FROM AMBLIN ENTERTAINMENT
FLINTSTONES IN VIVA ROCK VEGAS
MARK ADDY as Fred Flintstone
STEPHEN BALDWIN as Barney Rubble
KRISTEN JOHNSTON as Wilma Slaghoople
JANE KAROWSKI as Betty O' Shale
JOAN COLLINS as Pearl Slaghoople
THOMAS GIBSON as Chip Rockefeller
ALAN CUMMING as Gazoo / Mick Jagged
HARVEY KORMAN as Colonel Slaghoople
ALEX MENESES as Roxie
Director of Photography - Jamie Anderson
Art Director - Bradford Ricker
Music by David Newman
Screenplay- Deborah Kaplan/Harry Elfont/Jim Cash/Jack Epps Jr
Edited by Kent Beyda A.C.E
Executive Producers - Hanna & Barbera
Produced by Bruce Cohen
Directed by Brian Levant
|IT'S DAME ENDA SLAGHOOPLE!|
(C) 2000 UNIVERSAL 89MINS REG 1/2 DVD'S UNIVERSAL
|PEARL ADVISES WILMA|
"I like things that creat happiness and there is nothing in my mind that makes you smile as much as the imagery of 'The Flintstones'. Our goal was to find people who not only physically resembled the characters, but who also embodied their spirit and then to redefine them."
|JOAN CHECK THE RUSHES WITH DIRECTOR BRIAN LEVANT|
"I looked at the original animated 'Flintstones' and watched Jackie Gleeson in 'The Honeymooner's', since Gleeson's character and Fred possess the same qualities and faults. They are both big hearted and big mouthed, they don't think before they speak, they get into all manner of scrapes."
'3rd Rock From The Sun', star Kirsten Johnston plays Wilma and she enjoyed the experience...
"I love to create new characters and Wilma is so different from what she ends up being. She is very innocent and naive. She has been protected and lived a very wealthy sheltered life. I have never played an ingenue before and one of the great things about the part is I get to do my own stunts. I love doing physical comedy."
|DARLING! HOLD STILL AND YOU WON'T CRACK UP!|
"In creating Rock Vegas, we wanted to expand beyond the Flintstones world of stone, bone and lava. We wanted to introduce new elements and vary the palette. We had hundreds of people in a 40,000 square foot warehouse, making moulds and manufacturing cups, glasses, silverware and clothing."
|JOAN ON SET WITH HER MORE ANIMATED CO-STAR!|
"I think they were looking for outrageous, flashy clothes and someone who wasn't afraid to just take the risks and go completely over the top. I mean what does couture of BC look like? So many elements go into achieving the look. All the jewellery are stones that have been cast. Everything was made.. The costumes are sewn, but all the seams of leather are glued together and then very narrow strips of leather are threaded through the holes that are punched in the leather, so technically they are all sewn by hand."
|DARLING! HE JUST RAINED ON MY PARADE!|
'Undemanding tots will adore this Jurassic lark, which overflows with prehistoric puns. CG dinos and colourful sets and costumes. Adults, however may be harder to please, though they will no doubt relish Joan Collin's game turn as Wilma's mother. Still fans of the original series should enjoy comparing the new stars with two dimensional counterparts. However Brian Levant and his four screenwriters weaken the scenario by having a pint sized green skinned ET named The Great Gazoo, passing comment on things. But ignore Gazoo, chances are you'll have a gay old time!"
|DARLINGS! I HAVE A BONE TO PICK WITH YOU!|
'A cheerful prequel to the 1994 hit, has a new downmarket, but better chosen cast and a story that must have seemed dated in the paleolithic era! Joan Collins plays Wilma's snobbish mother, she looks great and attacks her first big screen role in years as if it were Noel Coward!'
|FEATHERS WILL FLY IF PEARL DOES NOT GET HER OWN WAY!|
'Watching this new 'Flintstones' prequel is just like being at Universal Studios dinner theatre, only it's edited and there's a sense of camp, so palpable you can taste the velour of the costumes! 'Viva Rock Vegas', is a depressing show of how truly, madly, deeply outmoded Hollywood can be, as the film can barely decide, with it's lame slapstick and diet raunch, if it's aiming for kids or their folks! Wilma's mother is played by Joan Collins, who is histrionic as ever. Her scenes with Harvey Korman as her senile husband, are among the most dejecting pieces of pop camp ever filmed!'
|RARE TEST SHOTS OF JOAN...|
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