Film Trivia Time: In 1989, the film Honey I Shrunk the Kids focused on the Szalinski family’s experiments gone wrong. How they had to overcome these, was the movie’s comedic plot line of: “The scientist father of two teenage boys accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.”
The director was Joseph Eggleston Johnston III of Austin, Texas. Joe got his break with George Lucas storyboarding for him, watching him edit his work, before he eventually tried directing himself. Joe’s film credits include: October Sky, Captain America: The First Avenger and he is rumored to be tagged for Jurassic Park IV. Not bad for a guy who realized a cinematic vision of shrinking kids, in a movie. The Szalinki’s were a box office hit for America at the hands of Johnston.
Back by popular audience demand, in 1992, the Szalinski’s returned to the box office with Honey, I Blew Up The Kid. The plotline was a reversal of the former gag, being: “The Szalinski family is back, this time hilarious disaster strikes when an experiment causes their new toddler son to grow many stories tall.”
The director was Randal Kleiser (pictured above). Randall’s many film credits include: Grease, Flight of the Navigator, The Blue Lagoon, the surfing classic North Shore, and The Nina Foch Course for Filmmakers and Actors.
As a freshman at USC, Kleiser appeared in George Lucas‘ first student film, Freiheit.
The photo, that I snapped at The Directors Guild of America’s, displayed exhibit of Hollywood film production’s of importance to consider at the DGA Sunset Blvd Meet, 2011… shows Randal Kleiser at work.
My question is… are the wealthy and powerful… blowing up, or shrinking youth today?
Whose kids are being blown up and whose kids are being shrunk or made to disappear?
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