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Title: George Hardy Interview
Post by: Andrew on May 18, 2007, 11:47:53 PM
George Hardy played the part of Michael Waits, the father in "Troll 2." He is a cheery gentleman who is still impressed that such a bad movie could be so much fun.

Click here to go to the Interview (http://www.badmovies.org/interviews/georgehardy/)


Title: Re: George Hardy Interview
Post by: Jordan on May 19, 2007, 01:24:42 AM
Awesome interview Andrew. George Hardy seems like a great guy and it's mega cool that he has truly embraced his bad movie stardom! You don't see that happen too frequently.  :smile:


Title: Re: George Hardy Interview
Post by: Ash on May 19, 2007, 04:34:16 PM
The interview looks great Andrew!   :thumbup:
You had some good questions for him and he gave some very informative answers.
That pic of George & Michael holding up the shirt was taken only a few weeks ago.
The third guy in the photo is one of the producers of the Troll 2 documentary.

It was really cool to be able to chat with George.
He's one of the nicest guys you'll ever talk to.

This Troll 2 cult phenomenon really seems to be taking off.  They're having screenings all over the U.S. and it sounds like they're having a blast.

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Our interview with George Hardy is loaded with bonus features! 

To get the full Troll 2 experience here, I recommend that you read Andrew's interview first, then watch the video clips second and listen to the phone interview third.

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I hope the audio quality of our phone interview is good enough for you guys.
What I did was I hooked up my pc speakers, called George using my computer (VOIP (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VOIP)) and recorded the entire thing onto a microcasette recorder.
Then I played the entire interview back into my microphone and recorded it onto my hard drive with this program (http://www.download.com/Audacity/3000-2170_4-10606824.html?tag=lst-0-1).
After that was done, I uploaded it to a file sharing website where Andrew was able to download it and convert it to MP3 format.
When I first uploaded it, the file was a whopping 276 MB wav file.
Andrew managed to get it down to 38 MB.
Thanks Andrew!  You rock!

This interview stands out because you finally get to learn why Troll 2 turned out as bad as it did.
Mostly because of the language barrier between the cast & crew and the general disorganization.
It's quite informative.
There's a lot more but I don't want to spoil it for you.

Let us know what you think.

Hope you like it!   :smile:



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Title: Re: George Hardy Interview
Post by: Andrew Reed on May 20, 2007, 05:05:58 PM
I did an interview with Troll 2 cast member Darren Ewing a few months ago and it's available at http://www.magicalpudding.com/articles/Interview%20with%20Darren%20Ewing%20of%20Troll%202.html

I too have spoken with George Hardy a few months earlier.  We had talked about doing a screening of the movie in my town, but it's too small.  I found out that he lived in Alabama though, and I'm only about 2 hours away from him.  One day I may try to set up a video interview.  He seemed interested in it, but that was several months ago, Troll 2 has gotten really big sense then.


Title: Re: George Hardy Interview
Post by: Michael on May 21, 2007, 07:21:34 PM
A special thank you to Ash, Andrew and Badmovies.org for this awesome interview and their dedication towards subjecting others with one of the worst films ever made Troll 2.  Nice job Nilbog Neighbors!

Also, I just wanted to let you know that we have featured / linked to the Badmovies.org Troll 2 interview from the www.bestworstmovie.com (http://www.bestworstmovie.com) homepage. Let me know if we can help out in any other way.

Thanks for such a great website and for your hospitality!

Michael Paul Stephenson (Joshua)




Title: Re: George Hardy Interview
Post by: Torgo on May 22, 2007, 04:39:06 PM
Fantastic interview.

He ought to write a book about his experience making Troll 2.

It could be almost as entertaining as Bruce Campbell's If Chins Could Kill book.   :cheers:


Title: Re: George Hardy Interview
Post by: Zack Carlson on May 28, 2007, 03:14:31 PM
One really interesting thing about TROLL 2 that often gets overlooked is the fact that the costume designer Laura Gemser (spelled "Grimsley" in George's interview) was a major exploitation actress in the '70s, and played the lead in the BLACK EMMANUELLE movies, BLACK COBRA and many others.

Surprise!