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Message started by L.A. Connection on Apr 10th, 2013 at 10:29pm

Title: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Apr 10th, 2013 at 10:29pm
Post any interesting photos, film stills etc you find here, including cool behind the scenes shots like this:



Gee, you gotta love the glamour of Hollywood, eh? And, it kinda takes away the terror factor of that ole Alien don't it???

:)

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by kirok on Apr 11th, 2013 at 10:14am
2 tubes. one intake, one outflow. gross!

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by Frank on Apr 11th, 2013 at 4:08pm

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by R_F_Fineman on Apr 11th, 2013 at 9:27pm
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t214/Karen_Tom/Movies/CueApple2_zpsd1501b40.jpg

Title: Snatched: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Apr 11th, 2013 at 10:57pm
Never saw that behind the scenes shot of the '56 SNATCHERS before, Frank! And, I huge fan of INVASION.


Here's one from the '78 remake with Nimoy, Jeff Goldblum and the film's Director Philip Kaufman:



Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by Frank on Apr 12th, 2013 at 10:29am
You thing from another world you.




I have been catching up on old Gunsmoke episodes on Encore westerns and have now caught two episodes geust starring Kenneth Tobey and two episodes guest starring James Whitmore. 

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by Frank on Apr 12th, 2013 at 10:55am
Monsters, John.....monsters from the Id.




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qj6lUC6K4VQ

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by da_Bunnyman on Apr 12th, 2013 at 7:44pm


Not exactly a photo.
A favorite might have been movie.

Promo flyer for Universal's planned King Kong that would have been in competition to the horrible Dino DeLaurentis 1976 remake.

Think of it, Kong in SENSURROUND!!

Title: Kong: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Apr 12th, 2013 at 10:25pm
Forget Sensurround!

How about having it written by Bo "Cuckoo's Nest" Goldman and directed by Joseph "Colossus:Forbin Project" Sargent!


Sigh...........

But, here's a shot of the crummy Dino D version that was made. That's a young Jessica Lange about to get fingered:



Title: Re: Kong: Photo of the Day
Post by da_Bunnyman on Apr 13th, 2013 at 8:23am

L.A. Connection wrote on Apr 12th, 2013 at 10:25pm:
Forget Sensurround!

How about having it written by Bo "Cuckoo's Nest" Goldman and directed by Joseph "Colossus:Forbin Project" Sargent!


Sigh...........

But, here's a shot of the crummy Dino D version that was made. That's a young Jessica Lange about to get fingered:


If only someone had taken a picture of when Dino was first taken to see the giant hands and the techs arranged for it to give him the finger. Which promptly froze in that position for a couple of days.

But the movie did inspire a mini marathon at The Paris Cinema which was owned by the same folks as The Welles at the time. Same year as SF1 btw.

Title: Re: Kong: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Apr 13th, 2013 at 11:17am
#$#$ing A!

That's an awesome awesome bit of trivia! You should definately post it on Cinema Treasures under both the Paris and Orson Welles Cinemas!

My guess is that SON of Kong was shown instead of the original KING KONG because it was "out of distribution". Yes, back in those days, it was the usual practice to pull the original out of theaters (and even TV!) when the remake was out.


da_Bunnyman wrote on Apr 13th, 2013 at 8:23am:

L.A. Connection wrote on Apr 12th, 2013 at 10:25pm:
Forget Sensurround!

How about having it written by Bo "Cuckoo's Nest" Goldman and directed by Joseph "Colossus:Forbin Project" Sargent!


Sigh...........

But, here's a shot of the crummy Dino D version that was made. That's a young Jessica Lange about to get fingered:


If only someone had taken a picture of when Dino was first taken to see the giant hands and the techs arranged for it to give him the finger. Which promptly froze in that position for a couple of days.

But the movie did inspire a mini marathon at The Paris Cinema which was owned by the same folks as The Welles at the time. Same year as SF1 btw.


Title: Re: Kong: Photo of the Day
Post by da_Bunnyman on Apr 13th, 2013 at 8:50pm

L.A. Connection wrote on Apr 13th, 2013 at 11:17am:
#$#$ing A!

That's an awesome awesome bit of trivia! You should definately post it on Cinema Treasures under both the Paris and Orson Welles Cinemas!

My guess is that SON of Kong was shown instead of the original KING KONG because it was "out of distribution". Yes, back in those days, it was the usual practice to pull the original out of theaters (and even TV!) when the remake was out.



All ready mentioned both on Cinema Treasures way back in a 2005 comment.

And yeah I think you're right about Son being there because his dad was not available due to being remade.

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by R_F_Fineman on Apr 14th, 2013 at 6:16am


Ray Bradbury and Marlene Dietrich. (Why do I have a mental image of Marlene singing that Ray Bradbury song* in her German accent!   ;)


*The NSFW song by Rachel Bloom played the 'thon a couple of years ago. Don't remember it? Here it is:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOdX0grBVew

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by kirok on Apr 14th, 2013 at 4:43pm


here's stanley kubrick while shooting the editted pie fight scene from dr. strangelove. when peter sellers was hit by a pie george c scott said "our beloved president has been shot down in his prime" . kennedy got shot just before the release date so the entire pie scene was removed. the scene still exists and is scored but the kubrick estate refuses to play it publicly.

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by R_F_Fineman on Apr 16th, 2013 at 6:18am
Political rants seem to be all the rage here and elsewhere on the internets tody. Who am I to buck a trend? So here is another example of an illegal alien taking away American jobs:


;)

Title: CE3K: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Apr 16th, 2013 at 10:23pm
Still one of my favorite SF films, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS has still only been at the Marathon once (plus a lightly attended "Special Edition" showing upstairs at the Coolidge at a Night Flight). Looooooooooong overdue for a return visit. Here's Spielberg at Devil's Tower in Wyoming:


Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by Frank on Apr 16th, 2013 at 11:53pm
The T. Rex is of the maninsuitasaurus, the Plesiosaurs is a puppet but sort of cool and we have live action lizards but it is kinda fun and we have not shown it.


Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by Frank on Apr 17th, 2013 at 9:26pm
Martians and giant technicians!  What a week I am having!



Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by da_Bunnyman on Apr 18th, 2013 at 8:00pm
Okay, two can play at the size alteration game.



