TV Fact #186 – April 28th, 2015:

The musical comedy-drama miniseries “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” (2008) was written by writer/director Joss Whedon, his brothers Zack Whedon (a television writer) and Jed Whedon (a composer), and writer/actress Maurissa Tancharoen (Wife of Jed Whedon). The team wrote the musical during the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike with the idea being to create something small and inexpensive, yet professionally done, in a way that would circumvent the issues that were being protested during the strike. This was easier than you think.

Joss Whedon funded the project himself at just over $200,000 and the songs were recorded in a small studio set up in Joss Whedon’s loft. The film itself was shot in Los Angeles, with five locations on one soundstage, and one day of filming at the Universal Studios backlot street set, including the scenes of the van heist, and the giant Dr. Horrible (Played by Neil Patrick Harris) crushing people beneath his feet. Dr. Horrible’s home, which was used for blogging scenes as well as the final party scene, is the house featured in the “Mad Scientist House” episode of “Monster House” (2003-2006).

As filmmaking is showing, it’s becoming increasingly easier and filmmakers are becoming far more clever in finding ways to make projects happen. As this now-very-popular miniseries shows…that can be a very good thing that can rise above the problems that the direct channels in the industry unfortunately do create sometimes.

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Movie Fact #735 – April 28th, 2015:

An uncredited Jeff Bridges sang his own song “Lost In Space” on soundtrack of the 1969 film “John and Mary”.

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Quote #735 – April 28th, 2015:

“Can we conclude that humans are more concerned with ‘having’ than ‘being’?”

– Morgan Freeman, “Lucy”

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