Monday, January 23, 2017
Above is an extremely rare newspaper ad for IDAHO TRANSFER ( from Lewiston Idaho - May 19, 1974 ).
I've wondered about Peter Fonda's feelings towards this film. I've also wondered about how the cast and crew felt. Well, I saw a video interview of Mr. Fonda, and I'm happy to say he stands by this film.
Screengrab of Peter Fonda talking about IDAHO TRANSFER. The interview was done by the BFI ( video found on YOUTUBE ).
According to Mr. Fonda, Caroline Hildebrand - Isa - was a cashier, and Mr. Fonda was really impressed by how calm she remained while dealing with angry customers, so he asked her to be in the film.
I liked IDAHO TRANSFER when I was young, and I still do.
The movie did it's job, it took me to another world. Plus, just as importantly, I was entertained. I also believed the characters - they seemed genuine.
Above is an another extremely rare newspaper ad for IDAHO TRANSFER ( from Lewiston Idaho - May 20, 1974 ).
It's about a secret government program that transports inanimate objects from one location to another ( like the STAR TREK transporter beam ). However, the government dosen't know that the scientists running the program are also sending humans back and forth in time.
The scientists find out about some type of ecological crisis that occurs approximately fifty years into the future. So, they make plans to re-populate the earth with young folks who are twenty years old or younger. They can not send anyone over twenty, because they end up dying of kidney failure.
Well, things don't go as planned. The government shuts down the program, and things only get worse. How will it all end?... Watch the movie and find out.
Screengrabs above showing Keith Carradine - as Arthur - are from IDAHO TRANSFER ( from a MILL CREEK ENTERTAINMENT disc ).
The movie was written by Thomas Matthiesen and directed by Peter Fonda.
It stars, Kelly Bohanon ( as Karen ), Caroline Hildebrand ( as Isa ), Keith Carradine ( as Arthur ), Kevin Hearst ( as Ronald ), and many others.
Based on the newspaper advertisements that appeared in the LEWISTON MORNING TRIBUNE, the movie may have been in theaters from May 15 1974 until May 21 1974.
Screengrabs showing Kelly Bohanon - as Karen - are from the MILL CREEK ENTERTAINMENT version of IDAHO TRANSFER... Note: some DVDs and online videos seem to be cropped incorrectly and slightly cut.
I'm not a 'breast-man', but I really like the brief topless scene by Kelly Bohanon.
I thought Kelly Bohanon ( as Karen ), and Caroline Hildebrand ( as Isa ), were both adorable. I've always wondered what happened to them.
Screengrabs above showing Caroline Hildebrand - as Isa - are from the MILL CREEK ENTERTAINMENT version of IDAHO TRANSFER.
A reminder, on some DVD's, the boobie-scene has been completely cut from the film. While on some other discs, this scene - and the entire film - seem to be slightly shorter.
IDAHO TRANSFER has been released on region one DVD many times and by many different companies. It's also been released on both pressed discs and DVD-Rs.
My version of the movie is by MILL CREEK ENTERTAINMENT. It's found in a collection called SCI-FI CLASSICS 100 MOVIE PACK ( now out-of-print ).
I know for a fact it was released on VHS, but I don't remember which company was responsible.
It's also available online.
I've never seen any promotional material for this film. No posters, or press kits, or press books, or 8x10 stills, NADA!, NOTHING!
Just for the record, this movie played in Brazil. I had a blurb form a Brazilian newspaper ( which I can not find ). I don't know how many other countries it was released in.
I saw IDAHO TRANSFER for the first time on television. It aired on one of the stations in southern California ( don't remember which one ).
The time machine props were simple, but effective. In my opinion, that's why the machines still look good.
Screengrabs above showing ZAGER AND EVANS performing a song called IN THE YEAR 2525 ( from a YOUTUBE VIDEO ).
As a kid, IDAHO TRANSFER scared me, because from the late sixties to the early eighties, you would hear people on television lecturing the public about our bleak future. Many scientists and activists, felt we weren't doing enough to stop all the needless pollution.
Plus, a song called IN THE YEAR 2525 by ZAGER AND EVANS, didn't do much to ease my nerves either. I found the song extremely frightening and depressing.
Some things don't seem to change, because the environment is still an important topic.
