“Atuk” (1971-1997; Unproduced)

Over the years, many motion pictures during production have been plagued with difficulties. Some, so much so that they’ve been rumored to have been cursed. This is especially true of films that deal with dark supernatural forces, “The Exorcist”, “The Omen”, and the “Poltergeist” Trilogy, just to name a few. So it may come as … Continue reading “Atuk” (1971-1997; Unproduced)

“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 Tony Clifton Story” (1980; Unproduced)

Andy Kaufman.. Just mention of the name alone in a conversation would bring either scorn, fascination, or merely indifference from those whom one would converse with. And that’s just how Andy would have wanted it. A curious oddity in show business history near the end of the 20th Century, Kaufman was one of the early … Continue reading “The Tony Clifton Story” (1980; Unproduced)

“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)