The cast of one of the later Godzilla film relaxes between takes.
I did not know the big G played guitar. Supposedly he was always trying to talk the directors into letting play on camera. One rumor said that a number WAS filmed but test audiences reacted badly and it was replaced with shots of Godzilla flying.

Yeah I think the pic might be faked too.  ;D

Title: strong: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Apr 20th, 2013 at 10:26am
Very odd week watching the events from afar. I'm glad justice appears to have been done. Glad it seems to be over.

Be safe, folks.


Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by kirok on Apr 20th, 2013 at 11:32am
we won't have justice until we get apologies from all the people who said the bombers were probably from the tea party.

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Apr 20th, 2013 at 4:44pm


Gee, you try and post a unifying photo when everybody is exhaling from a long week.

If you want to go pick a fight with David or Dan Kimmel, send them a PM or find them on Facebook.

And, I'm certain that Kirok will lead those from his side of the aisle in apologizing for his colleagues' politicizing remarks................

Any further such negative off-topic political posts will be deleted without notice.

kirok wrote on Apr 20th, 2013 at 11:32am:
we won't have justice until we get apologies from all the people who said the bombers were probably from the tea party.


Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by R_F_Fineman on Apr 21st, 2013 at 6:21pm
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t214/Karen_Tom/Movies/haruo-nakajima-in-the-godzilla-gojira-costume_zpsf1df45a7.jpg

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by Jon on Apr 22nd, 2013 at 8:27am
RE:  Gozira
Tea and sympathy?
;)

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by R_F_Fineman on Apr 25th, 2013 at 4:51pm


A makeup demonstration on the Mike Douglas show as part of the promotion for "Planet of the Apes".

Title: Apes: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Apr 25th, 2013 at 5:12pm
I know there were decades of supposed technical improvements done during the interim, but, I still think that (the real Argo story) John Chambers' APES work is superior to that in the wretched Marky Mark/Tim Burton atrocity. More of Chambers' stellar work:


Title: Not showing in Ohio: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Apr 26th, 2013 at 10:26am
The day after being announced, ZARDOZ has been cancelled for the Ohio Marathon. Hard to believer a major film magazine would put THIS photo on it's cover!  :o


Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by R_F_Fineman on Apr 27th, 2013 at 6:28pm
As long as we're going ape on this thread:





Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by R_F_Fineman on Apr 28th, 2013 at 6:40pm
Ape suits come in all sizes. Johnny Weismuller, Maureen O'Sullivan(?), Clarence Swenson and the gang:



A family portrait from "Hollywood Gorilla Men", a first rate blog that provides a wealth of information on ape suits and those who wore them on the silver screen:
:
http://www.hollywoodgorillamen.com/

Title: Oh Stanley: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Apr 29th, 2013 at 4:36pm
Kubrick shows Peter Sellers how to properly sit in a wheelchair. Did Raymond Burr have such a talented coach? 

:D





Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by da_Bunnyman on Apr 30th, 2013 at 12:13pm


My new favorite old time movie spaceship. From 1918's Himmelskibett (Heaven Ship) welcome aboard The Excelsior a prop driven biplane ship that flies to Mars. Inside it's like a submarine with steel plating everywhere. Looks like it was built as a full size prop for the film.
The film is listed as the first space opera and it's also the answer to the question what sci fi film did the Danes make BEFORE Reptilicus (1962).

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by Jon on Apr 30th, 2013 at 2:48pm
When the crew of this thing got to Mars, they must've been really annoyed to find that Frenchman Georges Melies had already come and gone (1902, I think).  We saw "Voyages dans la Lune" (or something like that) at a Marathon some years back.  I recall a wonderful pianist from some local college or other accompanied.  (Gosh, I wish I had a memory!)

Title: Bad memories, man: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Apr 30th, 2013 at 4:14pm
I think your memory is even worse than that!  ;)

I don't recall EVER having live music for A TRIP TO THE MOON. We have had several like AELITA, THE LOST WORLD, METROPOLIS etc with live music, but, never TRIP.

Anyone with alternate evidence?


Jon wrote on Apr 30th, 2013 at 2:48pm:
When the crew of this thing got to Mars, they must've been really annoyed to find that Frenchman Georges Melies had already come and gone (1902, I think).  We saw "Voyages dans la Lune" (or something like that) at a Marathon some years back.  I recall a wonderful pianist from some local college or other accompanied.  (Gosh, I wish I had a memory!)


Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by da_Bunnyman on Apr 30th, 2013 at 7:52pm

Jon wrote on Apr 30th, 2013 at 2:48pm:
When the crew of this thing got to Mars, they must've been really annoyed to find that Frenchman Georges Melies had already come and gone (1902, I think).  We saw "Voyages dans la Lune" (or something like that) at a Marathon some years back.  I recall a wonderful pianist from some local college or other accompanied.  (Gosh, I wish I had a memory!)


Not sure if Melies made it to Mars, there are a lot of shorts to check for that. I know Edison did "A Trip to Mars" in 1910 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np7VImsSMQM

The crew of the Excelsior find a typical utopian society (complete with robes and funny hats) who are upset that the crew brings canned meat with them and are appalled when a crew member shoots a bird.The message of peace and love is undone by an accident of language. "The End" translates in Danish films as one word, 'Slut'.
Check out some scenes courtesy of the IOIC http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjKyBofRLqM

Title: trippy toys: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Apr 30th, 2013 at 9:58pm
Speaking of TRIP TO THE MOON, here is the man himself, George Melies at his French toy store:


Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by Jon on May 1st, 2013 at 9:01am
When the crew of this thing got to Mars, they must've been really annoyed to find that Frenchman Georges Melies had already come and gone (1902, I think).  We saw "Voyages dans la Lune" (or something like that) at a Marathon some years back.  I recall a wonderful pianist from some local college or other accompanied.  (Gosh, I wish I had a memory!) 

I think your memory is even worse than that!   ;)
I don't recall EVER having live music for A TRIP TO THE MOON. We have had several like AELITA, THE LOST WORLD, METROPOLIS etc with live music, but, never TRIP.
Anyone with alternate evidence?


Well, you're right, of course, and I am extremely stupid, and not very focused.  So, in my defense, I can only say -- "never mind." :-X

The pianist I had in mind was from Babson (So, I remembered that much -feeling like Dory in "Finding Nemo," though), and he did not play for the Melies showing (nobody did).

