Cancel 0 A lot of people think they can write or paint or draw or sing or make movies or what-have-you, but having an artistic temperament doth not make one an artist.
Here are 22 things you might not know about the movie on its 30th anniversary. Paramount Pictures "We tore up the script so badly that we had parts all over the lawn," Murray told Starlog.
To remake the story, we took the romantic element [Frank's relationship with his former girlfriend, Claire, played by Karen Allen] and built that up a little more. The family scenes were kind of off, so we worked on that. He makes a cameo in Scrooged as a street musician, where he plays alongside fellow musical legends Miles Davis, David Sanborn, and Larry Carlton.
You tend to forget what was wrong.
I just figured that anyone who's good could step into this part and have a lot of fun with it. It's sort of a wicked character.
The idea of making a funny Scrooge was an inspired touch. That's what was appealing to me about it. You have the most irreverent humorist since W. But Donner told Philadelphia Daily News that what they witnessed in that pivotal scene was something much greater: I saw Billy Murray become an actor.
Which is why he saved it for the end. They would stroll in for a day or two and split. I was there every day, and it was like flunking grade school again and again. The album, which was limited to just copies, contained a total of 34 tracks, not all of which were included in the film.
The final track is a bonus track that was actually created for Trading Places. The same poster is seen in Lethal Weapon 2, also directed by Richard Donner, which was released the following year.
Both Donner and Murray told Starlog that Kane would often break down on the set, and spend 20 minutes or so simply crying. Which she did—a little too well. John Houseman is yet another one of the preeminent actors who made a brief appearance in Scrooged.
Unfortunately, he passed away on October 31,less than a month before the film made its debut on November 23, The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is the largest book festival in the country. The festival will be held April 21 , at USC and feature celebrities, famous authors, music, film, comic books, cooking demos and more.
Letters of Note is an attempt to gather and sort fascinating letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes, and memos. Scans/photos where possible.
Fakes will be sneered at. Termites get a lot of hate for chewing through buildings, but the little creatures are far more interesting—and ecologically valuable—than we often give them credit for. By popular demand, I’ve put together a periodically updated reading list of all the famous advice on writing presented here over the years, featuring words of wisdom from such masters of the craft as Kurt Vonnegut, Susan Sontag, Henry Miller, Stephen King, F.
Scott Fitzgerald, Susan Orlean, Ernest Hemingway, Zadie Smith, and more.
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