Home Entertainment will release the remastered, bonus-feature-loaded “Full Moon” edition of An American Werewolf in London. The Full Moon edition comes with these bonus features:

  • Beware the Moon: In this feature-length documentary, filmmaker Paul Davis guides us through a never-before-seen, in-depth look at the Making of An American Werewolf in London, with the help of director John Landis and make-up artist Rick Baker.
  • I Walked with a Werewolf: Make-up effects artist Rick Baker tells of his life-long love of the Wolfman, how he would go on to create the creature in An American Werewolf in London, and how he was able to pour his passion into the upcoming Wolfman feature.
  • Making An American Werewolf in London, An Original Featurette
  • An Interview with John Landis
  • Make-up Artist Rick Baker on An American Werewolf in London
  • Casting of the Hand
  • Outtakes
  • Storyboards
  • Photograph Montage
  • Feature Commentary with Cast Members David Naughton and Griffin Dunne

Order the DVD here!

On Blueray Only $17.99

On Blu-ray Only $17.99

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Top 50 Villains!

Heath Ledger as The Joker

Heath Ledger as The Joker

Total Film’s Top 50 of villains
1 The Joker (Batman: The Movie)Watchmen (Director's Cut)
2 Darth Vader (Star Wars)
3 Hannibal Lecter (Silence of the Lambs)
4 Leatherface (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre)
5 Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
6 Nurse Ratched (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest)
7 Anton Chigurh (No Country for Old Men)
8 Michael Myers (The Halloween series)
9 Frank Booth (Blue Velvet)
10 Norman Bates (Psycho)
11 Bridget Gregory/Wendy Kroy (The Last Seduction)
12 Jason Vorhees (Friday the 13th series)
13 Saruman the White (The Lord of the Rings)
14 John Doe (Se7en)
15 Baby Jane Hudson (Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?)Transformers Revenge of the Fallen
16 Peyton Flanders (The Hand That Rocks the Cradle)
17 Gordon Gekko (Wall Street)
18 Alex Forrest (Fatal Attraction)
19 The White Witch (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the witch and the
wardrobe)
20 Captain Videl (Pan’s Labyrinth)
21 Annie Wilkes (Misery)
22 Tony Montana (Scarface)
23 Catherine Tramell (Basic Instinct)
24 Michael Corleone (The Godfather)
25 Dr Christian Sezell (Marathon Man)
26 Reverend Harry Powell (The Night of the Hunter)
27 Ray (Nil by Mouth)
28 The Wicked Witch of the West (The Wizard of Oz)
29 John Ryder (The Hitcher)
30 Suzanna Stone Maretto (To Die For)
31 Combo (This is England)
32 General Zod (Superman)
33 Hans Gruber (Die Hard)
34 Patrick Bateman (American Psycho)
35 Ivan Drago (Rocky IV)
36 Daniel Cleaver (Bridget Jones’ Diary)X-Men Origins Wolverine
37 Verbal Klint/Keyser Soze (The Usual Suspects)
38 Lex Luthor (Superman)
39 Don (Sexy Beast)
40 Begbie (Trainspotting)
41 Phyllis Dietrichsonn (Double Indemnity)
42 Mr Blonde (Reservoir Dogs)
43 Dr Elsa Schneider (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade)
44 Frank (Once Upon a Time in the West)
45 Max Cady (Cape Fear)
46 The Child Catcher (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang)
47 The Truck (Duel)
48 Hans Beckert (M)
49 Mrs John Iselin (The Manchurian Candidate)
50 Mr Potter (It’s a Wonderful Life)

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13 Ghosts (1960) horror film directed by William Castle and written by Robb White. Starring Charles Herbert, Jo Morrow, Rosemary DeCamp, Martin Milner, and Donald Woods.

