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Message started by L.A. Connection on Oct 27th, 2011 at 10:25pm

Title: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Films
Post by L.A. Connection on Oct 27th, 2011 at 10:25pm
Place your comments and corrections to the filmography and Marathon history thread here.

Title: Re: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Films
Post by R_F_Fineman on Oct 28th, 2011 at 10:00am
It's great to see that the list is back up.

I'd like to fill in a couple of themes to the years.

According to my T-shirt:

SF 21 (1996) was "Twisted Tales of Time". Amazingly, at least eight of them had a time travel element! (It's hard to say what "Niagrivation" was about except that it did transport us an hour and a half into the future.) A great theme year!

According to my old programs:

SF 22 (1997) was actually "Alien Invasion". There was a mutant year (02') but SF22 featured six attacks, three from those pesky martians (four if you count Marvin) and a couple of innocent alien bystanders mistaken for invaders.

SF 24 (1999) gave us Mad Doctors. The program featured a picture of Doctor Cyclops and the tag "Boston's Sleep Deprived Laboratory of Cinematic Excess". Among the psychotic PhD's: Dr X, Dr Xavier, Dr Evil, Dr Krank, Dr Morbius, Drs. Victor and Froedrick Frankensteen, plus William Schallert and Victoria Vetri all in need of professional help.

SF 27 (2002) was "Mutants R' Us"  Among the theme films were "X-Men", "Omega Man", "These Are The Damned" and "Evolution",

SF 34  (2009) was "Aliens Attack" and indeed it was crawling with invading, raiding, killing, tresspassing, and body stealing aliens. :)

Title: Re: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Films
Post by L.A. Connection on Oct 28th, 2011 at 6:18pm
Thanks for the Feedback. I will check those notes.

During the meanwhile, anybody interested in putting together listings for the past couple of our companion Boston Sci-Fi Film FESTIVAL listings would be appreciated!


R_F_Fineman wrote on Oct 28th, 2011 at 10:00am:
It's great to see that the list is back up.

I'd like to fill in a couple of themes to the years.

According to my T-shirt:

SF 21 (1996) was "Twisted Tales of Time". Amazingly, at least eight of them had a time travel element! (It's hard to say what "Niagrivation" was about except that it did transport us an hour and a half into the future.) A great theme year!

According to my old programs:

SF 22 (1997) was actually "Alien Invasion". There was a mutant year (02') but SF22 featured six attacks, three from those pesky martians (four if you count Marvin) and a couple of innocent alien bystanders mistaken for invaders.

SF 24 (1999) gave us Mad Doctors. The program featured a picture of Doctor Cyclops and the tag "Boston's Sleep Deprived Laboratory of Cinematic Excess". Among the psychotic PhD's: Dr X, Dr Xavier, Dr Evil, Dr Krank, Dr Morbius, Drs. Victor and Froedrick Frankensteen, plus William Schallert and Victoria Vetri all in need of professional help.

SF 27 (2002) was "Mutants R' Us"  Among the theme films were "X-Men", "Omega Man", "These Are The Damned" and "Evolution",

SF 34  (2009) was "Aliens Attack" and indeed it was crawling with invading, raiding, killing, tresspassing, and body stealing aliens. :)


Title: Re: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Films
Post by Jay Seaver on Nov 1st, 2011 at 9:34am
A quick look at my blog shows this for the festival:

2010: Sleep Dealer (5 Feb), Mutant Swingers From Mars (6 Feb), Caller ID (7 Feb), shorts on 8-11 Feb (full listing), "Famous Monster" (11 Feb), Lunopolis (12 Feb), Ink (13 Feb)

2011: Shorts on 11 & 13 Feb (Full listing), Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning (14 Feb), The Wild World of Ted V. Mikels (15 Feb), Summer Wars (16 Feb, rescheduled from the 12th after technical issues), 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea '16 (17 Feb), Zonad (18 Feb), The Revenant (19 Feb).  Three shows each for the latter two.

Title: Re: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Films
Post by L.A. Connection on Nov 1st, 2011 at 9:36am
Thanks for the info. Are there still online links on the Bostonsci-fi site? Things can be...uh....interesting.... to find there...... ::)



Jay Seaver wrote on Nov 1st, 2011 at 9:34am:
A quick look at my blog shows this for the festival:

2010: Sleep Dealer (5 Feb), Mutant Swingers From Mars (6 Feb), Caller ID (7 Feb), shorts on 8-11 Feb (full listing), "Famous Monster" (11 Feb), Lunopolis (12 Feb), Ink (13 Feb)

2011: Shorts on 11 & 13 Feb (Full listing), Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning (14 Feb), The Wild World of Ted V. Mikels (15 Feb), Summer Wars (16 Feb, rescheduled from the 12th after technical issues), 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea '16 (17 Feb), Zonad (18 Feb), The Revenant (19 Feb).  Three shows each for the latter two.


Title: Re: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Films
Post by R_F_Fineman on Jan 23rd, 2012 at 7:26pm
According to the festival listing

Quote:
NEADER-JIN: THE RETURN OF THE NEADERTHAL MAN
A sly comedy from Germany (in English) featuring hustlers, hucksters and the titular hirsute one.


The german and english word is NEA-N-DERTHAL. As there are no silent letters in German, it is spelled just as it's pronounced.
In fact it's so easy a Caveman can do it!. ;)

I know you work hard on this, and anybody can make a typo, but I just couldn't resist! :) Looks like a great film, by the way!

