Saturday, 12 December 2015

Clue - 30th Anniversary


It’s not just a game anymore.
Studio: Paramount :::::::::: Release Date: 13th December 1985
Director: Jonathan Lynn :::::::::: Starring: Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn
Budget: $8M :::::::::: 2015 Equivalent: $17.8M
U.S Box Office: $14.6M :::::::::: 2015 Equivalent: $32.5M

Inspiration for a movie can come from all manner of places and over the years that list has expanded far beyond what many thought possible. Books and plays soon gave way to comics, short stories and poems as the basis for film, while real life events and mythology added further to the medium. The common theme was that there was a plot or narrative of some kind that could be adapted or expanded upon, no matter how flimsy the source. But when it was announced that Paramount Pictures were intending to make a movie based on the board game Cluedo, many thought Hollywood had really begun to scrape the barrel. Indeed, even the film's eventual director described it as "....the dumbest thing I ever heard.” when it was pitched to him in the early 1980s.