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Wrecking crew documentary on hold pending music licensing fees
Previously unaware of Period of Adjustment, Tennessee Williams serious comedy. An odd lot in the casting dept and an odd time in the post Korean war pre Beatles suburban American south. wiki / imdb on Tcm this morning.
ya know how they always try to sell movie by proclaiming "from the director that brought you..." well i just saw an ad for battleship that went with "from hasbro the company that brought you transformers" in an effort to tie it to that franchise.
was listening to david cross on the wtf podcast today. he has had his credibility called into question for doing voiceover work on the alvin and the chipmunks movies but as they have grossed over a billion dollars and provided him with a lifetime of f.u. money, i think he can live with his decision. and as it turns out two of these were written by a high school friends brother (ive mentioned this before i know) who also wrote both kung fu panda movies. he also wrote the animated monsters vs. aliens. these are his five movie credits, total domestic gross over 900 million and 2.4 billion worldwide. he is now the 28th highest domestic grossing writer of all-time. his first non-animated film is in pre-production with freaks & geeks co-creator and bridesmaids director paul feig behind the camera.
"Matty Simmonsís latest book, Fat, Drunk, and Stupid: The Inside Story of the Making of Animal House, comes out today, and itís a revealing and fun look back at the behind-the-scenes story of the classic college comedy. I recently had the chance to talk to talk Simmons about the making of Animal House, the legacy of the Lampoon, how he turned down an offer from NBC to produce a Saturday night sketch show in the mid-70s, and why he feels Judd Apatow is in a league of his own when it comes to contemporary comedy."