Stroker Ace

Sometimes I’m really surprised by the career path of some film directors. They don’t all just show up in Hollywood one day and start directing films. Joel Schumacher, for example, started as a costume designer…and now we have bat-nipples. Making a bit more sense is the career of Hal Needham, who first gained success as…

The Big Bus

In the 70’s disaster films were big box office. By 1980 the genre was ripe for parody which led to the Zucker/Abrahams/Zucker hit Airplane! However, four years earlier there was another film that was not a success but which skewered the disaster genre with a comedic style similar to that which the ZAZ team would…