Anyway, I would love to see this movie in WIDEscreen, uncut, and as close to pristine condition as possible ( preferably in a movie theater ). I think it's safe to say, that's probably never going to happen.....
Links below to the LEWISTON MORNING TRIBUNE....
May 15, 1974 edition ( GOOGLE NEWSPAPER ARCHIVE )
May 21, 1974 edition ( GOOGLE NEWSPAPER ARCHIVE )
Friday, January 20, 2017
Screengrabs above are from one of the teaser trailers for the upcoming TWIN PEAKS revival ( on the SHOWTIME cable channel ).
Just a short post to remember someone I liked and watched in countless movies and shows.
Mr. Ferrer.....You'll be missed by more people than you could possibly imagine. Adios y paz.....
Link to his IMDB page below.....
Miguel Ferrer ( IMDB )
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Screengrab above of Kirsten Dunst in ELIZABETHTOWN.
I LOVE YOU CLAIRE COLBURN, PLEASE RUN AWAY WITH ME!.....
"LIFE IS STRANGER THAN FICTION"..... That quote may be a cliché, but it's still one hundred percent true! If you haven't learned that from everything that has happened in the past two years, then you never will.
Anyway, I never saw the movie ELIZABETHTOWN when it was released in theaters. However, I did watch it in early January on THIS TV ( in WIDEscreen! ).
Drew Baylor ( Orlando Bloom ) works for the shoe division of a big company. He just lost his employer - Alec Baldwin - one BILLION dollars by releasing a product that flopped on the market. He gets fired, minutes later he gets dumped by his superficial girlfriend / coworker ( Jessica Biel ).
When Drew arrives at his apartment, he tries to kill himself but is interrupted by a phone call from his sister. She tells him their father has died. So he hops on a plane to Kentucky.
Screengrabs above are from the movie ELIZABETHTOWN.
A stewardess named Claire Colburn ( Kirsten Dunst ) takes a liking to Drew. They talk endlessly during the flight. She also draws him a map to Elizabethtown and includes her phone number.
Claire is smart, kind, unrestrained, and naturally beautiful. She changes Drew's attitude. Claire comes into Drew's life exactly when he needs her the most.
The type of individual Ms. Dunst portrays, does exist, but they are extremely rare these days - to the point of seeming more like fantasy than reality. During the sixties and seventies, there seemed to be a lot of 'free spirits', or maybe they were just on drugs... ha-ha-ha.
All I know, is that this movie took me to a great place in my mind, and made me feel good, really good. It was like medicine to me.
It was written and directed by Cameron Crowe . It stars Kirsten Dunst, Orlando Bloom, and many other familiar faces - including Susan Sarandon ( but don't hold that against the movie.... lol ).
ELIZABETHTOWN was released on region one DVD by PARAMOUNT.
Warning, PARAMOUNT released ELIZABETHTOWN in two editions. One contains the WIDEscreen version, the other is FULLscreen only!.... Make sure you READ the DVD cover ( front and back! ).
Screengrab above from the CNN website.
PRINCESS LEA AND KATHY SELDEN ARE SINGING IN THE RAIN.....
OK, so I've never been obsessed with STAR WARS, or STAR TREK, or STAR GATE, or STAR JONES for that matter. But, I was still kinda-sorta shocked to hear about Carrie Fisher's death, followed by her mother's death the very next day.
One of my favorite magicians / writers / actors, Penn Jillette, wrote something in remembrance of her. It was posted on the CNN website.
QUOTES BELOW ARE BY PENN JILLETTE ( from December 28, 2016 - CNN website ) .....
"I met Carrie Fisher in 1990. The crazy freedom fighter and pornographer, Al Goldstein, had invited me as his date to the Adult Video Awards -- the porn awards. They were held in Santa Monica in a circus tent. Al and I were led to a table with Buck Henry and Buck's date, Carrie Fisher. I was star struck"
"We were in porn public. I reached up under Nina's shirt, checked out the surgery, and praised Nina's after-market rack"
"Before Nina even left our table, Carrie said the first words she would ever say to me. "Penn, would you like to feel my breasts? I've been in legitimate features."
LINK TO THE FULL ARTICLE BELOW.....
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
I saw Barack Obama's farewell address last night. So, I need to vent about NAZI-TRUMP one last time.....
