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Update 9-5-2004 More whenever I can find the time! The Stack is now
about 7 inches high of slides and photos and articles!
A series pitch document used to
sell the series to network executives. A high tech rebel base? Love
between logan and Jessica? Sorties back into the Domed City? Secretes
of a series we really never got to see! Parts obviously lifeted from a
writer's guide to the proposed series.
New 2-25-03 On The Move With Logan's Run The Dallas Morning News
Tuesday July 5, 1975 A report of a visit to the set during the first
week of production in Dallas. Mentions of extras, the director, and the
stars of the movie. Obviously edited down from a larger story to fit
the avaliable space.
New 2-25-03 Russians Arive The Dallas Morning News
Saturday July 12, 1975 A report of a visit to Dallas of Soviet mayors
who happened to pay a visit to the set of Logan's Run. Special thanks
to mark Taylor for these great articles!
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The epic tale of Lego 5, a Sandman
Mini Figure whose job is to track down and disassemble those rebels
known as runners! An sweeping epic filmed in a scale so small that it
could only be told with childhood blocks!
Check out the official
web site for this motion picture as
New Carousel Participants picture posted today. Updated 2-14-03
New 1-23-03 Logan's Run: Re-Experiencing the Film by William F. Nolan
Page 1, 2, 3,4, 5, 6,
from Eric Popejoy!
Updated 12-29-02 Constume Page gains two 3-D rendered guns created by Gordon Carew !
Updated 12-28-02 New novel related tribute CD by various techno artists
avaliable at here.
New review here!
Updated 12-28-02 Constume Page gains 3 mroe costume designs from the Robert C. Yacncy Collection!
Updated 6-29-02 Night Visitors
Expanded Episode Guide page gets pictures!
New 6-23-02 6 new press releases and newspaper articles on the movie production page.
NEWS FLASH Lost
movie footage found? This was sent to me in
" I work in a dvd store in West Los Angeles right
next to 20th Century Fox film Studios. So we get alot of actors and
film producers that come in all the time. Anyway, the gentelman who put
together the special edition of Logans Run for laserdisc came in and
told me that just before they were done with the laserdisc they came
upon this extra footage- Francis tracking down a runner at the
beginning of the film and Jessica and Logan posing for box for an
ice sculpture. But MGM told him it was to late to put it in the
finished product. But that they would just wait until a new
version was put out. But it was in the Laserdisc Newsletter and
Widescreen Review that I actually saw it in print. Cant Wait."
3-23-02 Update No Further information. All the letters I wrote to DVD web
sites and Widescreen Review have gone unanswered.
Downloadable Audio Book read by
Willima F. Nolan himself avaliable at www.audible.com if you ahve been unable to find this audio cassette
collectable you can now at least listen to it.
Do not select the icon with the #1 if you download.. it sounds like it
is under watter!
The date is May 7th, 1976 and You Are There in SanDiego CA for
a special advance preview screening of the new motion picture form MGM
called Logan's Run. Ok, so you were not there, and you didn't get to
see it, and shortly thereafter the studio hacked a ton of stuff out of
the movie to make it shorter, and gain the film a PG rating. While the
cut footage no longer exists (it vanished mysteriously along with the
preview print) Fay Popejoy, a wonderful person, and soon to be presidenent of the LROoF, took along a cassette tape recorder into the theater and
recorded all the audio track of this preview screening. You only had to
wait 25 years to listen to this, so remeber where you heard it first.
The movie is divided up into 5 MP3 files. Each about 25mb in size. You
will need a MP3 player program to listen to them. And unlike Nixon's
missing tape, you can listen to these 15 minutes.
I28mb In the
first section you get to hear the deleted opening sequence where
Francis kills a runner in a residence pool. The citizens then applaud
the Sandman's shot. Other hilights include: A longer carousel sequence
minus the computer voice, more dialogue in Nursery, Francis' 'lastday
girl' cut completely form the film. Unfortunately, while filmed, the
other character in this deleted sequence, a girl on her way to her turn
at the Love Shop, is not present. Also not present are the Halucimill
sequences as most of the drug references had already been removed by
II27mb In this section of the film
Jessica talks about flameout as the ultimate thrill. Logan describes
the effects of Muscle. Francis announces he is going to Cathedral to
help backup Logan. We learn Holly's number is 13, and hear the infamous
longer Love Shop sequence which takes up the last four minutes of this
track,. Unfortunately the person doing the recording's tape also ran
out during this sequence.