Still, I loved "Hugo" and being able to see some of the hand-colored versions of a bit of Melies' work.  Wonderful movie, that.  ...Not SF, of course, but magical, nevertheless.

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by Jon on May 1st, 2013 at 9:08am
[size=7]Not sure if Melies made it to Mars, there are a lot of shorts to check for that. I know Edison did "A Trip to Mars" in 1910 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np7VImsSMQM

The crew of the Excelsior find a typical utopian society (complete with robes and funny hats) who are upset that the crew brings canned meat with them and are appalled when a crew member shoots a bird.The message of peace and love is undone by an accident of language. "The End" translates in Danish films as one word, 'Slut'.
Check out some scenes courtesy of the IOIC http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjKyBofRLqM
[/size]

Thanks for this.  I will check out the Edison with great interest. :)

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by kirok on May 1st, 2013 at 10:52am
little known fact. peter sellers was originally cast to play the role of major kong in "dr. strangelove". the story is he hurt his  ankle but some suspect he could not do the texas accent. (i tend to doubt that). the role was offered to john wayne and dan blocker. either of which would have been fantastic. not to detract from slim pickens job.

http://ts2.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4843036145222489&pid=1.7

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by da_Bunnyman on May 1st, 2013 at 7:50pm

kirok wrote on May 1st, 2013 at 10:52am:
little known fact. peter sellers was originally cast to play the role of major kong in "dr. strangelove". the story is he hurt his  ankle but some suspect he could not do the texas accent. (i tend to doubt that). the role was offered to john wayne and dan blocker. either of which would have been fantastic. not to detract from slim pickens job.


Y'know I think I won a pass to the Orson Welles Cinema with that info in one of their weekly trivia questions.
I'm sure Sellers could've done an authentic Texas accent no problem. But there is an alternate version of the story that while Kubrick wanted Sellers to play Major Kong, Sellers did not want to play another character in the film and used the injury as an excuse.

Title: Incredible Shrinking: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on May 2nd, 2013 at 11:13am
Grant Williams from this year's best Marathon film, THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN.

I think he just finished taking his SAT's, but realized he was using a Number 3 pencil!



Title: Re: Incredible Shrinking: Photo of the Day
Post by da_Bunnyman on May 2nd, 2013 at 11:34am

L.A. Connection wrote on May 2nd, 2013 at 11:13am:
Grant Williams from this year's best Marathon film, THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN.

I think he just finished taking his SAT's, but realized he was using a Number 3 pencil!





In the words of Maxwell Smart, That's the second biggest pencil I've ever seem. :)

Title: Re: Incredible Shrinking: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on May 2nd, 2013 at 2:01pm

da_Bunnyman wrote on May 2nd, 2013 at 11:34am:

L.A. Connection wrote on May 2nd, 2013 at 11:13am:
Grant Williams from this year's best Marathon film, THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN.

I think he just finished taking his SAT's, but realized he was using a Number 3 pencil!





In the words of Maxwell Smart, That's the second biggest pencil I've ever seem. :)


Well, with the recent passing of Harry Reems, it may be time for Da Bunnyman to re-assess his list!

:D :D :D :D

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by R_F_Fineman on May 2nd, 2013 at 6:34pm

Quote:
LA:
Well, with the recent passing of Harry Reems, it may be time for Da Bunnyman to re-assess his list! 



Harry Reems has passed on? I hadn't heard. Censorship? You think they would have covered it in the China People's Daily:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/02/china-peoples-daily-penis-newspaper-building_n_3197840.html?utm_hp_ref=weird-news&ir=Weird%20News

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by R_F_Fineman on May 5th, 2013 at 12:41pm

"War of the Worlds" martian: They just don't make 'em like that anymore. :)

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by da_Bunnyman on May 6th, 2013 at 5:13pm

R_F_Fineman wrote on May 5th, 2013 at 12:41pm:

"War of the Worlds" martian: They just don't make 'em like that anymore. :)


Reminds me of an old charity appeal photo.

Yes friends, your donations will help send little Jimmy here to a summer camp on Phobos.

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by Frank on May 8th, 2013 at 8:45am
Lift the visor and salute smartly for Hal "Captain Xenon" Wagner - super projectionist ext

Title: The Clash: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on May 11th, 2013 at 1:26pm
........of the Titans! Our beloved Ray at work.



Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by R_F_Fineman on May 12th, 2013 at 10:15am
Dinosaurs over Boston!
On the way to the Museum of Science in the 80's.





Take THAT Carl Everett! ;)

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by Frank on May 12th, 2013 at 7:01pm
In the 60's  they came by boat.

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on May 12th, 2013 at 9:29pm

Frank wrote on May 12th, 2013 at 7:01pm:
In the 60's  they came by boat.


Does anyone have a Dinosaur and a plane or a rocketship?

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by R_F_Fineman on May 13th, 2013 at 2:34am


Quote:
LA:
Does anyone have a Dinosaur and a plane or a rocketship?


The Smithsonian comes to mind. ;)

Happy Mother's Day!

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by Frank on May 13th, 2013 at 6:55am
It may not be as much fun as wearing a bra on your head and creating Kelly LeBrock but it is definitely Weird Science!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm-upHSP9KU



Perhaps you desire a more conventional mode. 

Title: Who's the Boss?: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on May 14th, 2013 at 12:07pm
Ray shows the Medusa who's boss!



Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by R_F_Fineman on May 21st, 2013 at 7:14am




Has one of Japan's BIGGEST movie stars fallen on hard times? I remember seeing the Toho-made "Godzilla 2000" at one of the Coolidge Marathons. It had a great comic element, good old-school special effects, and was much better than the 1998 Hollywood version in which the big guy attacks New York.

Could he be due for a comeback? ;)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0831387/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by Frank on May 21st, 2013 at 1:09pm




Has one of Japan's BIGGEST movie stars fallen on hard times? I remember seeing the Toho-made "Godzilla 2000" at one of the Coolidge Marathons. It had a great comic element, good old-school special effects, and was much better than the 1998 Hollywood version in which the big guy attacks New York.

Could he be due for a comeback? ;)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0831387/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

It would appear that poor Ghidorah received the worst of it.  Why the poor chap has fallen to pieces.

