Echo Screen Live #35: A Night at the Movies (3/5/13)

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The Oscars are over. And with that, Roo and the Commodore are in the mood to reminisce about some of the big Hollywood movies they’ve seen lately. What was good? What was bad? And what is the future of CGI in movies going forward, as we head toward blockbuster-pocalypse of 2015?

All that and your questions on this episode of Echo Screen Live!

5 Comments

  • tacos_rule89
    Posted March 5, 2014 at 8:47 PM | Permalink

    Where’s the chat for this?

  • TreuloseTomate TreuloseTomate
    Posted March 6, 2014 at 5:37 AM | Permalink

    Welcome back, CotGW!

  • Sonickidnextgen Sonickidnextgen
    Posted March 6, 2014 at 4:27 PM | Permalink

    So, when are you guys going to fix the titles? I’m speaking of the “(3/5/13)” in the title, of course (It’s that way on Youtube as well).

  • Posted March 22, 2014 at 9:39 PM | Permalink

    Not sure where Commodore got the info that John Hughes wrote National Lampoon’s Vacation as a teen movie but I am not sure that is accurate. I am sure Harold Ramis made changes to Hughes’ script being that he was the director and a great writer but I would imagine he was adding more humor than major plot changes. If you read Hughes’ original short story that was in the National Lampoon Magazine it is pretty similar to the plot of the film and was about a family. You can read it here: http://www.bizbag.com/Vacation/Vacation%2058.htm. It could be that Ramis didn’t lie Hughes’ script but liked the short story but I don’t think so based on interviews with Hughes where he talks about how personal the characters are too him also Hughes wrote the the next two films European and Christmas Vacations which I think they wouldn’t have asked him to do if all the family characters were from Harold Ramis.

    • Posted March 30, 2014 at 3:03 PM | Permalink

      Just a quick follow-up for my own journalistic integrity! I recently watched the Bio Channel’s treatment on their show ‘The Inside Story’ of the original Vacation movie. I actually believe they aired it again in memorial of Ramis after his death. During the program they spend a segment talking about the writing of the film and how it was adapted, specifically that the original idea was to focus the film from the perspective of the kids and not Clark. That’s where I got this info. :)

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