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re: A little O/T but...

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Bart 08:44 am MST 01/02/07
In reply to: A little O/T but... - rockfenris2005 08:39 pm MST 12/31/06

I think Jim was very productive between 1977 and 1984.
After that he got lazy or something.

>
> Jim was (probably) at his most productive in 1984 and
> 1998. I can't speak for the theatre days, I doubt whether
> Jim even remembers them all, but he had a lot of work in
> those two years. 1984, after all, was the aftermath of the
> world success of "Total Eclipse" and "Making Love", both
> competing against each other for No. 1 ("Making Love"
> never quite made it to No. 1, did it? I was also of the
> impression it was No. 2, which is probably the reason why
> Jim gave it to Bonnie, in 1995, as a single. Perhaps also
> the reason he gave her "2/3" to deliberately put a pop.
> dance version on the charts and give it the No. 1 that
> song deserves, establishing full recognition of Meat's
> immortal version. God I love my theories, lol. Then again,
> don't we all?)
>
> Then again, 1994 seems like a very productive year trying
> to get back to movies. 1982, 1987-88 and 1991, nothing
> really happened at all. I think Jim did the Ian Hunter
> album (only the vocal arrangements of the title track
> though) in 1982, and I'm sure Air Supply released "Making
> Love" that year (The Greatest Hits compilation came out in
> '83. I have no idea why the actual song wasn't on any
> album; same as Barry's "Read 'Em And Weep")
>
> As for 87-88, 91, we can assume Jim was working on BAT II
> or ORIGINAL SIN which was occupying his time. Jim also
> talks a lot about BAT 2100 in the BAT II interviews,
> particularly in 1994, which is also the date of the first
> draft according to the U.S. copyright page. According to
> the trade-mark dispute, and the evidence it shown, this
> script came into a deal with Miramax for a major motion
> picture (the purchase of the screenplay was scrubbed out,
> presumedly because they didn't want prying eyes seeing
> it)
>
>


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