Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Nothing Lasts Forever?

This happened in Sept. 2005, but I didn't have a blog then, so I have to play catchup. Back in 1982, when I was just a young pup, I did a film called Nothing Lasts Forever. It was a highly unusual film - way ahead of its time(or behind it, depending on your opinion) - and the studio, MGM, had no idea what to do with it, so they shelved it. It has been shown periodically over the years on TCM and other outlets, but other than that, it's a real cult movie, due to the fact that it was shot in black and white and color (like The Wizard of Oz) and contains appearances by Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Imogene Coca, Sam Jaffe and others. Then, in 2005, a young guy named Mike Streeter wrote a book about the making of the film and the film's director, Tom Schiller. This led to a screening of the film at Lincoln Center and a riotous Q and A session afterwards with Murray in rare form(if you'd like info about the book, or see pictures of the Lincoln Center event, click here). Afterwards, a bunch of us- Mike Streeter, Tom Schiller and his wife Jacqui, Laila Nabulsi(associate producer), Shade Rupe,Tom Davis, Bill Murray, myself and my wife Ling- went to a Greek place on the Upper West side. The place had stopped serving food,which made Bill grumpy(click on picture at right- l. to r. Murray, Nabulsi,Streeter, me), so he ordered pizza... for everybody. A special night in the Big Apple.


Blogger Jaclyn said...

Mmmmm, pizza! I liked reading your story.

February 23, 2006 11:29 AM  

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