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Rare Screenplays from Subterranean Cinema

Film as a Subversive Art – Amos Vogel

About a decade ago, for my original “Subterranean Cinema” site, I created an internet version of the classic Amos Vogel book, “Film as a Subversive Art”. Ive located a site online with a PDF version of my adaption! It is … Continue reading

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Rolling Thunder – Paul Schrader – screenplay

Rolling Thunder (1977) is a cult classic, directed by John Flynn, and starring William Devane (Charles Rane) and Tommy Lee Jones (Johnny Vohden) as two POWs who return home after seven years of horrific captivity in a Vietnamese prison camp. … Continue reading

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El Topo – A Book of the Film

This is a PDF version of the web adaption that I created for my original “Subterranean Cinema” website, with the complete text of the book + all images contained in it.  I located this PDF on a very obscure Russian … Continue reading

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Being Human – Robin Williams – screenplay + fan edit

In the tragic history of maltreated cinema, I can think of no worse example than the 1994 film by Bill Forsyth, “Being Human”.  The director of “Gregory’s Girl” and “Local Hero” wrote a fantastic screenplay about the gentle soul of … Continue reading

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Atuk – Sam Kinison – screenplay

This is one of the most infamous scripts in the history of Hollywood. I think it is a very funny screenplay that would have been a good vehicle for Sam Kinison, who it was obviously adapted for (the numerous “Oh! … Continue reading

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The Passion of Andy Kaufman – 2.5 hour tribute film

I created this “fan tribute film” in 2006 to counter what I saw as an idiotic, leering, overacted, overly cutesy, irritatingly overbearing performance in “Man on the Moon” (1999) by Jim Carrey, attempting to “act” like Andy Kaufman and failing … Continue reading

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Noble Rot – John Belushi – screenplay

For the first time ever presented in a public forum, you can now read the infamous final screenplay of Don Novello and John Belushi, “Noble Rot”. If you have ever read “Wired”, Bob Woodward’s compelling (and very controversial) biography of … Continue reading

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