13 ghosts (1960)

13 Ghosts (1960)

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Plot:  When occultist uncle Dr. Plato Zorba wills a huge ramshackle house to his nephew Cyrus and his impoverished family, they are shocked to find the house is haunted. Their new furnished residence comes complete with a spooky housekeeper, Elaine, plus a fortune in buried treasure and 12 horrifying ghosts. His family soon discovers that these spirits include a decapitated man, a fully-grown lion, a wailing lady and a flaming skeleton, who are held captive in the eerie house and must find an unlucky thirteenth ghost to free them. Dr. Zorba leaves a set of special goggles, the only way of seeing the ghosts. However, there is someone in the house who is also looking for the money and is willing to kill for it.

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Tagline:  IT’S FUN TO BE SCARED BY 13 GHOSTS

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13 Ghosts (1960)As with most of his productions, Castle used a gimmick to promote the movie. In this film, the ghosts could only be seen with the special glasses left by Dr. Zorba. In the theatres, scenes involving ghosts were shown in Illusion-O. That is, the filmed elements of the actors and set were tinted blue while the ghost elements were tinted red, and the two were overlayed. Audiences received viewers with red and blue plastic filters. The red filter augmented the ghosts while the blue filter “removed” them. Later DVD versions have varied in their preservation of this effect, with the latest DVD release including versions with and without the ghost outlines and a set of the special viewer.

13 Ghosts (1960) DVD here!

13 Ghosts (1960) DVD here!

13 Ghosts (1960)

Happy Birthday! Martin Sheen August 3

Martin Sheen

Martin Sheen

Ramón Gerardo Antonio Estévez

, (born August 3, 1940) better known by his stage name Martin Sheen,  is an actor best known for his performances as Captain Willard in the film Apocalypse Now and President Josiah Bartlet on the television series The West Wing. As well as the critical acclaim he has received as an actor, he has become known as an activist. Born and raised in Ohio, United States, with Irish and Spanish parents, Sheen is also an Irish citizen.

Spawn (1997)

Spawn (1997)

He is the father of actors Carlos Irwin Estévez (Charlie Sheen), Emilio Estévez, Ramón Estévez and Renée Estévez, and is brother of the actor Joe Estevez.

Trivia:

Auditioned for the role of Michael Corleone in The Godfather (1972).

Beyond the Stars

Beyond the Stars (1989)

Was considered for the recurring role of Sloan on “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” (1993).

Has memorized and can sing every single Frank Sinatra song.

He can only put his jacket on by flipping it over his head (like Bartlet in “The West Wing” (1999)). His left arm was crushed by forceps when he was born and he has limited lateral movement.

Was nominated for Broadway’s 1965 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic) for “The Subject Was Roses,” a role that he recreated in the film version of the same name, The Subject Was Roses (1968).

Dead Zone (1983)

Dead Zone (1983)

Due to his commitment to “The West Wing” (1999), was unable to reprise the role of Robert E. Lee in the Gettysburg (1993) prequel, Gods and Generals (2003). The role was instead played by Lee descendant Robert Duvall, who starred with Sheen in the popular Vietnam War film Apocalypse Now (1979).

Has played both Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy in The Missiles of October (1974) (TV) and President John F. Kennedy in the mini-series “Kennedy” (1983), and is the only actor to portray both brothers.

Ranked #5 on Tropopkin’s Top 25 Most Intriguing People [Issue #100]

Final Countdown (1980)

Final Countdown (1980)

Is portrayed by James Hayden in The Patricia Neal Story (1981) (TV)

Suffered a severe heart attack while filming Apocalypse Now (1979).

According to friends and family, he is closest to son Charlie than anyone else. Indeed, he and Charlie often appear together on the screen, and Martin has even played Charlie’s on-screen father twice. He also appeared as an older “Charlie” in a credit-card commercial.

Received an honorary doctor of letters degree from Marquette University (2003) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, during the dedication of the school’s new library (according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel web site).

Fire Starter (1984)

Fire Starter (1984)

As an admirer and supporter of actor James Dean and his legacy, he worked to preserve the high school in Fairmount that Dean attended. In addition, he has visited Fairmount for Dean-related events.

[October 2006] Pursuing a three-year Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature, philosophy, and oceanography at the National University of Ireland (NUIG), Galway, Ireland.

