“Jaws 2” (1977; John D. Hancock Version; Partially Filmed)

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“Shrek!” Chris Farley Version (1997; Partially Recorded)

In 1990, magazine cartoonist, William Steig published an original "fractured fairy tale" children's book, "Shrek!". The story told the tale of a vile, ugly teenaged ogre who is (literally) kicked out of his Parents' den and told to make a living for himself, scaring people. Shrek sets out to go off on an adventure, joined … Continue reading “Shrek!” Chris Farley Version (1997; Partially Recorded)

“The Works” (1978-1984; Partially Complete)

Long before Buzz Lightyear and Woody the Cowboy flew onto the movie screen in three dimensions “To Infinity and Beyond” in Disney/Pixar’s 1995 megahit “Toy Story”, and Canadian company Mainframe’s groundbreaking animated 1994 sci/fi adventure television series “Reboot” was giving computer generated images a regular fixture on weekdays, there was the eccentric multimillionaire founder of … Continue reading “The Works” (1978-1984; Partially Complete)

“The Game of Death” (1972; Partially Complete)

By 1972, martial artist/actor/screenwriter and director Bruce Lee  had already become a Renaissance figure. The former child star in Hong Kong now three successful starring roles under his belt in Hong Kong after being marginalized in Hollywood, "The Big Boss" and "Fist of Fury" under Golden Harvest studio director Lo Wei ,before striking out on his own … Continue reading “The Game of Death” (1972; Partially Complete)

“The Dream of Hamish Mose” (1969; Partially Found)

Almost since the era of film began, Westerns have been a prime target for storytelling. From the silent classic, The Great Train Robbery, to the adventures of Tom Mix, Roy Rogers, John Wayne, and fictional characters such as The Lone Ranger and Zorro. Somewhere among those cowpokes of the silver screen is character actor, Cameron … Continue reading “The Dream of Hamish Mose” (1969; Partially Found)

“The Day the Clown Cried” (1972; Partially Found)

Here’s one I’ve been acquainted with for many years, now. The much maligned holocaust drama starring, re-written, and directed by, Jerry Lewis. In fact, this is pretty much what got me into the hobby I’m in today. Needless to say, this unfinished, unreleased film has been all over the news, I don’t even need to … Continue reading “The Day the Clown Cried” (1972; Partially Found)