Title: Demon Lover (not Demonlover): Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on May 22nd, 2013 at 11:28pm
These pics are from the regional horror film DEMON LOVER made in Michigan in 1977 by my late friend Donald Jackson (Hell Comes To Frogtown). That's Don with the camera, lower left:



Demon Lover Diary is a behind the scenes documentary (sadly, a hack job) about the making of the film:


Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by R_F_Fineman on May 26th, 2013 at 12:40pm
A previous thread mentioned the costume contest. Bunnyman's downloaded schedule thread got us talking about "Labrynth" again. I'm among those who thought that, while it was in no way science-fiction, "Labrynth" was a good choice for the Marathon even if Bowie's er, uh, role was somewhat padded.

Here's a costume that not just any couple can pull off. ;)


Title: Berlin: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on May 26th, 2013 at 1:28pm
scary, very scary.............

Speaking of Bowie, listened to his Berlin trilogy on youtube yesterday. Gotta love free music.........

Low: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkNmilE9ibk
Heroes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rvmmdmb9mNQ
The Lodger: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFC83j5tzUs

Here's Ziggy in that era's MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH (which, despite my efforts, has still never played the 'thon):


Title: get Buzzed: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on May 28th, 2013 at 3:39pm
Buzz Aldrin tosses out the first pitch at the Dodgers game yesterday.


Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by R_F_Fineman on May 31st, 2013 at 1:31pm
"The Gamma People" (1956)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049248/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1



"Gamma People" fanboys? ;)



I saw this on TCM some months back. Is it a good film? No way! Is it good for the 'thon? Way! ;) They were doing 80's before the 80's were cool. ;)

Title: Gamma Gamma Hey!: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on May 31st, 2013 at 3:06pm
Yes, I saw GAMMA PEOPLE on TCM a while back as well. It's a pretty whacked out film that veers from too serious, to oddly offbeat humorous.

It was on my Top 10 sci-fi oldies to see for years! I think I posted the story before about owning it on VHS, lending it to a friend, who then got the tape stolen from him!

I tried to get it at the 'thon back in the day when film prints of it were still available. Now, it's not even out there on DVD. VHS copies are going for $30 or so!



R_F_Fineman wrote on May 31st, 2013 at 1:31pm:
"The Gamma People" (1956)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049248/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1



"Gamma People" fanboys? ;)



I saw this on TCM some months back. Is it a good film? No way! Is it good for the 'thon? Way! ;) They were doing 80's before the 80's were cool. ;)


Title: Go Ape: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Jun 2nd, 2013 at 10:13am
One of the cast members in 2001 gets updated on the Future of Man:



Title: Dance, Vince, Dance: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Jun 3rd, 2013 at 12:34pm
The House on Haunted Hill



Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by da_Bunnyman on Jun 5th, 2013 at 7:50pm


Who knew that Gotham City had a red light district.

(sorry bat-fans)

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by pogo on Jun 7th, 2013 at 10:39am
Actually the district is in Columbus.
Seen at their last Marathon---

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by ed symkus on Jun 11th, 2013 at 9:36pm

Here's a whole bunch of cool photos!!!

http://io9.com/stunning-behind-the-scenes-photos-show-iconic-movies-in-512190237

Title: Man of Steel: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Jun 13th, 2013 at 2:10pm
Christopher Reeve gets made up as the Man Of Steel:







Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by R_F_Fineman on Jun 17th, 2013 at 2:41pm
File this one under "The Future that was not to Be"

What Michael Jackson will look like in the Year 2000 from an article in the 80s:



It's kind of sad really.

Title: Hey Mikey!: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Jun 17th, 2013 at 4:10pm
Scary sad........


R_F_Fineman wrote on Jun 17th, 2013 at 2:41pm:
File this one under "The Future that was not to Be"

What Michael Jackson will look like in the Year 2000 from an article in the 80s:



It's kind of sad really.


Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by R_F_Fineman on Jun 25th, 2013 at 12:25pm



Quote:
Scott Carey: I was continuing to shrink, to become... what? The infinitesimal? What was I? Still a human being? Or was I the man of the future? If there were other bursts of radiation, other clouds drifting across seas and continents, would other beings follow me into this vast new world? So close - the infinitesimal and the infinite. But suddenly, I knew they were really the two ends of the same concept. The unbelievably small and the unbelievably vast eventually meet - like the closing of a gigantic circle. I looked up, as if somehow I would grasp the heavens. The universe, worlds beyond number, God's silver tapestry spread across the night. And in that moment, I knew the answer to the riddle of the infinite. I had thought in terms of man's own limited dimension. I had presumed upon nature. That existence begins and ends in man's conception, not nature's. And I felt my body dwindling, melting, becoming nothing. My fears melted away. And in their place came acceptance. All this vast majesty of creation, it had to mean something. And then I meant something, too. Yes, smaller than the smallest, I meant something, too. To God, there is no zero. I still exist!  - Richard Matheson (1926-2013)



Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by R_F_Fineman on Jul 8th, 2013 at 7:25pm



Ben Nye applying the first test make-up to David (Al) Hedison for “The Fly" 1958

Title: The Early Years: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Jul 9th, 2013 at 12:11pm
Pacific Rim - the early years?



Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by R_F_Fineman on Jul 9th, 2013 at 7:44pm


From "The Beast of Hollow Mountain (1956)" I saw this and had a flashback to the Saturday afternoon TV of my childhood. I haven't seen and seldom even thought about it since.  The first hour was a better than average western about a new rancher in town suspected of cattle rustling by his neighbors. Then things go terribly wrong... :o

From the IMDb:

Quote:
"The first feature film to combine stop-motion animation with anamorphic Cinemascope and color. "

"Willis O'Brien was originally to have also provided the special effects for the film. The beast was animated using two separate stop-motion animation methods. A two foot-high armatured, rubber covered model was moved, exposing a frame at a time. Also utilized was replacement animation", a technique involving several different models of the same character made of plaster, each slightly different to represent a particular action. When filmed in sequence for a few frames per second, the illusion of motion is achieved. The breathing effect of the creature was accomplished by pumping air in small increments into a cavity of the throat of the two foot-high model and then releasing it in the same manner. When seen on the screen the throat rises and falls creating the breathing effect. Two large rubber feet were filmed for the shots of the monster walking. These 'feet' were worn as shoes by a technician.


