Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A Honest Interview: Director Uwe Boll on Blubberella

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Director Uwe Boll talks with TV STORE ONLINE about his 2011 film BLUBBERELLA...

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TV STORE ONLINE:  I know BLUBBERELLA was shot during the shooting of BLOODRAYNE 3 aka BLOODRAYNE: THE THIRD REICH (2011) but could you talk about how you came up with the idea to make a movie that was a spoof of a movie that you were concurrently shooting at the same time?

BOLL:  There are a few background details.  I loved working with Lindsey Hollister on POSTAL (2007).   Her scene in POSTAL is one of my favorite in the movie.   I would meet with her occasionally when I would go out to Los Angeles--so I was looking for something to make that was funny so that I could work with her again.     I've always wanted to do another trashy, absurd, and over-the-top comedy.  The results from POSTAL weren't good enough though.  So it didn't make sense to try to make a POSTAL 2 at the time.   Since we had the "Rayne" character established, I knew that I could fly Lindsey Hollister to Croatia and we could spoof it--shooting both movies at the same time.   I knew that we could do a bunch of improvisation scenes in BLUBBERELLA.   And Lindsey really wanted to do it.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Exploitation Director Matt Cimber talks about directing Jayne Mansfield in her final film "Single Room Furnished" (1968)

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Director Matt Cimber on working with Janye Mansfield on SINGLE ROOM FURNISHED (1968)...
Jayne Mansfield Single Room Furnished (1968)
TV STORE ONLINE: I took a look at SINGLE ROOM FURNISHED again last week....I was wondering if we could talk about that last sequence in the film with Jayne [Mansfield] in that hauntingly beautiful room with that purple bed...
CIMBER: You know who shot SINGLE ROOM FURNISHED for me? László Kovács. It was the first film that he worked on in the United States. I hadn't met him before. He came from Hungary. He designed the sequence were Jayne is sitting in front of that three-panel mirror. We started over her shoulder and we shot her through all of those panels, and I thought that it was just wonderful because of how it go under the character.
TV STORE ONLINE: Right. If you watch that scene you see a still pop into the film of the mirror cracked for a split second. Was that just a still that you inserted for that?

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Academy Award winning composer Bill Conti talks about his music for the film Rocky (1976)

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Academy Award winning film and television composer Bill Conti talks with TV STORE ONLINE about creating the music for ROCKY (1976).
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TV STORE ONLINE: Before we talk about ROCKY (1976) I was hoping we could chat quickly about your score for Luc Besson's THE BIG BLUE (1988)...
CONTI: Okay, sure.
TV STORE ONLINE: How did that opportunity come to you?
CONTI: Well, that's one of my favorites. It was a emergency. The producer, Jerry Weintraub, bought the film for the American market and he hated the score. He didn't want the previous score that was done for the film in there. I did the same thing for a Mickey Rourke picture called A PRAYER FOR DYING [1987]. The problem with THE BIG BLUE was that it had to be done quickly. I can remember driving down Sunset Boulevard and seeing a billboard for THE BIG BLUE that announced its release date, and I hadn't even started working on the music yet.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Cinematographer Nicholas von Sternberg on Rudy Ray Moore, and schlockmeister Larry Buchanan

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Director Of Photography Nicholas von Sternberg talks with TV STORE ONLINE about his work with Rudy Ray Moore and schlockmeister Larry Buchanan.

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TV STORE ONLINE:  Before we talk about Larry Buchanan shouldn't we talk about your work with Rudy Ray Moore?

VON STERNBERG:   Certainly...  Rudy gave me my first job as a cameraman.  I was only 21-years-old at the time. It was on DOLEMITE (1974).  Until that time I had a fairly sheltered life--so it was quite an experience to work with Rudy and his team.    

TV STORE ONLINE:  You worked on all of his '70s films in some capacity or another...  My favorite of Rudy's  '70s films is PETEY WHEATSTRAW: THE DEVILS SON-IN-LAW (1979)--because it's so visual and dreamy...