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The Man With Two Brains

Written by Martin, Reiner and George Gipe and shot in summer 1982 at Laird International Studios in Culver City, California, the film is a broad comedy, with Martin starring as Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr, a pioneering neurosurgeon with a cruel and unfaithful new wife, Dolores Benedict (Turner).

The Man With Two Brains

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Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr, a widowed brain surgeon, is renowned for inventing a method of "cranial screw-top" brain surgery. He saves the life of Dolores Benedict, a gold-digging femme fatale who is accidentally run over by Michael when fleeing the scene of her latest husband's fatal coronary, caused by her malicious mind-games and scheming. As she recovers, Michael falls in love and they marry. Dolores torments Michael by pretending to be too ill to consummate the marriage, citing a continuing headache. On a honeymoon and business trip to a medical conference in Vienna, a city living in fear of the serial "Elevator Killer", Hfuhruhurr meets mad scientist Dr. Alfred Necessiter, who has created a technique enabling him to store living brains in liquid-filled jars using the Elevator Killer's victims.

Michael consults with Necessiter, who informs him that brains in tanks do not survive long, with Anne being his longest-living one to date. Necessiter recommends transplanting Anne's brain into a body of a recently-deceased woman, revealing that he has perfected a process that could allow him to do so. Filling a syringe with window cleaner, the substance used by the Elevator Killer, Michael sees a crowd gathering around an attractive woman hit by a car, and is seen as odd for hoping she will expire, only to see her regain consciousness. Michael next selects Fran - a prostitute with an annoying voice - but his conscience prevents him from killing her. Stepping into an elevator, he finds that Dolores has just been murdered by the Elevator Killer, who turns out to be Merv Griffin. Michael takes Dolores' corpse, and Griffin promises to turn himself in to the police.

On Rotten Tomatoes the film has an approval rating of 78% based on reviews from 23 critics. The site's consensus states "As spastically uneven as its zany title suggests, The Man with Two Brains isn't peak Steve Martin -- but it's still often close enough to enjoy."[4] On Metacritic the film has a score of 61 out of 100 based on 9 critic reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[5]

The satire-pastiche of mad doctor movies is priceless, with gags that are a joy to behold. The screw-top transplant method comes complete with spinning wigs and the sound of a porcelain jar closing; Michael finishes his operations as if he were a DJ dancing as he spins records. David Warner plays Dr. Necessiter totally straight and is marvelous; his ordinary apartment hallway opens into a stone dungeon-lab with vaulted ceilings and massive doors. Because the walls are still paper-thin, the neighbors still shout for him to keep his mad-doctor ravings to a minimum.

The Warner Archive Collection Blu-ray of The Man with Two Brains is a sparkling scan of this bright, funny and naughty farce; the clean images highlight the high-key cinematography. The widescreen formatting also improves on old TV prints.

Famed brain surgeon Dr Michael Hfuhruhurr (Steve Martin), unhappily married to cruel gold-digger Dolores (Kathleen Turner), falls in love with a disembodied brain (voiced by Sissy Spacek), in this science fiction black comedy directed by Carl Reiner.

All four of the comedies Steve Martin made with Carl Reiner are hilarious classics, and this one holds up nicely too. It's a funny, wacky, silly spoof of, well...brain movies, of which there are, well, a couple.

Martin plays Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr, and I swear no two characters ever pronounce that surname the same way, resulting in a great running gag. He winds up in love with a disembodied female brain while married to Kathleen Turner, who seems to be spoofing her own role in Body Heat.

A 1983 sci-fi comedy film directed by Carl Reiner and starring Steve Martin as Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr (it's pronounced exactly how it's spelled), a brilliant but arrogant neurosurgeon newly married to a monstrous gold-digging Black Widow (Kathleen Turner), who belatedly meets and falls in love with his soulmate, Anne Uumellmahaye (Sissy Spacek), whose one tiny defect is that she's a disembodied brain inside a jar. Hfuhruhurr naturally tries to find a body into which he can transplant her, and Hilarity Ensues. (No, really!)

Like all of Martin's early movie work, it's pretty much gag-a-minute, with two particular highlights being Hfuhruhurr facing the world's strictest drunk-driving test, and the identity of The Elevator Killer.

