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 Posted:   Apr 24, 2024 - 6:45 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)


In any event, McTiernan's return to cinema is good. More PREDATOR, Hunt For Red October productions please.


How about predator on a submarine, that would be exciting. Oh wait, with todays mentality, they probably wouldn't be able to find it.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 24, 2024 - 9:04 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Apart from Spielberg, Cameron* and Scorsese, are there any other directors from the 70s and 80s and beyond who are still directing BIG Hollywood films these days**? (edit...I suppose the Coen Bros still count).
When I were a lad, you had DePalma, Dante, Landis, Carpenter, Badham, Donner, Coppola etc making a film every year or so.
Obviously some of them are dead now (I know Donner is) but it seems their time, like McTiernan, has passed.


Not a lot when it comes to A list tentpole studio pictures, perhaps. You discounted Scott, which I wouldn't. Then there's Coppola's big production MEGALOPOLIS, which will premiere in Cannes this year. It will be his biggest production in decades. Clint Eastwood still keeps churning them out there in his 90s, bless him.

But I'm just glad many of the movie brats (and beyond) still make films, even if they're not BIG Hollywood films all the time. There are still new, and often excellent, films by the likes of Verhoeven, Schrader, De Palma, Allen, Polanski, Malick, Herzog etc. that are more independent productions.

 
 Posted:   Apr 24, 2024 - 9:30 AM   
 By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)


TRIVIA---the 1970 World War II heist movie KELLY'S HEROES starred Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Donald Sutherland and Don Rickles. Eastwood led a squad of soldiers behind enemy lines to rob a heavily-defended French bank holding $16 million in gold. The movie's theme song, "Burning Bridges", was written by Lalo Schifrin and Mike Curb and was a hit song for the Mike Curb Congregation. However, a little-heard vocal of "Burning Bridges" sung by Eastwood was released as a 45 rpm release.


Approximately 20 minutes were cut from the movie by MGM and studio boss James T. Aubrey before theatrical release. MGM even changed the title of the movie. Originally it was called The Warriors, then in post production it was changed to Kelly’s Warriors and then into Kelly’s Heroes. Clint Eastwood mentioned in interviews that he was very disappointed about the way movie was re-cut by studio because many deleted scenes not only gave depth to the characters but also made the movie much better.




Interesting about both the cuts and the eastwood version of that song (which is pretty awful) - in the words of Donald Sutherland in Dirty Dozen ...."Nev-ver herdovit,"

 
 Posted:   Apr 24, 2024 - 10:01 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

Much prefer what the studio ended up going with for the title.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 24, 2024 - 12:35 PM   
 By:   Clark Wayne   (Member)

Thor, Megalopolis can't find a distributor. Apparently its too niche and risky to invest millions in. As Coppola self financed it, I wonder if it will end up streaming only.

Predator on a submarine. I often make the joke that any film is better with a submarine. Or a shark.

Brokeback Mountain-in a submarine!

King Kong vs Jaws!

Gremlins-in a submarine!

Indiana Jones vs Jaws!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 24, 2024 - 12:47 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Thor, Megalopolis can't find a distributor. Apparently its too niche and risky to invest millions in. As Coppola self financed it, I wonder if it will end up streaming only.

Surely, being in the main competition at Cannes will help towards distribution.

 
 Posted:   Apr 24, 2024 - 3:17 PM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)


In any event, McTiernan's return to cinema is good. More PREDATOR, Hunt For Red October productions please.


How about predator on a submarine, that would be exciting. Oh wait, with todays mentality, they probably wouldn't be able to find it.


smile

Using those films as examples of the director at the top of his game...

 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2024 - 2:12 AM   
 By:   pzfan   (Member)

This dude is toxic and out of touch. But sure, he can do some Asylum or Saban film, if he can work for food and drink only.

 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2024 - 2:12 AM   
 By:   pzfan   (Member)

Going once...

 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2024 - 2:12 AM   
 By:   pzfan   (Member)

Going twice...

 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2024 - 2:12 AM   
 By:   pzfan   (Member)

Sold! Fuck this board.

 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2024 - 4:34 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

Haha!!!

 
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