Action Film Autopsy #20 Supple Mental!

Another joyful spleen venting!

The gent I mentioned, Bill Frake, is an old cartoon art friend. Gotta get him on this podcast, eventually!

http://www.agni-animation.com/fullerton/halloffame/William_H_Frake_III.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien:_Covenant

For those of you who don’t recall the slasher film that wiped out the exploitation film and changed the way studios saw, showed, and advertised horror.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friday_the_13th_(1980_film)

And, as for its even more cold-blooded, vengeful follow-up –

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friday_the_13th_Part_2

Get a load of that tag-line (woulda fit perfectly for Alien Covenant too)!

Continuing the new tradition of human and hero hating cinemas…!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Omen

Now, for the movies that gave female heroes hope, then stopped them in their tracks:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thelma_%26_Louise

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Stranger_Among_Us

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V.I._Warshawski_(film)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_3

I checked the releases for 1991 and 1992, but couldn’t find the other film I thought might have been part of the conspiracy (if there actually was one). But you explain how Alien 3 happened … if you can!

Meanwhile, here’s some other filler that might be helpful….

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resident_Evil:_The_Final_Chapter

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlo_Rambaldi

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starlog

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Famous_Monsters_of_Filmland

The Alien Covenant sacrificial lamb who survived Promethesus was named Elizabeth Shaw, and was played by Noomi Rapace.

And shame on you, moviespoiler.com’s Jeremy!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_Fire

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Woo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGyhFCt–Fk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNP45KnEwdk

Think the writer and director of F8 came up with Jason Staham fighting with a baby on their own (not to mention the makers of Shoot ‘Em Up)? Guess again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNP45KnEwdk

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guardians_of_the_Galaxy_Vol._2

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What_We_Do_in_the_Shadows

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZW9k1bjWV4

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0348231/?ref_=tt_cl_t13

As for the semi-tragic story of Brave (2012), Wikipedia hardly touches on the real reason the original director was fired, nor reveals that the plot twist is borrowed, almost in whole, from Brother Bear (2003).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brave_(2012_film)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brother_Bear

But Hollywood gave Brave an Oscar for Best Animated Film anyway, over the ultimately superior Wreck It Ralph, obviously as a consolation prize. So happy ending?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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