conclusion of the Love Shop sequence reveals that just about 2.5
minutes was trimmed form this sequence. From 4:16 to 1:55! It may have
even been a few seconds longer as the person switched tapes. At Runner
HQ Logan has an interesting line to Jessica as he tells her the others
will be here soon and she should leave. You also get to hear Logan and
Jessica talk as they pose for the ice sculpture as well as all of Box's
IV25mb The Old man recites some
deleted cat poetry. The audience laughs quite a bit at his lines and
his role. Francis says a few different things before he dies. Old man
says a few deleted words after they bury Francis.
V17 mb The
return trip is mostly the same. There are some brief gaps in the sound.
One or two extra old man lines as they aproach the water gardens.
Missing is the computer voice calling people the Carousel. The
surrogration sequence is quite a bit longer than in the version we are
used to. The audience applauds at the end.
A new book about TV shows has a chapter all about Logan's run! Check it out here! or order it here
A fantastic film publication, Retrovision, is going to be
doing a retrospective on the Logan phenomena. You can check out their
web page at www.retrovisionmag.com Did they ever come out with the issue on Logan's Run?
Got more info to add? You can
e-mail the 'DigiVoop' or visit her main site here!
Subject: Excerpt from THE FILMS OF GEORGE
Excerpt from THE FILMS OF GEORGE PAL by
Gail Morgan Hickman
(published by A.S. Barnes & Co, Inc.
[Upon the release of THE POWER in 1968,]
for the next two years
George Pal concentrated his efforts on
readying LOGAN'S RUN for
the cameras, a story he had first become
interested in during
preproduction on THE POWER, in
The novel by William F. Nolan and George
Clayton Johnson takes place
in the future at a time when
overpopulation has become such a problem
that human beings are only allowed to live
until they are twenty-one,
at which time by law they are executed. To
make sure people die when
they are supposed to, the government
employs a group of professional
assassins known as Sandmen. The story
focuses on Logan, a Sandman who
has turned twenty-one and does not want to
die. Instead he runs.
Hence the title.
The novel was first brought to Pal's
attention before it had been
published. He read the manuscript, like
it, and suggested to MGM that
it would make a good picture. The studio
agreed. When Pal said he was
going to buy the rights to the novel, MGM
offered to buy them for
him. In addition they would give him a
Richard Maibaum, who scripted most of the
James Bond films, and a
sizable budget. Pal gladly agreed.
"Normally," he says, "I buy my own
properties. I option
it, develop it, and then offer it to the
studios. This one I
didn't. They made me such a good offer, it
was tempting. I said
okay." It was a decision Pal was to regret
Once the script was finished Pal mad
arrangements for the picture to
be directed by Michael Anderson (AROUND
THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS).
Hundreds of preproduction sketches were
made, and a shooting date was
set for the production to begin. Then
several management changes took
place at MGM. New management personnel
came in, and the studio
production schedule was reshuffled. In the
shuffle LOGAN'S RUN
But Pal did not give up. He presented his
project to the new
executives, won their approval and a new
starting date, only to have
the project cancelled again. In 1970,
after the production was
cancelled yet a third time, Pal decided to
end his relationship with
MGM and become a completely independent
producer once more.
In retrospect the situation was similar to
Pal's exit from
Paramount in 1955. Times were hard in
Hollywood. Rocketed by a series
of EASY RIDER-inspired, youth-oriented
failures, the studios were in
financial trouble, and the Hollywood money
belts had tightened
considerably. Science fiction and fantasy,
always considered a risk,
were now felt to be box-office
Ironically, five years later in 1975, MGM
decided to produce
LOGAN'S RUN after all, starring Michael
York, with Michael Anderson
directing, but without Pal's involvement
whatsoever. Pal was
extremely disappointed in this turn of
events. In the intervening
years he had continually approached Saul
David, the MGM story editor,
about revising the project, only to have
David appointed producer of
the new version. Instead of Maibaum's
script, a new screenplay by
David Zelag Goodman was written which
changed the concept
considerably and cut some of the best
parts of the novel.
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