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Saturday, June 30, 2007

DORK WATCH

I don't think I'm the only one excited about Michael Bay's vision of machines from outter space kicking the crap outta eachother on Earth...

NEW YORK (AP) -- The new "Transformers" movie boasts a good cast, but it's got nothing on the original.

In a classic bit of movie trivia, the little-seen 1986 animated film "Transformers: The Movie" was Orson Welles' last film. Yes, that Orson Welles.

The filmmaking legend who remade cinema with "Citizen Kane" (which just again topped AFI's list of 100 greatest movies), directed "Touch of Evil," starred in "The Third Man," impeccably adapted Shakespeare to the screen and panicked the nation with his infamous radio broadcast of "War of the Worlds" -- concluded his career by playing Unicron, an evil shape-shifting planet moon...

...She recalls Welles telling her shortly before he died that he had spent the day "playing a toy."


It's interesting that the article doesn't say WHY Wells decided to take the job as a "toy planet." However, I think it certainly helps to grow the legend of one of my favorite childhood toys/shows.

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