The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

1975 British-American musical comedy horror film directed by Jim Sharman add

Category: Movies & TV (402)

Launched in 1970.

Countries: United States (37%), United Kingdom (26%), (19%)

Main connections: Tim Curry, Jim Sharman, Lou Adler

Linked to: Fox Broadcasting Company, Recorded Music NZ, Rovi Corporation, BBC

 

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1970

Richard O'Brien, a British citizen raised in New Zealand, was living as an unemployed actor in London during the early 1970s add something


1973

Producer and Ode Records owner Lou Adler attended the London production in the winter of 1973, escorted by friend Britt Ekland add something

 

The screenplay was written by Sharman and Richard O'Brien based on the 1973 musical stage production, "The Rocky Horror Show", music, book and lyrics by O'Brien add something


1974

Cliff DeYoung - Since then, DeYoung has made more than 80 films and television series, including "Harry and Tonto" , "The 3,000 Mile Chase" , "Centennial" , the "Shock Treatment", the 1981 sequel to "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", where he played two twin characters and sang a duet with himself, and "Flight of the Navigator" as David's father, Bill

 

Filming of the laboratory scene and the title character's creation occurred on 30 October 1974 add something


1975

In 1975, "The Rocky Horror Show" premiered on Broadway at the 1,000-seat Belasco Theatre add something

 

It has never been pulled by 20th Century Fox from its original 1975 release, and it continues to play in cinemas add something

 

The disembodied lips are featured on posters and other merchandise for the film, with the tag line "A Different Set of Jaws", a spoof of the poster for the film "Jaws", which was produced in 1975 add something

 

The soundtrack was released in 1975 by Ode Records and produced by Richard Hartley add something

 

"'The Rocky Horror Picture Show"' is a 1975 British-American musical comedy horror film directed by Jim Sharman add something

 

Tim Curry - Curry first rose to prominence with his breakthrough portrayal of Dr. Frank-N-Furter in the 1975 cult film "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", reprising the role he'd originated in the 1973 London and 1974 Los Angeles stage productions of "The Rocky Horror Show"

 

Mick Jagger - He auditioned for the role of Dr. Frank N. Furter in the 1975 film adaptation of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, a now iconic role that was eventually played by the original performer from its run on London's West End, Tim Curry

 

Jim Sharman - He cowrote the screenplay and directed the international cult hit film "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" for Twentieth Century Fox, and directed its loosely based sequel "Shock Treatment" in 1981

 

Peter Hinwood - Hinwood is mostly noted for his film appearance as the well-oiled, muscular and mostly mute creation Rocky Horror in the 1975 cult classic, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"

 

Christopher Biggins - His film roles include "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" and "The Baker" in the 1999 Video Version of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"

 

Lou Adler - In 1975, Adler produced the cult classic "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" and, in 1981, its follow-up, "Shock Treatment"

 

Susan Sarandon - In 1975, she starred as Janet in the cult favorite musical "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"

 

Shampoo (film) - It was the fourth most successful film in 1975 by box office takings, beaten only by "Jaws", "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", and "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"

 

Tim Curry - Shortly after the end of "Rocky Horror Show" on Broadway, Curry was back on Broadway with Tom Stoppard's "Travesties", which ran in London and New York from 1975 to 1976

 

The film opened in the United Kingdom on August 14, 1975 and in the United States on September 26, premiering at the UA Westwood in Los Angeles, California add something

 

A criminologist narrates the tale of the newly engaged couple Brad Majors and Janet Weiss who find themselves lost and with a flat tire on a cold and rainy late November 1975 evening add something


1976

Although largely ignored upon release, it soon gained notoriety as a midnight movie when audiences began participating with the film at the Waverly Theater in New York City in 1976 add something

 

On Halloween in 1976, people attended in costume and talked back to the screen, and by mid-1978, "Rocky Horror" was playing in over 50 locations on Fridays and Saturdays at midnight add something

 

The film developed a cult following in 1976 at the Waverly Theatre in New York, which developed into a standardized ritual add something


1977

The Los Angeles area performance groups originated in 1977 at the Fox Theatre, where Michael Wolfson won a look-alike contest as Frank N. Furter, and won another at the Tiffany Theater on Sunset Boulevard add something

 

The National Fan Club was established in 1977 and later merged with the International Fan Club add something

 

David Lynch - He was very supportive of the movie, helping to distribute it around the United States in 1977, and Eraserhead subsequently became popular on the midnight movie underground circuit, and was later described as one of the most important midnight movies of the seventies along with El Topo, Pink Flamingos, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Harder They Come and Night of the Living Dead.


