Oregon Made Movies

Carolyn Chambers made two movies. One of them was filmed in Oregon. I met Carolyn when she came over to my friend’s house to see his huge garage on 4th. Street in The Whitaker. Jeff had lined ip Whit musicians in 1990, and wanted to broadcast them live on KEZI. It did not happen.

The Sisters was shot in Eugene, and may be the worst movie every made, followed by Puerto Vallarta Squeeze a James Bondish – thing. Daniel Craig’s character in Knives Out has been revealed as a homosexuals’, making my Bond book, The Royal Janitor, more credible. Both of these movies can be turned into Shakespearean plays. I can do it.

I see a new kind of movie theatre located in industrial parks across America. There will be catering trucks in the parking lot. You can call in a order from your I-phone and it is delivered to you car. You can watch from your phone, or, go inside the warehouse. There will be a supervised play area for kids. How about a dog park?

Seer Jon

The Green Whiteaker Hood

The Los Angeles Times called it a “pompous, overwrought and itchingly claustrophobic psychodrama“, saying “nothing can save the actors from the painfully mannered dialogue and implausible relationships.”[7] The New York Times said the film “ladles out almost two hours’ worth of carping, backstabbing and egomania” which prompts the viewer to “quickly realize no one in this film is anyone you would want to spend two hours with” and “wonder why the heck they’re spending so much time with one another.”[2]






Chambers Communications Corporation was a broadcasting company based in Eugene, Oregon. With roots back to 1959, Chambers Communications was founded by Carolyn S. Chambers and owned a chain of ABC affiliates in WesternCentral Oregon and Southern Oregon. Chambers also owned a state-of-the-art film and video production company and studios in Eugene, Oregon. Chambers was the former owner of the cable system in Sunriver, Oregon, but on July 25, 2013 announced that it had sold the small system to BendBroadband‘s Zolo Media, the advertising and broadcast arm of the regional cable and wireless provider in nearby Bend, Oregon.[1] On March 5, 2014, Chambers Communications announced that it would exit broadcasting and sell its stations to Heartland Media, a company owned by former Gray Television executive Bob Prather.[2]



Puerto Vallarta Squeeze is a novel by Robert James Waller, which was made into a film in 2004. Originally published in 1995 and subtitled The Run for el Norte, this unlikely romance follows an American expatriate and his Mexican girlfriend on a road trip with a former Marine. The title itself may refer to the race-against-time journey that they take, which begins in Puerto Vallarta.

Former journalist Danny Pastor has relaxed in Puerto Vallarta over the past year with María de la Luz Santos, a 22-year-old woman whom he’d first met as a cantina waitress. They moved in together shortly thereafter, and Luz asked Danny to marry her, but he kept her at arms’ length. One night when Luz went off by herself, she got pregnant by a drunken college student. Danny paid for her to have an abortion, and that incident made up his mind about her.

One night as they relaxed in the El Niño cantina, Danny heard a gunshot and rushes outside to see two men dead. One was an American Navy officer, and the other was a software engineer ready to sell his company’s work on failure analysis to the Taiwanese government. Back at their apartment, Danny and Luz met a man who identifies himself as “Peter Schumann” and needs to get north of the Rio Grande quickly. Paying Danny five thousand in cash, Schumann arranges his passage in a rusting Ford Bronco named Vito. The film adaptation featured a Jeep Wagoneer instead of a Ford Bronco.


Puerto Vallarta Squeeze is a novel by Robert James Waller, which was made into a film in 2004. Originally published in 1995 and subtitled The Run for el Norte, this unlikely romance follows an American expatriate and his Mexican girlfriend on a road trip with a former Marine. The title itself may refer to the race-against-time journey that they take, which begins in Puerto Vallarta.

Musical by Jeff Pasternak

Posted on December 8, 2021 by Royal Rosamond Press

I met Jeff Pasternak once. He approached Marilyn and I at University High School where we hung out by the art room. He met Bryan MacLean. Jeff and Shannon lived across the street from my gallery in the Whitaker. 

