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10 Characters From Famous TV Shows Who Were Swept Under The Carpet

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In the world of popular culture, a dreaded disease exists called the Chuck Cunningham syndrome, named after the oldest son on Happy Days who tragically disappeared from the series without explanation. This disease often ravages innocent characters whose only crime was not being useful enough to the progression of a plot. On television, some characters suffering from Chuck Cunningham syndrome are major characters whose absence we notice and puzzle over (for example, Judy Winslow in Family Matters). More often than not, they are characters who, for one reason or another, just did not work when production of a series began.

Of course, Chuck Cunningham syndrome is actually the result of lazy writers who hope we will not remember these minor characters and will focus, instead, on the more well known and loved characters of a series. But some of us do remember, and we puzzle over
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Not Available on DVD: Wicked, Wicked

For better or worse, 3-D is here to stay but what of the one-shot movie gimmicks of yesteryear? House On Haunted Hill (1959) had .Emergo., a glow-in-the-dark skeleton that swooped over the audience at a key point in the movie. Earthquake had .Sensurround., massive Cerwin-Vega subwoofers that shook the theatres and for Polyester (1981), John Waters passed out self-explanatory .Odorama. cards. .Duo-Vision. was a split-screen technique used for the entire 1973 shocker Wicked, Wicked, a film as forgotten as it.s gimmick and one that is Not available on DVD. Split-screen is an effective story-telling device when used sparingly. Brian DePalma used it quite a bit in Sisters (also 1973) and in many of his other films.It was used intelligently in Woodstock (1970) and The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) but way overused in More American Graffiti (1979). Wicked, Wicked, where the device is used in 99% of the shots (only a couple of violent inserts and establishing
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Carl Rinsch to Direct Logan's Run

Carl Rinsch directing Logan's Run remake It seems a gestating sci-fi remake is finally back on track with a new director on board. Heat Vision Blog is reporting that Carl Rinsch has signed on to direct Logan's Run for Warner Bros.

The remake had attracted potential directors such as Bryan Singer, Robert Schwentke, James McTeigue and Joseph Kosinski during its long course of development. Rinsch took Hollywood by storm recently with his short film The Gift ( to watch Rinsch's short film).

It was said that Rinsch will be looking to hire a new writer for the film, which is a remake of the 1976 sci-fi classic Logan's Run, which starred Michael York and Farrah Fawcett. The film centered on a future society where everyone's death was pre-determined and "runners" tried to escape their fate. York played one of the "Sandmen" who hunted down the "runners" and is forced to go on the run himself.
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Happy Days: Let's Visit the Cunningham House!

The home belonging to "Mr. and Mrs. C." turns out to be more affluent than one might expect the owner of a hardware store to have. The Cunninghams lived in their home at 565 North Clinton Drive in Milwaukee for the duration of Happy Days. That house saw a lot -- from the arrival of an alien named Mork to the marriages of children Joanie and Richie and the strange disappearance of their older brother, Chuck.

Happy Days was spawned from an episode of Love, American Style and became its own series. The TV show centers around a typical American family in the '50s and '60s. Tom Bosley and Marion Ross play Mr. and Mrs. Cunningham, and Ron Howard and Erin Moran play their kids, Richie and Joanie. In the first two seasons they had an older brother, Chuck (Gavan O'Herlihy, Randolph Roberts), but never returned home from
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