>> Monday, July 15, 2013
Attention, fellow inebriates!
Joe Dante and his merry movie gurus at Trailers From Hell have proclaimed this 1/52 interval of the calendar year to be "Dipsomania Week," and as thus, their website will be featuring audio commentaries to accompany the original advertisements for three of the greatest booze movies of all time.
First up, and available now, is the trailer for Barfly (1987), featuring running commentary by A History of Violence screenwriter Josh Olson. That will be followed on Wednesday by producer/director Dan Ireland’s take on The Days of Wine and Roses (1962). And on Friday, Joe Dante will cap off the fest by providing his thoughts on the promo for Harvey (1950).
If you are unfamiliar with Trailers From Hell, click on the link and go to the site immediately. You are in for a real treat. The site is a treasure trove of cinematic trivia and a great way to discover catalog titles of which you were not previously aware. Adding booze to the mix is just icing on the cake.
However, be warned, the day after I discovered Trailers From Hell, I was pretty much useless due to sleep deprivation. I just couldn't pull myself away from the site.
Thanks TFH gurus for giving soused cinema enthusiasts another reason to celebrate (not that we need much of an incentive to lift a glass)!