Title: Re: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Films
Post by L.A. Connection on Feb 28th, 2012 at 2:03pm
Sub-topic as to the Oldest Marathon has been split off into it's own thread. Off-Topic replies have been moved to this Topic.

Title: Re: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Films
Post by da_Bunnyman on Feb 29th, 2012 at 9:21pm
Just some odd half faded memories of some of the early marathons.
SF2 featured 2 short films made up of film clips of classic horror/sf films set to Sinatra songs, one was Strangers In The Night, can't recall the other. The maker of these shorts was a film collector (pre VHS days) and was dressed as Ming the Merciless as we filed out  at the end of the marathon heading to the survivors brunch.
At the Welles the only way of finding out what films were booked at the marathon was to ask the staff. One year they got revenge by keeping all films secret. You would not know what was being shown till the marathon started. Can't remember what year it was though.
Can't remember the year, likely 1982 SF7, a film scheduled was a horrible comedy with Lily Tomlin "The Incredible Shrinking Woman" so many complaints were heard that the film was pulled well before the marathon. Hey that's why we always asked what was gonna be shown. :)

Thought I saw a note about it all ready but SF2 had a phone conversation with producer George Pal, I remember one fan taking up a lot of the time trying to get his opinion of Asimov's Foundation Trilogy, Pal could not make out the title and when he did had never heard of it.

Title: Re: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Films
Post by L.A. Connection on Feb 29th, 2012 at 9:35pm
The "All-Surprise" Marathon was SF/11. About a third or so in, the audience rebelled and the lineup and schedule was revealed. It was the year the MLO took over the Marathon when THE DAY MARS INVADED THE EARTH started screening and halted it's showing (the movie was showin in it's entirety at SF/6).

I was working with Bruce Bartoo, JD Pollack and Mark Diamond on SF/7 when the INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN backlash happened! I'm fairly sure THE MOLE PEOPLE is the film that replaced it on the schedule.

The George Pal note IS in the current History: http://sf.theboard.net/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1319772249/0#0


da_Bunnyman wrote on Feb 29th, 2012 at 9:21pm:
Just some odd half faded memories of some of the early marathons.
SF2 featured 2 short films made up of film clips of classic horror/sf films set to Sinatra songs, one was Strangers In The Night, can't recall the other. The maker of these shorts was a film collector (pre VHS days) and was dressed as Ming the Merciless as we filed out  at the end of the marathon heading to the survivors brunch.
At the Welles the only way of finding out what films were booked at the marathon was to ask the staff. One year they got revenge by keeping all films secret. You would not know what was being shown till the marathon started. Can't remember what year it was though.
Can't remember the year, likely 1982 SF7, a film scheduled was a horrible comedy with Lily Tomlin "The Incredible Shrinking Woman" so many complaints were heard that the film was pulled well before the marathon. Hey that's why we always asked what was gonna be shown. :)

Thought I saw a note about it all ready but SF2 had a phone conversation with producer George Pal, I remember one fan taking up a lot of the time trying to get his opinion of Asimov's Foundation Trilogy, Pal could not make out the title and when he did had never heard of it.


Title: Re: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Films
Post by Frank on Feb 29th, 2012 at 10:03pm

L.A. Connection wrote on Feb 29th, 2012 at 9:35pm:
The "All-Surprise" Marathon was SF/11. About a third or so in, the audience rebelled and the lineup and schedule was revealed. It was the year the MLO took over the Marathon when THE DAY MARS INVADED THE EARTH started screening and halted it's showing (the movie was showin in it's entirety at SF/6).

Not a surprise for all.  This was the second year that I began loaning posters to the Welles for the thon.....  They had to release the titles to me in order for me to track down posters.  I was of course sworn to secrecy. 



Title: Re: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Films
Post by Lile on Mar 7th, 2012 at 5:52am

L.A. Connection wrote on Feb 29th, 2012 at 9:35pm:
The "All-Surprise" Marathon was SF/11. About a third or so in, the audience rebelled and the lineup and schedule was revealed. It was the year the MLO took over the Marathon when THE DAY MARS INVADED THE EARTH started screening and halted it's showing (the movie was showin in it's entirety at SF/6).

I was working with Bruce Bartoo, JD Pollack and Mark Diamond on SF/7 when the INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN backlash happened! I'm fairly sure THE MOLE PEOPLE is the film that replaced it on the schedule.

The George Pal note IS in the current History: http://sf.theboard.net/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1319772249/0#0


da_Bunnyman wrote on Feb 29th, 2012 at 9:21pm:
Just some odd half faded memories of some of the early marathons.
SF2 featured 2 short films made up of film clips of classic horror/sf films set to Sinatra songs, one was Strangers In The Night, can't recall the other. The maker of these shorts was a film collector (pre VHS days) and was dressed as Ming the Merciless as we filed out  at the end of the marathon heading to the survivors brunch.
At the Welles the only way of finding out what films were booked at the marathon was to ask the staff. One year they got revenge by keeping all films secret. You would not know what was being shown till the marathon started. Can't remember what year it was though.
Can't remember the year, likely 1982 SF7, a film scheduled was a horrible comedy with Lily Tomlin "The Incredible Shrinking Woman" so many complaints were heard that the film was pulled well before the marathon. Hey that's why we always asked what was gonna be shown. :)

Thought I saw a note about it all ready but SF2 had a phone conversation with producer George Pal, I remember one fan taking up a lot of the time trying to get his opinion of Asimov's Foundation Trilogy, Pal could not make out the title and when he did had never heard of it.



