Film: Demolition Man (1993) Rated: R Directed by: Marco Brambilla Written by: Peter M. Lenkov Robert Reneau Starring: Sylvester Stallone as John Spartan Wesley Snipes as Simon Phoenix Sandra Bullock as Lenina Huxley Nigel Hawthorne as Dr. Cocteau Benjamin Bratt as Alfredo Garcia Glenn Shadix as Associate Bob Denis Leary as Edgar Friendly
By Scott Knopf from HeShotCyrus
Pre-screening memories: The passion for Demolition Man was born out of a sense of Dredd to a young Scott. Judge Dredd, actually. The futuristic film (that was actually released after Demolition Man), co-starred a certain object of Scott’s affection — Rob Schneider. Kidding, it was Diane Lane, who Scott well documents on his blog.
The interest in that film led him to check out this misunderstood slide of cinematic cheese when he was but a young lad and he was soon taken by its addictive qualities.
Though it is hardly considered a masterpiece, it is a film that never takes itself seriously, knows what it is and what it offers and proceeds to do just that.
But it started as quite a different film and we were fortunate enough to be joined by co-star Glenn Shadix, who not only informs us about the metamorphosis, but give us plenty of backstage stories to help us all fully appreciate the film.
Demolition Man is a bit of a cheat by Natsukashi standards, in that we typically like distance between viewings of our films, but Scott could not help jump at the chance to find out more about a favorite in his film library.
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Our featured guest: Glenn Shadix
Glenn returned to Natsukashi fresh from his visit from the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival to recollect on the rather colorful filming of this Sylvester Stallone comedic sci-fi flick, in which he played Nigel Hawthorne’s somewhat faithful charge, Associate Bob. As always, Glenn adds much to our understanding and appreciate of the film in general and his role in specific.
He speaks with reverence of his co-star, the late Nigel Hawthorne, the last-minute switch we provided Sandra Bullock one of her earliest on-screen roles, and what it was like to work with Stallone, Snipes and producer Joel Silver, known for such blockbuster action flicks as Lethal Weapon, The Matrix, and Die Hard.
You can certainly keep up with Glenn on his personal site, GlennShadix.com.
Thanks again, Glenn. We send many joy-joy greetings your way. Be well.