It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Cast and Crew Reunion

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  1. Mike Levine

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  2. Tom Blizzard

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    [​IMG] Thanks Mike,
    I can't wait for the restored, full length (as long as possible) DVD.
    Regards, Tom B.
     
  3. Greg_M

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    I attended the cast reunion last night. It was a pretty big event with the media and many stars. In attendance : Sid Ceasar, Jonathan Winters, Mickey Rooney, Marvin Kaplin, Edie Adams, Peter Falk, Mrs. Stanely Kramer (who co-moderated) plus many behind the scenes people - film editors, stunt men, casting directors, agents etc. MGM/UA struck a new 35mm print (the color timing was off quite often) but otherwise it looked ok, though nothing like the 70mm film festival presentations two months ago. Mrs. Kramer stated the original cut of the film was Five - yes Five - hours in length. It was then cut down a number of times until it reached it's Roadshow length, and then cut again for General Release. Restoration efforts were also mentioned.

    Much of what was discussed by the panel had been discussed before, but some of the stories were interesting such as Marvin Kaplin & Addie Adams (Ceasar, Winters and Falk didn't participate in the post discussion and Jerry Lewis and Don Knots cancelled due to illness, there was no mention of Buddy Hackett)

    On another note - and very usually for a screening at the Egyptian, many audience patrons talked constantly during the screening of the film, very disrepespectful to the rest of the audience! and to the attending cast members! Maybe that is the kind of audience this film attracts, but at $20 a ticket they should know better.
     
  4. Bob Furmanek

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    I don't think so. We had close to 700 for this film at the Loew's Jersey last Spring, and the audience was very respectful. The only time the film was hard to hear was due to laughter!

    Plus, the archival dye-transfer Technicolor print looked stunning on the 50 foot screen.

    Bob
     
  5. Tom Blizzard

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    QUOTE: "On another note - and very unusual for a screening at the Egyptian, many audience patrons talked constantly during the screening of the film, very disrepespectful to the rest of the audience! and to the attending cast members!"
    [​IMG] Sorry to hear that and sorry to say.......... that's one vote "FOR" home theaters and another vote "FOR" going to see a film very early or very late.
    Regrads, Tom B[​IMG]
     
  6. Chris Dugger

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    Ahhhhhh... Tom..... Don't open the "can of worms" here.....

    As a Theatre Operations Director, I can only tell you that the home viewing enviroment contributes greatly to the disrespectful nature of todays movie going patrons.

    If they can do it at home... they feel that they can do it on a movie theatre...

    Dugger
     
  7. Peter Apruzzese

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    Chris is 100% correct.
     

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