I remember the MLO takeover of the 'thon as SF 11 and I remember they had a list of demands,two of which are the return of the red m&m and a martian themed movie be shown at each subsequent 'thon.

Title: Re: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Films
Post by da_Bunnyman on Mar 8th, 2012 at 8:33pm
SF10 featured 2 'secret' films which would not be revealed until they unspooled at the thon itself.
The films were 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea which Disney very reluctantly let be shown with the agreement that we not let it be known they did it. At the time Disney would not let their films be shown for 1-2 day engagements. Which is why they were never available for revival cinemas (remember those?) The entire audience was sworn to secrecy about the showing.
The second film was Star Wars which Lucasfilms was happy to let us show. We were sworn to anti-secrecy about the showing (in other words, tell everyone they did it.)

When a list was given out showing marathon by marathon listings of the films that were show there was a blank space under SF10 for the still secret Disney film. 

Title: Re: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Films
Post by L.A. Connection on Mar 8th, 2012 at 9:30pm
Correct on both parts! Now, for the bonus round. What OTHER Lucas film was also given to the Marathon to show around that same time?



da_Bunnyman wrote on Mar 8th, 2012 at 8:33pm:
SF10 featured 2 'secret' films which would not be revealed until they unspooled at the thon itself.
The films were 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea which Disney very reluctantly let be shown with the agreement that we not let it be known they did it. At the time Disney would not let their films be shown for 1-2 day engagements. Which is why they were never available for revival cinemas (remember those?) The entire audience was sworn to secrecy about the showing.
The second film was Star Wars which Lucasfilms was happy to let us show. We were sworn to anti-secrecy about the showing (in other words, tell everyone they did it.)

When a list was given out showing marathon by marathon listings of the films that were show there was a blank space under SF10 for the still secret Disney film. 


Title: Re: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Films
Post by kirok on Mar 8th, 2012 at 10:11pm

L.A. Connection wrote on Mar 8th, 2012 at 9:30pm:
Correct on both parts! Now, for the bonus round. What OTHER Lucas film was also given to the Marathon to show around that same time?

thx1138?



Title: Re: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Films
Post by L.A. Connection on Mar 8th, 2012 at 10:19pm
I guess I should have been more specific - LUCASFILM movie (as in the company). While THX1138 has been shown twice, it was not under Lucas' control back then.

So, guess again.


kirok wrote on Mar 8th, 2012 at 10:11pm:

L.A. Connection wrote on Mar 8th, 2012 at 9:30pm:
Correct on both parts! Now, for the bonus round. What OTHER Lucas film was also given to the Marathon to show around that same time?

thx1138?


Title: Re: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Films
Post by Metaluna on Mar 8th, 2012 at 10:48pm
George Lucas In Love?

Title: Re: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Films
Post by Frank on Mar 9th, 2012 at 7:45am
Andre and Wally B

Title: Re: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Films
Post by L.A. Connection on Mar 9th, 2012 at 8:43am
Bingo! Touted as the first fully computer animated short, it was also Pixar's debut, produced while it was under Lucasfilm's wing.


Frank wrote on Mar 9th, 2012 at 7:45am:
Andre and Wally B


Title: Re: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Films
Post by da_Bunnyman on Mar 9th, 2012 at 8:37pm
I think Labyrinth was a Lucasfilm production.

BTW one of the films shown at the marathon (SF2 to be exact) is now considered a lost film per this article http://io9.com/5877874/lost-films

From what I remember of it, its better off staying lost.

Title: HU-MAN: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS Marathon History/Fi
Post by L.A. Connection on Mar 9th, 2012 at 9:54pm
I was thinking of films where we were able to curry favor with Lucasfilm and got the "secret" screenings of STAR WARS and ANDRE AND WALLY B back in the early 80s.

As to HU-MAN, it indeed ends up on many lists of "lost films" and "most wanted on DVD". Those lucky Marathoners at SF/2 are amongst the very few who ever saw the film in the States.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0139371/





da_Bunnyman wrote on Mar 9th, 2012 at 8:37pm:
I think Labyrinth was a Lucasfilm production.

BTW one of the films shown at the marathon (SF2 to be exact) is now considered a lost film per this article http://io9.com/5877874/lost-films

From what I remember of it, its better off staying lost.


Title: Re: HU-MAN: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS Marathon History/Fi
Post by Frank on Mar 10th, 2012 at 9:55am

L.A. Connection wrote on Mar 9th, 2012 at 9:54pm:
I was thinking of films where we were able to curry favor with Lucasfilm and got the "secret" screenings of STAR WARS and ANDRE AND WALLY B back in the early 80s.

As to HU-MAN, it indeed ends up on many lists of "lost films" and "most wanted on DVD". Those lucky Marathoners at SF/2 are amongst the very few who ever saw the film in the States.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0139371/





da_Bunnyman wrote on Mar 9th, 2012 at 8:37pm:
I think Labyrinth was a Lucasfilm production.

BTW one of the films shown at the marathon (SF2 to be exact) is now considered a lost film per this article http://io9.com/5877874/lost-films

From what I remember of it, its better off staying lost.

That might be true except that based on bunnyman's comments the rest of us may be the lucky ones.  Never saw the film myself do I would give it a cautious look if it ever does become available on DVD. 

Title: Re: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Films
Post by R_F_Fineman on Mar 10th, 2012 at 10:19am

Quote:
BTW one of the films shown at the marathon (SF2 to be exact) is now considered a lost film per this article http://io9.com/5877874/lost-films


Great article! Those obscure art and horror films are in good company.

