Tim Burton has a new stop motion film coming out called “Frankenweenie” what many don’t know is this is actually a remake of his own 30 minute live action short of the same name that was made in 1984. And its actually really good.
No really, check it out…I’ll wait.
See? I told ya!
Now part of what makes this flick so good now is the random cast that was in it….the kid from “Neverending Story”, the Sticky Bandit guy from “Home Alone” who was also the narrator for “The Wonder Years” and Shelley Duvall.
And that’s when I figured out what’s wrong with Hollywood….we’ve lost all our Shelley Duvalls.
See Shelley Duvall was a pretty big actress in her heyday. While it was a flop, “Popeye” was a pretty big budget film. She was also in “Time Bandits”, “Annie Hall”, and of course, “The Shining”
My point is she was a big mainstream star, and she just looked like a regular….ok, less than attractive lady, and that is something we’ve lost.
In the films of today all the girls are 10s, even the movies and tv shows with “ugly” girls have hot chicks with prosthetic makeup on. “You’re wrong!” some might say, “What about the girl in “Precious”! or Kathy Bates or Sarah Jessica Parker?!?!?!” Well…Precious and Bates are just fat, and that’s long been acceptable in Hollywood, it makes the hot ones look hotter is, I believe, the theory.
As for Sarah Jessica Parker, yes its true her face looks like a foot NOW but was a cute girl…she grew into that, like when your Mom would get your shoes a half-size too big at the beginning of the school year.
For a log time Horror was the one genre’ to still use average looking people, but now that’s not the case. And I’m not talking just the mainstream stuff, but the smaller indie companies all the was down to the majority of the indie flicks shooting off their Dad’s stolen credit card….they all gotta have “beautiful” plastic girls with breast implants who all either scream, fall, rip their shirts and die, or become bad asses, rip their shirts and kill.
And to me it takes a little of the realism out of the film if everyone looks like they have a modeling contract somewhere.
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