The film titles were designed by legendary artist Pablo Ferro, sharing the style of one of his most famous works - the opening sequence of ‘Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb’, 1964.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito and Hulk Hogan have all revealed in interviews that Schwarzenegger and DeVito were given the option of doing this film or ‘Suburban Comando’ (1991). Had the two chosen to do the latter, Hogan and Christopher Lloyd would have been the stars of ‘Twins’.
When I started this blog, I didn’t want it to be about anything other than cinema in all its forms. So, while it may be counterintuitive for a blog, I didn’t want to make it about me. However, I feel like I should say a few things about the series I started today entitled ‘The Film Index’.
My goal with the film index is to showcase films that hold special places in my heart, films that have stood the test of time, films that impacted me in some way. I wanted to do this in a clear, unbiased and manageable manner. Therefore, while I might want to include a long essay about why I love each of these films, I won’t, opting to highlight the film itself rather than my interpretation or opinion.
So, every other day, I will add another film to the film index. While I’m not breaking down any barriers or doing anything other than adding posts to one of the myriad blogs out there, for me, this series is a way to share my love of film the best way I know how.
Also, one series that I will keep daily until the very last post on this blog is ‘The Black and White Collection’, which depicts an actor or actress, from cinema royalty to lesser known character actors.
I hope that everyone who reads my blog can find something to love in the world of film.
“All this has happened before, and it will all happen again. But this time it happened in London. And Peter Pan chose this particular house because there were people here who believed in him.”—Narrator, ‘Peter Pan’, 1953
Jason Schwartzman’s character, Albert, is loosely based by director David O. Russell on himself, and the themes of the film were inspired by Russell’s mentor, Robert Thurman, Uma Thurman’s father. In fact, Dustin Hoffman’s character, Bernard, was modeled directly after Thurman.
The child actors (Sarah and Emma Bolger) called ‘cut’ and ‘action’ in every scene. This was decided by the director, Jim Sheridan, and the girls early during filming, so that it would make the acting easier for them.