11/07/2004: Where there's a will, there's a way...
I've got Turner South on right now, basically so I don't get lost in something I'm doing and forget to tune in at 7 local when The Shootist (one of my all time favorites) comes on.
Right now, they're showing The Quick and the Dead, which is directed by one of my all time favorite directors, Sam Raimi. Fans o'Sam know that one of his directorial trademarks is that he always includes, somewhere in all of his movies (to date, at least), at least a shot of his beige 1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88. That would seem to pose a problem in The Quick and the Dead, since that picture is a Western. Nonetheless, Sam managed it... of sorts. From the IMDB's trivia for the movie we learn this:
For obvious reasons, this is the only Sam Raimi film to date (2002) where his trademark beige 1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88 doesn't appear in its original form. However, according to Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi's trademark beige 1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88 makes an appearance in the form of a wagon's chassis. He claims the car was disassembled and the chassis was used for the wagon.All it takes is motivation and a little ingenuity.
Len on 11.07.04 @ 06:44 PM CST