Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week…
Our POW [Picture of the Week] this week is Sly from Copland. Click on the photo to see a full-size version. – Craig
Scott Quick does the web strip Camden Bottoms. I met Scott at MegaCon this year. I took a look at Scott’s sketchbook and decided to see if he’d be interested in doing a Stallone sketch. He was. I ended up getting two. This is the first. I posted the second last week [confusing, huh?].
If you’re so inclined you can check out Scott’s Camden Bottoms!
On January 22, 2014, Entertainment.ie posted their choices for the Top 5 Sylvester Stallone Scenes.
On October 18, 2013, The Telegraph posted their choices for Sylvester Stallone: The 10 Best Movies.
Mike Torrance aka The Krayola Kidd is back! Mike has given us his take on Sly from Cop Land.
You can see more of Mike’s art at his Deviant Art site. Mike is available for commissions and his prices are very reasonable.
James Mangold who directed the just released Wolverine recently spoke about his experience in getting Stallone for Cop Land…
“I didn’t want him in my movie,” [Mangold] laughs. [Mangold] told the agent he thought it was a terrible idea.
“He said why. I go, ‘He’s a joke, he’s like a Planet Hollywood jacket-wearing, entourage-driving … he hasn’t made a good movie in years.’ I love Sly by the way, he’s a friend to this day, but I felt like I would be nothing but a mockery to my cool friends to be making a movie with Sly.”
The agent told him to tell this to Stallone’s face, so the two met over dinner in New York. What ?he found was “an incredibly intelligent man”. Mangold changed his mind, but attached ?13 conditions, including that Stallone would have to gain 40-50lbs, he couldn’t change the script, and he could not leave the set early. Not one rule was broken.
Thanks to The HeraldScotland for the post.
On February 1, 2013, WhatCulture! posted Sylvester Stallone: 5 Awesome Performances and 5 That Sucked.
- According to WhatCulture! 5 that were Awesome: Rambo [First Blood and sequels], John Spartan [Demolition Man], Gabe Walker [Cliffhanger], Freddy Heflin [Cop Land], and Rocky Balboa [Rocky and sequels].
- Their Choices for Not-So-Awesome: Judge Dredd [same name], Ray Quick [The Specialist], Marion Cobretti [Cobra], Jack Carter [Get Carter], and Joe Bomoski [Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot!].
To Awesome I would delete Spartan and Walker to make room for Jack Carter and Deke Dasilva [Nighthawks]. To Not-So-Awesome I would delete Carter and add Nick from Rhinestone. – Craig