Bette Midler Bette, Don Siegel, Clint Eastwood discussed on We're Talkin' Movies
Of the children that were in goonies nineteen eighty five Now there's been a controversy. The film is said to be blunted. Rip Off of the more well known Own Kid horror adventure. which about kid horror of after the goonies ninety days what it really isn't there's no I don't see them? And then lastly Liam Niessen was considered for the role Dracula a role he would later go on to play in. And the Mel Brooks Film Dracula dead and loving it. So that's all I have this one now. This one is There is a bad good news. Here budget was twelve million. It only made three million eight hundred thousand dollars lost but it's one of those cult things because I see it every time you know. Halloween comes around this time of year. This movies on and People Watch it. Yeah and the the one good thing if if they can still sell. DVD's a long time after that was made when you're in a seasonal thing there's only so many seasonal ones like the Christmas story although they a lot of regenerate but the classic Christmas ones. You've seen one hundred times. You watch him every year he don't care it's just part of what you do you and it's Kinda that Thanksgiving or Halloween. You would look around and say what can we watch this consistent with the holiday and you don't see it until next next year but you do it. Then you have more family members in and GRANDPA's starts getting into it with the grandkids and pretty soon. It's everybody watches it. I grew up. I didn't grow up up but it had a niece. That when we when we visit we had to watch the grinch who stole Christmas which I liked anyway but that became a traditional thing whenever we had gift exchange before we did the gift exchange. We'd watch a couple of either those shorts or a particular movie like the Santa Claus or something like that so that became aim their family tradition. So yeah that's I mean if take a look at that one though it sounds kind of interesting. Yeah I mean you know you'd think all you got at these Dracula Frankenstein with metal that stuff. They're not campy so it's not a campy movie the comedy in it but I would Actually recommend so well again. Here's another you could call this sci fi but this falls under that because there's an influence here from outer space but the theme because this film was made in one thousand nine hundred fifty six. Yeah we're going back aways the overtone here is because does the Cold War was going on a lot of suspicion about mind control or being controlled Overrun and so on. And this film directed directed by Don Siegel and starring Kevin McCarthy Dana winner and a host of other character actors. Who you'll be quite familiar with if you watch the film again? It's black and white but this thing when I first saw it as a kid made a big impression I love to watch it. It's still scary. It's still something into a source of conversation. I'm talking about invasion of the body snatchers. This is the original not the remake by Philip Kaufman in nineteen eighteen. Seventy eight which takes place. It's in color. That's in color and takes place in San Francisco now not near as scary not his Concerning and this works again because black and white makes this just so frantic anyway. The story is for not familiar. The mayor with Santa Mira California Miles Bennett Dr Miles bandits baffled when all of his patients come to him with the same complaint one of their loved one and seems to have been replaced by emotional imposter they have no emotion nothing startled they. Don't care about anything. And despite others just denials and dismissing denials. He and his former girlfriend played by Dana. Wynter and his friend Jack Play by a Gab. Name of King Donovan. Soon discovered that the patient suspicions are true and and alien species of human duplicates grown from plant like pods is taking over the small town and the great fear. Is You have to stay awake because then they become horrified that this isn't a random thing. Those people that were taken over are actually raising seizing. These seedpods in field and distributing around so when they go to sleep they place one near under your bed you become one of them Who when you when you think about the films that have followed like the Stepford wives and some of these things this set the tone? And he's he he of course becomes aware of this is trying to get the authorities to believe him. Well the only he has to get out of town but they're trying to get him and he and his girlfriend are trying to escape but you're getting hired. Can they stay awake long enough to get out. It's a chilling thing and when they see what's happening they see these replicans people the look like them. That are coming out of these pod odd. It scared this will give you nightmares. Eighty eight it still resonates with me. I remembered I can see the scenes and I I watched it several years apart from the first time and whenever I see it or able to catch it on late show it is still a scary film. The reason that Don Siegel if that name rings any bells became a pretty good director some significant films in the one. That's most significant. As I told you couple of episodes ago I'd read. The biography was reading a biography of by Mark Elliott of of Clint Eastwood Don Siegel Legal Directed Dirty Harry and one of the other subsequent sudden impact one of the other ones. But it's Don Siegel's direction style while that influenced Clint Eastwood the most less dialogue more action shooting not long takes although Segal took more takes than clint clinched. One of those guys that they can be explained. I see it as good enough God. Let's move on. I'm playing golf at two o'clock get out of here that type of thing and if you watch Clint Eastwood Movies he actually knows what he's doing because if he does it that way he gets it he gets the actors he has respect the actors. It didn't WanNa waste their time or their performance. But anyway that's a little sidebar. There is he's credited by Eastwood is having significant impact on his film career. There it is very much of the body. snatchers nineteen fifty six. So my next and last movie that I have is is one of those movies we do watch. Every year it is called Hocus pocus. Eighteen ninety three Bette midler Bette. Midler Bette Midler Sarah Jessica Parker Caffeine. Jimmy this is directed by Kenny Tak- who any kids that are listening. No he directed the high school musical movies. And the Cheetah girls who basically the Disney a lot of the Disney movies that had the songs and Dancing and all