With all the fond recollections of the late lamented Larry Hagman’s role as J.R. Ewing in Dallas, I thought I’d chime in.
Except I didn’t watch Dallas.
I could share some vague recollections about I Dream of Jeannie, except that I remember Bill Daily a tad better and , frankly, it’s Barbara Eden that got all my attention.
To me, Larry Hagman will always be remembered as the director of either Son of Blob or Beware! The Blob, depending on which release you caught it under.
Directing is a big word here. The film is largely improvised. Reportedly, there wasn’t much attention paid to the script..or framing…or performances… (N.B.: However, the Cinematographer’s son took time to write me and say this wasn’t the case and that the final film is very close to the script. See comment below.)
In 1982, following the infamous Dallas “cliffhanger”, it was re-released with the genius tagline “THE MOVIE J.R. SHOT!”. I can’t top that which is why I’ve cribbed it for the title of this entry. (My first in over 6 months- I know. I’ve been dealing with a soap of my own.)
It was acclaimed as genius in France! So consider yourself warned.
So without further ado, here is the entire feature.
Thanks again , Larry.
Pain Level: 6/10
Quality of Pain: Gelatinous and sticky.
Painjoyment level: High.