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 Posted:   Nov 6, 2013 - 8:22 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Like to start a new thread which will give some interesting tidbits on events in the entertainment industry, that some might find informative. CLOSE TO YOU was a giant hit song by the CARPENTERS in 1970. However it was not a new song, This BURT BACHARACH song was used in the 1963 film TWILIGHT OF HONOR with RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN.

 
 Posted:   Nov 6, 2013 - 8:28 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Beginning with The Carpenters is a good start. I know they did a lot of covers though wasn't aware of this one.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 6, 2013 - 10:00 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

There was sought of a sequel to the classic ghost story THE UNINVITED-44 called THE UNSEEN-45- which also starred GAIL RUSSELL who was in the first film, Film has been obscure for years.

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 6:29 AM   
 By:   Zambra Alex   (Member)

Like to start a new thread which will give some interesting tidbits on events in the entertainment industry, that some might find informative. CLOSE TO YOU was a giant hit song by the CARPENTERS in 1970. However it was not a new song, This BURT BACHARACH song was used in the 1963 film TWILIGHT OF HONOR with RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN.


The song was not used in the movie Dan.
Was in the soundtrack album and also released as single 45RPM as B side of Blue Guitar.
The score of Twilight of Honor was issued on CD by FSM.
Greetings
Alex

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 4:06 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

TO ALEX- thanks-Never saw the whole movie, I knew it was on the LP. I wonder did they had intentions of putting it in the film at one time?

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 4:12 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Many times sequels don't make more money then the original does. Sometimes they do but one of the more extreme cases where such an event happened was with MAD MAX-79-[CULT HIT] and the big hit ROAD WARRIER-82.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 7:12 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

One word titles are very popular in the history of feature length films, but how about one letter titles?, Well , there was M-35 and 2 remakes, Q-82-W-74- Z-70-If you can think of more pass it on.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 7:12 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

delete.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2013 - 3:15 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

If you ever see THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN-78- look closely. MICKEY LOLICH solid pitcher for the TIGERS and the NEW YORK METS in the 60's and 70's, plays a cop who gets killed by the title character in a 1 minute scene. MICKEY'S most popular moment was winning the seventh game of the world series in 1968

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 9, 2013 - 3:44 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Long wacky titles were really popular in the mid to late 60's. There were a whole slew of them in that period. One of the longest titles in film history was OH DAD POOR DAD MAMA HUNG YOU IN THE CLOSET AND I AM FEELING SO SAD-68-[16 WORDS]

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 9, 2013 - 8:18 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Sometimes a popular song on the charts comes from a very popular movie. However at times a really big hit song comes from films that came and went pretty fast in theatres. Two examples where there are many is I AM WOMAN- HELEN REDDY'S big hit on the charts from the come and go film STAND UP AND BE COUNTED-72 and WITH YOU I'M BORN AGAIN, BILLY PRESTON'S big hit composed by DAVID SHIRE from the come and go basketball film FAST BREAK-79.add more examples if you like.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 10, 2013 - 9:46 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

A string of movie stars over the years became known in the media as horror stars. Interesting that 3 of the big ones all had birthdays only a few days apart from each other in late May. CHRISTOPHER LEE, PETER CUSHING AND VINCENT PRICE.A sense of wonder period to get born?

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 10, 2013 - 9:46 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

The most popular movie songs from a film series are from the JAMES BOND FILMS in the history of the cinema.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 10, 2013 - 9:46 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

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 Posted:   Nov 12, 2013 - 8:48 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

While it is common for sequels not to make the money the original did some sequels really bombed out some extreme examples include LOVE STORY-70- OLIVER'S STORY-78-SUMMER OF 42-71- CLASS OF 44-73- THE POSIDEN ADVENTURE=72- BEYOND THE POSIDEN ADVENTURE-79 ETC ETC ETC

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2013 - 9:11 AM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Chamberlain does the song on one of his own albums as well:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPdSYxhacY8

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2013 - 6:46 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

JOHN CARRIDINE, has appeared in more films then any other AMERICAN actor, so the experts say. However that total does not come close to the stars of BOLLYWOOD.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2013 - 7:20 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

One of the common traits for people who make films over the years is if you got a big hit how quick can you make a sequel of it. One of the longest periods of a smash hit that didn't continue the same character was NORMAN BATES- PSYCHO-60- PSYCHO 11-82- 22 YEARS.

 
 Posted:   Nov 18, 2013 - 4:39 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

One of the common traits for people who make films over the years is if you got a big hit how quick can you make a sequel of it. One of the longest periods of a smash hit that didn't continue the same character was NORMAN BATES- PSYCHO-60- PSYCHO 11-82- 22 YEARS.

My impression is that 22 years between 'Psycho' and 'Psycho 11' is quite acceptable. I must seek out the 9 films in that series I missed...

 
 Posted:   Nov 18, 2013 - 5:05 AM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

Long wacky titles were really popular in the mid to late 60's. There were a whole slew of them in that period. One of the longest titles in film history was OH DAD POOR DAD MAMA HUNG YOU IN THE CLOSET AND I AM FEELING SO SAD-68-[16 WORDS]

Not to forget "The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent".

 
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