Among the lost:

All but two of the complete works of Theda Bara,
including her most acclaimed and lucrative roles as "Salome`" and "Cleopatra".


Hmmmm....silent's were fragile to begin with, but add the code and nothing but a few famous stills remain.

Also among the lost is

Lon Chaney sr.'s "London After Midnight"


Only the famous stills remain, but you see them everywhere, even monster masks.

Title: Re: HU-MAN: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS Marathon History/Fi
Post by da_Bunnyman on Mar 12th, 2012 at 11:52am

L.A. Connection wrote on Mar 9th, 2012 at 9:54pm:
I was thinking of films where we were able to curry favor with Lucasfilm and got the "secret" screenings of STAR WARS and ANDRE AND WALLY B back in the early 80s.

As to HU-MAN, it indeed ends up on many lists of "lost films" and "most wanted on DVD". Those lucky Marathoners at SF/2 are amongst the very few who ever saw the film in the States.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0139371/





da_Bunnyman wrote on Mar 9th, 2012 at 8:37pm:
I think Labyrinth was a Lucasfilm production.

BTW one of the films shown at the marathon (SF2 to be exact) is now considered a lost film per this article http://io9.com/5877874/lost-films

From what I remember of it, its better off staying lost.


Yes, from my hazy memories it was overly arty to the point of being annoying. worst part was the dialogue being repeated in a screaming voice as a background to action happening.
I also think we were given comment cards at the end of its showing which means the marathon showing was considered a sneak preview. Only time that's ever happened.
I know it never opened at any of Bostons many art houses and i don't recall ever seeing anything more on it.

Title: Re: HU-MAN: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS Marathon History/Fi
Post by Frank on Mar 12th, 2012 at 12:13pm

da_Bunnyman wrote on Mar 12th, 2012 at 11:52am:

L.A. Connection wrote on Mar 9th, 2012 at 9:54pm:
I was thinking of films where we were able to curry favor with Lucasfilm and got the "secret" screenings of STAR WARS and ANDRE AND WALLY B back in the early 80s.

As to HU-MAN, it indeed ends up on many lists of "lost films" and "most wanted on DVD". Those lucky Marathoners at SF/2 are amongst the very few who ever saw the film in the States.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0139371/





da_Bunnyman wrote on Mar 9th, 2012 at 8:37pm:
I think Labyrinth was a Lucasfilm production.

BTW one of the films shown at the marathon (SF2 to be exact) is now considered a lost film per this article http://io9.com/5877874/lost-films

From what I remember of it, its better off staying lost.


Yes, from my hazy memories it was overly arty to the point of being annoying. worst part was the dialogue being repeated in a screaming voice as a background to action happening.
I also think we were given comment cards at the end of its showing which means the marathon showing was considered a sneak preview. Only time that's ever happened.
I know it never opened at any of Bostons many art houses and i don't recall ever seeing anything more on it.



I have always preferred Ro-Man to Hu-Man......

Title: Re: HU-MAN: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS Marathon History/Fi
Post by da_Bunnyman on Mar 12th, 2012 at 4:50pm

Frank wrote on Mar 12th, 2012 at 12:13pm:

da_Bunnyman wrote on Mar 12th, 2012 at 11:52am:

L.A. Connection wrote on Mar 9th, 2012 at 9:54pm:
I was thinking of films where we were able to curry favor with Lucasfilm and got the "secret" screenings of STAR WARS and ANDRE AND WALLY B back in the early 80s.

As to HU-MAN, it indeed ends up on many lists of "lost films" and "most wanted on DVD". Those lucky Marathoners at SF/2 are amongst the very few who ever saw the film in the States.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0139371/





da_Bunnyman wrote on Mar 9th, 2012 at 8:37pm:
I think Labyrinth was a Lucasfilm production.

BTW one of the films shown at the marathon (SF2 to be exact) is now considered a lost film per this article http://io9.com/5877874/lost-films

From what I remember of it, its better off staying lost.


Yes, from my hazy memories it was overly arty to the point of being annoying. worst part was the dialogue being repeated in a screaming voice as a background to action happening.
I also think we were given comment cards at the end of its showing which means the marathon showing was considered a sneak preview. Only time that's ever happened.
I know it never opened at any of Bostons many art houses and i don't recall ever seeing anything more on it.



I have always preferred Ro-Man to Hu-Man......



How the heck did you know what I wrote on my comment card?

Title: Re: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Films
Post by da_Bunnyman on Mar 24th, 2012 at 8:41pm
Another forgotten title from a past marathon, don't remember which but I think it was at the Coolidge.

It Came From Hollywood, while we never showed the entire film we were treated to a reel or two.

Also SF12, the first at The Somerville featured an alternate entertainment section in the balcony lobby. This was because of 3-4 R rated films being shown. Offered on a TV were videotapes of some family friendly sci-fi AND the documentary done at SF10.

Title: Re: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Films
Post by kirok on Mar 25th, 2012 at 10:46am

da_Bunnyman wrote on Mar 24th, 2012 at 8:41pm:
Another forgotten title from a past marathon, don't remember which but I think it was at the Coolidge.

It Came From Hollywood, while we never showed the entire film we were treated to a reel or two.

Also SF12, the first at The Somerville featured an alternate entertainment section in the balcony lobby. This was because of 3-4 R rated films being shown. Offered on a TV were videotapes of some family friendly sci-fi AND the documentary done at SF10.

i do remember "it came from hollywood" but not at the marathon. the hosts were dan akroyd and the late john candy. they did an extended bit on ed wood.


