Monday, June 11, 2012

And Then There's 'Maude'

Trust the Gordon's fisherman

Like all kids who were trying to be cool in the '70s and '80s, I was obsessed with "Harold and Maude," the ultimate cougar flick. Now with a restored Criterion Collection DVD and Blu-ray set for release on Tuesday, The New York Post revisits the cult classic, with fascinating details including: the original cut was three hours long ("It was long and tedious," said producer Charles Mulvehill. "You wanted to slug Maude!"); Elton John was originally asked to do the soundtrack (he passed, and Cat Stevens music was used instead); and that a curse seemed to follow many of the people associated with the film (AIDS, cancer and a near-fatal car wreck). Read more HERE.

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