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Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ Being Adapted Into Stage Musical
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Director Guillermo del Toro‘s haunting and beautiful Pan’s Labyrinth is one of the truly great films of the past decade. Now the movie is on its way to a second life, this time as a stage musical.

Del Toro, as if not already insanely busy with other things, has been working on the adaptation for four years now, interviewing and finding the talent to make it happen. He’s also already written the book—or libretto: the narrative structure that keeps a musical from just being a concert with people doing random things on stage, basically—with Jeremy Ungar.

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The Geeks Of Doom Round Up 15: The Tarantino Edition
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The Geeks Of Doom Round Up 15: The Tarantino Edition

The fifteenth episode of The Geeks Of Doom Round Up is here, and Andy takes a look at the trailer for the upcoming film called Django Unchained directed by Quentin Tarantino starring Jamie Foxx. For our music selection this week, Greg continues the Tarantino theme, bringing in the latest Pogo song taking elements from the classic Pulp Fiction into a tune called Lead Breakfast.

Later, we take a look at the upcoming documentary release focusing on songwriter Paul Williams called Still Alive. We also look at plans by filmmaker Seb Hunter to bring the concept of The Elder by KISS into a post-apocalyptic movie.

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Check Out The Trailer For The New Documentary ‘Paul Williams: Still Alive”
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Paul Williams

Paul Williams, who has had a successful career as a songwriter which has been overshadowed by a sort of campy reputation, is the subject of a new documentary, aptly entitled Paul Williams: Still Alive, which is currently running in New York City and was released in Los Angeles this past Friday with a national release to follow shortly.

Williams, with his bespectacled golden-tressed look and diminutive size, was almost like a regular schlocky renaissance man of the 1970s. He won multiple Grammy awards and even an Academy Award for his songwriting. He’s responsible for The Carpenters “We’ve Only Just Begun,” the sappy yet irresistible ode which almost singlehandedly and arguably ushered in the mellow vibes of the 1970s. He co-wrote Barbara Streisand’s “Evergreen” and “The Rainbow Connection,” the guiltily pleasurable anthem of the original Muppet Movie from 1979. Williams was the star of the early Brian De Palma 1974 cult classic film The Phantom of the Paradise. He appeared on the Johnny Carson incarnation of The Tonight Show countless times during the 1970s, almost to the point of being a fixture of that program. And he also made appearances on TV shows as diverse as The Odd Couple and The Muppet Show respectively. Currently, he’s the President of ASCAP. Not bad for a guy who gets easily dismissed so often as a default product of the cheesy variety.

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