Title: Re: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Films
Post by L.A. Connection on Mar 25th, 2012 at 11:27am
Gotta go with Kirok here. I actually reviewed IT CAME FROM HOLLYWOOD for the B.U. newspaper back in the day! I have no memory of any of it playing at the Marathon, save for maybe a trailer. It left a strong impression on me, and I even lobbied for it to be shown at the Marathon even though there are lots of non-SF things in it.

The one clip in IT CAME  that really stood out was from the "It's as big as a Battleship!!" monstrosity - THE GIANT CLAW which played at the Dedham Marathon years later.

Unfortunately, those dreaded 'Rights and Clearances' issues has prevented IT CAME from ever being released on DVD, save for bootlegs of the old VHS and Laserdisc editions.





kirok wrote on Mar 25th, 2012 at 10:46am:

da_Bunnyman wrote on Mar 24th, 2012 at 8:41pm:
Another forgotten title from a past marathon, don't remember which but I think it was at the Coolidge.

It Came From Hollywood, while we never showed the entire film we were treated to a reel or two.

Also SF12, the first at The Somerville featured an alternate entertainment section in the balcony lobby. This was because of 3-4 R rated films being shown. Offered on a TV were videotapes of some family friendly sci-fi AND the documentary done at SF10.

i do remember "it came from hollywood" but not at the marathon. the hosts were dan akroyd and the late john candy. the did an extended bit on ed wood.


Title: Re: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Films
Post by Frank on Mar 25th, 2012 at 6:39pm
I have to say that I cannot recall this havng played at the SF marathon either.  Bunnyman - Who hosted the segment that was shown?  Candy, Ackroyd, Radner, Cheech and Chong? 

Title: Re: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Films
Post by Metaluna on Mar 25th, 2012 at 7:02pm
Was that the movie that had a clip with a guy chasing a milkman or something saying "the hat....I want the hat..." That randomly pops into my mind every once in a while. Does anyone know what movie that was from? Either that had the clip or the original movie it was taken from.

Title: Re: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Films
Post by kirok on Mar 25th, 2012 at 7:23pm
i think feynman may be confusing clip from "it came from hollywood" with "MANT" which was a clip from "matinee". matinee starred john goodman as a william castle like b movie producer.

Title: Re: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Films
Post by da_Bunnyman on Mar 26th, 2012 at 9:41am

Metaluna wrote on Mar 25th, 2012 at 7:02pm:
Was that the movie that had a clip with a guy chasing a milkman or something saying "the hat....I want the hat..." That randomly pops into my mind every once in a while. Does anyone know what movie that was from? Either that had the clip or the original movie it was taken from.


It's 'Alone In The Dark' (1982) good cast too, Martin Landau, Donald Pleasence and Jack Palance  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083542/
Don't let the guy with the axe image foll ya, nothing to do with this film.

Title: Re: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Films
Post by da_Bunnyman on Mar 26th, 2012 at 9:45am

kirok wrote on Mar 25th, 2012 at 7:23pm:
i think feynman may be confusing clip from "it came from hollywood" with "MANT" which was a clip from "matinee". matinee starred john goodman as a william castle like b movie producer.


feynman???
No, it was shown, small possibility it may have been a Schlock Around the Clock, but I don't think so.
I think Garen mentioned it was from his collection so might need to ask him.

Title: Re: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Films
Post by Metaluna on Mar 26th, 2012 at 10:08am

da_Bunnyman wrote on Mar 26th, 2012 at 9:41am:

Metaluna wrote on Mar 25th, 2012 at 7:02pm:
Was that the movie that had a clip with a guy chasing a milkman or something saying "the hat....I want the hat..." That randomly pops into my mind every once in a while. Does anyone know what movie that was from? Either that had the clip or the original movie it was taken from.


It's 'Alone In The Dark' (1982) good cast too, Martin Landau, Donald Pleasence and Jack Palance  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083542/
Don't let the guy with the axe image foll ya, nothing to do with this film.

Oh, thanks! I start saying it every time I see someone wearing an unusual hat. Hopefully quietly enough so they don't hear me.

I think I might have seen the clip in Terror in the Aisles. I'll have to seek out the full movie now.

Title: Re: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Films
Post by L.A. Connection on Mar 26th, 2012 at 11:37am
I have to disagree. I have only seen IT CAME FROM HOLLYWOOD once, and it was at a press screening. It's possible it played at one of the Dedham offshoot Marathons or some time at the Coolidge - but, definitely not as part of the Main Marathon. Even the Coolidge Night Flight half-thon's only had 2 variants from the main schedule: STARGATE and CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND - SPECIAL EDITION (which was a private print - could this be what you are thinking of?). 

:(



da_Bunnyman wrote on Mar 26th, 2012 at 9:45am:

kirok wrote on Mar 25th, 2012 at 7:23pm:
i think feynman may be confusing clip from "it came from hollywood" with "MANT" which was a clip from "matinee". matinee starred john goodman as a william castle like b movie producer.


feynman???
No, it was shown, small possibility it may have been a Schlock Around the Clock, but I don't think so.
I think Garen mentioned it was from his collection so might need to ask him.


