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An Interview with Larry Cohen




UPDATE: Only a few months after interviewing the great writer/director, Larry Cohen passed away, so we are keeping this interview piece up on the homepage a little longer so everyone gets to catch the excellent conversation we had with the legend...



If you love movies or TV, then you have watched something created by writer, director and creator Larry Cohen. He started selling scripts in the 1950s, invented TV shows in the 1960s like The Invaders and by the early 1970s, became a full fledged feature film director. Recently, someone finally made a documentary about his life and work called King Cohen, which is now out on Blu-ray (et al) and we recently got the chance to talk to the legend about his career, the industry and much more.


Nicholas Sheffo, FulvueDrive-In.com: I wanted to ask you about the documentary. When did you first hear about it.


Larry Cohen: They called me up and asked me and said 'sure, go ahead', just as long as I don't have to be involved or anything. I didn't want to be making the picture for them. They wanted to make it, I didn't want to interfere. I'm definitely a control freak. If I'd gotten involved, I would have told them how to do it. I didn't want to do that, [just] tell me what you want me to do and if you want em to contact anybody. They did all the contacting and they did all the interviews.


FV: I thought it turned out really good, the kind of documentary that could have gone on as a mini-series 'cause you've done so much work.


Cohen: On the DVD [and Blu-ray], they have an additional hour of interviews and stuff that are very good, some of the best stuff is on the extras.


FV: I wanted to ask about various works in your career and star with It's Alive, one of the great horror films is probably the biggest hit you had, did you originally do it with Warner Bros. or independently?


Cohen: It was kind of a [special] deal with Warner...


For the full interview, go to this link...


http://www.fulvuedrive-in.com/review/15341/An+Interview+with+Larry+Cohen




4K Ultra HD Blu-rays continue to grow...


Now out for nearly two years, 2160p Ultra HD 4K Blu-rays have picked up faster than the regular Blu-ray format (and not just because regular Blu-ray had brief competition a decade ago) and faster than DVD (the industry took a while to embrace that format, as few recall these days) and an excellent selection of players playing 4K better than any streaming service.


The High Dynamic Range/HDR feature that enhances the 2160p image has been joined by 12-color bit Dolby Vision staring with the original Despicable Me in 4K and the HDR group introduced HDR10+ this year, expanding its 10-color bit capacity for 2019. So far, regular Blu-rays have been included with the 4K versions in the following releases so far, which we were listing on this homepage until the list became too long. Now, you can consult the ever-growing listing at this link at over 200 titles and counting...


http://www.fulvuedrive-in.com/essay/14939/4K+Ultra+HD+Blu-ray+Reviews.



There is an illustrated anti-bullying book called DIFFERENT WORLDS, BEST OF FRIENDS that you should know about and we are very proud to bring to our readers, especially in light of recent political and mass killing events, so please check out more at this link....


http://www.fulvuedrive-in.com/essay/14255/New+Book+Against+Bullying



Thank you for visiting (and in many, many cases, returning) to our ever-expanding independent coverage of film, music & TV on Blu-ray and DVD, plus older formats like CDs, Super Audio CD, Blu-ray 3D and newer ones like 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray; a site that is 16+ years old thanks to all of you. Your input is always appreciated and we thank you for your support. For 3D fans, here is the link to our ever-expanding list of Blu-ray 3D titles in the format (well over 120 now for us & counting) and most of them so far have offered pleasant surprises:


http://www.fulvuedrive-in.com/review/11274/Blu-ray+3D+Reviews+List


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Art, Ike C, Charles Constantino on 56th Grammy Entry List


'Around the World' appears on the 56th Grammy Entry List in the categories of Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, and Best Rap Song.



Friday, November 15, 2013 - The Recording Academy has selected the original version of Around the World, the rap/sung collaboration by Art featuring Ike C, for inclusion on the 56th Grammy Entry List in four categories. Around the World appears in the entry categories of Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, and Best Rap Song. Members of the Recording Academy vote from the 56th Grammy Entry List for the nominees for the 2014 Grammy Awards.


Click here to listen to a clip of Around the World.


The Grammy Award for Record of the Year recognizes the artist; the tracking, mix and mastering engineers; and the producer. Chaz Peacock tracked Around the World. Charles Constantino and Chaz Peacock mixed the song. Garrett Haines mastered the Charles Constantino production of Around the World.


The awards for Song of the Year and Best Rap Song recognize the songwriters. Steven "Art" Williams wrote the rap lyrics for Around the World. Isaac "Ike C" Cummings and Charles Constantino wrote the sung lyrics. Charles Constantino wrote the music for the song. The Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration recognizes the artists.


Charles Constantino Publishing--a member of ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers--is the exclusive publisher of Around the World. CoreCre8, a division of Core Media House L.L.C., released the song. Core Media House cofounder and chief creative officer Charles Constantino produced and co-wrote the Somerhill recordings of Free Your Mind (Tara Na) and Today or Tomorrow. Both of the Somerhill recordings appeared on the 52nd Grammy Entry List in the categories of Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and Best Rock Song.


