Παρασκευή, 18 Ιανουαρίου 2013

The Cast of Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Tobe Hooper, 1974)


The Cast of Texas Chainsaw Massacre  (Tobe Hooper, 1974)




As I have already mentioned the film “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” is one of the most successful independent horror films ever with a huge impact on horror cinema. The Production Budget of the film was very law and because of limited financial resources the majority of the cast are young actors.

Marilyn Burns – plays the part of Sally
Allen Danziger – plays the part of Jerry
Paul A. Partain – plays the part of Franklin
William Vail – plays the part of Kirk
Teri McMinn – plays the part of Pam
Edwin Neal – plays the part of Hitchhiker
Jim Siedow – plays the part of Old Man (also known as the Cook)
Gunnar Hansen – plays the part of superstar “Leatherface
John Dugan – plays the part of Grandfather
Robert Curtin – plays the part of Window Washer
William Creamer – plays the part of bearded man
Johny Henry Faulk – plays the part of storyteller
Jerry Green – plays the part of Cowboy
Ed Guin – plays the part of Cattle Truck Driver
Joe Bill Hogan – plays the part of Drunk
Perry Lorenz – plays the part of pick – up driver
John Larroquette – plays the part of narrator

Only Jim Siedow who performs the part of the old man know as the “Cook” was a professional actor, also Paul a Partai had performed in the past in a supporting role in Sidney Lumet’s “Lovin’ Molly” (1974).

After Texas Chainsaw Massacre Marilyn Burns went to play a role in the film “Eaten Alive” later performed the role of “Linda Kasabian” in the Manson Family TV biopic Helter Skelter (Tom Cries, 1976), in 1985 reunited with Edwin Neal in “Future - Kill” (Ronald W. Moore, 1985). Gunnar Hansen after Texas Chainsaw Massacre performed in the parody – horror film “Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers” (Fred Olen Ray, 1988). Jim Siedow played also a part in the sequel film “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and then he concentrated on his theater career. William Vail who plays the part of Kirk after Texas Chainsaw Massacre performed in Mausoleum (Michael Dugan, 1983) and Poltergeist.

 You can watch on video an interview of Marilyn Burns on youtube:







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Πέμπτη, 17 Ιανουαρίου 2013

The Soundtrack of Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Tobe Hooper, 1974)


The Soundtrack of "The Texas ChainSaw Massacre" (Tobe Hooper, 1974)



The Score of the masterpiece “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 

As I have already mentioned on previous relative articles “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” is an independent film project and it’s among the most successful horror films ever. Texas Chainsaw Massacre had a huge impact on industry and actually redefined cannibal theme movies and enforced the “last girl” concept on the horror genre.

Before The Texas Chainsaw Massacre  

On my previous article about “Origins and Inspirations” of Texas Chainsaw Massacre  I had mentioned that Tobe Hooper was influenced by the Wisconsin real crime cannibal case of Ed Gain. The same real crime case inspired also another one masterpiece of horror cinema the Alfred Hitchcock's film “Psycho” and after Texas Chainsaw Massacre the same real crime case inspired the masterpiece “Silence of the Lambs”.

I would like to highlight the fact that the soundtrack of Psycho is based dissonant strings and it was the trademark of the genre for many decades. Also, Psycho’s score is the most copied film soundtrack in the history of cinema.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is different


The score of Texas Chainsaw Massacre is a mixture of country songs heard on radio and they are used very cleverly to counterpoint the horrific visuals. Also during the scene with the extreme close shot of Sally’s eyes the music was played by Tobe Hooper and Wayne Bell from bassy rumbles through clanging cymbals to stings.

There are also extreme follies from animals like pigs and caws. But, the most influential of all is the revving and whirring sound of the ever – presented CHAINSAW.

Personal Opinion
 

The Texas Chanisaw Massacre  is a not just a film it’s a masterpiece. Students and film fans must study it frame by frame. It’s a unique project produced with low budget but huge passion, talent and unique point of view. Texas Chainsaw Massacre has a unique mood it’s summer and the weather is very hot, the plot structure of the film presentes in 80 minutes the innocence of the youth, the barbarism of a weird family and bizarre crimes somewhere into the unknown Texas.

Even, with limited resources Tobe Hooper produced an unforgettable film. All of as who love, study, write direct or produce films have to respect and follow film making rules of cinema geniuses like Tobe Hooper.


