Nothing unusual about decades-long film franchises and their characters - from SHERLOCK HOLMES and ZORRO, to SUPERMAN, JAMES BOND and more. What is rare however is to have one actor portray a single character over those decades. And as both performer and character matures and changes physically, emotionally and otherwise, we as the audience also mature and change with them. To be introduced as a child to a Han Solo, Rocky Balboa or Mr. Spock by one’s parent, then as a parent to take your children to a new film featuring that performer and character - often on screen with their children!, is an emotionally unique cinematic experience - the kind of which, hey, admit it, in recent films such as THE FORCE AWAKENS and CREED has been responsible for more than a few eye-watering responses. Craig and Jim get personal in this one, diving into and dissecting five beloved cinematic icons (well, four individuals and one couple) - each portrayed by the same actor or actress over 25 - 50 years, relating their initial reactions as children through to their (at times surprising) interpretation / opinions of them today. And it’s not necessarily what you might expect.
Our special “CAN YA’ DIG IT?” interview guests include:
* STACI LAYNE WILSON: As a freelance entertainment reporter Staci’s worked for AOL/Time-Warner, HGTV, SyFy Channel, Yahoo! Movies, Fangoria Magazine, and Dread Central. Her books include GHOST WRITER, SEX DEATH ROCK AND ROLL, and SO L.A.: A HOLLYWOOD MEMOIR. And among her film credits as writer / director are PSYCHO THERAPY, FETISH FACTORY and an upcoming documentary on the legendary instrumental rock group THE VENTURES.
More on STACI LAYNE WILSON @ https://www.stacilaynewilson.com/
More on THE VENTURES DOCUMENTARY @ https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-ventures-movie-music#/
* EDWIN WENDLER: Among the most versatile of young film composers, Edwin’s stunning work as an orchestrator / arranger can be heard in the scores to TURISTAS, INTO THE BLUE, X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST and X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, LITTLE FOCKERS, THE NICE GUYS and TV’s SLEEPER CELL. And as a composer his diverse scores include the animated sci fi adventure AZUREUS RISING (Best Original Score – Los Angeles Int. Film Festival), tv’s FEAR FACTOR, the thrillers ESCAPE and UNNATURAL, the award winning documentary THE RIGHT TO LOVE: AN AMERICAN FAMILY, and the upcoming horror / comedy DEAD ANT starring Sean Astin and Tom Arnold.
Experience EDWIN WENDLER @ http://www.edwinwendler.com/
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