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Old 06-24-2016, 01:44 PM
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have you seen deathgasm? it was so funny in my opinion
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have you seen deathgasm? it was so funny in my opinion
Came in here to say this, that shit was hysterical!

Also check out Todd and the book of Pure Evil if you've never seen it, that show DESERVED a continuation!
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Old 07-17-2016, 12:42 PM
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Came in here to say this, that shit was hysterical!

Also check out Todd and the book of Pure Evil if you've never seen it, that show DESERVED a continuation!
thanks! I'll check it out
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Old 06-16-2018, 07:47 AM
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Phantom of the Paradise

If it qualifies as a horror movie, it has a lot of rock music.

I suppose that the band that parodied Glam Rock was soon matched by actual bands.

I like the scene where the Phantom is going over the contract that Swan gave him to sign in blood, a contract as thick as a book, all written in black letter, and the Phantom points to a clause that says "all articles excluded shall be deemed included" and asks Swan "what does that mean.?"

Swan smiles this creepy little music-mogul smile and says "That's a clause to protect you, Winslow!"
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If it qualifies as a horror movie, it has a lot of rock music.

I suppose that the band that parodied Glam Rock was soon matched by actual bands.

I like the scene where the Phantom is going over the contract that Swan gave him to sign in blood, a contract as thick as a book, all written in black letter, and the Phantom points to a clause that says "all articles excluded shall be deemed included" and asks Swan "what does that mean.?"

Swan smiles this creepy little music-mogul smile and says "That's a clause to protect you, Winslow!"
Are you talking about Phantom of the Paradise (1974)? I've never seen it, but it sounds intereting. What did you think of it?
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Old 06-17-2018, 12:49 AM
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Hey Sculpt, POTP isn't bad at all with some interesting takes on Popular music, such as Beef (obviously Glam Rock-Gerrit Graham is way over the top here) and "The Juicy Fruits" which is similar to The Beach Boys.

SHOCK 'EM DEAD could be added to this, although it's horrendous...only real claim to fame is a post Porn Traci Lords performance.
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Old 06-18-2018, 07:42 AM
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Yes, the 1974 version

I once read a review of Phantom of the Paradise in a film book where the guy didn't like it all. That surprised me because I like it a lot. I read in an article in the New York Times last year that the movie has acquired a cult following.
The movie is the story of the Phantom of the Opera set in a rock palace. Paul Williams, who wrote the songs in the movie, plays the evil rock mogul Swan.
William Finlay, whose association with Brian de Palma goes all the way back to de Palma's legendary student film Woton's Wake, plays a naive rock composer whose music is stolen by Swan. In his quest for vengeance, he gets horribly disfigured, and then haunt Swan's new rock palace The Paradise. The usual stuff.

Let's see...Gerrit Graham plays Beef, the outlandish performer whom Swan chooses to headline his new rock palace. Graham is probably best known for his performance in Used Cars.

One of my major reasons for liking the movie is Jessica Harper. What a knockout. Among her other acting credits, check her out in a weird little film called Inserts, in which Richard Dreyfus plays a porno film director. [!]
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I once read a review of Phantom of the Paradise in a film book where the guy didn't like it all. That surprised me because I like it a lot. I read in an article in the New York Times last year that the movie has acquired a cult following.
The movie is the story of the Phantom of the Opera set in a rock palace. Paul Williams, who wrote the songs in the movie, plays the evil rock mogul Swan.
William Finlay, whose association with Brian de Palma goes all the way back to de Palma's legendary student film Woton's Wake, plays a naive rock composer whose music is stolen by Swan. In his quest for vengeance, he gets horribly disfigured, and then haunt Swan's new rock palace The Paradise. The usual stuff.

Let's see...Gerrit Graham plays Beef, the outlandish performer whom Swan chooses to headline his new rock palace. Graham is probably best known for his performance in Used Cars.

One of my major reasons for liking the movie is Jessica Harper. What a knockout. Among her other acting credits, check her out in a weird little film called Inserts, in which Richard Dreyfus plays a porno film director. [!]
Sounds a bit like Purple Rain.

Jessica Harper always reminded me of Karen Allen (who played the leading lady in Raiders of the Lost Ark).
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Old 06-26-2018, 08:04 AM
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comparing Harper and Allen

I always thought Jessica Harper had this kind of haunting quality. She is also in one scene of Love and Death, and appeared also in Pennies from Heaven.

My favorite Karen Allen scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark is where, right after Indiana leaves, she looks at the medallion. The way she is lit and photographed in that shot, she looks like a Madonna.
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I always thought Jessica Harper had this kind of haunting quality. She is also in one scene of Love and Death, and appeared also in Pennies from Heaven.

My favorite Karen Allen scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark is where, right after Indiana leaves, she looks at the medallion. The way she is lit and photographed in that shot, she looks like a Madonna.
Agreed. Allen was on fire for that whole Tibet bar segment. I thought it was brilliant.

I remember reading, against Allen's wishes, Speilberg insisted she change the way she was playing her character to a more happy likable one; and Allen was vocal about her disagreement in that direction. I don't know if that's true...

Also, people should know films are not shot in chronological order, or not necessarily. I don't know that the Tibet Bar was shot before her other scenes... but I think it was, and I think the story is true, as it seems to fit. We do know Allen was not invited back to play in the sequel, and it was widely reported it was because of "creative differences" between Allen and the director.

I thought Allen's character was too accepting of Jones once they left Tibet, the switch was too fast and too abrupt. I think Allen was right. But it didn't kill the film. But I do think Temple of Doom sorely missed Allen's character... that is, I thought Doom's leading lady, Kate Capshaw, was rather weak, bland and lacked any sparks or deep connection to Ford, and Ford always needs all the help he can get in that area.
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