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  Manos: The Hands of Fate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Manos: The Hands of Fate is a film written, directed, and produced by American fertilizer salesman Hal Warren in 1966, as a result of a bet.
Warren forgot to add the film's opening credits in post-production, thus the movie opens with a nine minute driving sequence through the west Texas countryside while a tinny jazz soundtrack plays.
The film's November 15, 1966 premiere at the Capri Theater in Warren's hometown of El Paso, Texas, is a tale unto itself.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Manos   (1948 words)

 CD Baby: HAL STEIN QUARTET: spirit!
Hal Stein is a saxophone master on the scene since the beginnings of bebop.His rich, swinging sound is the result of a lifetime making music with many of the greatest names in jazz.
Hal Stein was born in Weehawken, New Jersey on September 5, 1928.
Hal was an active participant in the Bebop "revolution" of the 1940's, regularly sitting in with Don Byas and Erroll Garner.
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 Hal The Drummer Man Blaine to Receive First 'Legends Award at the Cape Breton International Drum Festival May 1st 2005
Hal Blaine is a prolific musician and is considered to be the world's most recorded musician.
Hal was the drummer man to the stars during the greatest and most influential timeline in the popular music of the 20th century.
Hal Blaine is a living legend and rightly becomes the precedent for this honor.
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 ETSU ETSU dedicates new Warren-Greene Golf Center
Warren is a seven-time winner of Southern Conference Coach of the Year honors and has twice been named NCAA District Coach of the Year.
Warren graduated from UCLA in 1973 with a B.A. in speech and earned a master's degree in education from Oklahoma State in 1986.
A 1954 ETSU alumnus, Hal Morrison was the school's first All-American, having earned Little All-America honors as an end in football and was also an outstanding performer in both basketball and baseball, establishing a number of long-standing records.
www.etsubucs.com /sports/mgolf/info/practice_facility.asp   (1223 words)

 Charity's Place.com > Manos The Hands of Fate
This film, Manos: Hands of Fate, directed, produced, and written by Hal Warren (a fertilizer salesman by trade) does not match the horrific feats by either his contemporaries or his successors.
Michael (Hal Warren, the amateur filmmaker and producer of this movie), the head of the family stops by to see if they can either get directions or spend the night.
Hal Warren made this film on a bet from a friend and when it premiered on the big screen the audience was laughing (the stars of the film left halfway during the movie because of this).
www.charitysplace.com /review/manos.htm   (1041 words)

 Reel to Real - Movie and Film Reviews - - AMBUSH Mag 2000 - Gay New Orleans
Warren comes across, in the early scenes of the movie, as a nice young man who is wounded by displays of anger or aggression.
The culmination of the theme is the scene in which Warren confesses to Daphne that he had actually witnessed the incident in the hallway.
Warren does and ends the film by climbing into Daphne's car to drive away with her, leaving the rest of the family to continue their rather muddled lives.
www.ambushmag.com /is2397/reel.htm   (844 words)

 Manos: The Hands of Fate
Warren forgot to add the film's opening credits in post-production, leaving the movie with an early driving sequence that seems to go on forever.
Warren rented a limousine to deliver himself and his cast to the theater; the limo would drop off one group, then make the block and pick up another.
Humiliated, Warren and the rest of his cast made a hasty, shame-faced exit before the film had ended.
en.mcfly.org /Manos%3A_The_Hands_of_Fate   (705 words)

 Welcome to oddculture.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
I reproduce her article here from 1981 in the interests of posterity, because I feel that the story behind Manos: The Hands of Fate, possibly one of the worst movies ever made, is too important to film history to fall into the memory hole.
His official title in Hal Warren's lexicon was "Director of Cinematography," and any time Bob's faith began to Wobble once the shooting began, he closed his eyes and tried to envision his name in fl letters appearing over a fade shot of the desert sunset at the movie's end.
Hal sent tickets to the press, to the television stations, to all the aldermen and the mayor of El Paso (who accepted with pleasure), to the state legislators (who congressman (who sent his best wishes for such a marvelous beginning of a film industry in El Paso).
www.oddculture.com /manos.html   (1498 words)

