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Stuart Gordon (born August 11, 1947) in Chicago, Illinois) is a director, writer and producer of films. Most of Gordon's film work is in the horror genre, though he has also ventured into science fiction. Like his friend and fellow filmmaker Brian Yuzna, Gordon is a big fan of H.P. Lovecraft and has adapted several Lovecraft stories for the screen. August 11 is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... A film producer oversees the making of movies. ... Films are produced by recording actual people and objects with cameras, or by creating them using animation techniques and/or special effects. ... DVD cover showing horror characters as depicted by Universal Studios. ... Poster for The Day the Earth Stood Still, an archetypal science fiction film Science fiction has been a film genre since the earliest days of cinema. ... // Biography Brian Yuzna (born in the Philippines in 1949) is a director, writer and producer of films. ... H. P. Lovecraft Howard Phillips Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) was an American author of fantasy and horror fiction, noted for giving horror stories a science fiction framework. ...


Gordon attended the University of Wisconsin. In 1968, he produced a version of Peter Pan that got him and his wife arrested for obsenity. As Gordon desribed it in a 2001 interview: 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Statue of Peter Pan in St. ...

"I had been protesting against the war in Viet Nam, and got tear-gassed by the Chicago police, and it suddenly struck me that you could take Peter Pan and turn it into a political cartoon about the whole situation. So, Peter Pan became the leader of the hippies and yippies, Captain Hook became Mayor Daley, and the pirates became the Chicago police. We left all of the James Barrie dialogue intact, so when they all went off to Neverland they sprinkled pixie dust on themselves and think lovely thoughts, and up they go. That was an acid trip, which was visualized by a psychedelic light show that was projected onto the bodies of seven naked young ladies..." [1] Flower Power Bus Hippie (also hippy) is a term originally used to describe some of the rebellious youth of the 1960s and 1970s. ... The Youth International Party (whose adherents were known as Yippies, a variant on Hippies) was a highly theatrical political party established in the United States in 1967. ... Captain James Hook is the villain of J. M. Barries Peter Pan. ... Richard Joseph Daley (May 15, 1902 – December 20, 1976) was an Irish-American politician who served as Chairman of the Cook County Democratic Central Committee from 1953 and Mayor of Chicago from 1955, retaining both positions until his death in 1976. ... Sir James Matthew Barrie, Bt. ... Neverland is the fictional island featured in J. M. Barries play Peter Pan and subsequent novel Peter and Wendy. ... Pixie dust is the trail of sparkling material that often follows mythical creatures such as pixies and fairies in general when they are visually represented. ... D-lysergic acid diethylamide, commonly called acid, LSD, or LSD-25, is a powerful semisynthetic psychedelic drug. ... A psychedelic experience is characterized by the perception of aspects of ones mind previously unknown, or by the creative exuberance of the mind liberated from its ordinary fetters. ... The word psychedelic is a neologism coined from the Greek words for mind, ψυχη (psyche), and manifest, δηλειν (delein). ...

Gordon is married to Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, whom he frequently casts in his movies. Together in 1970, they founded the Chicago Organic Theater, for which Gordon also served as artistic director. 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ...


Filmography

As director

  • Bleacher Bums (1979)
  • Re-Animator (1985)
  • Dolls (1987)
  • From Beyond (1986)
  • Kid Safe: The Video (1988)
  • Daughter of Darkness (1989)
  • Robot Jox (1989)
  • Daughter of Darkness (1990)
  • The Pit and the Pendulum (1990)
  • Fortress (1992)
  • Castle Freak (1995)
  • Space Truckers (1996)
  • The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (1998)
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show (episode "Honey, Let's Trick or Treat") (1998)
  • Dagon (2001)
  • King of the Ants (2003)
  • Edmond (2005)
  • Masters of Horror (episode "Dreams In the Witch-House") (2005)

Re-Animator is the first in a series of films based on an H.P. Lovecraft story made in 1985 starring Jeffrey Combs as Dr. Herbert West. ... Dolls poster Dolls is a 2002 film directed by the Japanese filmmaker Takeshi Kitano. ... The Pit and the Pendulum is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe. ... Fortress is a 1992 film directed by Stuart Gordon. ... // The ancient god Dagon Dagon was a major northwest Semitic god, the god of grain and agriculture according to the few sources to speak of the matter, worshipped by the early Amorites, by the people of Ebla, by the people of Ugarit and a chief god (perhaps the chief god... Masters of Horror (premiered October 28, 2005) is an American horror television series created by Mick Garris for Showtime. ...

As writer

  • Bleacher Bums (1979)
  • Re-Animator (1985)
  • From Beyond (1986)
  • Kid Safe: The Video (1988)
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
  • Body Snatchers (1993)
  • Castle Freak (1995)
  • The Dentist (1996)
  • Space Truckers (1996)
  • Progeny (1998)
  • Masters of Horror (episode "Dreams In the Witch-House") (2005)

Re-Animator is the first in a series of films based on an H.P. Lovecraft story made in 1985 starring Jeffrey Combs as Dr. Herbert West. ... Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is a 1989 comedy film released through Walt Disney Pictures. ... Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a 1956 science fiction film. ... The Dentist is an American horror film released in 1996 . ... Masters of Horror (premiered October 28, 2005) is an American horror television series created by Mick Garris for Showtime. ...

As producer

  • Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (1992)
  • Space Truckers (1996)
  • The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (1998)
  • Progeny (1998)
  • Snail Boy (2000)
  • Bleacher Bums (2002)
  • Deathbed (2002)
  • King of the Ants (2003)
  • Edmond (2005)

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