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Jun 18 12 8:11 PM
flashback wrote:someone told me the band members in the jucy fruits were the members of the scum of the earth on wkrp in cincinnati.
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Jun 19 12 10:24 AM
Krick Wurkheiser wrote:*gasp* YOU'RE Ari the Archivist! Respect. I listened to a podcast which you guested on the other day.
By the bye, my name is Ari too!P.S. the Swan Song fiasco broke my heart.
Jun 19 12 11:27 AM
Jun 19 12 5:59 PM
jamesbrummel wrote:Krick Wurkheiser wrote:*gasp* YOU'RE Ari the Archivist! Respect. I listened to a podcast which you guested on the other day.
By the bye, my name is Ari too!P.S. the Swan Song fiasco broke my heart.i dunno, all this "what could have been" or "should have been" is undermined by the power of the film as it is. I wouldn't change a thing. I meanthe impact has not changed for me in 35 years.
Feb 21 13 8:44 PM
jamesbrummel wrote: 4) I think killing the spotlight guy was way out of line.
Feb 21 13 9:50 PM
Feb 21 13 11:26 PM
ak wrote:Grant,Quoting my site (because I'm lazy and would rather cut'n'paste than type...): That blond guy is William Shephard, and is credited as "Rock Freak,"
but actually had a prominent role in the crowd wrangling at the
Majestic. Shephard was recruited because of his years of experience in
"environmental theater," in which the line between performers and
audience is broken down - he had costarred with William Finley in
"Dionysus", a pioneering environmental theater production that had been
the subject of one of De Palma's prior films, Dionysus in '69.
Shephard's job was to work with a group of actors who would be salted in
amongst the extras in these scenes, and in the wedding scenes, to get
the rest of the crowd riled up and suitably enthusiastic, so that they
would, first, look and behave like a real concert crowd and, ultimately,
go berserk and become part of the show at the wedding. "In
rehearsals," says De Palma, "[Shephard] was so involved in the kind of
David Bowie-rock, freak-glitter madness that he totally antagonized
everyone in the company. They all loathed him. He was this kind of
horrible freak. But that's exactly the kind of character he was in the
film: this crazy dancing, throwing the girls around, jumping up on
stage, and all that kind madness looked very excessive in rehearsal.
But in the context of the final number it looked just about right; it
was totally convincing. When the Phantom is stabbed and just crawling
along he's clapping and stomping and yelling, 'C'mon baby, let's see
some more of that' - just totally convincing."He does do sort of a "monkey-see, monkey-do" thing with Swan; Winslow stabs swan with one of the crow-girls' feather hats, and then Shephard appears to do the same thing, sort of mimicking Winslow. I'm sure when Winslow relieved the spotlight guy of his duties it was just because of some kind of union-mandated break, nothing personal....
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Feb 22 13 10:53 PM
Grant wrote:There's another thing that never occured to me till recently. NETWORK gets credit for so many things, and I'm sure one of them is its final scene, with the idea of an onscreen assassination being planned as a huge publicity stunt. Not to run down NETWORK, but PHANTOM came up with the idea a couple of years before, with ITS final scene.
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Feb 26 13 3:24 PM
Even in publicity about the movie, they're kind of the unsung (no pun intended) people in it, but of course a big part of the enjoyment is watching them go through those three or more versions of the group, and trying to recognize each one. (In my case it's easiest with Archie Hahn since I know him from so many sitcom episodes.) Even in the quick little non-singing moment when the three of them are introducing Beef to the press conference they manage to be entertaining.
Feb 26 13 4:12 PM
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