We had some technical difficulties with last week's 6 p.m. Shuffle Function show, and so the show we taped for last week is airing tonight. So when you hear me ask for your Elvis requests to play on tomorrow morning's show, please ignore it. That was soooooooooo last week.
While I'm here, I thought I'd pass along something to all the movie geeks out there. If you listen to the show, then you know that I am in the middle of a love affair with films of the 70's. I have been watching a ton of films for the last 4 months or so, and revisiting some favorites, and I have seen the following name pop up over and over again, Vilmos Zsigmond. Now if that name doesn't ring any bells, I don't blame you. He isn't an actor, and he isn't a director, but his footprints can be seen all over some of the best films to come out of that decade. Zsigmond is a cinematographer who came to the United States from Hungary in the late 50's.
Zsigmond continues to work in Hollywood, but just look at the work he did in the 1970's!
McCabe and Mrs. Miller
The Long Goodbye
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
and a little film called THE DEER HUNTER !!!
What an eye this guy has. If you are looking for something to do for the weekend, add these films to your netflix list, or hit up your video store (do these things still exist?). OH! If you watch Heaven's Gate, keep your eyes open for T-Bone Burnett, drummer for The Legendary Stardust Cowboy on his first recorded songs Paralyzed and Who's Knockin' On My Door (and producer extraordinaire). He is a member of the band, along with Jerry McGee of The Ventures, Stephen Bruton who played guitar with Kris Kristofferson, David Mansfield (violinist) who co-founded Bruce Hornsby and The Range, and Sean Hopper who became the keyboardist for Huey Lewis and The News.
OH HOLY CRAP - GRIND-FU CINEMA FANS - Vilmos Zsigmond also was the director of photography for The Sadist!! Do you remember this creepy Arch Hall flick? Need a reminder? Here you go -