Think about all the decent human beings that have died last year, and I'm NOT referring to all the celebrities. I'm talking about people like you, and your family and friends. Meanwhile, the VILE-ABOMINATION that is NAZI-TRUMP, continues to exist! May he drop dead as soon as possible.
Anyway... soon, the second season of the THE NAZI-TRUMP show will begin... The second season is called, DEPLORABLE DONALD DOES D.C.
It's the second most horrifying reality show currently in existence ( the most horrifying being the Syrian civil war ).
The upcoming season is going to focus on his zany adventures as THE MOST POWERFUL PERSON ON EARTH, and if that doesn't scare you, then you're already dead.
During November and December, I made the mistake of posting my feelings about this fiasco of an election, on six or seven websites. All those websites had several things in common. They all bash Hilary Clinton ( they portray HER as the EVIL one in this election ).
They also accuse her of being the same as NAZI-TRUMP ( whom they never bash ). Which is COMPLETELY INSANE!
It's a ridiculous mentality. It's what Bill Maher called "false equivalency" ( and NO, I do NOT agree with Mr. Maher on everything ).
Let me state the obvious, those fucking trolls DON'T know what the fuck they're talking about!
Is Hilary Clinton a saint?... Of course not!... NONE OF US ARE! But, she's NOT the devil that the rightwingers have portrayed her to be, for OVER TWENTY FUCKING YEARS! More importantly, she's nothing like PSYCHO-TRUMP!... And yet, you have these MINDLESS TROLLS compare her to a LUNATIC like NAZI-TRUMP.
He's MENTALLY UNSTABLE
He's PRO-NUCLEAR WAR
He's a BLATANT BIGOT with ties to HATE GROUPS
He's a BLATANT MISOGYNIST
He LIKES EM' YOUNG, REAL YOUNG
He's got the "hots" for his own daughter
He's a DRAFT DODGER
He's a TAX DODGER
He's a COMPULSIVE LIAR
He's got an OBSESSIVE-INFANTILE-MENTALITY
He's downright DELUSIONAL... And far too many other things to list.
Just for the record, millennials were NOT the only folks doing the "false equivalency" thing. I think portraying ALL millennials as retards is WRONG. The same way you shouldn't portray all baby-boomers, or the gen-X crowd as smart. There are plenty of MORONS in ALL generations.
Anyway, back to those websites. Those arrogant and condescending, KNOW-IT-ALL-TROLLS think they know more about the law than FBI director Comey. They all still call Clinton's emails illegal, even though NO charges were ever filed! Why?... Because FBI director Comey CLEARED her! As I said before, I guess the TROLLS know more about the law than the FBI director ( who ended-up eating his words, not once, but TWICE! ).
But, try telling that to the TROLLS. It's like arguing with a bunch of five year olds - you're never going to win the argument.
Those DELUSIONAL-ASS-TARDS also think they're more informed and qualified, than the real journalists at the WASHINGTON POST, the NEW YORK TIMES, and PBS.
A reminder, there was NOTHING normal about this election, or the past two years.
NAZI-TRUMP is the reason BIGOTRY and TRUE MISOGYNY are now considered VIRTUES by far too many individuals in our country. You can NOT reason with, or change, his RABID-MINDLESS-FOLLOWERS. However, you can GIVE THEM A TASTE OF THEIR OWN MEDICINE!... "Fight fire with fire", because that's the only thing DEPLORABLES understand.
Screengrabs above show, Bill Maher in an episode of MARRIED WITH CHILDREN ( YOU CAN'T MISS - season 7 episode 17 ).... Bud has got the right idea.
NAZI-TRUMP, everyone in the G.O.P. that STOOD BY HIM, Mitch McConnell, Rudy GHOUL-i-ani, Newt Gingrich, Kellyanne Conway, Paul Ryan, FBI director Comey, Julian Assange, Ann-the-CORPSE-Coulter, and all the DELUSIONAL-DEPLORABLES in his JUNTA, will all eventually get what's coming to them.
And last-but-not-least, the INSANE members of the ELECTORAL COLLEGE that STOLE the people's votes, and put NAZI-TRUMP in power. They went against the wishes of the American people, and they need to be held accountable! I hope their names and private information are put on the internet for all to see. Pay-back-is-a-bitch and so are your mothers!
I'm only one person, but I'm NOT going to let that stop me from fighting back in any way I can.
I love my country, and I do NOT want to see it crumble to dust.....