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Buried Treasure Of The Week: FOUL PLAY (1978) - Hitchcock Gets The Giggles

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THE FRENCH CONNECTION, THE EXORCIST, 2001 ... and FOUL PLAY?  Hey, don't laugh. Well, DO!  It IS a comedy, but a comedy which, like a handful of seminal films, have gone on to set cinematic trends and define a genre forever.  Written & directed by HAROLD & MAUDE and SILVER STREAK film scribe Colin Higgins, with FOUL PLAY the plot heavy Hitchcock-ian thriller and laugh-out-loud comedy would fuse so successfully (both critically and financially) a new wave of comedy "cross-genre" films would emerge in it's wake, hits such as THE IN LAWS, GHOSTBUSTERS, 48HRS. and BACK TO THE FUTURE.

Get the inside story on the making of this comedy / thriller classic, as well as Colin Higgins' meteoric rise from chauffer / pool cleaner to one of the most powerful film makers in 80s era Hollywood; and how he'd leave behind a charitable legacy which 30 yrs. later (as did his films) continues to influence and effect change.

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* THE COLIN HIGGINS FOUNDATION: http://www.colinhiggins.org/about/
* "THE GRINDHOUSE: With Craig & Jim" on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheGrindhouseWithCraigJim

* THE GULLCOTTAGE / SANDLOT Film Blog - Film Reference Library: http://gullcottageonline.com/