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 Posted:   Sep 6, 2007 - 4:51 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

My most prized Fivehouse posession? The 45rpm Smiths single: "Fivehouse Saved My Life (Tonight)" from 1985. Based on Morissey's near-fatal car accident that didn't happen because he stayed home to watch "Revenge of Alan Fivehouse."

 
 Posted:   Sep 6, 2007 - 9:25 PM   
 By:   Max Bellochio   (Member)

My most prized Fivehouse posession? The 45rpm Smiths single: "Fivehouse Saved My Life (Tonight)" from 1985. Based on Morissey's near-fatal car accident that didn't happen because he stayed home to watch "Revenge of Alan Fivehouse."

Ahh. I remembet that like it was yesterday.

MaxB

 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2007 - 5:53 AM   
 By:   Max Bellochio   (Member)



MUSIC FROM THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK - THE ALAN FIVEHOUSE MURDERS

Composed and Conducted by John Scott
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Side A:
1. Main Titles (3:29)
2. This Is My Partner (1:05)
3. The Old Steel Mill (4:35)
4. Sir Donald's Adulation (3:00)
5. Scherzo for the Macabre (8:01)

Side B:
1. The Fight (3:10)
2. You Have Solved Nothing (4:08)
3. Setting Up Amanda (3:51)
4. Railroad Cars / A Simple Conclusion (4:05)
5. End Credits (The Alan Fivehouse Murders)(4:45)

Total Time: 40:02

 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2007 - 6:18 AM   
 By:   Scott M (Oldsmith)   (Member)

In 2002, he died while relieving himself of bodily excrement, dining at a Las Vegas taco establishment.

That is the best shit ever (no pun intended - right). That's how my grandmother died!

 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2007 - 6:25 AM   
 By:   Max Bellochio   (Member)

In 2002, he died while relieving himself of bodily excrement, dining at a Las Vegas taco establishment.

That is the best shit ever (no pun intended - right). That's how my grandmother died!


She died while relieving herself of bodily excrement, dining at a Las Vegas taco establishment? smile

MaxB

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2007 - 6:32 AM   
 By:   Donna   (Member)

BTW, if you want to be "contrarian", tell a Fivehouse fan that you prefer Theodore Bikel's potrayal over Lonsdale's. Sacrilege!

Actually, I have 2 tiny scars on my right cheek as a result of this very action. There are 2 because I refused to turn the cheek; and subsequently ran as fast as my high-heeled feet could take me away from that insane Fivehouse fan.

 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2007 - 7:54 AM   
 By:   Max Bellochio   (Member)

JOHN FRANKENHEIMER ON THE SCORING SESSIONS FOR ALAN FIVEHOUSE:

"...I made sure that we all had fun on Fivehouse. Frank Schaffner (director of Planet of the Apes), many years ago told me a story about how Jerry - a man with a greatly sarcastic sense of humor - wore an Ape mask while conducting a cue. I thought it would be a hoot to have Jerry wear an Alan Fivehouse mask while conducting the Main Title. It was the only cue he conducted - Lionel did the remainder of the score - so it seemed fitting that this would be the opportunity. Well, he agreed to do it if only Michael Lonsdale was present at the sessions. On day two of recording, we got someone to make an Alan Fivehouse mask and have Jerry wear it when Lonsdale arrived. Jerry had already started conducting the Main Title with the 90-piece orchestra, wearing the Fivehouse mask, when Lonsdale arrived. When Lonsdale saw [Jerry conducting with] the mask, he nearly doubled-over laughing, quite hysterically, in the control room. Michael asked me if we had a second mask and,uh, (sic), I think we had four of them made. Lonsdale put on the mask and walked out to the stage where Jerry was standing, after the take was completed. Jerry started laughing. Michael was laughing. Jerry decided to record another take, only this time, both Jerry and Michael were conducting the orchestra...."

 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2007 - 8:46 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

BTW, if you want to be "contrarian", tell a Fivehouse fan that you prefer Theodore Bikel's potrayal over Lonsdale's. Sacrilege!

Actually, I have 2 tiny scars on my right cheek as a result of this very action. There are 2 because I refused to turn the cheek; and subsequently ran as fast as my high-heeled feet could take me away from that insane Fivehouse fan.


Tragic, to be sure, but I'm happy to hear of another "Other Fivehouse" fan! BTW, even Max won't admit to the existence of that first, TV Movie version of Fivehouse, ALAN FIVEHOUSE: SCOTLAND YARD'S FINEST (1975) even though it boasts a gorgeous theme by Ron Goodwin and an underrated Theodore Bikel performance in the title role. IMO, they (NBC) should have done it right and released it overseas as a feature film, but then we wouldn't have the classic Lonsdale stuff we have today.

 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2007 - 8:48 AM   
 By:   Max Bellochio   (Member)

BTW, if you want to be "contrarian", tell a Fivehouse fan that you prefer Theodore Bikel's potrayal over Lonsdale's. Sacrilege!

Actually, I have 2 tiny scars on my right cheek as a result of this very action. There are 2 because I refused to turn the cheek; and subsequently ran as fast as my high-heeled feet could take me away from that insane Fivehouse fan.


Tragic, to be sure, but I'm happy to hear of another "Other Fivehouse" fan! BTW, even Max won't admit to the existence of that first, TV Movie version of Fivehouse, ALAN FIVEHOUSE: SCOTLAND YARD'S FINEST (1975) even though it boasts a gorgeous theme by Ron Goodwin and an underrated Theodore Bikel performance in the title role. IMO, they (NBC) should have done it right and released it overseas as a feature film, but then we wouldn't have the classic Lonsdale stuff we have today.


