So excited to talk with James V Hart this week! James is the screenwriter of one of my all-time favorite movies, “Hook”! He also wrote “Muppet Treasure Island” along with other great films like “Bram Stoker’s Dracula”, “Contact”, and “August Rush”. And he was the creator of the show “Crossbones” for NBC a couple years back.
We go deep on “Hook” in this talk and get the real background of how the film came to be made. There’s a lot of incorrect information on the net and we set straight here. We dig into the difficulty of casting Kermit the Frog in an appropriate role in “Muppet Treasure Island”. And we talk about how NBC destroyed “Crossbones” and turned into a totally different show than James sold them.
If you’d like to hear the episodes of “Being Blackbeard”, the Crossbones podcast I did while the show was airing, there’s a link to the zip file in the show notes for Ep 9 plus a fun interview with cast member Ezra Buzzington.
And here’s a link to the episode of Defend Your Movie about “Hook” that I mentioned during the show.
Heads up! I’m coming to Orlando, FL Nov 3-4, 2017 to do two comedy shows! Click here to get $10 tickets.
Today’s show is sponsored by:
TeePublic – This is a great company that works with independent tshirt artists to get their work out to the world and pay them fairly for it. I’ve personally curated a selection of 100 really cool pirate tshirts that you’ll love. You’ll get a super cool shirt AND support both the artist and Under The Crossbones! Check out the selection at: http://www.underthecrossbones.com/shirt
You can get my latest comedy special, “Pretty From The Back”at http://bit.ly/prettyfromtheback
Support the show!: http://www.UnderTheCrossbones.com/support