Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Considered one of his signature roles, Charlton Heston portrayed astronaut George Taylor. Disgusted, bitter, and sick of people, Taylor willingly leaves Earth. His ambition is to find something greater than what he left. But, you should be careful what you wish for . . .
Monday, August 1, 2011
Searching for a film concept that evoked the same reaction & thrills as RKO's King Kong, agent/producer Arthur P. Jacobs found it in Pierre Boulle's novel, Les Planete des Singes. Jacobs worked methodically for years in order to get the film made, but repeatedly met with failure. He was told again & again by studio executives that no audience would take a film about talking apes seriously. However, due to his tenacity, Jacobs got his film made. As a result, he not only transformed the genre of science fiction, but revolutionized the business of film merchandising, taking both to a whole new level . . .
Killed 25 years ago when he was struck by a bullet loaded into a prop gun, Brandon Lee never lived to see the success he would achieve af...