Having worked on these big films, were there any other productions you were involved with that perhaps didn’t get made, that you wish had been?
All I remember is, I was kind of in the Houdini mode and thinking about how I might design some shots, and I got a call from Bob and he said, ‘So a woman falls down a flight of stairs and she gets her head twisted around a hundred and eighty degrees. How would you do that?’ And I was just kind of like, I didn’t say anything, and then I just said, ‘So we’re not doing Houdini, huh?’ He goes, ‘No, we’re going to do Death Becomes Her.’
Ralston was recently presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 15th Annual VES Awards.
For more on the unmade Houdini movie, check ot my post from 2014: Ray Stark's 35 year Houdini conundrum.
Thanks to Neil Bulk for this one.