ANDY LALINO ON PCR #345
Nolan and Mike,
After channel-surfing, I feel obligated to issue a retraction to my reaction at Mike Smith's article about VH-1's "Top 100 Songs of the '80s". Why, you ask? Well, I caught a snippet of the show which, to my shock, featured two favorite '80s New Wave crooners: Berlin's Terri Nunn and Martin Fry of ABC. As tough as it is for me to state this, I do commend VH-1 for actually including both Nunn and Fry in the show. It was not archival footage - it was current (again, a shock). I can't say with 100% honesty that I think either Fry or Nunn should have consented to appear on the show to begin with (it is after all, VH-1), but I guess from their perpsective any publicity is good publicity, especially due to the fact ABC is set to release a new CD shortly, featuring the single "Traffic". Fry was asked if "The Look of Love" deserves to be in the top 10 (it does), however I recall "Poison Arrow" getting more airplay and being a bigger h it in '82/'83. Nunn recalled how "Take My Breath Away", a single originally slated to be performed by The Motels, helped split the band. Some embraced it's mainstrem crossover, while others shunned it. Personally, I'm not a fan of the single and thought Berlin (or The Motels for that matter) would have been better off passing on it. Kenny Loggins can keep the 'Top Gun' stuff. Give me "The Metro", "No More Words", or "Masquerade" any day.
Thank you, VH-1, I guess; and to Mike: I apologize; VH-1's show did indeed make an effort to include New Wave. Finally, thanks to Nolan for providing a website where fans can talk about personalities like Martin Fry and Terri Nunn, and not mainstream gutter freaks like Julia Roberts and Dope-rah Winfried.
To Jorge Noguera,
Glad both Matt and I were able to help you find your elusive horror film. I wanted to point out that Wal-Mart had "Terror is a Man" on DVD for $3.99 in a bargain bin during the Halloween season (I also picked up an Independent Internation release "Terror of Frankenstein"). I haven't viewed it yet, so I'm not sure how the quality is (no doubt lousy - hope yours is better). Interesting stuff about "Cat Girl", though I don't know much about it.
READER ON AIRPLANE HISTORY
Mike gave me your email addy and said you knew pretty much where every airplane in Florida is. I'm in Jax (I take it you're in Tampa?). I am a filmmaker, an aviation buff, have soloed, but never got my ticket (darn it) and am a WWII buff.
I am about to conduct telephone interviews with the pilot & 2 remaining crew of: http://squawkin-chicken.384thbombgroup.com/page2.html
This mission is a staggering one and I want to make a short film (20-30 min) about this plane & battle.
BUT, I need a real B-17G to shoot interiors of (I won't need it to actually fly, as I will use archival footage) with actors for about 4 or 5 days. This is a no-budget indie film & it's a story I'd like to tell as a tribute to the 28 KIA in this 18 bomber Group on April 13, 1944.
SO, do you know where I might lay my hands on a B-17G for a few days?
WILL MORIATY RESPONDS:
ACTRESS LYNN MOORE SENDS NOLAN GREETINGS
I recommend that you check out the Fantasy of Flight Museum in Polk City, Florida. They should have a B-17 on static display (link to http://www.fantasyofflight.com/aircraftpages/b17.htm).
For more information, visit their home page at http://www.fantasyofflight.com/
It's Lynn, from "End Is Blossoming". Just wanted to give my favorite bearded film fan a hello and tell you the thank you that you deserve for supporting the film and the Guzzo brothers, and always taking the time to give their projects coverage. Your website is always fantastic. :)
You rock (you know you do) and hopefully, I'll see you soon!
- Lynn Moore
what a sweet letter! I am blushing. It was a pleasure to cover the premiere of "The End is Blossoming" as is always meeting up with any of the Guzzo "gang", haha.
Your turn as Diana is really the lynchpin of the film. Any less of a performance and the whole thing would've crashed. Well done.
Thanks so much for writing and best of luck in the future! Hope we meet again soon. :)
Nolan B. Canova
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