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LADDIE: THE MAN BEHIND THE MOVIES 325 Views
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Hard to believe, but back in 1977 expectations for #StarWars were so low that Fox had to bribe theatre owners to take it.
"THE CUTTING EDGE was scheduled to open on 27 Mar 1992 in 350 theaters, and would be one of the first films to be released by MGM under the new management team of Alan Ladd, Jr. and Dennis Stanfill... According to production notes in AMPAS library files, producer Robert W. Cort got the idea for the film while watching figure skating championships o...LADDIE: THE MAN BEHIND THE MOVIES 59 views ·
"The last MGM picture to shoot at [their] studio [backlot] under MGM's ownership was a Billy Crystal/Gregory Hines cop comedy ...RUNNING SCARED (1986). Following a long studio tradition, a banner proclaiming the upcoming title had been hung on the gigantic Metro Goldwyn Mayer sign atop Stage 6. After the sale, Lorimer was informed that a permit was...LADDIE: THE MAN BEHIND THE MOVIES 48 views ·
"I was thinking about how and where to pitch MOONSTRUCK when I discovered that both Alan Ladd Jr...and his assistant, John Goldwyn, were in town for the 1986 Toronto Film Festival... "Laddie", I pushed on, "I want you to read it on the flight home. You've got 5 hours. It's a short script and I need a quick answer. This is hot." "That good, huh?" ...LADDIE: THE MAN BEHIND THE MOVIES 86 views ·
"FATSO presented the Italian American family in all its colors. 'Italians love this movie. They say, 'Oh, that's my family.' Italians relate to this movie,' [Candice] Azzara said. 'They know everyone in the movie. They know the love for food, the love for family, the yelling and the screaming, the hitting, the getting crazy...it's just Italian." [P...LADDIE: THE MAN BEHIND THE MOVIES 78 views ·
"Robin hands him a cup of tea. The buzzer goes off. Ethel Kennedy would like a print of THE TURNING POINT. 'Sure,' says Ladd. Good publicity. Good word of mouth. Wigan appears, asking about an upcoming party. A large one could get a bit rowdy. Wigan suggests no liquor. 'I won’t come,' Ladd says, smiling." -Jean Vallely, Esquire 1978 Scene...LADDIE: THE MAN BEHIND THE MOVIES 50 views ·