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Ricou Browning was a Florida-based film maker. Originally a student at FSU and a life guard at Wakulla Spring when acquaintance Newt Perry hired him to show around Universal executives, then scouting locations for "Creature From the Black Lagoon." They eventually hired Browning to play Creature (Gill Man) for the underwater scenes in all three Creature films. He parlayed that experience into more acting, producing and directing, usually for Ivan Tors Studios. His credits include "Flipper", "Thunderball", "Never Say Never Again", and television's "Sea Hunt."
Creature from the Black Lagoon is a monster horror film directed by Jack Arnold, and starring Richard Carlson, Julia Adams, Richard Denning, Antonio Moreno and Whit Bissell. The eponymous creature was played by Ben Chapman on land and Ricou Browning in underwater scenes. The film was released in the United States on March 5, 1954. From the State Archives of Florida
According to Variety streaming service HULU will be bringing Erik Larson’s, “The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair That Changed America,” to our screens.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese will executive produce the project with Paramount Television.
If you haven’t heard the thrilling true tale, read the book, or have missed the documentaries - it’s the tale of how two men were linked together by the 1893 Columbian Expedition, AKA the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893. The men, Daniel H. Burnham - the architect, and Henry H. Holmes, a doctor who built something else, a murder factory, posing as a hotel near the fair grounds.
This new development news comes after a decade of ‘development limbo’ after DiCaprio purchased the rights with the intent to adapt it into a film. At one point in 2004, Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner had an option on the project.
From lightsabers, to Chewbacca's growl, or Stormtroopers blasters missing their targets, the Star Wars saga is full of countless iconic and instantly recognizable sound effects. Many of these effects were created by sound designer Ben Burtt, who’s classic footage of creating the sound of the Millennium Falcon malfunctioning just went viral. It’s a great reminder of how important Sound Design is in the process of telling a great story.
Here’s a fun and handy conversion chart for our friends and clients in the Chicagoland area today. Hopefully this message finds you in a warm, comfortable place today!