Archive for Grease

Multiplex Mash-Up :: Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Go Back into the Water… (July, 1978)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 27, 2014 by WB Kelso

 
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My brilliant dissertation on JAWS 2:

Not enough people get eaten.

The End.

And between you and me, I think I prefer the sailboat art over the happy water-skier that’s about to get munched.

Multiplex Mash-Up :: Mars Needs Tuna! (August, 1978)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 20, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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After years and years of observed behavior that absolutely defied all feline logic, I always had a sneaking suspicion that my dear old cat wasn’t a cat at all but some kind of shape-shifting alien who happened to gene-lock on the first assimilated creature it came into contact with. Either that or some kind of badger-skunk-water-rat hybrid of a Moreau-nian nature. Regardless of origin, over those same years she grew very, very dear to me. And after fifteen years of co-habitation, I lost my boon companion due to mounting medical woes. And I still miss her. I still miss her a lot.

‎”No Heaven will not ever Heaven be.
Unless my cats are there to welcome me.”
— Anonymous

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Wrigley
(1996-2011)

Remembering Ray :: Where Were You in ’78? (June, 1978)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 13, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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And we’ll wrap up this week long tribute to Ray Harryhausen where it began for me. E’yup. It was here, in a similar matinee setting back in the 1970’s, that I saw my first Harryhausen film, Jason and the Argonauts, and got my first taste of Dynamic Dynamation. Already enchanted and mesmerized by what I had seen, I clearly remember the climax, when the Children of the Hydra (the skeleton army) first broke out of the ground and assembled, I had edged so far forward in my seat, pulled along as gravity asserted itself on my lower jaw, I almost toppled over into the row ahead of us. And though my dream of being a stop-motion monster animator this encounter inspired never came to pass, I have been living vicariously through Harryhausen’s films ever since and enjoying the hell out of every minute of them. And for that I would like to say, thanks.

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Ray Harryhausen
(1920-2013)