 Manos: The Hands of Fate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Because it is such a pure slice of Warren's brain - he wrote, directed, produced and starred, and brooked no collaboration - Manos amounts to the man's cinematically transfigured subconscious."
Diane Mahree as Margaret and Hal Warren as Michael.
Warren rented a limousine to deliver himself and his cast to the theater; the limo would drop off one group, then drive around the block and pick up another.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Manos:_The_Hands_of_Fate   (1948 words)

 "The Worst Movie Ever Made: Manos: Hands of Fate"- Entertainment Weekly, June 10 2005 issue
Harold P. Warren (Hal to friends and family) may have sold manure for a living, but he dreamt of leaving a different sort of imprint in the soil.
Warren had previously met Silliphant wile filming a walk-on as a bus driver in an episode of the TV show Route 66.
Strapped for cash, Warren had only enough dough to rent out one limo, so the actors were forced to stand out in the street around the corner and wait their turn to be picked up.
www.harrygroener.com /EWmanos.html   (2560 words)

 Trivia for 'Manos': The Hands of Fate (1966)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In lieu of a salary, Hal Warren sold shares to the cast and crew for their hard work and long hours.
The city of El Paso was so involved that Hal Warren sent free tickets for the premiere to the press and all the aldermen and the Mayor of El Paso.
If the day or scenes or performances went poorly, Hal Warren would reassure the novice cast that any errors would be fixed post-production by the magic of Hollywood.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0060666/trivia   (753 words)

 Wild Desert Bikers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wild Desert Bikers was a movie script written by Hal Warren, the El Paso, Texas fertilizer salesman best known for making the movie Manos: The Hands of Fate in 1966, which is considered one of the worst movies ever made.
The script was about a young teacher who is kidnapped by one of her students, who was a member of a gang of wild desert bikers.
This teacher was to be held at the gang's hangout, which would have been the same ranch used as the location of the lodge in Manos.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wild_Desert_Bikers   (156 words)

 Monster Shack: 'Manos' The Hands of Fate (1966)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Hal decided to cast El Paso locals as the 'stars' of the movie, hell, he even decided to cast himself in the leading role.
Hal and the others dressed up in tuxedos and were driven to the premier in a rented limo, being dropped off at the theater 2 at a time, thereafter the limo would circle around the block and pick up 2 more cast members.
(Hal, you are so resourceful!!!) Their costumes were intended to be sheer and very scant (Hal, you dog, you!), but the models' agent wouldn't allow it, so she designed her own costumes consisting of the white flowing robes and red 'tails' that you see in the film.
www.monstershack.net /reviews/full/manos.htm   (6405 words)

 Inside Film Magazine // Reviews // Shallow Hal [DVD]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Yet the strange feeling that one comes away with after watching Shallow Hal is that it is, more than anything, a film which has a very real affection for its characters, no matter how ‘abnormal’ and no matter how much they are used as the vehicles for often puerile gags.
Jack Black plays Hal, an unattractive single guy whose bad luck in love probably has something to do with his determination to be with a woman with near perfect physical attributes.
Hal is blind to Rosie’s condition, but his best friend Mauricio (Jason Alexander) only sees a man committing social suicide and sets out to reverse the spell.
www.if.com.au /reviews/shallow-hal-dvd.html   (334 words)

 Snazzy, sharp 'Henry IV' is a little too clean-cut
Prince Hal is a decadent, spoiled rich kid, 1920s style, pulling a silver cigarette case from the pocket of his long fl smoking jacket with bright red satin lining.
James Carpenter (a memorable Prince Hal in the company's '87 productions of both plays) is an imposing, canny, temperamental and visibly weakening monarch who holds up his end of the central triangle with Hal and Falstaff.
Hal's path toward the crown, and his strategy of playing at dissipation to make his "reformation" seem more remarkable, are clearly traced in the performances and in Matthews' structure -- following Shakespeare's alternation of court or battle scenes with those in the Eastcheap tavern.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/archive/2004/07/12/DDGTR7JJTA1.DTL   (803 words)

