Monday, 31 August 2009

Michael Jackson Pepsi Advert

Sunday, 30 August 2009

Great Ghostbusters Movie Tribute

Another great video from barringer82

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Films of the 1970s

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Films of the 80s

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Star Wars Original Trailer

At the time the film studios had no idea how to promote this movie. They had no concept of the story so this was their effort on a movie trailer to a movie they did not understand.

Monday, 24 August 2009

Poltergiest music - 1982

Following on from yesterdays post here is the music to a great movie. (about to be ruined no doubt)

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Poltergiest remake gets a date reports that MGM's planned remake of Tobe Hooper's classic '80s haunted house movie Poltergeist has received a release date of November 24, 2010, Thanksgiving weekend.

Vadim Perelman (House of Sand and Fog) has been attached to direct since last September.

The original was produced and co-written by Steven Spielberg. Two sequels were produced.

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Currys Advert advert - Advertising personal stereos and Sinclair Spectrum

Currys advertising a personal stereo from only £9.99. Also the new Sinclair Spectrum +2.

Friday, 21 August 2009

CMI Monkey Island The Monkeys Are Listening!

The Bearded Trio recently ran a THX Theme week. This one is from Monkey Island - CMI The Monkeys Are Listening!


Monday, 17 August 2009

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Thursday, 13 August 2009

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

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Sunday, 9 August 2009

Friday, 7 August 2009

Breakfast Club creator dies at 59 John Hughes

Famous John Hughes film moments

The US film director and writer, John Hughes, who created some of the most famous comedies of the 1980s and 1990s, has died at the age of 59.

The director died after a heart attack in New York, his spokeswoman said.

Hughes was the director of such successful films as Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Breakfast Club, and Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

He was also a leading scriptwriter, penning films such as Pretty in Pink and Home Alone.

Over the past decade, Hughes withdrew from Hollywood and became a farmer in the Midwestern state of Illinois.

Hughes had been in Manhattan on a family visit when he died.

1980s zeitgeist

Hughes had not directed a film since Curly Sue in 1991, but the BBC's Vincent Dowd says it did not matter - his early movies had become part of the 1980s zeitgeist.

John Hughes in 1984
John Hughes in 1984, the year he directed Sixteen Candles

If, in 1986, Ferris Bueller's Day Off owed something to the on-screen energy of the young Matthew Broderick, it also benefited from Hughes' sharp script and direction, our correspondent says.

He worked well with young talent, as he demonstrated a year earlier in 1985, with cult film The Breakfast Club, starring Emilio Estevez and Mollie Ringwald.

In the high school tale, Hughes portrayed the lives of teenage Americans with dramatic, and comic, flair - and the box office returns were enormous.

'Quintessential filmmaker'

"Many filmmakers portray teenagers as immoral and ignorant, with pursuits that are pretty base," Hughes told the Chicago Tribune newspaper in 1985.

Matthew Broderick in Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
I am truly shocked and saddened by the news about my old friend
Matthew Broderick

"They seem to think that teenagers aren't very bright. But I haven't found that to be the case. I listen to kids. I respect them. I don't discount anything they have to say just because they're only 16 years old," he added.

Born in 1950 in Michigan, Hughes started out as a journalist and advertising copywriter before turning to script writing.

His biggest hit of all came in 1990 with Home Alone, which he wrote and produced, but did not direct.

The film made the central character, the 10-year-old Macaulay Culkin, the biggest child star for decades and grossed almost $500m (£300m) worldwide.

"I was a fan of both his work and a fan of him as a person," Culkin said. "The world has lost not only a quintessential filmmaker, whose influence will be felt for generations, but a great and decent man."

In a statement, Matthew Broderick said: "I am truly shocked and saddened by the news about my old friend John Hughes. He was a wonderful, very talented guy and my heart goes out to his family."

Actors pay tribute to John Hughes

Actress Molly Ringwald said: " I was stunned and incredibly sad to hear about the death of John Hughes. He was and will always be such an important part of my life."

By the mid-1990s, Hughes had disappeared from the public eye almost totally, though he continued to produce and write screenplays.

He wrote under the pseudonym of Edmond Dantes, a character in the Alexandre Dumas novel, The Count of Monte Cristo.

His credits under the name include Beethoven and Maid in Manhattan.

Dowd says Hughes will above all be remembered for a small number of movies which perfectly captured the spirit of 1980s America.

Pole Position Commercial! (Atari) - Weird Advert

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Monday, 3 August 2009

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Saturday, 1 August 2009

New Forum for John Williams, Spielberg and Lucas fans - join now!

We now have a forum.

thebeardedtrio forum

Its brand new so need everyone to join. So if you want to discuss something about Spielberg, Lucas or Williams or meet other fans then this is the place. There's also an off-topic section too. Its in its early stages at the moment but lets see it grow. If you want any topics added then feel free to let us know.

Join now and lets start discussing everything about the three masters.