Loved the article on the Bandit posters as I have one of the US originals hanging in my office. The one I found most odd, was the French version that depicts a pistol in Burt's hand. First no support in the war, now making our greatest American icon out to be a "gun toting villain". All this from the friendly peeps that brought us Peugeot, Citroen and Renault. Those vehicles alone should've been considered a terrorist threat. I'm sure if we research further, there's also a French drawing of the Fonz smoking a blunt and beating the hell out of Mrs. C or Joanie somewhere. The pistol incident has to be the last straw. Time to boycott and have some Freedom Fries America! Again, great article...
I agree Bryan, that was an interesting read. It is sad to see American pop culture turned inside out. For one thing it gives younger people a false impression of how those more innocent times really were. Elvis Presley has become a complete ugly cartoon of his last days, and little is remembered of his original image and humbleness. And yeah, the thing with Fonz totally distorts what his character really was about. Mrs. C was his biggest fan - and the only one who could get away with calling him Arthur!
Did Fonzy end up with magical powers by the end if the series? As for the poster article, not bad, a bit boring. Should gave gotten into more movie facts about the cars. Any modified, any left over?
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Direct from Hal Needham, the director of the movie..."Needham says the production got a total of five Trans Ams from Pontiac, but others involved with the production recall the number of Trans Ams at three (in fact, on the "Special Edition" Smokey and the Bandit DVD, Needham himself recalls it as three) and some sources peg the number at seven. But what's undisputed is that all the Trans Ams were destroyed over the course of the production."