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*contains spoilers Fans of Gene Wilder (1933-2016 Alzheimer’s disease) and Zero Mostel (1915-77 heart aneurysm) who appeared together in the Mel Brooks comedy The Producers (1968) are probably not aware of the theatre of the absurd movie version of playwright Eugene Ionesco’s (1909-94) Rhinoceros (1974). While this isn’t a great movie, part of the absurdist…

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*contains spoilers Box office megaflop Honky Tonk Freeway (1981) was unleashed at the beginning of a period of conservative Reagan-ism and the public simply didn’t take to its community led by a corrupt Christian minister and politician… even if he did mean well! This reimagining of Stanley Kramer’s (1913-2001 pneumonia) It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad,…

Read more The Megaflop of Director John Schlesinger’s Honky Tonk Freeway (1981)