Wednesday, January 2, 2008

THE MAN WITHOUT A BODY - Albert Elms - "Nostradamus" (1957)

Albert Elms was the esteemed composer and conductor for this 1957 film, "The Man Without A Body." Albert went onto bigger and better things, as music director on TV's "The Benny Hill Show" and cult favorite, "The Prisoner," on top of a wide assortment of crime and adventure movies and other television shows.

The man working continuity on this film was named "Splinters Deason," and anytime there's anybody named "Splinters" working on a project, you can count us in! Splinters was born in 1913 and left us in 2001. I'm sure he was a very cool guy!

Nostradamus sez "I have always lived in the future!", but do you think his vision was clear enough to know it was only going to be his head?

OMG, Nostradamus, Dude, No, you can't go out like that!!!

I do believe it's a fact that like every disembodied head movie from the 50's or 60's had cool music, and Albert Elms made sure this one was no exception!

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Anonymous said...

THIS was also a favorite on Fright Night with Larry "Seymour" Vincent. I'll never forget the ending, with the head dangling from a rope .....

-- Greg Goodsell

Anonymous said...

"Splinters" was actually a very cool lady, and my grandmother! Her son, Ted Deason, went on to film some of the all time greats including 'Gandhi' and 'The Exorcist'. You could say it runs in the family...

Eegah!! Rodan! and Tabonga! said...

"Splinters" was a woman, whoa, how cool is that? I can only imagine how she got that nickname! It's always cool when family members check in, especially with corrections or other neat info, thanx a lot!!!! I guess I better go make a correction!!

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