The Gong Show Movie

1980 Universal Pictures Directed by Chuck Barris Produced by Budd Granoff Written by Chuck Barris and Robert Downey Today our televisions are flooded with reality programming.  Programming that threatens the very fabric of American life and the sanctity of good Christian families.  The moral compass of our country has gone askew and it’s all because […]

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Broadway Danny Rose

1984 Orion Pictures Written and Directed by Woody Allen Produced by Robert Greenhut Cinematography by Gordon Willis Edited by Susan E. Morse BROADWAY DANNY ROSE starts off with one of the best opening sequences I’ve ever seen in a movie.  A gang of old school, Borscht Belt comedians (real life comedians such as Sandy Baron […]

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The Stunt Man

1980 20th Century Fox Directed and Produced by Richard Rush Screenplay by Richard Rush Based on the novel by Paul Brodeur Music by Dominic Frontiere Cinematography by Mario Tosi Edited by Caroline Biggerstaff/Jack Hofstra There’s a whole boatload of actors I respect.  An army of actors I like.  Many I love. A few I totally […]

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Porky’s

1981 20th Century Fox Release Directed and written by Bob Clark Produced by Dan Carmody Music by Paul Zaza/Carl Zittrer Cinematography by Reginald H. Morris Edited by Stan Cole Bob Clark doesn’t get nearly enough credit, far as I’m concerned.  Here’s a writer/director who produced three genuine classics in three very different film genres.  John […]

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Popeye

1980 Paramount Pictures/Walt Disney Productions Directed by Robert Altman Produced by Robert Evans Written by Jules Feiffer Based on the “Thimble Theater” comic strip created by E.C. Segar Music by Harry Nilsson Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno Edited by Tony Lombardo/John W. Holmes/David A. Simmons POPEYE is kinda like the bastard child that nobody talks about […]

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