This is a nice boy. This is a good boy. This is a mother’s angel. And I want the world to know once and for all, and without any shame, that we love him. I’m going to teach you. I’m going to teach you how to walk, how to speak, how to move, how to think. Together, you and I are going to make the single greatest contribution to science since the creation of fire.
Young Frankenstein (1974)
In 1970, when originally offered the lead role in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory by director Mel Stuart, the great Gene Wilder accepted on one condition. “When I make my first entrance,” he explained, “I’d like to come out of the door carrying a cane and then walk toward the crowd with a limp. After the crowd sees Willy Wonka is a cripple, they all whisper to themselves and then become deathly quiet. As I walk toward them, my cane sinks into one of the cobblestones I’m walking on and stands straight up, by itself; but I keep on walking, until I realize that I no longer have my cane. I start to fall forward, and just before I hit the ground, I do a beautiful forward somersault and bounce back up, to great applause.” Asked why, Wilder said, “Because from that time on, no one will know if I’m lying or telling the truth.”
A new fan film about James Potter, Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, Peter Pettigrew and Severus Snape’s final confrontation after they graduate Hogwarts
New website just launched! Bios of the actors, crew, and a lot more!
Today is the first day of the Doctor Who World Tour, it’s a chance for fans and the press to get to meet Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman and Steven Moffat, and talk over what is about to happen in Season Eight, including the world premiere of the first episode, “Deep Breath.”
To celebrate the occasion, which began in Cardiff earlier today, and to prepare London travelers for the imminent arrival of the new season on August 23, Transport For London have devoted one of their passenger information boards in the Underground to a very familiar image indeed. [x]
And it’s not the first time!
(Thanks to Talia Kraines, lifeofatidball, and @RoxaneGrantArt for the images)
Fantastic temporary event in London…
And in years to come you might find yourself revisiting a few, but just the old favorites