Tag Archives: Gene Wilder

Funshine Friday: ‘Willy Wonka’ – ‘Pure Imagination’ Song (1971)

The weekend is almost here. Time for a ray or two of Funshine to warm our cockles. Here’s the wonderful Gene Wilder singing “Pure Imagination” from the 1971 classic, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. In the clip below, we … Continue reading

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Trailer Tuesday: ‘Blazing Saddles’ (40th Anniversary, 1974)

This Friday, February 7th is the 40th Anniversary of the release of Mel Brook’s classic comedy Western, Blazing Saddles. To celebrate the occasion, we have the original theatrical trailer on display for you below. Blazing Saddles stars Cleavon Little as … Continue reading

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Funshine Friday: ‘The Little Prince’ – ‘Be Happy’ (1974)

To lead us into the weekend we have a short, sweet and melancholy tune from Stanley Donen’s 1974 movie version of The Little Prince. The Little Prince motion picture was based on the 1943 novella by Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry and … Continue reading

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Trailer Tuesday: ‘The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother’ (1975)

Gene Wilder‘s directorial debut, The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother, hit theaters in December of 1975. The comedy starred Wilder as Sherlock’s brother, Sigerson Holmes, Marty Feldman as Sgt. Orville Stanley Sacker and Madeline Kahn as Jenny Hill. The … Continue reading

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Trailer Tuesday: ‘Silver Streak’

Comedic thriller, Silver Streak hit theaters in December of 1976 and ended up a top 10 money-earner for the year. The movie stars Gene Wilder as a book publisher (George Caldwell) who takes the “Silver Streak” train from Los Angeles … Continue reading

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Mood Music: Talking Heads, ‘Life During Wartime’

“This ain’t no party. This ain’t no disco. This no foolin’ around…” Talking Heads recorded their Fear of Music L.P in the spring of 1979 and it was released almost 33-years-ago-to-the-day on August 3, 1979. The first single from the … Continue reading

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