Title: Re: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Films
Post by da_Bunnyman on Mar 26th, 2012 at 8:21pm
[quote author=13711E711C3031313A3C2B3630315F0 link=1319772319/34#34 date=1332779820]I have to disagree. I have only seen IT CAME FROM HOLLYWOOD once, and it was at a press screening. It's possible it played at one of the Dedham offshoot Marathons or some time at the Coolidge - but, definitely not as part of the Main Marathon. Even the Coolidge Night Flight half-thon's only had 2 variants from the main schedule: STARGATE and CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND - SPECIAL EDITION (which was a private print - could this be what you are thinking of?). 

:(


Nope, and it was not a regular part of the schedule either. It was only a reel or two and was shown as a bonus, like when Garen ran some 3 Stooges shorts & such.

Title: Re: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Films
Post by Jon on Jul 30th, 2012 at 10:49am
Was just reviewing the list of SFM films. 
Question:  "World of Tomorrow" - was that not about the World's Fair of 1938+?  Although it's listed as showing at SF11, was that not one of the many, many, many, many, many, many, many films shown at the SF10 36-hour fiasco?

Title: World of Tomorrow: CORRECTIONS to Marathon History
Post by L.A. Connection on Jul 30th, 2012 at 11:21am
Yes, Jon it was the infamous World's Fair documentary. A film I liked when I saw on PBS before it played the Marathon. I took a dinner break thru much of it at the marathon, and was disappointed at the hostility it engendered by the audience. I couldn't believe all the shouts of "End! End! End!!" and the groans every time a new scene started. Too bad. Not prime Marathon material perhaps, but a decent heartfelt film.

Double-checked my computer files AND my print copies of the Marathon programs: SF/11 it was.





Jon wrote on Jul 30th, 2012 at 10:49am:
Was just reviewing the list of SFM films. 
Question:  "World of Tomorrow" - was that not about the World's Fair of 1938+?  Although it's listed as showing at SF11, was that not one of the many, many, many, many, many, many, many films shown at the SF10 36-hour fiasco?


Title: Re: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Films
Post by R_F_Fineman on Aug 2nd, 2012 at 12:38pm
"Why do you think they put it in Queens." -Tommy Lee Jones to Will Smith in "Men in Black".

Or wait, that was a different World's Fair. ;)



Title: Re: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Films
Post by Lile on Aug 18th, 2012 at 6:27pm
There was a fellow marathoner who actually went to that Worlds Fair as a young kid. Haven't seen him at the 'thon in years.

Title: Re: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Films
Post by L.A. Connection on Aug 18th, 2012 at 7:21pm

Lile wrote on Aug 18th, 2012 at 6:27pm:
There was a fellow marathoner who actually went to that Worlds Fair as a young kid. Haven't seen him at the 'thon in years.


I hope he wasn't so discouraged by the booing for WORLD OF TOMORROW that he stopped going.

Title: Re: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Films
Post by Metaluna on Aug 19th, 2012 at 12:33am

L.A. Connection wrote on Aug 18th, 2012 at 7:21pm:

Lile wrote on Aug 18th, 2012 at 6:27pm:
There was a fellow marathoner who actually went to that Worlds Fair as a young kid. Haven't seen him at the 'thon in years.


I hope he wasn't so discouraged by the booing for WORLD OF TOMORROW that he stopped going.

Maybe having seen a glimpse of the future he saw Folklore coming and stayed away. Far, far away.

Title: Folkloric: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon Hist
Post by L.A. Connection on Aug 24th, 2012 at 4:38pm

Metaluna wrote on Aug 19th, 2012 at 12:33am:

L.A. Connection wrote on Aug 18th, 2012 at 7:21pm:

Lile wrote on Aug 18th, 2012 at 6:27pm:
There was a fellow marathoner who actually went to that Worlds Fair as a young kid. Haven't seen him at the 'thon in years.


I hope he wasn't so discouraged by the booing for WORLD OF TOMORROW that he stopped going.

Maybe having seen a glimpse of the future he saw Folklore coming and stayed away. Far, far away.


Now, that's just mean.  :-X

Title: Re: Folkloric: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon Hist
Post by Metaluna on Aug 26th, 2012 at 1:32pm

L.A. Connection wrote on Aug 24th, 2012 at 4:38pm:
Now, that's just mean.  :-X


...says the guy who felt the need to end his Tony Scott memorial with, "but I never really liked his work."

Title: Scottloric: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon His
Post by L.A. Connection on Aug 26th, 2012 at 1:52pm

Metaluna wrote on Aug 26th, 2012 at 1:32pm:

L.A. Connection wrote on Aug 24th, 2012 at 4:38pm:
Now, that's just mean.  :-X


...says the guy who felt the need to end his Tony Scott memorial with, "but I never really liked his work."


It wasn't a 'memorial', just an obit. I could have been a lot more harsh in my criticism, just laying my basic opinion on the table.

That said, I have been shocked at the level of praise Scott's work has gotten post-humously. I bet his family is saying, "Where was the love when he was around to appreciate it?" Look at his Rotten Tomatoes page. Most of the movies he directed were judged to be Rotten even on the rather lenient Tomato scale: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/celebrity/tony_scott/

Title: Re: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Films
Post by Metaluna on Aug 26th, 2012 at 3:14pm
It was still mean. :P

Title: Re: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Films
Post by da_Bunnyman on Jan 15th, 2013 at 7:59pm
Not sure we had the info before but the SF3 writeup I posted lists the name of the collector who exhibited his movie memorabilia atSF3. It was Courtlandt Hull, no less than the nephew of The Werewolf of London himself, Henry Hull. I even found one of the 2 shorts he showed at SF3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czwYTzUq95U on Harry Knowles YouTube page of all places.

