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[tv] Saturday, 24 August 2013 : The program on tv tonight

Each day, we advise you to take 2 films to see on tv that night : a film on the set of strings and another, exclusively on TNT.

The program tonight : Nothing on the DTT channels and THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW on Cine+ Star.

  • ON TNT

No film unfortunately on TNT tonight !

  • ON OTHER CHANNELS

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

at 20.45

Card program

  •  Read our review of the film

A stormy night, the car of Janet and Brad, a couple of stuck that comes from getting engaged, fails. Forced to take refuge in a mysterious castle, they will make the encounters of its occupants, to say the least, bizarre that engage in strange experiments.

Technical data sheet

Achievement : Jim Sharman

Screenplay : Richard O’brien, Jim Sharman, based on the work of Richard O’brien

Main actors : Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick

Production companies : 20th Century Fox

Country of origin : United States

Genre : Film music

Released : April 14, 1976

Duration : 96 minutes

Anecdotes

• This movie that makes it a tribute parody of the films of science fiction, horror and B-series was a commercial failure at the time of its release. He reproached, in particular, to have a plot lacking, the ambience of a cartoon and a character too sexual. Despite this, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is now considered a cult film among the midnight movies and he enjoys a very wide audience of fans in the world. The first film market of the midnight movies to have been produced by a major, it is still part of the midnight movies, the best known and most financially profitable.

• The Rocky Horror Picture Show also holds the record for the longest theatrical release in film history. Over 35 years after the first screening, it is still part of the programming of several theatres across the world. It has also been picked up by Glee, the popular musical series.

• The filming location (Oakley Court) is that where the General de Gaulle did in 1940 his famous speech that is the Appeal of June 18.

• The tattoo “4711” on the right thigh of Frank refers to the water of cologne namesake who was very much in vogue in the 1970s in circles gay.

• The mouth of the generic is inspired by the animation of Terry Gilliam, which ensures the transition between the fourth and the fifth sketch, in the sixteenth episode of Monty python’s Flying Circus.

• Alan Parker is a tribute to RHPS in the film Fame (1980) where the heroes go to see a projection animated, Rocky Horror, and where the real Sal Piro made an appearance. In the remake, Fame (2009), it is during the auditions, at the beginning, that one of the protagonists plays a cult scene of Columbia.

• In season 3 of Buffy the vampire slayer, episode Effect Chocolat (Band Candy), the heroine exclaims, returning to a bar ” Let’s do the time warp again “.

• The film Scary Movie 2, Keenen Ivory Wayans parody clearly The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Tim Curry embodies, in effect, the professor Oldman, a sort of scientist-madman who claims to do a sleep study to bring together its young students (including Cindy Campbell) in his mansion. His servant, played by Chris Elliott, a character with a hand atrophied, is a clear allusion to the character of Riff Raff, played by Richard O’brien.

• The episode Creatures of the night Cold Case makes openly tribute to The Rocky Horror Picture Show, drawing inspiration from its frame, and the scandal it caused among the moralists conservatives and puritans at the time. Several songs from the film are even times in the episode and the ending parodies the end credits of the film. Barry Bostwick is also an actor in this episode of Cold Case.

• The series Glee tribute to the Rocky Horror Picture Show during episode 5 of season 2, through a totally reconstructed for Halloween, and a soundtrack associated with named “The Rocky Horror Glee Show” – in which are repeated for several tubes.

• Throughout the film, the viewer sees paintings known (at the beginning of the Time Warp have seen the painting American Gothic by Grant Wood and The mona lisa by Leonardo da Vinci).

• Britney Spears pays tribute to the Rocky Horror Picture Show in her video clip “Hold It Against Me” in the 2nd verse (vers 1,38 min) with the red mouth on a black background as it sings its tube.

• The famous mouth that can be seen in the opening credits is that of Patricia Quinn, aka Magenta. The voice is that of Richard O’brien, the creator of the RHPS, which plays the role of Riff Raff.

Source : Wikipedia

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