right just so so bette midler sir. Just Parker Caffeine. Jimmy Play Winfred. Sarah era and Mary Sanderson's three hundred years have passed since the Sanderson sisters were executed for practicing dark witchcraft returning to life. Thanks to a combination of a spell broken before their demise and the exit dental actions of Max. The new kid in town the sisters I have a one night to secure their continuing existence. So this is this is a pretty funny one. No this is actually you bet. Midler has said that this is her favorite role that she's ever played there had been reeler's there had been rumors of maybe second one. I don't know if they've completely well. They may come back currently at Disneyworld on certain nights they have what they call Mickey's not so scary. Halloween party which I have attended recently and one of their big stage shows at the end of the night. It's right in front of the castle. There's a stage and it has the Hocus pocus. It has these three sisters and people love it so so you know the demand and all that kind of stuff they actually make a second one. I'm not one hundred percent sure So there's a lot of cool scenes in this. She raises the guy from the dead. So there's a Zombie that's chasing number then ends up turning into a friend. There's the trick or treat that scene where the the three which is come in go on the street and the kids are running back and forth in their costumes and I like world. What's going on and they realize it's it's kids? Mary Sanderson has this Max. You can smell kids when they're coming smell so it's pretty funny. A couple of the Trivia. I have the role of Max Dennison. WHO's the main character in the film that was originally offered to Leonardo the Capri April back when he was young when he turned it down to appear in? What's eating Gilbert grape? which turned out to be a pretty good decision? Actually they lost money so I don't know critically was good for his career critical reviews on it and Jennifer Lopez allegedly addition for the role. That Sarah Jessica Parker plays stuff. That was interesting There's a lot of lines in the movie that actually are similar to lines. That bette Midler had done in in movies but one one thing I thought was really in the film. There's Mary he says to. To Builders Character Winfred Thou art divine and Bette Midler is known for her nickname. The divine with 'em I am so there's a lot of call outs for that Also seen where Gary Marshall and Penny Marshall are they're playing husband and wife life during the trick or treat because Garry Marshall's dressed up as Satan so they come to the house and you know the trick or treating or whatnot and they think it's the real devil invites hand and they're like oh master all this kind of stuff but I mean he's just handing out candies just normal guy that is that is all I have. The budget for this film was twenty eight million and it grows to thirty nine million dollars so the little bit of money but again it's kind of the other one it's like a like a classic you watch every year right so right and there's a great films to have around. I mean I like I like Bette midler couple of his films she made. I really like the wives club. Particularly I I thought he was terrific and that one or Wind beneath my wings. Well I'M GONNA close my third one is actually too do. But I'm putting them together because they're of the same. I said earlier my little introduction that some there are some films where you come face to face with evil incarnate if you will and we did a show on bad film adaptations and both of these movies which which were fairly successful if fact the first one says it's I was gonNA talk about says. It's the ninth grossing film of All Time in Canada the US. I don't know when that was said but they took one hundred ten million dollars when it came out. This movie came out in seventy three but both of these films are based on novels. I've read both the novels. You WanNA scary. Keep the lights on if you read any of these. Because it's GonNa scare the heck out of you and both of them were written. Written screenplays were written. The reason they work is that the author of the novel wrote the screenplay so it translates. Well they're well cast to with with top talent but the fact that the screenplay parallels the book so when you read the book and it's all the movie it's chilling in either instance that I do that more often. You know sometimes the office not alive but yeah that's true at or sometimes he heaves the stickler for staying with the book and a director. said it can't translate that way we gotta short handed sort of you. Don't want it then get. What's the old creative? Differences is what they say. It's always creative differences. So that's sometimes it didn't happen in this case however the second film I'm talking about. They made some sequels and he did not write those does he only wrote one book but the first one I'm talking about is the exorcist. which made a star out of Ellen Burstyn and it's a terrific film if you you haven't seen it? It's a terrific book. As I was telling Eddie I I was. I was three quarters through the book when a group of when it opened went to the I hadn't finished the book and we went to the movie and I knew what was happening and it would. It was exactly the book and I envisioned something. Sometimes you don't vision things the same way it comes on the screen. I was pretty much in lockstep with what was happening on the screen for obvious reasons now because the same guy wrote it and I didn't know how it ended though they hadn't finished a book so I'm sitting there with everybody else. What in the heck is GonNa Happen here and if you don't know the story it's one of the most profitable label horror movies ever made and it's a tale of exercises them so there's a religious overtone here we're talking the devil? You learn about the devil. Well here we go taking taking a taking form. Someone Young Reagan. That's Linda Blair. This made her a star too. She starts acting odd levitating speaking in cantons in a worried mother whose an actress who is in Washington. DC Georgetown University. I believe it is. They have Catholic priests and while while she's on the movie seen her daughter's having all this stuff going on medical help but they can't find anything wrong whether so they bring in a local young priest first. He thinks she may be seized by the devil. He makes request to perform an exorcism. And the Church sends an expert the exorcist derives and as Max Van Cedo the classic Swedish actor to help with the difficult job..