The original version of Around the World is available at Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, and other Internet retailers. The song is available in FLAC, MP3-320 and MP3 file types at CD Baby. On March 17, 2013, Around the World reached number two on the list of the bestselling MP3 songs in neo soul at Amazon.


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Click here for a PDF version of the preceding press release,

Art, Ike C, Charles Constantino on 56th Grammy Entry List.”

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The Best Film Magazine On The Market!



Though it is hard to argue the importance of film publications like American Cinematographer, Indie Slate, Cineaste or Moviemaker and what they deliver, but so much of film history and production is not being covered properly or of key films that deserve whole new audiences. If you love film, you'll love the new hit magazine Cinema Retro, which is getting bigger and bigger. You may want to see about subscribing now while supplies last on the latest issue. You can visit their site at:


www.CinemaRetro.com



"CINEMA RETRO" IS THE MAGAZINE DEVOTED TO CLASSIC & CULT FILMS OF THE '60S & '70S. WRITTEN ABOUT AND BY THE ACTORS & FILMMAKERS OF THE ERA. EVERY ISSUE A LIMITED EDITION COLLECTOR'S ITEM!


Their site offers film news you cannot even find on IMDb, Variety, Deadline Hollywood, The Wrap or The Hollywood Reporter websites. Then there is their amazing magazine, one of the best of its kind on the entire market and a must for any serious film fan, so good that many issues are selling out. One of the best issues yet, Issue #44 features Diane A. Rodgers examination of two of the first female action heroes of the big screen: Monica Vitti as Modesty Blaise and Raquel Welch as super spy Fathom.


Mike Siegel provides a rare interview with Marianne Koch, who recalls filming A Fistful of Dollars with Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood.


Lee Pfeiffer presents an exclusive interview with Stefanie Powers about starring in The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.


Dawn Dabell explores the exotic world of the Emmanuelle films, the first attempt to present erotica from a female perspective.


Actress Pamela Green talks to Tim Greaves about the challenge of appearing in Michael Powell's notorious Peeping Tom.


Lee Pfeiffer analyzes the British comedy/drama Take a Girl Like You with Hayley Mills as a young virgin trying to cope with the sexual revolution- as well as would-be seducers Oliver Reed and Noel Harrison.


Gareth Owen pays tribute to the late producer Betty Box, who broke the glass ceiling in the British film industry with the Carry On films.


Olivia de Havilland is a gutsy lady trying to outwit killer James Caan in Lady in a Cage.


Dolores Hart, Pamela Tiffin and Lois Nettleton are high-flying single women who seek love and adventure as "stewardesses" (remember that quaint term?) in the 1960s romantic comedy Come Fly with Me.


Plus Raymond Benson's "Cinema 101" column, Darren Allison's news about the latest soundtrack releases and extensive reviews of new Blu-ray and DVD releases.


They also have an amazing one-shot limited edition issue on Dr. No, new Roadshow Epics Of The '60s special issue, the underrated thriller Kelly's Heroes is available while supplies last (their amazing issue on Where Eagles Dare already sold out, but a new expanded edition is in the works) and an equally terrific second edition on the Sergio Leone/Clint Eastwood "Man With No Name" Trilogy (A Fistful Of Dollars, For A Few Dollars More, The Good The Bad & The Ugly, being reissued on Blu-ray again with upgrades) with all kinds of rare stills, text and other items that make them serious collector's items, so be sure to check things out over there if you love movies.



In the meantime, FulvueDrive-in.com continues to be about providing the most direct, expert, detailed (without ruining anything for first time viewers and listeners, as we are not into spoilers), informative, fun, bold, vital information we can come up with. That fun, yet College-level and all accessible way in which we cover material here benefit all our readers. Some of them are getting the hang of our technical section, but others are starting to catch on. We are doing our best to stay on top of the latest releases and what is happening or being released that you may not have heard about. If it is something you know about, we will have information and observations you will get nowhere else.



Now for some other sites worth checking out...


Our writer Dante Ciampaglia's Crazy From The Heat blog is always worth checking out for comments on film, media and the world at large. You can read him up at:


http://danteaciampaglia.com



Daniel Johnson also has a solid movie blog. He is a fine writer and implores "For amazing movie articles, crazy cinematic lists, and riveting reviews go to Film Babble Blog!" The link is:


http://filmbabble.blogspot.com/



Continuing their winning ways is DVDBeaver, a site that covers Blu-rays, DVDs and films from all over the world like no other, and is one of the only other sites besides ours to do so. Their link is:


www.DVDBeaver.com


We believe that we are one of the few sites that manage to cover both the technical parts of filmmaking, as well as the content and form of the films themselves more thoroughly than you would usually find on other sites or in print. They have reviews as well, but our favorite section is their ever-growing Blu-ray/DVD Comparisons section, which features very technical details on several versions of a given film. Often, they are even from different DVD Regions and Blu-ray regions, but they are always accompanied by still images from each DVD covered. Gary W. Tooze's site is everything the net is supposed to deliver and we will be adding anything we can to contribute to their efforts as they do ours.



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