Title: 11 years of Somerville
Post by Frank on Jan 23rd, 2013 at 10:18am
Although not consecutive years, this will mark our 11th appearance in Somerville tying the Welles.   

Title: 11: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Fil
Post by L.A. Connection on Jan 23rd, 2013 at 12:55pm
Maybe we should have a cake to celebrate. Like you said, not consecutive, but still a significant landmark.


Title: Re: 11 years of Somerville
Post by David the Projectionist on Jan 23rd, 2013 at 5:47pm

Frank wrote on Jan 23rd, 2013 at 10:18am:
Although not consecutive years, this will mark our 11th appearance in Somerville tying the Welles.


     And, of those eleven, as of next month I will have run eight of them pretty much by myself.
     Hate to think what the remaining three were like..... ::)

Title: 11: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Fil
Post by L.A. Connection on Jan 23rd, 2013 at 6:07pm

David the Projectionist wrote on Jan 23rd, 2013 at 5:47pm:

Frank wrote on Jan 23rd, 2013 at 10:18am:
Although not consecutive years, this will mark our 11th appearance in Somerville tying the Welles.


     And, of those eleven, as of next month I will have run eight of them pretty much by myself.
     Hate to think what the remaining three were like..... ::)


Oh, we survived quite well.   :D



Title: Re: 11: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Fil
Post by da_Bunnyman on Jan 23rd, 2013 at 9:22pm

L.A. Connection wrote on Jan 23rd, 2013 at 6:07pm:

David the Projectionist wrote on Jan 23rd, 2013 at 5:47pm:
[quote author=5F6B787772464C6B7B787776190 link=1319772319/47#47 date=1358954317]Although not consecutive years, this will mark our 11th appearance in Somerville tying the Welles.


     And, of those eleven, as of next month I will have run eight of them pretty much by myself.
     Hate to think what the remaining three were like..... ::)


"Oh, we survived quite well.   :D  "


That's right L.A., take a dig at the guy who is responsible for keeping films running right during the marathon.
;)



Title: Re: 11: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Fil
Post by David the Projectionist on Jan 23rd, 2013 at 10:29pm

da_Bunnyman wrote on Jan 23rd, 2013 at 9:22pm:

L.A. Connection wrote on Jan 23rd, 2013 at 6:07pm:
"Oh, we survived quite well.   :D  "

That's right L.A., take a dig at the guy who is responsible for keeping films running right during the marathon. ;)


     Yeah!  What he said, Tony!  No focus for you!!

Title: Re: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Films
Post by da_Bunnyman on Feb 21st, 2013 at 10:27pm
In the list of all films and marathons SF22 is listed as Mutant themed, it was actually Alien Invasion for a theme.
Mutant R Us was SF27

Title: Update: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History
Post by L.A. Connection on May 16th, 2013 at 4:56pm
I put up an update including all the films and shorts that played the Marathon and the Festival Features this year. I still have to update the Historical notes section. Thanks for all the input. One step at a time.........

Updated Filmography/History:

http://sf.theboard.net/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1319772249

Title: 2014: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/F
Post by L.A. Connection on Aug 5th, 2014 at 5:42pm
Planning to do this year's update on the Marathon Filmography. If anybody has any notes, corrections or updates please post them!

Title: Re: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Films
Post by sas on Mar 13th, 2015 at 1:14pm
I'm sure I remember "The Beginning of the End" (the giant grasshopper/locust movie with Peter Graves, not the similarly titled A-bomb docudrama) playing at the marathon, and I suspect it was SF4 which also had Paul Frees' voice/acting in three other movies plus Hardware Wars, making what I remember (falsely or not) as five appearances.  Is there anyone else who remembers this, or do I have to go up to the attic and go through my high school stuff?

Title: Re: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Films
Post by Frank on Mar 13th, 2015 at 1:44pm
No to Beginning of the End at SF4 or at any other time.  It would be nice.  I have the poster and would proudly display it in the lobby.  It has not played. Paul Frees is in a bunch of movies as a voice or character.   He appears in person in George Pal's War of the Worlds as a reporter on the scene.  He s one of the scientists inThe Thing From Another World.  His voice appears as the voice of the Talking Rings in George Pal's The Time Machine, he is the voice of the alien in Earth VS The Flying Saucers, the oice of Colossus in The Forbin Project.

Title: Beginning of the Grasshoppers: Marathon History/Fi
Post by L.A. Connection on Mar 13th, 2015 at 2:12pm
Frank is correct.

BEGINNING OR THE END was at SF/10. Bruce liked to introduce the documentary format to the Marathon. He was behind WORLD OF TOMORROW and considered THE ATOMIC CAFE as well (Atomic has played in Ohio). BEGINNING is a docu-drama.

For the record, I really like WORLD OF TOMORROW and ATOMIC CAFE as movies (BEGINNING is ok, if too dry). BUT, as Marathon films? Not so much.


sas wrote on Mar 13th, 2015 at 1:14pm:
I'm sure I remember "The Beginning of the End" (the giant grasshopper/locust movie with Peter Graves, not the similarly titled A-bomb docudrama) playing at the marathon, and I suspect it was SF4 which also had Paul Frees' voice/acting in three other movies plus Hardware Wars, making what I remember (falsely or not) as five appearances.  Is there anyone else who remembers this, or do I have to go up to the attic and go through my high school stuff?


Title: Re: Beginning of the Grasshoppers: Marathon History/Fi
Post by da_Bunnyman on Mar 13th, 2015 at 3:58pm

L.A. Connection wrote on Mar 13th, 2015 at 2:12pm:
Frank is correct.