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048992/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Title: Pacific Rim the early years: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Jul 11th, 2013 at 1:48pm
More of the early pre-production fotos from PACIFIC RIM:



;)

Title: Conjure This: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Jul 21st, 2013 at 1:12pm
With THE CONJURING at the top of the box office, here's a pic from another similar haunted house flick, THE AMITYVILLE HORROR (apparently referenced in THE CONJURING as well):


Title: It's mean & green: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Jul 25th, 2013 at 12:03pm
Watching TCM last night and they had a vintage Making of SOYLENT GREEN featurette on.

I was taken aback however by a commercial that was run:



Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by Jon on Jul 25th, 2013 at 12:43pm
Soylent Green crackers

Didn't I see these on display/for sale at the Somerville Theatre bar last February?  (Well, maybe it was Whole Foods -- certainly seems organic, in a sense.) 
Thought is was a joke, but apparently they're out there.  I don't know what the manufacturer is thinking - such a limited market - and those who can see the dark humor may not want to explore the actual taste for all the obvious reasons....
:o

Title: Green & Tasty: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Jul 25th, 2013 at 12:54pm
I think I got this mag in Frank's grab bag last year:





Jon wrote on Jul 25th, 2013 at 12:43pm:
Soylent Green crackers

Didn't I see these on display/for sale at the Somerville Theatre bar last February?  (Well, maybe it was Whole Foods -- certainly seems organic, in a sense.) 
Thought is was a joke, but apparently they're out there.  I don't know what the manufacturer is thinking - such a limited market - and those who can see the dark humor may not want to explore the actual taste for all the obvious reasons....
:o


Title: feelin' Wolvy : Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Jul 27th, 2013 at 12:13pm
Not exactly the Wolverine, but, how about a little WOLFMAN?


Jack Pierce makes up Lon Chaney, Jr.:


Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by da_Bunnyman on Jul 27th, 2013 at 10:30pm

Jon wrote on Jul 25th, 2013 at 12:43pm:
Soylent Green crackers

Didn't I see these on display/for sale at the Somerville Theatre bar last February?  (Well, maybe it was Whole Foods -- certainly seems organic, in a sense.) 
Thought is was a joke, but apparently they're out there.  I don't know what the manufacturer is thinking - such a limited market - and those who can see the dark humor may not want to explore the actual taste for all the obvious reasons....
:o


Wish I could find it to link to but on the old comedy show New Radio they did a sci fi episode which included a commercial for Soylent Green.
"Soylent Green, made from the best stuff on earth. Soylent Green IS people."

Title: Go Green: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Jul 28th, 2013 at 3:18pm
SOYLENT GREEN is coming up on TCM on Monday August 5th: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/2061/Soylent-Green/




Ok! Ok! Chuck! I just told them - the movie will be on TV soon. Now, calm down!

Title: BatBen: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Aug 24th, 2013 at 10:23am

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by kirok on Aug 25th, 2013 at 8:22am
i'm ok with this. can't be any worse than george clooney. has anyone elese ever played 2 comicbook superheroes?

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by Frank on Aug 25th, 2013 at 11:16am

kirok wrote on Aug 25th, 2013 at 8:22am:
i'm ok with this. can't be any worse than george clooney. has anyone elese ever played 2 comicbook superheroes?


Here are two off the top of my head. Massachusetts' own Chris Evans has played The Human Torch and Captain America.  Ron Ely played two pulp heroes that have also has comics Doc Savage and Tarzan. 
Thought of three others Halle Berry (Storm/Catwoman), Doug Jones (Silver Surfer/Abe Sapien) Ryan Reynolds(Deadpool/Green Lantern). 

This will be Ben's third time donning a super hero costume as he played George Reeves in Hollywoodland and donned the Superman costume.

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by kirok on Aug 25th, 2013 at 12:06pm

Frank wrote on Aug 25th, 2013 at 11:16am:

kirok wrote on Aug 25th, 2013 at 8:22am:
i'm ok with this. can't be any worse than george clooney. has anyone elese ever played 2 comicbook superheroes?


Here are two off the top of my head. Massachusetts' own Chris Evans has played The Human Torch and Captain America.  Ron Ely played two pulp heroes that have also has comics Doc Savage and Tarzan. 
Thought of three others Halle Berry (Storm/Catwoman), Doug Jones (Silver Surfer/Abe Sapien) Ryan Reynolds(Deadpool/Green Lantern). 

This will be Ben's third time donning a super hero costume as he played George Reeves in Hollywoodland and donned the Superman costume.

so... has anyone else besides ben affleck played 3 comic book heroes?


Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by R_F_Fineman on Sep 11th, 2013 at 4:50pm


It looks like an alien space suit from "Earth vs. the Flying Saucers" Can you imagine what it would be worth today if someone had only saved it! :o

Title: Trashed: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Sep 11th, 2013 at 7:03pm
Where did that photo come from? Looks staged, but, sadly, many many many classic movie props have met the same fate.

Title: Re: Photo of the Day metal head
Post by R_F_Fineman on Sep 11th, 2013 at 8:22pm

Quote:
LA:
Where did that photo come from? Looks staged, but, sadly, many many many classic movie props have met the same fate.


Sadly, it's legit.
http://exclamationmark.wordpress.com/2013/09/01/trash-from-the-past/#comments

via
http://arcaneimages.tumblr.com/

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Sep 12th, 2013 at 11:38am
No real attribution in those links. Still looks phoney, although it highlights a real issue.



R_F_Fineman wrote on Sep 11th, 2013 at 4:50pm:


It looks like an alien space suit from "Earth vs. the Flying Saucers" Can you imagine what it would be worth today if someone had only saved it! :o


Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by R_F_Fineman on Sep 12th, 2013 at 4:34pm

Quote:
LA:
No real attribution in those links. Still looks phony...


Im' looking at a '47-'49 Ford Truck (as indicated by the "reverse curve" of the front fender) in the background and a couple of metal trash cans commonly seen in the 50's but rarely seen today. If it's a fake it's a good one.

Here's one unlucky frog from the LADEE launch.


Bogus you say? Photoshop fraud you say? Here's NASA's confirmation of the voracity of the shot:


Quote:
Absolutely Incredible Photo: Frog Launches With LADEE
by Nancy Atkinson on September 11, 2013

"...We’ve confirmed this image is in fact an actual photo taken by one of NASA’s remote cameras set up for the launch on September 6, 2013 from the Wallops/Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport. Wallops spokesman Jeremy Eggers confirms the picture is legitimate and was not altered in any way."

