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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Steve's Church-Less Movie Of The Week...



Yoinked from wikipedia and joancrawfordbest.com ...


"Trog is a 1970 Warner Bros. feature film starring Joan Crawford in a story about the discovery of a caveman. The screenplay was written by Peter Bryan, John Gilling, and Aben Kandel, and the film directed by Freddie Francis. Trog was the second of two movies that Crawford starred in for her friend, producer Herman Cohen; the first was Berserk! (1968). Trog marks Crawford's last big-screen appearance.




Set in contemporaneity England, the film follows Doctor Brockton (Crawford) who learns that in the caves of the countryside, a Troglodyte is alive and might be able to be helped and even domesticated. She gets the creature to the surface and attempts breed with trog, but runs into trouble as a few people, especially a local businessman afraid of negative commercial consequences, Sam Murdock (Michael Gough), oppose this.


A Joan Crawford biography claims that Trog's budget was so low that on location Joan had to change clothes in a car. This is apparently not true. The film's producer Cohen says she had a 'huge caravan' on the set. However, because Joan owned a share of the profits of Trog, she used her own clothes for the film to avoid spending budget money on wardrobe.




The end product of this picture is something that probably would have been consigned to the bin had it not been for the fact that it stars Joan in her final film. The movie itself is stupid and pointless but it is also a 'so bad it’s good' sort of film. One of the biggest let-downs is Trog’s makeup. The monster looks like a man who forgot to put on the bottom of his Chewbacca costume. Crawford, however, treats the film like she would one of her MGM big budget productions from the 30’s and gives her all, almost as if she were still trying to get another Academy Award.


In the original story, the character of Dr. Brockton was played by a man. Producer Cohen changed the gender since he wanted to do another picture with Joan after the success of their earlier collaboration on Berserk. The dinosaur sequence in the film was stock footage yoinked from the Warner Bros. movie The Animal World (1956)."




Steve's Snacks Of The Week:



Coffee

Pills

Beef Jerky

Small Bag(s) Of Chips

Gummy Bears Snuck Out Of Golden Corral

Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Eggs

Barnes And Noble Membership Cards





... AND NOW, Steve and this blog are both PROUD to once again present today's Church-less Movie of the Week in its entirety FOR FREE!


But lets go over a few rules first. There is no talking in Steve's Theater during our feature presentation and talkers WILL be fired. And this is your FINAL WARNING!


Also, no cell phones or African-American berries in the theater. No open flames. Dispose of all trash in its proper receptacle. And NO TEXTING! Serious about that last one.


Oh, and be sure to dim your headlights (where applicable).


ENJOY THE SHOW, Y'ALL!


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