Monday, July 21, 2008

Diablo Cody, Oscar-winning screenwriter (Juno), visits the set of 'Land of the Lost'

Diablo Cody writes:
Marshall, Will, and Holly: These three simple names are a generational mantra of sorts. Recite them in front of any American who was reared in the '70s and you're likely to elicit an immediate (sung!) response: ''On a routine expedition...''

I am referring, of course, to the opening theme to Land of the Lost. This classic Saturday-morning series was created by Sid and Marty Krofft, the creative juggernauts behind H.R. Pufnstuf, Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, and Donny & Marie.

The Kroffts' peculiar brand of wholesome psychedelia defined an era in which no pattern was too bright, no print too nauseating. But more on those two geniuses later. Land of the Lost is currently being remade as a feature film starring Will Ferrell (as Dr. Marshall), and I got to visit the set... READ MORE