The soundtrack of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (Tobe Hooper, 1974) film consists of the following songs.

(1). “Fool for a Blonde” - Roger Bartlett  & Friends
(2). “Waco” – Timberline Rose
(3). “Daddy’s Sick Again” - Arkley Blue
(4). “Misty Hour of Daylight” – Arkley Blue
(5). “Feriade las Flores” – Los Cyclones
(6). “Poco a Poco No” – Los Cyclones
(7). “Glad Hard” – Timberline Rose

You can watch on youtube the “Fool for Blonde” song - Tribute to Texas Chainsaw Massacre


 

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Τετάρτη, 16 Ιανουαρίου 2013

Origins and inspiration for the Texas Chainsaw Massacre film (Tobe Hooper, 1974)


Origins and inspiration for the The Texas Chainsaw Massacre film (Tobe Hooper, 1974)


“Who will survive and what will be left of them?”


The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Tobe Hooper, 1974) is one of the most significant and box office successful horror films. Texas Chainsaw Massacre is an independent film written, produced and directed by Tobe Hooper the majority of film makers and actors   were students from University of Texas at Austin. The film Texas Chainsaw Massacre has a huge impact on film industry and it’s considered that redefined the “last girl” horror film concept.



Tobe Hooper's  inspiration for Texas Chainsaw Massacre



Texas Chainsaw Massacre is a “meat movies” according to a large number of very well established film critics and academics because the main concept of the film beyond the title! The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is not a film about Chainsaws and not a film about a massacre.  It’s a film about a cannibals family in Texas fictionalizing  the most bizarre crimes in American history through camera lens using “cinema verite” (documentary) film making style.

In the beginning of cinema the act of cannibalism was not shown on camera, films like “Dr X” (Michael Curtiz, 1932) and “Sweeney Todd:The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”  (George King, 1936) were the first films about fictional stories of cannibals.

Four decades later, in 1963 HG Lewis a southern independent filmmaker filmed the prototype for the gore, the legendary film “Blood Feast” and for the first time in cinema audience watched the cannibalistic intentions of fictional characters but there are restrictions to limb – lopping and tongue – pulling aplenty and there is no “human flesh consumed”. In 1972, Gary Sherman directed in London the film “Death Line” (in USA it was distributed) under the title “Raw Meat”. The plot structure of the film is based around the history of the “Man” a fictional character who was cannibal and he killed his victims in the tunnels around Russell Square tube station. In 1973 Fassbinder protégé Ulli Lommel directed the film “Wolves” / “Zaerlichekeit Der Voelte” the story of the film is about a true – life case of cannibal killer Fritz Haarmann.

Tobe Hooper’s idea about Texas Chainsaw Massacre                     


One Christmas during Tobe Hooper’s early life, the teenager Tobe Hooper was trapped in the hardware department of Montgomery Ward’s by the throng of seasonal shoppers. Tobe Hooper was looking around to find a way to escape he saw a chainsaw and immediately realized that the only way to get out from his trap was to use the chainsaw – the broad outline of the film’s plot and feel followed soon after.

The real crime case (cannibal case) of Wisconsin grave ripper and ghoul Edward Gein influenced the creation of Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Kim Henkel co written the script of the film and during one interview she revealed that a local real crime case known as “Candyman Murders” influenced the script development and the creation of the film Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Also, Tobe Hooper said that EC Comics influenced him for the creation of plot structure. 


You can see a Tobe Hooper interview about The Texas Chainsaw Massacre film series  




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Κυριακή, 13 Ιανουαρίου 2013

Andrew Bryniarski


Andrew Bryniarski - Leatherface




Andrew Bryniarski is an American film actor known to cinema audience for his portrayed as Leatherface  in the film remake of legendary “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (Marcus Nispel, 2003) and after the great commercial success of the film he played the character for another one time in the prequel film “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre : The Beginning ” (Jonathan Liebesman, 2006).  


Andrew Bryniarski started his career as a Bodybuir and he used to visit Los Angeles - California when he was discovered by a Talent Scout and his life changed forever when they offered him the change to participate in a film.

