Staying Alive (1983)
Sylvester Stallone directed, co-wrote, and produced Staying Alive, the sequel to John Travolta’s blockbuster disco basic, Saturday Night time Fever. That’s not a bizarre joke setup, that could be a factor that occurred within the ‘80s. Whereas ABBA returns to make a good soundtrack, brother Frank Stallone clawed his approach to a Golden Globe nomination for the catchy piece of crap tune “Removed from Over.”
The film is forgettable rubbish, a chunk of plastic with none of the emotion of the unique. There is just one piece of trivia really worthy to notice: Travolta, because the disco duke Tony Manero, fixes his hopes for his future by taking up the male lead in a Broadway manufacturing. The identify of the manufacturing is, we shit thee not, Devil’s Alley. The faux trailer of the identical identify is vastly higher. Staying Alive, sadly, made a bazoodle of dollars in 1983. Why, God, why?
Zoomers, heed thine elders and repeat not our errors: within the ’90s, ebook publishers went hog wild churning out closely belated sequels to basic works with out even deigning so as to add zombies. Don’t let this occur to you. Whereas a number of of those skilled fanfics turned out fairly good, readable was about the perfect you can hope for. Thus got here Scarlett, written in 1991, as a sequel to the novel (and Oscar-winning movie) Gone With the Wind.
As was the fashion on the time, a excessive price range miniseries hit the airwaves three years later, that includes Bond veteran Timothy Dalton as Rhett Butler and Joanne Whaley-Kilmer, the swordswoman from Willow, as Scarlett O’Hara. The miniseries is gorgeous to take a look at, with Irish surroundings and luscious costuming. That’s what received it a handful of awards. The story is margarine on stale Surprise Bread. With a little bit sprinkle, you can’ve managed a good fairy bread. However no, solely greasy unhappiness.
My Summer time Story (1994)
Jean Shepherd, the unique writer of what turned A Christmas Story, made it massive on radio together with his wild tales of childhood. A predecessor of Adrien Cronauer, the bombastic radio man Robin Williams performed in Good Morning Vietnam, kids’s poet Shel Silverstein later satisfied Shepherd to put in writing his tales down for us auditory-processing-deficient goons. They had been a smash hit, and director Bob Clark’s adaptation of his Christmas trial is now a snug vacation staple.
There’s loads of anecdotes in Shepherd’s armory, and, in 1994, Bob Clark took one other run at capturing that Purple Ryder BB gun magic with My Summer time Story. Contemplating that in the event you google “Christmas Story sequel” you get both a fair worse made for TV film or the respectable Christmas Story Christmas, you’ll be able to see how that labored out.