 Apartment Group Represents Seller Equity Residential
Hal Warren, associate director of the Apartment Group, and Cole Whitaker, senior director, negotiated the sale of La Costa Brava Apartments on E. Michigan Ave.
Warren said the buyer intends to convert the 194-unit apartment property to residential condominiums.
In Lakeland, Warren and Whitaker represented Seller AandM Properties of Lakeland in the sale of Windover of Lakeland Apartments, a 120-unit property located on South Bartow Road in Lakeland, Fla. The buyer is Green Realty Management, a New York company.
www.multi-housingnews.com /multihousing/headlines/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000497627   (467 words)

 Molly Cochran & Warren Murphy, The Forever King   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Hal Woczniak is a washed up ex-FBI agent, haunted by visions of the boy he could not save and well on his way to drinking himself to death, when he stops to help a strange old Englishman on his way to a gameshow.
It is to Wilson-on-Hamble that Hal, Arthur and his Aunt Emily come, arriving just days before the ghostly knights are supposed to ride.
Hal, who was so obsessed by things Arthurian in his youth that he studied medieval British history in college?
www.rambles.net /cochran_4everking.html   (663 words)

 Visual Solutions, Inc. - VisSim, VisSim/Comm & VisSim/DSP Home Page
Warren developed a second simulation that depicts how station equipment responds to certain types of emergency events.
He said the feedback received from trainees indicated an improvement in the assimilation and retention of the training material, and instruction time was reduced from 10 hours to two hours.
For his efforts, Warren recently was awarded a Training Excellence Award from the American Nuclear Society for achievement, excellence and innovation in nuclear training.
www.vissim.com /apps/cust-apps/surrynuk.htm   (372 words)

 Warren Bernhardt - Pianist, Composer, Studio/touring musician, Educator.
Warren Bernhardt - Pianist, Composer, Studio/touring musician, Educator.
Warren has just finished touring with Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel on their "Old Friends" tour of the United States and Europe, playing piano, Fender Rhodes and clavinet.
This spring and summer Warren will be playing some jazz concerts of his own as well as touring in the USA with Art Garfunkel.
www.warrenbernhardt.com   (745 words)

 manos blogs
Warren’s idea was fairly simple: having befriended film writer Stirling Silliphant (Village of the Damned, “Route 66“) and learned a thing or two about film production, all he needed was some money and help to put out a profitable independent movie.
With limited funds, it was clear to Warren that a number of corners would have to be cut.
They also didn’t have the capabilities to record sound during the shoots, so Warren was forced to arrange for voices and effects to get dubbed in later with the help of three other crew members, which is why everyone sounds alike, assuming you can understand what they‘re saying.
www.mindsay.com /tags/manos   (547 words)

 Manos The Hands of Fate - Horror Classic Movies on DVD (1966) - Alpha Video : Oldies.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Written, produced and directed by Hal Warren, it's less surprising that this is Warren's only picture and more astonishing that he was able to make it at all.
Hal accomplished a dream with "Manos", he proved that even a fertilizer salesman from El Paso can make a film that's popular, and it doesn't take a big budget, good actors, or excellent filmography.
Hal Warren was my dad, and he'd be as surprised to learn that his movie has made it to DVD as I am.
www.oldies.com /product/index.cfm/id/4251D.html   (1113 words)

 "Manos" The Hands of Fate - A Brokedown Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
It's director Hal Warren (working at the time as a manure saleman!) slated this to be his cinematic opus but after it became hailed as one of the worst movies ever made, Warren couldn't get work in Hollywood (or even Salt Lake City).
The sound function on Warren's camera was busted so he just filmed everything and then went back into the studio and provided the dialogue with himself and his wife.
I have a feeling that those around Hal Warren were pleading with him to quit while he was ahead but some guys just have to be artists even while they shift career paths from selling manure to making it.
www.jerrydroberts.com /brokedowncinema/Reviews/Manos.htm   (860 words)

