‘Yes! I wanna go back on the bus! I wanna go back on the bus! You’re right, that’s exactly what I want.’”Kate “Penny Lane” Hudson
David and Jerry Zucker, along with Jim Abrahams, got together to create a parody on the disaster movies of the late 70’s and came up with what’s become a damn cult classic.
It was released on July 2, 1980 and was an immediate hit. In 2010, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”
Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker (ZAZ) grew up in Wisconsin (Shorewood) and they all attended the University of Wisconsin – Madison. It makes sense, then, that the Wisco Dept of Tourism would approach ZAZ to help with promoting tourism in Wisconsin.
They didn’t disappoint.
The Steve Carell-starring political comedy plays like a well-placed warning
BY BLAKE GOBLE
I tried being reasonable. I didn’t like it.Clint Eastwood, (Man With No Name)
Happy 90th to Clint Eastwood …
April 28, 1978 ~ The movie FM debuts in theaters. The plot is a little weak ( station owners run army recruitment ads and the DJs revolt) but you can’t deny the music. Plus, it’s the genesis for the TV series WKRP in Cincinnati so there’s that …
“High Fidelity” is released on March 31, 2000. It’s the story of the record shop in Chicago where you can get music the old-fashioned way — on vinyl. For many, it was our first taste of Jack Black.
The Godfather is released on March 24, 1972. Besides being an absolute classic, the Frank Sinatra/Johnny Fontane connection is the stuff of legend.
The film, starring the likes of Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Sam Rockwell, Scarlett Johansson, Rebel Wilson and Waititi himself, tells the story of Johannes ‘Jojo’ Betzler is a young boy living in Nazi Germany during the later stages of World War II with his mother, Rosie.
Actress Sissy Spacek steps into the role of Susanna Clark in the newly released trailer for Without Getting Killed or Caught, a documentary centering on the life and music of singer-songwriter Guy Clark. The film is set to premiere next week during SXSW.