By Kevin Murphy
For a few of us, moviegoing is an occasional excitement. Kevin Murphy made it his obsession, and he did it for you.
Mr. Murphy, recognized to legions of enthusiasts as Tom Servo at the mythical television sequence Mystery technology Theater 3000, went to the flicks on a daily basis for a 12 months. That's every unmarried day, humans. For a whole fricken' year. and never basically did he undergo, he prevailed -- for this can be the hilarious, poignant, attention-grabbing magazine of his adventures: the 1st e-book concerning the videos from the audience's aspect of view.
Kevin went to the multiplex, yes. yet he didn't cease there. He came across the world's smallest advertisement movie show. one other one made thoroughly of ice. looked at flicks in a tin-roofed hut within the South Pacific. Tooled around the wilderness from drive-in to drive-in in a fab convertible. Lived for per week completely on theater meals. Took six assorted ladies to a similar date motion picture. Dressed up as a nun for the Sing-Along Sound of Music in London. Sneaked into the Cannes and Sundance movie gala's. Smuggled a complete Thanksgiving dinner right into a movie show. And observed hundreds of thousands of movies, from the Arctic Circle to the Equator, from the chic to the unspeakable. Come alongside on a joyous international occasion of the cinema with a guy on a challenge -- to spend A yr on the Movies.
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Indb 35 10/3/14 10:04 AM 36 1932 was decided to eliminate a scene which I felt was the only thing to give the story any distinction. September 24: A day at the studio, which was meant to have been a very busy one but which proved to be a series of delays while George Cukor did other things. . More delays all afternoon. Finally a meeting at which it was revealed that the estimates for remaking Rockabye were wrong. David Selznick, a rather pathetic, harassed ﬁgure. Complete indecision as to whether to remake it with Joel McCrea, go on as we had planned with Holmes, or just patch up the horrible original with a few scenes.
Mercedes de Acosta30 came in to dinner in one of her little uniforms. I don’t know what it represented—a black cloak, a tight black hat, something white about the throat, and black trousers peeping daintily beneath the cloak. Someone in New York once called her Miss Dracula, and the costume was perfect for that title. She came here on a Metro-Goldwyn contract. I met her at RKO the other day when she was looking for a job.
We wandered through the shop, raging at the enormous prices and roaring at the hideousness of much of the merchandise. ZaSu Pitts was there and I was introduced to her, with the disappointment almost inevitable to meeting comediennes. . September 20: Worked at various scenes for Rockabye all morning. Lunched with George, [screenwriter] Bart Cormack and David Lewis at the commissary. Turned out another scene and went to a Rockabye conference in David Selznick’s ofﬁce. We went over the script scene by scene, appraising the vitality of every one, throwing away many, rushing in reliable story ideas at shots that were dull.