The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Roger Corman and Charles B. Griffith and produced by Roger Corman.
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The Little Shop of Horrors (1960, Roger Corman)on Aug 28, 2013 From The Stop Button
The filmmaking economy in The Little Shop of Horrors is astounding. Most of the film takes place in one set–the titular shop–and Charles B. Griffith’s script works hard to imply the world outside that set. My favorite bit in the script is probably when leading man Jonathan Haze is ... Read full article
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Burson Fouch: I remember in one flower shop there was a whole wall covered with poison ivy. People came from miles around to look at that wall and they stayed to buy.
Gravis Mushnik: And the owner got rich?
Burson Fouch: No, he scratched himself to death in an insane asylum.
Seymour Krelboin: I didn't mean it.
Gravis Mushnik: You didn't mean it. You never mean it. You didn't mean the time when you put up the bouquet with the 'get well' card in the funeral parlor, and sent the black lilies to that old lady in the hospital. You're fired and this time, I, Gravis Mushnik, mean it!
Burson Fouch: [to Seymour] I think he means it.
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The name of the character 'Siddie Shiva' is a pun from the phrase 'sitting Shiva', a Jewish funerary ritual, as well as a direct reference to her unlucky and constantly expiring relatives.
Charles B. Griffith put several of his relatives in the film; Myrtle Vail - "grandmother" Myrt - for example, is actually his grandmother, and the hobo that Dr. Farb tortures in his office is Griffith's father. He also placed several of his relatives in crowd scenes. The bums in the background of the street shots on Skid Row are real transients, however, and were filmed in the actual skid row area of Los Angeles.
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