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... Continue Reading →

Abe Lincoln in Illinois

Have you ever heard someone say that a certain actor was “born to play that part?”  Not to discredit anybody's acting abilities, but often that assessment is based on appearance.  Many years before Robert Downey Jr. was chosen to play the title role in “Chaplin,” the thought occurred to me that he certainly looked like... Continue Reading →

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