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Title : Scrooged (5/10) Movie CLIP - Taxi Ride From Hell (1988) HD
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I like how Frank’s shown on every North American poster holding a cigar and the cab driver smokes more than he does. I’ve seen this movie 3x and I can’t think of one scene where Bill Murray even holds a cigar let alone is seen smoking one. Which is ironic considering how much of a big shot the character is and the fact that it was the 1980s
I think it's funny how usually the Ghost of Christmas Past is presented as an ethereal, androgynous or childlike figure, and in this movie they went for a cigar-smoking taxi driver. Then, the Ghost of Christmas Present is usually a big jovial guy but in this movie it's a fairy-like lady who likes to play it rough. :D
Sam Kinison was going to play this role, but Bill Murray intervened because he was friends with David Johanson. At the time, David was going by the stage name "Buster Poindexter", performing as a cabaret singer. His biggest hit was a cover of "Hot, Hot, Hot," which charted around the time the movie was made. Bill Murray appeared in the music video.
You know, these ghosts would logically be the same ones in the Charles Dickens novel.
Taxi driver, sugar plum kink-fairy and tall, cloaked demon-weirdo and all.
Wonder if they were always like this with their personalities, or adapted to modern culture as time went on.
I'm curious because I'm writing characters who have been around since the beginning of Earth, who have also adapted to modern culture... :/
I genuinely think David Johansen should have won and Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the Ghost of Christmas Past. The dude isn't even a full time actor, he's a musician.. and here he is NAILING the performance of a wise-cracking old decrepit ghost from New York who seems to get a kick out of everything bizarre. Phenomenal performance!!
I will curse all the chariots falsley displaying tlc plates city wide and that are playing games with mankinds future and countless lives. Every vehicle displaying these plates falsley and is of hells congregation will be forbidden from coming 6 miles from my self my vehicle as welll as all my family members and love from now on as well as any other vehicle that is being used to disguise a satan lovving heathen. The vehicles will be cursed with full panic attack energy the chicken atomic paranoia death heart all vehicles and person driving them that is anti christ