Tag Archives: Steven Spielberg

Friday, October 13, 2017

Hocus Pocus was originally a much darker film — with a completely different name – video in article too

Entertainment Weekly
Hocus Pocus was originally a much darker film — with a completely different name
SAMANTHA HIGHFILL
POSTED ON OCTOBER 12, 2017 AT 1:00PM EDT

The Sanderson sisters. The black-flame candle. Thackery Binx. Hocus Pocus fans know it all — maybe a little too well. But long before the 1993 film was made, Mick Garris wrote the very first draft for the film, which was then titled Halloween House. “David Kirschner, who [was one of the writers of] An American Tail for Steven Spielberg, had this great idea about children in Salem, Massachusetts, coming up against the three Sanderson sisters, who were resurrected from the Salem of 1692, and he’d sold it to Disney.” With both Kirschner and Garris having worked with Spielberg — Garris was a writer for Amazing Stories — they put together an elaborate pitch for the director’s company, Amblin Entertainment. Spielberg was interested, if only for a brief moment. Read More

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Mark Shenton: Broadway’s reliance on star power is proving its undoing

The Stage
Mark Shenton: Broadway’s reliance on star power is proving its undoing
by Mark Shenton – Aug 2, 2017

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The brutal economics of Broadway’s dependence on star casting has been underlined by two current shows. First, Hello, Dolly!, which is doing record business at the Shubert Theatre (and setting record prices, too) thanks to star Bette Midler, in her first return to a Broadway musical in 50 years. But when Midler recently took a holiday, revenues fell precipitously – from close to $3 million a week to just $722,500. Read More

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

BetteBack May 7, 1995: Bette Midler Makes Appearance In “Hollywood Stars: A Century Of Cinema.”

Gastonia Gaston Gazette
May 7, 1995

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Favorite films: Directors (including Norman Jewison, Spike Lee and Steven Spielberg) and actors (including Dan Aykroyd, Kim Basinger, Jane Fonda, Morgan Freeman, Bette Midler and Sidney Poitier) discuss the beginnings of the movie industry and talk about their favorite films in “Hollywood Stars: A Century Of Cinema.” Disney Channel airs the special at 9 p.m. Thursday.

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

BetteBack December 24, 1993: Midler Receives Golden Globe Nom For ‘Gypsy’

Syracuse Herald Journal
December 24, 1993

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LOS .ANGELES — The Hollywood foreign press awarded six Golden Globe nominations each to Steven Spielberg’s “Schindier’s List” and Jane Campion’s “The Piano,” setting up what is likely to be the most important head-to head competition of the season leading up to the Academy Awards.

In addition, Columbia Pictures’ “The Remains of the Day” earned five Golden Globe nominations at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association‘s announcement of the 51st  annual awards. Read More

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

“Home Alone” Turns 25 Today

Biography
THE MOVIE’S CAST COULD’VE BEEN VERY, VERY DIFFERENT
November 18, 2015

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Remember Uncle Frank, who calls Kevin a jerk after his fight with Buzz? That part was originally written specifically for Kelsey Grammer, but he turned it down and Gerry Bamman took it on, even reprising the role again in Home Alone 2: Lost In New York two years later.

While it’s hard to imagine the movie now without Joe Pesci as bandit Harry Lime, his part was originally offered to Robert De Niro, who said thanks but no thanks. Read More

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

BetteBack February 28, 1991: Disney Grafted Bette And Woody’s Heads On Different Bodies In Ads

Syracuse Post Standard
February 28, 1991

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In Disney advertisements for “Scenes From a Mall,” Bette Midler looks 20 pounds lighter, and Woody Allen has acquired a torso that Clint Eastwood would kill for.

New York magazine says the heads of the two stars were grafted on to different bodies. “It’s hard to imagine that the people at Disney thought they could get away with it,” one source said.

“They made Bette look like she’s anorexic. And Woody’s got shoulders.” Read More

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Bette Midler: Down And Out In Beverly Hills Facts And Trivia

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Nick Nolte spent five weeks as a homeless person in preparation for his role.

Nick Nolte’s character remarks that he became a bum in part because he was “pretty active politically in the ’60s. Sold some draft cards.” In real life, Nolte received five years’ probation for selling fake draft cards in the 1960s.

Right before Richard Dreyfuss is rear-ended by the police car, he drives past a movie marquee advertising Jaws (1975), the movie that propelled him to stardom. Read More

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Richard Corliss, Time magazine film critic, dies at 71 (Bette Midler Mention)

Washington Post
Richard Corliss, Time magazine film critic, dies at 71
By News Services and Staff Reports April 24 at 7:44 PM

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Richard Corliss, the longtime film critic for Time magazine, died April 23 in New York City. He was 71.

He had complications from a major stroke that occurred last week, the magazine reported.

“He conveyed nothing so much as the sheer joy of watching movies — and writing about them,” Time theater critic Richard Zoglin said in an online tribute. “He was a perceptive, invaluable guide through three and a half decades of Hollywood films, stars and trends.” Read More

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Win Tickets To See Bette Midler At The SAP Center On May 26th, 2015

KCBS Invites You And A Friend To Witness The Return Of The Legendary Bette Midler At The SAP Center On May 26th, 2015!

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KCBS welcomes Bette Midler’s highly anticipated return to the Bay Area! The Divine Miss M. brings her critically acclaimed show to the SAP Center in San Jose on May 26th, 2015. Enter for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the living legend’s first Bay Area performance in 10 years! Tickets go on sale at 10am on Monday, November 17th at LiveNation.com!

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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Parental Guidance: Bette And Billy Talk Movies And Singing

Winnipeg Free Press
Crystal and Midler wax nostalgic in family film ‘Parental Guidance’
December 23, 2012

TORONTO – Strange things happen when you put veteran stage-and-screen entertainers Billy Crystal and Bette Midler together on a movie set.

They wax nostalgic over old-time pop hits. They break out into song. The song ends up in the movie.

Crystal and Midler say that’s pretty much what happened while shooting their upcoming family film, “Parental Guidance.” Read More

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