 I-Mockery.com | MANOS! - The Hands of Fate
Manos (1966) was written and directed by Hal Warren (who also plays the main character), a fertilizer salesman who, according to legend, made a bet that he would be able to make a highly successful horror movie and keep the tab below $20,000.
After this exciting scene, good old Hal turns it down a notch and gives us another couple of minutes of gray dirt passing by, only this time around the dashboard of the car covers about seventy percent of the screen.
Manos was received by the citizens of El Paso with snickers and ridicule, and Hal Warren never left his fertilizer business to pursue the Hollywood dream again.
www.i-mockery.com /minimocks/manos/default.php   (4522 words)

 Buildings a trove of information - The Honolulu Advertiser - Hawaii's Newspaper
When Warren stands outside the old Kamehameha V Post Office on Merchant Street, in what was the city's main early 20th-century business district, he sees old cannons jutting up from the sidewalk that were used by customers to tie up horses.
Warren, an associate professor of geography at Hawai'i Pacific University, is no idle daydreamer.
Warren doesn't take students inside the buildings so as not to disturb tenants, but he doesn't mind going into the former Blaisdell Hotel, which is now used by HPU, to show off the "birdcage" elevator, which requires an operator and is the only one of its type still in existence in Hawai'i.
the.honoluluadvertiser.com /article/2004/Nov/21/ln/ln18p.html   (1046 words)

 deseretnews.com - Movie review: The Myth of Fingerprints | Deseret Morning News Web edition
He also makes the mistake of centering on three characters — Hal (Roy Scheider), the cold and emotionally unresponsive family patriarch; Warren (Noah Wyle, from TV's "ER"), his whiny younger son; and Mia (Julianne Moore), his embittered eldest daughter — who are so self-involved that it's almost impossible to sympathize with them.
For example, the movie's major character conflict is between Warren and Hal, who chased off Warren's ex-girlfriend, Daphne (Arija Bareikis), when he made a drunken pass at her during a party.
Hal has also negatively influenced his oldest son, Jake (Michael Vartan), who is unable to commit in his relationship with his vivacious girlfriend, Margaret (Hope Davis).
deseretnews.com /movies/view/1,1257,1284,00.html   (472 words)

 Manos, The Hands of Fate
After two and a half grueling months of filming, they brought the film to the editing lab, added dialogue (using Hal, his wife, and two other people to dub all the dialogue), as well as a soundtrack, and found a company that would distribute the film: Emerson Distribution.
The film begins with Mike (Hal Warren), his wife Margaret (Diane Mahree), their daughter Debbie (Stephanie Nielson, who was most likely scared for life), and Debbie's energetic dog Peppy.
Warren decided to market it as a horror film, attempting to appeal to teenage couples everywhere—but with a lot of poor filming, bad dialogue, and a total of six short pieces of music which are played in their entirety throughout the film?
www.angelfire.com /ma2/gnosis/manos.html   (1874 words)

 Mimosa 30, pages 42-43. "Growing Up Manos" by Richard Brandt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Considering they were playing father and daughter, Jackey says there was absolutely no chemistry on the set between her and Hal.
Hal had a new baby but no experience with children of my age, and when someone hasn't had any kids of their own, they can be kind of intimidating."
Hal and Diane had gone to Dallas and dubbed all of the dialogue, and somehow I hadn't realized it wouldn't be me talking on the screen.
www.jophan.org /mimosa/m30/brandt.htm   (1079 words)

 El Paso Times - Local news   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The voices for the movie were dubbed in by Warren and a few others.
The cast and crew lined up around the block and waited to be picked up by the car a few at a time and dropped off in style at the premiere.
Harold "Hal" P. Warren as Michael (he was also director, writer and producer).
www.elpasotimes.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050627/NEWS/506270336/1001   (1312 words)

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