Read more: http://www.universetoday.com/104679/absolutely-incredible-photo-frog-launches-with-ladee/#ixzz2eiKiwehO


I promise in the future to document the authenticity of any postings to the best of my ability. After all, as Voltaire once said: "We wouldn't want bogus stuff to start floating around the internet."  ;)

Title: Blonde on Blondie: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Sep 13th, 2013 at 2:05pm
Cool photo of Debbie Harry looking...er...cool, on the set of Amos Poe's underground film, THE FOREIGNER:


Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by R_F_Fineman on Sep 18th, 2013 at 4:52pm

Title: gReen day: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Sep 18th, 2013 at 5:31pm

R_F_Fineman wrote on Sep 18th, 2013 at 4:52pm:

I'll drink to that!

Care for a snack, to go with it?



Title: Beatles marathon
Post by da_Bunnyman on Sep 24th, 2013 at 8:58pm
Wish I could remember the year this took place because it just might be the first film marathon I ever went to.


Wow a whole half a buck discount.

A fun nights entertainment. It ended up being held at the Liberty Tree Mall Cinema in Danvers which was still a single house at the time with a huge screen. Pre video days of course and no revival houses in the suburbs so for many fans it was the first chance to see these films. hard Days Night & Help were both still very funny. Yellow Submarine was really trippy since I'd only seen it on TV before. Let It Be was likely a first viewing for most of the crowd since it got limited distribution when it first came out. Sad watching it and knowing they were no longer together but that rooftop concert at the end is a great last look.

Title: Re: Beatles marathon
Post by L.A. Connection on Sep 24th, 2013 at 9:04pm
Well, 50cents is 1/8th of the $4 ticket price - not bad.

On a side note, I was watching TCM the other night and they showed an old MGM promo reel and they spotlighted the exciting 2nd music-filled film with........


......HERMAN'S HERMITS!

Forget about 2001, FAR FROM THE MADDENING CROWD, ICE STATION ZEBRA - MGM has Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter coming to a theater near you!

Funny, how so many rock films from the 60s are totally forgotten now. Really, TWO Herman's Hermits movies?!!



da_Bunnyman wrote on Sep 24th, 2013 at 8:58pm:
Wish I could remember the year this took place because it just might be the first film marathon I ever went to.


Wow a whole half a buck discount.

A fun nights entertainment. It ended up being held at the Liberty Tree Mall Cinema in Danvers which was still a single house at the time with a huge screen. Pre video days of course and no revival houses in the suburbs so for many fans it was the first chance to see these films. hard Days Night & Help were both still very funny. Yellow Submarine was really trippy since I'd only seen it on TV before. Let It Be was likely a first viewing for most of the crowd since it got limited distribution when it first came out. Sad watching it and knowing they were no longer together but that rooftop concert at the end is a great last look.


Title: Re: Beatles marathon
Post by da_Bunnyman on Sep 26th, 2013 at 8:35pm

L.A. Connection wrote on Sep 24th, 2013 at 9:04pm:
Well, 50cents is 1/8th of the $4 ticket price - not bad.

On a side note, I was watching TCM the other night and they showed an old MGM promo reel and they spotlighted the exciting 2nd music-filled film with........


......HERMAN'S HERMITS!

Forget about 2001, FAR FROM THE MADDENING CROWD, ICE STATION ZEBRA - MGM has Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter coming to a theater near you!

Funny, how so many rock films from the 60s are totally forgotten now. Really, TWO Herman's Hermits movies?!!


The Hermits also made a movie called "Hold On" that might just barely qualify as a marathon title. Here's the actual synopsis from IMDb "The rock group Herman's Hermits, on tour in the USA, is offered an opportunity to have a spaceship named after the group. Several people seem to care whether it happens or not."

But never mind the movies, most folks don't even remember most of the groups from that era. Look at the Dave Clark 5 who were considered legit rivals for the Fab Four. They had a movie too of course "Having A Wild Weekend." Course their music was held up from any release till 2008.

Title: Windfall: Beatles marathon
Post by L.A. Connection on Sep 26th, 2013 at 9:47pm
Lots of disposale 60s rock band movies (of course that hasn't changed - a One Direction movie came out recently - who's gonna watch that in 2063??)

Because these movies were seen as here & now disposable items, there is the famous story of how Producer Walter Shenson put a clause in the contracts of HARD DAY'S NIGHT and HELP! where the rights would pass from United Artist to HIM after 15 years. United Artists figured the Beatles would be just another "fad" and agreed - much to Shenson's millions-of-dollars windfall!! UA figured, "who's gonna care about the Beatles fifteen years from now?" Ha!  :D


da_Bunnyman wrote on Sep 26th, 2013 at 8:35pm:

L.A. Connection wrote on Sep 24th, 2013 at 9:04pm:
Well, 50cents is 1/8th of the $4 ticket price - not bad.

On a side note, I was watching TCM the other night and they showed an old MGM promo reel and they spotlighted the exciting 2nd music-filled film with........


......HERMAN'S HERMITS!

Forget about 2001, FAR FROM THE MADDENING CROWD, ICE STATION ZEBRA - MGM has Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter coming to a theater near you!

Funny, how so many rock films from the 60s are totally forgotten now. Really, TWO Herman's Hermits movies?!!


The Hermits also made a movie called "Hold On" that might just barely qualify as a marathon title. Here's the actual synopsis from IMDb "The rock group Herman's Hermits, on tour in the USA, is offered an opportunity to have a spaceship named after the group. Several people seem to care whether it happens or not."

But never mind the movies, most folks don't even remember most of the groups from that era. Look at the Dave Clark 5 who were considered legit rivals for the Fab Four. They had a movie too of course "Having A Wild Weekend." Course their music was held up from any release till 2008.


Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by R_F_Fineman on Sep 28th, 2013 at 7:01pm

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by R_F_Fineman on Sep 30th, 2013 at 10:17pm


Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by R_F_Fineman on Oct 5th, 2013 at 12:32pm


The new "Godzilla (2014)" could be the next big thing!
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0831387/?ref_=fn_tt_tt_1 :)

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by R_F_Fineman on Oct 15th, 2013 at 10:17am
Remember when the mugs and t-shirts had artwork of a famous Boston area image juxtaposed on a thematic sci-fi image? I really enjoyed those "Dinosaur vs. The Green Monster", "War of the Worlds spaceships in Kenmore Square" and the "50 ft. Woman in the Public Garden" (etc.) designs.

If the tickets are correct in foretelling a robot year -  maybe something like this:


Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Oct 15th, 2013 at 2:00pm
Nice one, RF!

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by R_F_Fineman on Oct 15th, 2013 at 3:18pm
Why not take this a step further!




Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Oct 15th, 2013 at 3:41pm
NOW, you've gone too far.


R_F_Fineman wrote on Oct 15th, 2013 at 3:18pm:
Why not take this a step further!



Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by R_F_Fineman on Oct 16th, 2013 at 9:49am

Quote:
LA:
NOW, you've gone too far.


Yeah, like Ziggy Stardust I took it all too far!  ;)

As long as I'm at it, here's the King himself and his laptop from the 1950's.



While it may not have had state-of-the-art graphic capabilities it COULD play the vinyl equivalent of MP3s! ;)


Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Oct 20th, 2013 at 12:33am

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Oct 24th, 2013 at 1:51am

Title: Happy Birthday
Post by R_F_Fineman on Oct 29th, 2013 at 12:50pm
Happy Birthday to the late Ben Chapman. Ben played the land version of "The Creature from the Black Lagoon".

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0152304/?ref_=fn_nm_nm_1



A print of the 3-D "Creature from the Black Lagoon" is out there and played locally last year. That's not a hint or anything.



"The Creature from the Black Lagoon" is considered a classic and is one of the few 50's classics that has never graced the Marathon screen. That's not a hint or anything. ;)


Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by da_Bunnyman on Oct 29th, 2013 at 8:05pm
Creature From The Black Lagoon (in 3D or not) has got to be the most overdue title to NEVER play the marathon.

We've even got an easy choice for it's break music.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvg8zSR9psA

Title: CReature: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Oct 30th, 2013 at 12:31pm
Great song!


da_Bunnyman wrote on Oct 29th, 2013 at 8:05pm:
Creature From The Black Lagoon (in 3D or not) has got to be the most overdue title to NEVER play the marathon.

We've even got an easy choice for it's break music.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvg8zSR9psA


Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by R_F_Fineman on Oct 30th, 2013 at 10:38pm
Bunnyman: Perfect song for a movie that would be a major hit - especially in 3-D! :D

Now, if Garen and LA can only put their heads together and find it.

Title: 1918: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Oct 31st, 2013 at 12:39am

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by R_F_Fineman on Nov 3rd, 2013 at 4:06pm


Can you guess this famous character actor who was the original choice for Dr. Zaius in "Planet of the Apes"? As the picture demonstrates, he got as far as the makeup test but health/insurance concerns prevented it.

Title: Ed: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Nov 3rd, 2013 at 5:09pm

R_F_Fineman wrote on Nov 3rd, 2013 at 4:06pm:
Can you guess this famous character actor who was the original choice for Dr. Zaius in "Planet of the Apes"? As the picture demonstrates, he got as far as the makeup test but health/insurance concerns prevented it.


It's a shame he didn't get to play the part. Of course, he did get a sci-fi capstone with:



Title: Chained! : Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Nov 4th, 2013 at 7:03pm
Behind the scenes of GRAVITY:


Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by R_F_Fineman on Nov 27th, 2013 at 2:31am
Some "Joker" gave him the wrong picture to sign.


Clearly Jack is not amused.

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Nov 28th, 2013 at 2:20am

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by R_F_Fineman on Nov 29th, 2013 at 5:27pm
I Hope everyone had a decadent good time at thanksgiving!


:D

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by pogo on Dec 5th, 2013 at 10:37am

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by R_F_Fineman on Dec 11th, 2013 at 7:02pm
And now a public service announcement:


Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by R_F_Fineman on Dec 25th, 2013 at 5:21pm
This Christmas season here's a balet...





and here's one that members of this board will enjoy.




:D

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by R_F_Fineman on Dec 26th, 2013 at 7:09pm
I hope everyone had a SUPER Christmas...



...and got just what they wanted. :)


Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by R_F_Fineman on Dec 31st, 2013 at 9:28am
Holy Subwoofer! Its..



Adam West and Leonard Nimoy rockin' out on drums! :D

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Jan 1st, 2014 at 4:29pm


Happy New Year, Sci-Fans!


(and that Nimoy-West photo yesterday was a kick!)

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by da_Bunnyman on Jan 2nd, 2014 at 8:38pm
Been a while since we've mentioned the big Z film, found a bunch of fan stuff on it.
So


Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by da_Bunnyman on Jan 6th, 2014 at 7:27pm
The Gun is Good
The Penis is Evil
Awwww cute!

This could be the new Hello Kitty in Japan.


Title: Coming soon to the Marathon Screen!: Photo of the
Post by L.A. Connection on Jan 19th, 2014 at 1:41am
Can't wait! After all those years!


Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by R_F_Fineman on Jan 19th, 2014 at 2:23pm
Remember the "Queen of Outer Space" contest? I liked it but I guess there were different perspectives on beauty.


Title: Coming soon to the Marathon Screen!: Photo of the
Post by L.A. Connection on Jan 20th, 2014 at 12:18pm
My money is on the drones:


Title: Coming Soon To the Marathon Screen: Photo of the D
Post by L.A. Connection on Jan 21st, 2014 at 12:51am
This should grab some attention this year - GRABBERS!


Title: Re: Coming Soon to the 'thon
Post by R_F_Fineman on Jan 21st, 2014 at 6:17pm




Title: Coming soon to the Marathon Screen!: Photo of the
Post by L.A. Connection on Jan 22nd, 2014 at 8:37pm
Ever get the feeling that you are totally alone? Boy, does Harry Belafonte feel that way after a huge apocalypse in THE WORLD THE FLESH AND THE DEVIL, making its Marathon debut this year!!


Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by pogo on Jan 28th, 2014 at 5:21pm
Make sure that David checks the film cans carefully
Wouldn't want to show the wrong one.

Title: FLESH! AH! AH! : Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Jan 28th, 2014 at 5:53pm
FLESH! A-AH!!!

