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Re: RIP George A Romero 1940 - 2917

PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:50 pm
by Ilovesteptoe
“I have neither eaten, consumed or had a nibble!!” (Sid James, Carry On Henry) :o


Indeedy so. The Carry On innuendos are the best. Oh, how I wished they'd made a Zombie Carry On film in the day. Sadly twas not to be. :(

Re 3D: Sorry DOY. My presumption and not your fault. Saying that, fascinating though how US audiences in the 1950s were experiencing 3D, although am aware that tech had been available in the 1890s. Amazing to think. I find back in the day, especially the 1950s, how cinemas were so open to scaring the bejesus out of the paying public, be it buzzers in seats, people running down the aisles as the characters in the horror film etc. Soiled pants time. You mentioned the great man, Vincent Price, and his House of Wax in 3D (1953). Great film. Got that one in the collection. Oh, a thought. Imagine, The Tingler (1959) in 3D? Holy cow!! 2D was scary enough. I'd be one of the undead myself after watching it. I'd probably have choked on my mixed nuts while sipping a fruit cordial. :shock:

Re Bob & Kathy Burns: I indeed saw that Youtube video suggested, others in fact. I'm in love!!!!! Wowee, what a place! I even saw, if my eyes deceived me , a Harry from Harry and the Hendersons film/series prop, as well as some Planet of The Apes cast-worn masks too. Never realised he and she did both? Also, I saw those "War of The World" spaceship, a Nautilus prop from Jules verne "Captain Nemo" , and, and, If I can contain my excitement, an Yvonne De carlo worn, Munsters gown with bat necklace etc.. I shed a tear, there. :cry: 8)

Re: RIP George A Romero 1940 - 2917

PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:36 pm
by Dirty Old Yank
Ilovesteptoe wrote:Re Bob & Kathy Burns...I'm in love!!!!! Wowee, what a place!

Knew you’d be pleased :o. I’ve only seen that excellent 2012 documentary DVD about Bob & Kathy “Beast Wishes” and some other interviews with Bob and you’re right, that is indeed the original Nautilus submarine and that's Lily Munster’s frock. It’s impossible to itemize all the amazing props they’ve got, there’s just so much, many if not most they were given by the creators. But they’ve also got James Arness’ severed arm from “The Thing From Another World” (1951), the zombie baby from “Brain Dead” (1992), the original “King Kong” (1933) armature, the mummy mask Lon Chaney wore in “The Mummy’s Curse” (1944), the gigantic derelict Alien spaceship and the Nostromo from “Alien” (1979), a full size werewolf from “American Werewolf In London” (1981), a mugwump from “Naked Lunch” (1991), a flying saucer from Ed Wood’s “Plan 9 From Outer Space” (1959), I’m pretty sure I saw a flying brain from “Fiend Without A Face” (1958), the list goes on and on, it’s incredible. In addition to the many interviews with filmmakers some of whom you’ll surely recognize, another very good reason to get the Beast Wishes DVD is video footage of their brilliant free to the public Halloween shows, built by movie effects professionals and just regular people, all volunteering their time. It’s funny you should mention “The Tingler” because in 1959 Bob was hosting Shock Theatre on telly in Austin TX at the time. William Castle arrived at the local cinema to open The Tingler, a huge crowd with lots of Castle fans, and Bob & Kathy were there to present him with a Skeleton Key to the city. The b/w photo must be online somewhere, Kathy ('Miss Shock') in full blown horror makeup that Bob applied, left eye drooping down a burned face presenting Bill with the key, and Bob is wearing a werewolf mask he made.
A zombie Carry On, I’ve been thinking the same thing, with the original cast that would’ve been so much fun :D.

Re: RIP George A Romero 1940 - 2917

PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:33 pm
by Ilovesteptoe
Knew you’d be pleased :o.


Yeah, my eyes popped, literally. Nice to know though that both have indicated their props be bequeathed to a museum for all to enjoy rather than be broken up and sold to various parties all over the world. I was surprised to see more recent films that they did props for, especially seeing moviemakers have preferred CGI to the more established. What a resume to behold. All their props were just laying there. I'd have walked around with a permanent smile on my face. :P

(p/s) Hope this will occurs regarding a museum setting mentioned with any George Romero props and scripts etc... Nice thought, but unlikely with today's market. :roll:

Re: Zombie Carry On. Yeah, we both can wish. It's amazing how many Carry Ons were nearly made and never even reached the point of even a draft script. :)

Here's a list.

What a Carry On (1961) : Had a name, but no story, script or synopsis.

Carry On Smoking (1961): The story revolved around a fire station, and various attempts to train a bungling group of new recruits.

Carry On Flying (1962): Scripted by Norman Hudis, about a group of RAF recruits. It got as far as pre-production before being abandoned.

Carry On Spaceman (1962): Carry On Spaceman was to to be the next film after Carry On Regardless (1961),and was scripted by Norman Hudis. He was to satirise interests in the Space Race from the Western world's point of view, and was to have been shot in black and white.

Carry On Robin (965): A planned spoof of Robin Hood outlined by Peter Rogers and registered with BFPA (British Film Producers Association), but never pursued.

Carry On Again Nurse (1967): The to be made in 1967, but released as Carry On Doctor. The second attempt was made in 1979. It even had a completed script already written by George Layton and Jonathan Lynn, done back in 1977, but was subsequently cancelled due to the financial loss of Carry On Emmannuelle the same year.

Carry On Escaping (1973): Scripted by Talbot Rothwell, but never made, was a spoof of World War 2 escape films.

Carry on Dallas (1980): A planned spoof of the popular US series Dallas. A script was written and casting offers made to Kenneth Williams, Kenneth Connor, Jack Douglas, Joan Sims,Charles Hawtrey and Jim Dale, but the production was abandoned when Lorimar Productions demanded a royalty fee of 20 times the total production budget. The film was again muted in 1987, but with Kenneth Williams death in April 1988, ended any possibility of any new Carry Ons until Carry On Columbus (1992) was made by Peter Rogers, a reminisce in a way, and farewell.

Carry On Down Under (1981). Gerald Thomas while on holiday in Australia scouted for locations, and even spoke to the Australian Film Commission regarding a possible shoot. The production was abandoned when finance fell through, although a complete script was written by Carry On scriptwriter, Vince Powell.