July 7, 2011
Daniel Gould to Jim Driscoll
Just a few further comments...
...And with a hippity-hop back to Hoppy..."First up was 'Hopalong Cassidy', aka 'Hopalong Cassidy Enters' (1935)." I think is would have been more accurate to have written "First up was 'Hopalong Cassidy,' aka 'Hop-a-long Cassidy Enters'" since this was the way it was written in the actual title. I reread the section and see that "Hop-along" refers to his limp and not the title. As to the difference between that spelling and "Hop-a-long" I bow to you, the English between that spelling and "Hop-a-long" I bow to you, the English major, as knowing best.
A glaring error---said tongue in cheek---was in your discussion of "The Fly". You say, "By the time of its remake decades later, we had finally figured out that teleporting just wasn't possible, 'Star Trek' fans notwithstanding." WRONG! Several years ago I read that it had been done in a laboratory. Then, in the book, "Quantum," that I completed prior to beginning yours, I read about it again: "1997: A team at the Univ of Innsbruck...reports that it has succeeded in transporting the quantum state of a particle from one place to another---in effect, teleporting it." It went on to say that the experiment was replicated, in the same year, by a team at Rome University. As Harry Truman was wont to say, "Anything new to you is the history you don't know."
Suggestions for future projects...A tome that centers on the makers of these "classics" would be interesting. Not only the directors---there is a wealth of material concerning Roger Corman---but the technicians like Ray Harryhausen. Asides could included photos of the actual objects used in the films that simulated the unbelievable. Such a book---as well as "Reflections"---I think, could be utilized as textbooks for film courses.
July 7, 2011
Jim Driscoll to Daniel Gould
OK....THANKS FOR THE INPUT. IT CONFIRMS YOU ARE SERIOUSLY READING THIS PILE OF POPPYCOCK I WROTE !!!
YOU ARE, OF COURSE, CORRECT IN THE HYPHENATED HOPPY MOVIE MATTER. YOU WILL ALSO FIND A MINOR ERROR IN CONTENT WHEN YOU READ THE "THEM" MINI-REVIEW IN THE SCI-FI SECTION.
RE: "THE FLY" ...WELL...MAYBE THEY TRANSPORTED A PARTICLE OF MATTER, BUT....GET BACK TO ME WHEN THEY TRANDSPORT A HUMAN....OR EVEN AN AMOEBA!!
THERE ARE NUMEROUS BOOKS OUT ON THE WORKS OF HARRYHAUSEN AND CORMAN AND SUCH. I USED SEVERAL IN MY RESEARCH. (see the glossary)
CORMAN EVEN WROTE ONE ON HIMSELF. IF I WERE TO DO ANOTHER MOVIE BOOK, IT W/B ON THE OLD GUMSHOES OF THE MOVIES......SAM SPADE, PHILIP MARLOWE, THE SAINT, BOSTON BLACKIE, PHILO VANCE, PERRY MASON, THE FALCON, CHARLIE CHAN, ELLERY QUEEN ...AND SO ON. i ALWAYS LOVED THOSE GUYS!!
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