There is an R-Rated version of FLESH GORDON which played the Drive-Ins for years. And, it's not that bad, with some effects by folks who went to work on CLOSE ENCOUNTERS, STAR WARS etc.

Whatever you do, DON'T bother with the sequel FLASH GORDON AND THE COSMIC CHEERLEADERS. Utterly worthless cash-in on the '74 film.




pogo wrote on Jan 28th, 2014 at 5:21pm:
Make sure that David checks the film cans carefully
Wouldn't want to show the wrong one.


Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by Frank on Jan 29th, 2014 at 11:18am
Flash was actually rated X when it was first released. Even the X version was not all that graphic as the hardcore stuff never made it to the cinemas, it was all excised. Even the restored, uncensored version does not include the hardcore stuff as it was turned over to the LA Vice Squad.  It is a pretty decent send up of the Buster Crabbe serial with some nice stop motion animation. 

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by R_F_Fineman on Jan 31st, 2014 at 2:44pm
Here's a rare color pic of the famous Gojira costume:



Speaking of costumes: I, for one, hope that this year's costume contest gets some sort of boost. The amazing Comic-Con costumes made it what it is today. Clever costumes are some of the best promotion tools out there! :)

Title: Ray: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Feb 1st, 2014 at 4:01am


Coming soon to the Marathon screen! Effects by the late great Ray Harryhausen!

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by R_F_Fineman on Feb 1st, 2014 at 6:39pm

Title: Watch Out! : Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Feb 5th, 2014 at 9:07am
Watch out! It's coming.........



Title: Re: Watch Out! : Photo of the Day
Post by Frank on Feb 5th, 2014 at 9:48am

L.A. Connection wrote on Feb 5th, 2014 at 9:07am:
Watch out! It's coming.........




Keep an eye out for a strange breaking-the-fourth-wall type of scene pertaining to the score.  Also, this movie is loaded with a terrific number of familiar movie faces.

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by R_F_Fineman on Feb 7th, 2014 at 11:08am
As compared to previous years, the SF board has been downright civil this year. No merciless rants from anybody concerning the films, schedule, etc.!

It looks like we have a lot of visitors and some new members, so chime in. When you're here your family. 



I wonder how many father-daughter teams will show up this year? ;)

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by R_F_Fineman on Feb 8th, 2014 at 9:33am

Happy birthday Jules Verne (1828-1905)

His death in 1905 hasn't prevented him from making numerous Marathon appearances!
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0894523/?ref_=fn_nm_nm_1


Jules Verne's grave


Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by R_F_Fineman on Feb 9th, 2014 at 6:26pm


This must be the day the cybermen invaded Sci-fi London. Note St. Paul's in the background. :)

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by da_Bunnyman on Feb 14th, 2014 at 8:49pm
Wheat Chex?
Rice Chex?
Even Corn, Bran & Sugar Chex?
Bah, meet the one Chex to rule them all.

WASABI CHEX!



I joked about this flavor on Facebook when someone asked about our traditional Chex chant.
Damn if they didn't turn out to actually exist.

A spicy part of a truly unbalanced breakfast.

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by R_F_Fineman on Feb 19th, 2014 at 4:42pm
SF-39 was a great year for eyestrain and sleep deprivation! I didn't even bring a neck pillow knowing that, regardless of the order, there was no nap movie. I wanted to see all the films on the big screen for what may be my only chance ever, so Mrs. F had to put up with a changed man for awhile.

I'm all better now. I wish you all speedy recoveries. ;)



"DOOR!"

"The Shining" Anime version?

Title: Not muted: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Feb 19th, 2014 at 10:47pm

Title: Resnais: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Mar 2nd, 2014 at 12:25pm
In honor of ALAIN RESNAIS who passed away this weekend, here is a french poster for his odd but rewarding JE T'AIME JE T'AIME which has been rediscovered over the past few years:


Title: Blade runner: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Mar 23rd, 2014 at 4:42pm
This photo and more:

http://en.paperblog.com/blade-runner-behind-the-scenes-459465/


Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by pogo on Mar 31st, 2014 at 11:37pm
Found a promo poster for the new Star Wars.

Title: Boston Strong: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Apr 5th, 2014 at 8:19am

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on May 11th, 2014 at 9:36pm
Happy Mother's Day!


Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on May 18th, 2014 at 11:15am
Robby The Robot and Altaira: The Earth Years:


Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by R_F_Fineman on Jun 15th, 2014 at 10:52am
.....HAPPY FATHER'S DAY.....




Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by da_Bunnyman on Jun 17th, 2014 at 8:21pm
I see big things for this company in the future.


Title: Really RARE robot
Post by da_Bunnyman on Jun 25th, 2014 at 8:15pm



I love rare sci-fi and they don't come much rarer than this pic (from the latest Filmfax #137.)
A still from a 1919 Japanese robot buddy cop movie. Story goes that the film was reviewed to a bunch of wealthy land owners in Tokyo. When the film ended the audience demanded affordable giant robots to work the fields and control the peasants. The emperor ordered the only copy of the film destroyed to prevent the idea from capturing the imagination of the public. Even the title of the film was forgotten.
Thus giant robots had to wait decades to catch on in Japan.

Title: Go go: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Jul 25th, 2015 at 4:54pm
You can't take these guys ANYwhere! They turn into outright animals, I tell ya!


Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by Frank on Jul 26th, 2015 at 1:59pm
Sultry Marie Windsor, femme fatale and star of the infamous The Day Mars Invaded Earth with Cecil.


Title: Don't mess with Marie: Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Jul 26th, 2015 at 4:58pm
Yeah, Marie Windsor was a great Noir femme fatale as well.



Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by R_F_Fineman on Aug 16th, 2015 at 8:21pm


IT'S Not Photoshopped! It's an actual image taken by the Mars Rover this month.

Here's a link to the original on the NASA site

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl-raw-images/msss/01001/mcam/1001ML0044610000305331D01_DXXX.jpg

When I saw it, the first thing I thought was Dejah Thoris waiting for her beloved John Carter to return to Barsoom.



Title: : Photo of the Day
Post by L.A. Connection on Nov 28th, 2019 at 11:37am

Title: Re: Photo of the Day
Post by kirok1 on Jun 5th, 2020 at 7:15am
i'm reba macintired of this bullshit

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