Monday, June 30, 2008

THE COSMIC MAN - Paul Sawtell & Bert Shefter (1959)

I don't know why, I just love the fact that ABP used a chicken instead of something like a lion for their film openings!

Well, the whole site has been pretty 'Cosmic' lately, it must be in the stars, so why stop here?? From 1959, with an interstellar theme from maestros Paul Sawtell(One of the most uncredited composers of stock music in film history)and Bert Shefter(A composer of equal acclaim), here's "The Cosmic Man"!!!

"The Cosmic Man"is a well made, but sleepy little movie. You know, he comes from space, he's pretty cool, creeps around at night and is strange and scary if you don't get what's going on, but plays chess and heals crippled children in his spare time! I like this strange cat from outer space in his giant floating tinfoid ball, and John Carradine in his 40 millionth role does a classy job one more time!!!

It might just be a little too techincal for all you every day folks!!

And, Viola! For no apparent reason at all, Mr. Cosmic takes off a brief moment to do some peeping while he's out wandering around at night!!

Man, it's really frustrating when the cutting torch won't work on the stupid floating ball. The End!


Greg Goodsell said...

That is not a chicken! It's a ROOSTER!

Eegah!! and Tabonga! said...

If a rooster's not a chicken, what is it??

Anonymous said...

You dummies, a cock!

Anonymous said...

Is there a dowbnloadable link avilable? Thanx.

Eegah!! and Tabonga! said...

Hey Buzz, this one seems to be working just fine, same as always!

Anonymous said...

The thing that this film has going for it, over 1951s THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL, is that it is a story of love, compassion, and healing, rather than an angry and accusatory political screed with a "monster" named Gort (aka God).

This film reflects the kind heart and soul of the late Arthur C. Pierce.

KD said...

More thoughts...

Mr. Pierce and I wrote a story together, a few months before his death. It was an "official/un-official" sequel to THE COSMIC MAN. A healing story, as was the original film. More a healing story than a political speech.

Yes, the original TCM film is very similar to THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL, but that is mainly because Mr. Pierce had little time to put a story and script together to get a film made, when asked to write a script in 1957.

It started rolling only a few weeks after the shooting script was finished, on December 28, 1957. The film would be in movie theaters around the world 14 months later, after the production company, Futura Pictures, went belly-up and was picked up at an auction by Allied Artists, who sent it out in 1959 on a double-bill with another film they owned, THE HOUSE OF HAUNTED HILL! Think of it: a double feature, with one film a horror and one a sci-fi, one a "shocker" and one a "dreamer", one with Vincent Price and the other with John Carradine! Both films are long in the public domain (and don't let anybody tell you otherwise) for the public to enjoy freely!

So now, the sequel to THE COSMIC MAN will be filmed and presented online, freely as well. So, in the fall of this year of 2020, 33 years after the sad passing of Arthur C. Pierce, this new film will be produced and directed by the best friend and only protégé of Mr. Pierce...

It has been a sacred trust given to me in the years since, that the film would one day be made. At long last, so shall it be!


EEGAH!! said...

Can't hardly wait to see what you've got up your sleeve, but I guess I'll have to!

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