BEGINNING OR THE END was at SF/10. Bruce liked to introduce the documentary format to the Marathon. He was behind WORLD OF TOMORROW and considered THE ATOMIC CAFE as well (Atomic has played in Ohio). BEGINNING is a docu-drama.

For the record, I really like WORLD OF TOMORROW and ATOMIC CAFE as movies (BEGINNING is ok, if too dry). BUT, as Marathon films? Not so much.


sas wrote on Mar 13th, 2015 at 1:14pm:
I'm sure I remember "The Beginning of the End" (the giant grasshopper/locust movie with Peter Graves, not the similarly titled A-bomb docudrama) playing at the marathon, and I suspect it was SF4 which also had Paul Frees' voice/acting in three other movies plus Hardware Wars, making what I remember (falsely or not) as five appearances.  Is there anyone else who remembers this, or do I have to go up to the attic and go through my high school stuff?


I will always remain convinced they thought they were getting the giant grasshopper film when they booked it.

Title: World of the Grasshoppers: Marathon History/Fi
Post by L.A. Connection on Mar 13th, 2015 at 4:36pm

da_Bunnyman wrote on Mar 13th, 2015 at 3:58pm:

L.A. Connection wrote on Mar 13th, 2015 at 2:12pm:
Frank is correct. BEGINNING OR THE END was at SF/10. Bruce liked to introduce the documentary format to the Marathon. He was behind WORLD OF TOMORROW and considered THE ATOMIC CAFE as well (Atomic has played in Ohio). BEGINNING is a docu-drama.  For the record, I really like WORLD OF TOMORROW and ATOMIC CAFE as movies (BEGINNING is ok, if too dry). BUT, as Marathon films? Not so much.


sas wrote on Mar 13th, 2015 at 1:14pm:


I will always remain convinced they thought they were getting the giant grasshopper film when they booked it.


NOPE. NOT. WHAT. HAPPENED.

Title: Re: World of the Grasshoppers: Marathon History/Fi
Post by da_Bunnyman on Mar 13th, 2015 at 6:49pm

L.A. Connection wrote on Mar 13th, 2015 at 4:36pm:

da_Bunnyman wrote on Mar 13th, 2015 at 3:58pm:

L.A. Connection wrote on Mar 13th, 2015 at 2:12pm:
Frank is correct. BEGINNING OR THE END was at SF/10. Bruce liked to introduce the documentary format to the Marathon. He was behind WORLD OF TOMORROW and considered THE ATOMIC CAFE as well (Atomic has played in Ohio). BEGINNING is a docu-drama.  For the record, I really like WORLD OF TOMORROW and ATOMIC CAFE as movies (BEGINNING is ok, if too dry). BUT, as Marathon films? Not so much.


sas wrote on Mar 13th, 2015 at 1:14pm:


I will always remain convinced they thought they were getting the giant grasshopper film when they booked it.


NOPE. NOT. WHAT. HAPPENED.


Yeah I know, but you have to admit it's a real odd man out title from the marathon's history with no connection to sci-fi, fantasy or horror. Even the documentaries have some connection.

Title: Re: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Films
Post by Frank on Mar 14th, 2015 at 12:59am
Definitely not what happened.  I supplied posters for that marathon and I showed up with the grasshopper movie poster Beginning of the End thinking that they had made a mistake.  When I showed them the one sheet, I was told that we were in fact showing Beginning Or The End although they felt that the giant grasshopper movie looked better.  They did indeed know the movie they were getting was the A-bomb movie and not the Bert I Gordon movie.

Title: Re: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Films
Post by Dinsdale on Feb 3rd, 2018 at 7:56pm
SF42 lists The Rockeer. Should be The Rocketeer.

Title: Rockets: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon
Post by L.A. Connection on Feb 3rd, 2018 at 11:24pm

Dinsdale wrote on Feb 3rd, 2018 at 7:56pm:
SF42 lists The Rockeer. Should be The Rocketeer.


Eagle eye! Finding that one after 299,323 lines of text!!!

Fixed. thank you

Title: Re: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Films
Post by i am kirok on Feb 4th, 2018 at 11:44am

Frank wrote on Mar 14th, 2015 at 12:59am:
Definitely not what happened.  I supplied posters for that marathon and I showed up with the grasshopper movie poster Beginning of the End thinking that they had made a mistake.  When I showed them the one sheet, I was told that we were in fact showing Beginning Or The End although they felt that the giant grasshopper movie looked better.  They did indeed know the movie they were getting was the A-bomb movie and not the Bert I Gordon movie.

there was also a "first men on the moon" "first men in the moon" debacle in marathon history.

Title: Re: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Films
Post by L.A. Connection on Feb 4th, 2018 at 6:33pm

i am kirok wrote on Feb 4th, 2018 at 11:44am:
[quote author=4B7F6C636652587F6F6C63620D0 link=1319772319/62#62 date=1426312791
there was also a "first men on the moon" "first men in the moon" debacle in marathon history.


Referring to WHAT exactly??

Title: Re: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Films
Post by i am kirok on Feb 4th, 2018 at 6:56pm
the schedule said "first men on the moon" and it was "first men in the moon"

Title: Re: COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS to Marathon History/Films
Post by L.A. Connection on Feb 5th, 2018 at 1:02am

i am kirok wrote on Feb 4th, 2018 at 6:56pm:
the schedule said "first men on the moon" and it was "first men in the moon"


Which "schedule"?

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