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The Wasp Woman [message #165435] Tue, 26 August 2008 11:10 Go to next message
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Originally posted by: Tom Carberry

I received my copy of "The Wasp Woman" on Saturday and enjoyed it
thoroughly. This is vintage Roger Corman from the late 50s. The movie
hadn't even started and Frank remarked that it starred Susan Cabot, the same
Susan Cabot that was bludgeoned to death by her retarded son--that sort of
set the tone for this one, which in my humble opinion (IMHO) was the best by
Cinematic Titanic so far.

Some of the more notable zingers were:

(The opening title showing the studio "Allied Artists--AA") AA--I just
talked to Bill W. and he refuses to be friends with this movie.

Hey, directed by Corman, so you know this was three days well spent.

Oh, this was back when Detroit made a nerdy pickup truck.

Look, what do you see? (An adult and doberman puppy) More problems for
Michael Vick.

All right, rats on smack--now we're talking entertainment.

If your gonna be a guinea pig, ya gotta SQUEEL like a guinea pig.

Lilly Munster had more subtle makeup.

Heroin, take me away!

Who took my activia, how am I going to poop now?

Which dosage should I use, the large, extra large, or the Belushi?

(The old man's pedestrian accident--offscreen) Oh, don't cheap out Corman,
roll a hub cap or something.

I love New York in springtime, it looks so much like Encino (California).

Oh, brother, she's shooting up again and I'm fresh out of heroin references.

Hi, my name is Janice and I'm a wasp juiceaholic.

Tom Carberry (#45505, and high marks for this one CT)
Re: The Wasp Woman [message #165436 is a reply to message #165435] Tue, 26 August 2008 15:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: jb000002

In <%1Vsk.76$z4.23173@okeanos.csu.net>,
Tom Carberry <jtj0012@134.139.2.10> shouted to everyone in earshot,
> I received my copy of "The Wasp Woman" on Saturday and enjoyed it
> thoroughly.

I'm sure glad I downloaded mine the day it became available and didn't
get around to watching it till yesterday. but I did enjoy it, or as
much of it as I remember through the haze of seasonal allergies and
their drowsiness-inducing medications.

> Some of the more notable zingers were:
>
> (The old man's pedestrian accident--offscreen) Oh, don't cheap out Corman,
> roll a hub cap or something.
>
> I love New York in springtime, it looks so much like Encino (California).
>
> Oh, brother, she's shooting up again and I'm fresh out of heroin references.

loved those in particular, as well as the one I can't quite remember
about the porch/head screen (beekeeper's headgear) and

"Number one: the larch. the...larch."

The Monty Python references are always my favourite because they tend
to catch me completely off-guard, but I wish they wouldn't always come
when I have a mouthful of food.

I also caught something of a re-run:
Joel(?), "Tormented": "I've got a headache this big, and it's got Bert
I. Gordon written all over it."
Frank, "Wasp Woman": "I've got a headache this big, and it's got Roger
Corman written all over it."

Jeff
Re: The Wasp Woman [message #165437 is a reply to message #165436] Wed, 27 August 2008 16:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On Aug 26, 3:38 pm, jb000...@mr-happy.com (JB) wrote:
> In <%1Vsk.76$z4.23...@okeanos.csu.net>,
> Tom Carberry <jtj0...@134.139.2.10> shouted to everyone in earshot,
>
>> I received my copy of "The Wasp Woman" on Saturday and enjoyed it
>> thoroughly.
>
> I'm sure glad I downloaded mine the day it became available and didn't
> get around to watching it till yesterday.  but I did enjoy it, or as
> much of it as I remember through the haze of seasonal allergies and
> their drowsiness-inducing medications.

Somehow I enjoyed this less than the others. The first had an aura to
it, perhaps because I was anticipating it so much, and the second had
a couple of things I laughed at. For this one, I think I smiled at
"Oooh, it's Sheriff Taylor, and he's got Opie's head in a box. Oooh!"
-Josh as Floyd the Barber (perhaps channeling "Barton Fink", too?) :-)

I'm now wondering if they are deliberately limiting their
"toolkit" (which in MST3K used to include methods like the
"underlining the situation" technique I remarked on recently). So
instead of comedy techniques A-J, they now run the gamut from A to B
(to borrow a phrase from Dorothy Parker :-)). It's an interesting
experiment, to see how how much comedy they can achieve with the
"restrictor plates" in place (to borrow a metaphor from NASCAR ;-)),
but I think the ultimate answer is going to be: Not nearly as funny
as the average MST3K.

-Doug Elrod (dre1@cornell.edu)
(Admittedly, I'm a tough case!)
Re: The Wasp Woman [message #165440 is a reply to message #165437] Wed, 27 August 2008 18:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: Tom Carberry

"Doug Elrod" <dre1@cornell.edu> wrote in message
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On Aug 26, 3:38 pm, jb000...@mr-happy.com (JB) wrote:
> In <%1Vsk.76$z4.23...@okeanos.csu.net>,
> Tom Carberry <jtj0...@134.139.2.10> shouted to everyone in earshot,
>
>> I received my copy of "The Wasp Woman" on Saturday and enjoyed it
>> thoroughly.
>
> I'm sure glad I downloaded mine the day it became available and didn't
> get around to watching it till yesterday. but I did enjoy it, or as
> much of it as I remember through the haze of seasonal allergies and
> their drowsiness-inducing medications.

Somehow I enjoyed this less than the others. The first had an aura to
it, perhaps because I was anticipating it so much, and the second had
a couple of things I laughed at. For this one, I think I smiled at
"Oooh, it's Sheriff Taylor, and he's got Opie's head in a box. Oooh!"
-Josh as Floyd the Barber (perhaps channeling "Barton Fink", too?) :-)

I'm now wondering if they are deliberately limiting their
"toolkit" (which in MST3K used to include methods like the
"underlining the situation" technique I remarked on recently). So
instead of comedy techniques A-J, they now run the gamut from A to B
(to borrow a phrase from Dorothy Parker :-)). It's an interesting
experiment, to see how how much comedy they can achieve with the
"restrictor plates" in place (to borrow a metaphor from NASCAR ;-)),
but I think the ultimate answer is going to be: Not nearly as funny
as the average MST3K.

I must respectfully disagree. I thought "The Wasp Woman" was on a par with
some of their better work from both CC and SciFi. Perhaps because I
actually like the movie as a stand alone.

Tom Carberry (#45505, and they should seriously consider "Not of This
Earth")
Re: The Wasp Woman [message #165547 is a reply to message #165436] Fri, 29 August 2008 01:57 Go to previous message
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jb000002@mr-happy.com (JB) writes:

> In <%1Vsk.76$z4.23173@okeanos.csu.net>,
> Tom Carberry <jtj0012@134.139.2.10> shouted to everyone in earshot,
>> I received my copy of "The Wasp Woman" on Saturday and enjoyed it
>> thoroughly.

> I'm sure glad I downloaded mine the day it became available and didn't
> get around to watching it till yesterday. but I did enjoy it, or as
> much of it as I remember through the haze of seasonal allergies and
> their drowsiness-inducing medications.

I, ah, still haven't seen it. I have this problem with buying
stuff online for some reason. It takes me a lot of deliberation to
work up to buying something like 'Strategy Six-Pack' when it has four
of the greatest strategy games ever in it that I didn't already have.
You know?

Maybe I'll get to it someday soon. I'm almost done watching the
third season of The Muppet Show, which turns out to also have another
body-swap scene, to follow up on a conversation allowed some peace.

--
Joseph Nebus
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