1978

D. Garret Gafford, was out of work in 1978, trying to raise enough funds for a sex change operation while spending the weekends performing at the Tiffany add something

 

Newsweek called the movie "Tasteless, plotless and pointless" in 1978 add something


1979

By the end of 1979, there were twice-weekly showings at over 230 theatres add something

 

Their Frank N. Furter was portrayed by Marni Scofidio, who, in 1979, attracted many of the older groups from Berkeley add something


1981

In 1981, Sharman reunited with O'Brien to do "Shock Treatment" add something

 

The film's creative team produced "Shock Treatment" in 1981, a stand alone movie using the characters of Brad and Janet and featuring many of the same cast add something

 

Ruby Wax - In 1981, she appeared in the follow up to "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", called "Shock Treatment"

 

Charles Gray (actor) - In this period he is perhaps best known for portraying the Criminologist in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" and a similar character, Judge Oliver Wright, in its 1981 sequel "Shock Treatment"


1982

Tim Curry - After "Rocky Horror", Curry garnered acclaim for his supporting roles; as Rooster in the 1982 film adaptation of "Annie", as The Lord of Darkness in the 1985 film "Legend", and as Wadsworth in the 1985 film "Clue", as well as for his starring roles; as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the 1980 Broadway production of "Amadeus", as Pennywise the Clown in the 1990 horror TV miniseries "It", and as King Arthur in the 2005 Broadway production of "Spamalot

 

Tim Curry - Curry has starred in several films, including "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," "Annie" , "Clue" , and the 1990 television horror miniseries "Stephen King's It"


1990

Paul Oscar - In 1990 he won a talent contest for his college; later that year at the time of his graduation, he played Frank-N-Furter to great success in the college's production of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"


1999

Tucson, Arizona has been host a number of times, including 1999 with El Fishnet Fiesta, and Queens of the Desert held in 2006 add something


2005

In 2005, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" add something

 

It was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 2005 add something


2008

Jim Sharman - In August 2008, Sharman's memoirs "Blood and Tinsel" were published by Melbourne University Publishing where he talks about his childhood on the road with Jimmy Sharman's Boxing Troupe and speaks out for the first time about "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" and his many productions


2010

A 35th Anniversary edition Blu-ray was released in the US on October 19, 2010 add something


2014

In 2014 it was announced that O'Brien would produce "Shock Treatment" for the theatrical stage add something


2015

This second feature film was produced as a musical stage production for a 2015 premier on the London stage add something

 

On 10 April 2015, it was announced that the Fox Broadcasting Company would air a modern-day reimagining of the film, tentatively titled "The Rocky Horror Picture Show Event", in the fall of 2015 add something

 

On 22 October 2015, it was announced that the role of Dr. Frank N. Furter will be played by actress Laverne Cox add something


2016

A modern-day reimagining of the film, directed by Kenny Ortega and tentatively titled "The Rocky Horror Picture Show Event", is set to air on television in the fall of 2016 add something

 

Kenny Ortega, best known for the "High School Musical" franchise and Michael Jackson's "This Is It", will direct, choreograph and executive-produce; Lou Adler, who was an executive producer on the original film, will have the same role on the new film, which is set to air on Fox in the fall of 2016 add something

 

Tim Curry - In 2016, Curry played the role of The Criminologist in the television film remake of the "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"

 

On February 1, 2016, it was announced that Broadway veteran Annaleigh Ashford will portray Columbia add something

 

On 5 February 2016, Ben Vereen joined the cast as Dr. Everett von Scott add something

 

A modern-day reimagining of the film, directed by Kenny Ortega and using the original script from the film, is set to air on television in October 2016 add something

 

The film premiered on Fox on 20 October 2016 add something