Andrew Bryniarski's films


1. Dragonfight (1990)
2. Necessary Roughness (1991)
3. Hudson Hawk (1991)
4. Batman Returns (1992)
5. Cyborg 3 : The Recycler (1993)
6. The Program (1993)
7. Street Fighter (1994)
8. Higher Learning (1995)
9.  Any Greg Sunday (1996)
10.Pearl Harbour (2001)
11.Black Mask (2001)
12. Scooby Doo (2001)
13. Roller Ball
14 Fre Fry
15. The Lob Paramilitary Christmas Special
16. 44 Minute : The North Hollywood Shoot Out
17. Texas Chanisaw Massacre
18. The Curse of El Chamo
19. Seven Mummies
20. Bachelor Party Vegas
21. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
22.Chasing
23. Silent
24. Bram Stoker’s Dracula’s Chest

On the following video you can an interview of Andrew Bryniarski







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Πέμπτη, 10 Ιανουαρίου 2013

Kane Hodder


Kane Hodder


Kane Hodder not just an actor and stuntman



Kane Hodder is known to cinema audience for his portrayal of “Leatherface”  in the third film of the The Texas Chainsaw Massacre film series. The film “Leatherface : The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III”  is the second sequel film of the initial horror masterpiece “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (Tobe Hooper,1974). Kane Holder also played the fictional character “Jason Voorhees” in four films from “Friday the 13th” film series “Friday the 13th Part VII:The New Blood”, “Friday the 13th Part VIII:Jason Takes Manhattan”, “Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday” and “Jason X”.

Kane Hodder also played the Character -Victor Clowley in films “Hatchet ” (Adam Green, 2000),"Hatchet II" (Adam Green, 2010) and Hatchet III.

Few worlds about Kane Hodder


Kane Holder is from California and he was born in fifties and he started his cinema career as stunt and actor in the film “Lone Wolf McQuade” (Steve Carer, 1983) and he continued his career until he was offered to participate in the movie ”The Hills have eyes” (Wes Craven, 1985) more participation followed until the milestone film for Kane Hodder’s career “Friday the 13th Part VII: The new blond” (John Carl Bluechler, 1988) a year later Kane Hodder  participated in the movie “Friday the 13th Part VIII : Jason Takes Manhattan” (Rob Hedden, 1989). In 1990 Kane Hobber portrayed the “Leatherface” character in the film “Leatherface : The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III” (Jeff Burr, 1990) and Kane Hodder followed his carer by performing as stunt in 72 movies and in 73 movies as actor.

to be continued

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Κυριακή, 6 Ιανουαρίου 2013

Robert Jacks






Robert Jacks was born in West Coast and especially in Monterey, California and he was 6 feet and 3 inches (1,91 m) and he is known to all friends, fans and supporters of cinema for his part in the third sequel horror film “Texas Chainsaw Massacre : Next Generation” (Kim Henkel,1994).

Unfortunately Robert Jacks died one day short of his 42and birthday on 8 August, 2001.


Robert Jacks’s Filmography


1. Slacker (Richard Linklater, 1991)




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Bill Johnson


Bill Johnson - the man behind the Leather mask




Bill Johnson was born in fifties in Texas (Austin) and he is known to cinema fans and film industry for his participation in the horror sequel film “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2” (Tobe Hooper, 1986).

Bill Johnson Texas Chainsaw Massacre II


Bill Johnson is  6,2’’ and he was chosen to play the legendary optical character “Leatherface” and he achieved to be recognized as one of the six actors to have portrayed the legendary character.

Bill Johnson’s filmography


1. Fast Money (Douglas Holloway, 1980)
2. Future - Kill ( Ronald Moore, 1985)
3. Confessions of a Serial Killer (Mark Blair, 1985)
5. The Texas Comedy Massacre (Marcus van Bavel, 1987)
6. D.O.A. (Annabel Jankel, Rocky Match 1988)
7. Paramedics (Stuart Mangolin, 1988)
8. Full Moon in Blue Waters (Peter Masterson, 1988)
9. Talk Radio (Oliver Stone, 1988)
10. Redboy 13 (Marcus van Bavel,1997)
11. Crosswalk (1999)
12. Fall to Grace (Fay Ann Lee, 2005)
13. The Fantastic Escape (Mark Vittel, 2005)

Beyond cinema Bill Johnson is theater actor ans he plays in the local theater.

You can watch on youtube an intervies of Bill Johnson on Texas Chainsaw Massacre reunion





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