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The Always-Surreal Crispin Hellion Glover in Atlanta!

Crispin Glover has a reputation for being a little, shall we say, odd. Most people know him for his role in the 80s classic Back to the Future in the role of George McFly, but since then, Glover has shown a penchant for playing eccentrics and oddballs. He portrayed Andy Warhol in Oliver Stone’s ‘The Doors,’ the reclusive rat-lover Willard Stiles in the 2003 remake of ‘Willard’ and the mysterious “Thin Man” in the movie adaptation of ‘Charlie’s Angels.’

Something he is less known for are his films. His directorial debut was 2005’s ‘What Is It?’ featuring a cast of actors with Down syndrome. His second film ‘It Is Fine! Everything Is Fine!’ was written by actor-writer Steven C. Stewart who suffers from cerebral palsy and is a psycho-sexual re-telling of Stewart’s life from his point of view. Stewart also appeared in ‘What Is It?’ and died in 2001, just one month after principal filming for his film wrapped up. ‘What Is It?’ and ‘It Is Fine’ are the first two films in the “It” trilogy. The third film will be entitled ‘It Is Mine.’ Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on February 7, 2012 in Film

 

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Bela Lugosi’s Dead but Dracula Lives!

A hundred and twenty nine years ago, the man that would always be associated with the role of Count Dracula, Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó was born. We know him better as Bela Lugosi and he first played the role in the 1927 Broadway production of Bram Stoker’s novel. But Lugosi is probably best known for his portrayal in the 1931 Universal Studios cinematic version of Dracula. His naturally, heavily accented voice and creepy smile would for ever more be associated with the character of Count Dracula and the role would, unfortunately, typecast Lugosi into the role of a horror villain for the remainder of his career.

His later work with B-movie legend Ed Wood was well documented in Tim Burton’s 1994 biopic about the director. Wood was a huge fan of Lugosi’s and would give him star billing in such films as Glen or Glenda and Plan 9 from Outer Space but by the time Lugosi made Wood’s association he was a Demerol addict and living in near-poverty. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 20, 2011 in Seasonal

 

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