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Trailers From Hell: John Landis on 'Mutiny on the Bounty'

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood May 21, 2012 at 2:28PM

The latest Trailers from Hell features director John Landis on the infamous 70 mm Marlon Brando "Mutiny on the Bounty."
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Mutiny on the Bounty

The latest Trailers from Hell features director John Landis on the infamous 70 mm Marlon Brando "Mutiny on the Bounty."

Here's the synopsis from the Trailers from Hell post:

Filmed previously in 1915, 1933 and 1935, this souped-up version of the Nordhoff & Hall maritime classic was the first movie shot and released in Ultra Panavision 70 (aspect ratio 2.76:1). The problem-plagued production was constantly being rewritten, and went through two directors plus an uncredited reshoot by another. Star Marlon Brando’s erratic behavior on the Tahiti locations caused the already troubled production to go overschedule and overbudget, and the resultant film was roundly derided in its day. But it’s still one of the last truly epic big studio spectacles and its polished craftmanship still entertains.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.