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William Bibbiani writes film criticism in Los Angeles, with bylines at The Wrap, Bloody Disgusting and IGN. He co-hosts three weekly podcasts: Critically Acclaimed (new movie reviews), The Two-Shot (double features of the best/worst movies ever made) and Canceled Too Soon (TV shows that lasted only one season or less). Member LAOFCS, former Movie Trivia Schmoedown World Champion, proud co-parent of two annoying cats.

Did you hear the one about the brilliant neurosurgeon who falls in love with a woman's diembodied brain in his laboratory? Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr (Martin) only has two problems: dealing with his frigid, covetous wife (Turner) and finding a body for his cerebral lover. Isn't it nice that a serial murderer, known as the Elevator Killer, is on the loose. Plenty of laughs in this spoof of mad scientist movies that is redeemed from potential idiocy by the cast's titillating performances. Listen closely and you'll recognize the voice of Spacek as the brain-in-the-jar of Martin's dreams. 91m/C VHS, DVD . Steve Martin, Kathleen Turner, David Warner, Paul Benedict, James Cromwell, Francis X. (Frank) McCarthy, George Furth, Randi Brooks, Bernard Behrens, Stephanie Kramer; Cameos: Merv Griffin; D: Carl Reiner; W: Carl Reiner, George Gipe, Steve Martin; C: Michael Chapman; M: Joel Goldsmith; V: Sissy Spacek.

Thanks to meticulous research and extensive interviews with many of the key players in the development of the Predator, including several who worked in secret CIA and Air Force programs, and thus spoke on the condition of absolute anonymity, Whittle has brought to light a good deal of information that was previously not known to the general public (example: the armed Predator program was almost called off for fear that it would violate an arms treaty with Russia). The book is an important and helpful read for anybody hoping to understand how this drone, and by extension all the military drones that followed, came to start a revolution.

But then along came Abraham Karem, the man I credit with being the inventor of the Predator, and he set out to design unmanned aircraft that would actually be aircraft. His creation would land on a runway, and, more importantly, it would have phenomenal endurance. The Predator evolved from a drone technology demonstrator called the Albatross, which Karem built in his garage in Los Angeles. It could fly 48 hours on a single tank of gas, and that was ten times as long as that of any drone ever built previously.

Whittle Absolutely. This was done by an Air Force unit called Big Safari, a very secretive organization that does special modifications to aircraft. This global remote control was actually created so that the Air Force, on behalf of the CIA, could fly Predator drones in Afghanistan and try to kill Osama bin Laden, before 9/11. This was the secret sauce of the modern drone as the Air Force uses them, because now they have their crews sitting in offices in the United States, operating drones over Afghanistan, or the Middle East, or Africa. This is how they do it: they send a signal by fiber-optic cable under the Atlantic, which is something I reveal my book. This signal is then sent to a satellite earth terminal in Germany, which then communicates with the satellites. That was all put together for a mission that was in the works to try to kill Osama Bin Laden. 9/11 happened before the mission could be accomplished.

The Predator taught us that having a camera in the air for long periods of time is a very powerful surveillance method. With the miniaturization of this technology, we now face a new era in the realm of privacy versus surveillance, where it could theoretically be possible for your neighbor to buy a $400 drone at Best Buy and fly it up next to your window and peek in at you or your wife at will, because he thinks he can get away with it. The technology has outstripped the regulations and the laws that we have in place to protect ourselves from them. At the same time, it offers magnificent potential that industry and society will benefit greatly from if the regulators can come up with ways to ensure our safety and privacy.

The Man with Two Brains is a 1983 American science fiction black comedy movie directed by Carl Reiner and starring Steve Martin, Kathleen Turner, David Warner, Paul Benedict, George Furth, Peter Hobbs, Earl Boen. It was distributed by Warner Bros..

Dolores is a gold digging femme fatale. She is accidentally run over by Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr (Steve Martin), wile she is fleeing the scene of her latest husband's fatal coronary, which she caused due to her malicious mind-games and scheming. Dr. Hfuhruhurr is a widowed brain surgeon, who invented a method of cranial screw-top brain surgery. He saves the life of Dolores, and after her recovery he falls in love with her and they marry.

On a honeymoon/business trip to a medical conference in Vienna, Austria, Michael meets mad scientist Dr. Alfred Necessiter. Alfred has created a radical new technique enabling him to store living brains in liquid-filled jars. 041b061a72


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