Robin Williams referred to the atmosphere on the set as "Stalag Altman". Nearly every time someone informs Olive Oyl that they owe her an apology, she says "what?! One of the storefronts in Sweethaven reads "O. Wottasnozzle was a character who appeared in the "Thimble Theater" comic "Sappo". This film is was a joint production between Paramount Pictures and Walt Disney Productions; the former released the film in the United States, and the latter had overseas distribution.
This film ended Paramount's involvement in the "Popeye" franchise, having released the animated cartoons, and outsourced production on some of the s television cartoons from King Features. Warner Bros. Released the same month as another film adaptation of an American comic strip icon, Flash Gordon which had premiered December 5, Ironically, both films were poorly received in the United States at the time, although later considered cult classics.
Late movie critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert gave the movie two thumbs up. This was Robin Williams ' only comic book movie. Screenwriter Jules Feiffer asserts that while Dustin Hoffman was attached to the project, he tried to get Robert Evans to fire Feiffer, but even though he was good friends with the actor, the producer refused.
During the song "Everything Is Food" in the Rough House Cafe, a bearded man is reading a newspaper with a Popeye comic strip on the back page. Bill Irwin 's debut cinematic appearance. Popeye is the only time Robin Williams had to play a well-established character in a manner familiar to the general public.
Even though he would go on to star in movies like Hook and Aladdin he was able to do them in his own unique style. The original vinyl soundtrack contains a song that never appeared in the final film. The song, "Din'we Bill Barnacle lament ", sung by actor Robert Fortier , was never heard or seen so where this fit in the film is unknown. The town drunk is named Barnacle Bill, after a 19th century drinking song "Barnacle Bill the Sailor".
There was a Popeye cartoon named Beware of Barnacle Bill It is also routinely called one of the best cartoon shorts of all time, having recently been placed 50 in the Greatest animated films of all time list.
It was also deemed "culturally significant" by the National Film Registry. Conversely, Robert Altman 's live action version of Popeye was slammed by the critics and was a box office bomb. The movie is notable for having many actors who would go on to become easily recognizable character actors.
Popeye was filmed in Malta. Two years earlier, actor Paul L. Smith Bluto had played the lead antagonist in Midnight Express , also filmed in Malta. Paul L. Smith and Linda Hunt later starred in the sci-fi epic Dune Consistency eluded My Favorite Martian in , but Al managed to gather great players and played quite a few club gigs while writing and recording.
By , the earlier MFM lineups fell apart and Al was again looking for some musicians. Mike was in between bands at that point, and liked the vibe Al was laying down so he signed on.
Along with wickedly handsome drummer Wade Glenn, they produced what was to be the most stable My Favorite Martian lineup. This lineup was leaner and louder than previous lineups, with Al back on bass after playing guitar in previous configurations. Al and the guys were very happy with the results and many LA club shows followed at venues including the Viper Room, Spaceland, and the Martini Lounge.
In June, they once again pulled in Sally Browder to produce what they hoped to be their first full-length album. With winding down, My Favorite Martian also wound down. Various reasons were given, but the guys just moved on. Soon after, Al left Los Angeles. Silence reigned until Al put together a My Favorite Martian comp together for his friends with help from brother Kurt in late Green Monkey recognized its brilliance and immediately made it Album of the Month!
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All hail AL! They were gracious enough to give me a few hours to record a couple of songs, one of which being Sand Point Way, pt. This led to a publishing deal with Rondor Music, and the forming of a real live band to play the songs.
I put together a kick ass little power trio with Mike Dimkitch on guitar and Wade Glenn on drums. In the Summer of , we hit the studio yet again. This time with seasoned producer Sally Browder.Raymond said, “I washed my white vinyl fence with dish soap and a sponge. I used a scrub pad, which I thought was non-abrasive, in areas where there were bird dripping stains. I noticed there were tiny scratches and the shine was dulled. Is there anything I could do to bring the shine back?” Table [ ].