I don't think it 1975. Loftybeck wrote the book in 1977.

MaxB

 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2007 - 8:50 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)



I don't think it 1975. Loftybeck wrote the book in 1977.

MaxB


Ooops! (and you oughta know, Max...it's your babyembarrassment)

BTW, for years I knew that Jerry conducted Escape/Apes enclosed in a 360 degree keyboard, a blue light shining on his all-white outfit, while the grooves were being deliciously played by an all-ape supergroup. It was a HUGE comeback for the Nairobi Trio...

 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2007 - 11:33 AM   
 By:   Max Bellochio   (Member)



I don't think it 1975. Loftybeck wrote the book in 1977.

MaxB


Ooops! (and you oughta know, Max...it's your babyembarrassment)

BTW, for years I knew that Jerry conducted Escape/Apes enclosed in a 360 degree keyboard, a blue light shining on his all-white outfit, while the grooves were being deliciously played by an all-ape supergroup. It was a HUGE comeback for the Nairobi Trio...


I think there were many rumors to the effect, although I wished that someone would have photographed the event.

MaxB

 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2007 - 11:39 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)



I think there were many rumors to the effect, although I wished that someone would have photographed the event.

MaxB


I understand that Leroy Neiman painted it, even if it wasn't a sporting event.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2007 - 9:33 PM   
 By:   JSWalsh   (Member)

JOHN FRANKENHEIMER ON THE SCORING SESSIONS FOR ALAN FIVEHOUSE:



LOL!

OMG, I needed that! What sucky day! What a hilarious post! LOL!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 8, 2007 - 1:12 AM   
 By:   JSWalsh   (Member)

I notice no one has "touched" on the rumored Fivehouse video nasty...and I'm not going to, either!

 
 Posted:   Sep 8, 2007 - 10:41 AM   
 By:   Scott M (Oldsmith)   (Member)

In 2002, he died while relieving himself of bodily excrement, dining at a Las Vegas taco establishment.

That is the best shit ever (no pun intended - right). That's how my grandmother died!


She died while relieving herself of bodily excrement, dining at a Las Vegas taco establishment? smile

MaxB


:-) No, no tacos... but she was on the throne when she died.

 
 Posted:   Sep 8, 2007 - 1:33 PM   
 By:   Max Bellochio   (Member)

In 2002, he died while relieving himself of bodily excrement, dining at a Las Vegas taco establishment.

That is the best shit ever (no pun intended - right). That's how my grandmother died!


She died while relieving herself of bodily excrement, dining at a Las Vegas taco establishment? smile

MaxB


:-) No, no tacos... but she was on the throne when she died.


Ah. I undertsand. Like Elvis did, as well.

MaxB

 
 Posted:   Sep 8, 2007 - 1:34 PM   
 By:   Max Bellochio   (Member)

I notice no one has "touched" on the rumored Fivehouse video nasty...and I'm not going to, either!

The Fivehouse Porn Video, you mean. Starring Ron Jeremy?

MaxB

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 8, 2007 - 7:27 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

One of the marvelous miracles of this cyber phenomenon is how it not only connects but also educates with such wondrous (apparent) serendipity.

All of which is to say: THANKS, Max, for introducing the merits of this series to those of us woefully unenlightened as to even its virtuous existence previously ... smile

 
 Posted:   Sep 8, 2007 - 11:12 PM   
 By:   Max Bellochio   (Member)

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 Posted:   Sep 8, 2007 - 11:12 PM   
 By:   Max Bellochio   (Member)

MICHAEL LONSDALE APPEARED ON THE MIKE DOUGLAS SHOW IN NOVEMBER,1979 TO PROMOTE ALAN FIVEHOUSE. THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXCERPT OF THE EXHANGE BETWEEN MIKE AND MICHAEL.

Mike Douglas: So, that's two blockbusters we have to look forward to from you.

Michael Lonsdale: (Deadpan delivery) Yes.

A long pause, followed by a couple of audience chuckles.

MD: This is exciting.

Audience roars with laughter. It is followed by a short pause.

ML: Yes. (Long Pause)

Roughly a dozen or so audience members laugh aloud. Lonsdale pans his head around following the laughs. At first he has this "deadly serious" expression on his face, which begins to lighten as he smiles a little.

MD: (Laughs) I'd say you you've captivated the audience.

Audience roars in laughter.

Lonsdale returns his attention back to Mike Douglas and the smile turns serious again.

MD: How did you get involved with ALAINE FIVEHOUSE.

ML: It's, ALAN FIVEHOUSE.

About a dozen audience members laugh.

MD: I'm sorry, ALAN FIVEHOUSE.

About a dozen audience members laugh.

ML: Well, there seems to be this American chap from a state called New Jersey who has this obesession with a British detective who he calls, ALAN FIVEHOUSE. I understand that his novel was a complete failure, but he managed to garner the interest of a major studio to sponsor the project. At first, I turned down the role.

MD: What made you change your mind?

ML: I read the book and discovered that it was rich in color and details, shockingly, for a writer who has never visited the environment for which he has written about. I believed that I could breathe life into this Alan Fivehouse character. Essentially, I saw Fivehouse philosophically similar to "Hugo Drax" from MOONRAKER, only seperated by a favorable morality in upholding the law.

The audeince is silent, as Lonsdale pans his head around attempting to gauge a reaction.

 
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