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Paul
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Posted 12/31/01 - 2:47 AM:

It's December 31st. New Year's eve has come again. It's been raining here in California.

I have to admit, when I have a deadline coming up and a 10 page essay to write, I can kind of understand how the writer feels. When you're feeling the most powerless, that's when the power of a monster starts to seem appealing. A monster has no deadlines and takes orders from no one. A monster can do absolutely anything it wants, and does do absolutely anything it wants.

Just one hour. One hour of power, one hour where everyone cowers beneth you, where you can kill someone with a stare, where the entire world is yours.

"It's New Year's Eve again, and it's raining. Got anybody you want murdered?"
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Posted 01/02/02 - 10:27 AM:

It's a bit of a favourite, this one. Love the ace in-joke when Ernest refers to the rewrite problems on "Son of Frankenstein". Guess who wrote the screenplay for that one?

Yup, looks like our Wyllis didn't have an easy time of it in Hollywood after leaving "Lights Out"...

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Posted 01/02/02 - 1:34 PM:

Also Mr. Ramsey describes their movie as "a poor man's Frankenstein." Yeah, seems like Cooper was taking a few shots at the director of "Son of Frankenstein." grin Funny though, since "Son of Frankenstein" ended up with good reviews. If Cooper was drawing a parallel to that, as it would seem, it's strange it could end up good.
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Posted 01/02/02 - 9:25 PM:

hm! I've been thinking about this, and I can't work out if the pops Mr Ramsay makes at the director are affectionate or not. You know, if Wyllis was actually friendly with the director of SoF, and was enjoying quietly taking the mickey out of him?

of course, I sometimes think that the person least qualified to decide on whether something is good or not is the person who's created it. Sometimes you need a "quality filter" who's a bit more detached from it to say "er, no... don't think so - do it again..."

as it is, I love that the moral of the entire episode can be boiled down into one line - "writing can be murder"!
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Posted 11/15/02 - 4:45 PM:

Found something interesting: "Universal had hired Willis Cooper, writer of the radio program "Lights Out!," to write the script. Director Rowland V. Lee made many changes to Cooper's script. In Cooper's script the monster is a cunning, ruthless killer, still demanding a mate. Lee made the monster more sympathetic, like in the previous films. The key difference in Willis Cooper's script and the final film is character of Ygor. In Willis Cooper's original script Ygor never existed. Rowland V. Lee's revisions made Ygor more and more prominent."
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