 

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Lost Boys released July 31, 1987

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Kiefer Sutherland

Strange events threaten an entire family when two brothers move with their divorced mother to a California town where the local teenage gang turns out to be a pack of vampires.

 

 

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Alex Winter

Tagline: Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It’s fun to be a vampire.

Starring: Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Haim, Dianne Wiest, Edward Herrmann, Barnard Hughes, Jami Gertz, and Corey Feldman. Directed by Joel Schumacher

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Won the SATURN award for “Best Horror Film” in 1988.

Lost Boys

Jason Patric

Jason Patric

Won the 1988 Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor in a Horror Motion Picture: Corey Feldman and Teenage Favorite Horror/Drama Motion Picture.

 

 

 

 

Make Up Department
  Brent Baker … effects crew: Cannom
  Everett Burrell … effects crew: Cannom
  Greg Cannom … prosthetic effects: vampires
  Keith Edmier … effects crew: Cannom
  Earl Ellis … effects crew: Cannom
  Bill Foertsch … effects crew: Cannom
  Dino Ganziano … hair stylist
  Chris Goehe … effects crew: Cannom
  Morton K. Greenspoon, O.D. … contact lens consultant
  Steve Laporte … makeup artist
  Ve Neill … makeup artist
  Larry Odien … effects crew: Cannom
  K. G. Ramsey … hair stylist
  John Vulich … effects crew: Cannom

 Special Effects Department
  Donald Elliott … special effects
  Sam Marquez … special effects
  Timothy J. Moran … special effects
  Doyle Smiley … special effects
  Bob Stoker … special effects
  Lucinda Strub … special effects
  Richard W. Stutsman … special effects
  Matt Sweeney … special effects coordinator
  Fred Tassaro … special effects foreman
  Michael Wever … special effects
  Tony Gardner … special makeup effects artist: Greg Cannom’s crew (uncredited)
  D. Kerry Prior … special effects artist: Dream Quest Images (uncredited)
  Shamu … special effects technician (uncredited)

Lost Boys Poster 24 X 36

Lost Boys Poster 24 X 36

Tim Burton's Joker

Linda Tischler – FastCompany.com

Tim Burton NBC SANTA JACKIA European journalist at New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) this morning asked filmmaker Tim Burton, “What was it like growing up in Burbank, California?”

“Have you ever seen Dante’s ‘Inferno?'” he shot back.

Actually, he said, the monotonous suburb was a boon to a kid with a fertile imagination: “It had no weather, no seasons, no culture. You had to make it up.”

What he made up is an astonishing body of work: Edward Scissorhands, Beetljuice, Mars Attacks!, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Ed Wood, Sweeney Todd, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and, soon, the much anticipated Alice in Wonderland with Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter.

Burton fans, then, will be in their glory this fall when MOMA launches the first major retrospective of Burton’s work–more than 700 drawings, paintings, storyboards, puppets, costumes, and cinematic ephemera. Some 550 pieces are from his own private collection, and thus have never been seen before.TIM-BURTON-PIN-HEAD-GIRL_x

The show will include screenings of film snippets, some from Burton’s years as an amateur–like the weird (OK, a redundant word when discussing Burton’s work)  Doctor of Doom, a spoof of old time horror movies, featuring Burton himself in a starring role.

The show opens November 22 and runs through April 26, 2010.  The museum will also screen Burton’s entire cinematic oeuvre–14 feature films–during the course of the show. Additionally, MOMA will  feature a series of films that inspired Burton, grouped under the title “The Lurid Beauty of Monsters.” They include Frankenstien, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The Pit and the Pendulum, and Nosferatu. 

Burton seemed a little awe-struck to be the center of attention in such an arty august venue, particularly given his background. “I didn’t grow up in a museum culture,” he said. “The Hollywood Wax Museum was my first exposure to a museum.”

All the more surreal, then, was MOMA director Glenn Lowry’s introduction, in which he called Burton “among the foremost auteur voices of his time,” and compared his body of work to Andy Warhol’s.

I asked Burton: What would your mother make of such a comparison? “She’d say, ‘Who was Warhol?'”

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