Film History 101 (Part 14) “I Think You’re Out of a Job.”

As Hollywood entered the 1990s, it was riding a very profitable financial wave.  By relying on proven themes that aimed a broad audience, they were practically rolling in the dough.   And Universal Pictures wanted to keep that trend going with a piece of property they were sure would be a sure-fire blockbuster:  Michael Crichton's best … Continue reading Film History 101 (Part 14) “I Think You’re Out of a Job.”

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Film History 101 (Part 10): Open Wide

One of the most famous "behind the scenes"  stories ever to come out of Hollywood occurred during the 1970s.   It happened during the filming of Marathon Man (a terrific movie by the way) and involved stars Laurence Olivier and Dustin Hoffman.  Specifically, it took place during the filming of the famous scene where Olivier's Nazi … Continue reading Film History 101 (Part 10): Open Wide