Return of The Sweet Ride

Posted on March 26, 2018 by Royal Rosamond Press

I have an idea about a movie that will exploit the series Trust. My friend, Jeff Pasternak’s father produced ‘The Sweet Ride’ co-starring Bob Denver from Gilligan’s Island. Michael Wilding plays Mr. Cartwright. His son married Aileen Getty. He is in my family tree because he married Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor.

Jeff tried to get The Doors in his Dad’s Hippie Flic, which describes ‘Trust’ – for me! Of course I am on the side of the Hippie Son, even though I am clean and sober. There is a whole generation that doesn’t have a clue what is going on in ‘Trust’. Why is the dude with stars on his shirt treated like shit? What did he do? Well, look at this trailer.

There is a Woodie in this film. I am going to base a character on Tom Snyder. Tomas von Franz will be a amateur psychiatrist from Berlin who drives a Winnebago up and down the coast giving Hippie and Surfer chics, rides. He offers to fix them – for free. He has a purple velvet antique couch in his trailer. Every episode ends with Tomas hurriedly unplugging his sewer and electric, and peeling rubber, leaving another irate babe standing with her tribe, holding baseball bats. This is liken to The Rockford Files.

“Hey! Come back here! You didn’t fix me. You said you can fix me. Now I’m more fucked up than ever.”

Toby Getrich is constantly having a biker gang kidnap him. But, his billionaire father never pays the full ransom. Instead, Enabler, Gooby Getrich, rents a Bohemian Hot Spot on the Coast, and tells his son;

“I rented the Tiki God Shack. Why don’t you take your loser friends there – and get good and fucked up. It’s on me!”

Rena reminded me of Jaqueline Bisset, who I had a crush on. Rena had a much better body. It was ‘The Death’. I think Jeff would love to play Gooby Getrich. Snyder is going to be taken on the Joy Ride of his life! How can he refuse!

This would make a great Reality Show, shot down in Santa Monica during the summer. Tourism will soar. Spotting (the fake) Thomas Pynchon, will be part of the show.

“Hey, look! Isn’t that Thomas Pynchon?”

“Who the fucks Pynchon?”

Check out the cursing trailer salesman. I want him to play Snyder – the Krazy out of Kontrol Kraut!

Jon Presco

Copyright 2018

Rosamond Press

Alas my old High School chum has his musical ready for market. I wrote him about my musical inspired by Belle Burch, and Jeff Holiday, who invented this yarn about the Whitaker Neighborhood Committee that the Pasternaks revived in 1987.

John Presco

Joe Pasternak – Wikipedia

(1) Max on the Tracks by Jeff Pasternak – YouTube

the rough streets of Hollywood are nothing compared to the music business

Twenty songs, written by Grammy nominated songwriter Jeff Pasternak, drive this tongue-in-cheek musical of a young, talented musician’s search for stardom. THE HOLLYWOOD SURVIVOR is a magical ride with a cast of eclectic characters, and full of twists and turns every step of the way.

A whimsical, supernatural tale of a young songwriter pursuing his dream, breaking away from his wealthy family only to learn the guarded secret tearing the family apart. The songs will keep you rocking, laughing, and crying on…



Daniel Craig on his character’s gay relationship in ‘Knives Out’ sequel: ‘It’s normal’

‘Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” comes out Dec. 23 on Netflix

By Caroline Thayer | Fox News

Daniel Craig stars in his final Bond film, ‘No Time to Die’

Ashley Dvorkin on what’s new in theaters and streaming this fall.

Daniel Craig is back as Detective Benoit Blanc for the “Knives Out” sequel and fans will learn a bit more about the detective’s personal life this time around.

In the Netflix film, “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery,” Mr. Blanc’s sexuality is questioned, after it’s mentioned that he lives with another man.

“It’s normal. But we don’t want to make a song and dance out of it,” Craig says, of his character being queer to The Sunday Times.

When asked in October at the London Film Festival whether Craig’s character was queer or not, director of the film Rian Johnson simply stated, “Yes, he obviously is.”

Daniel Craig starred in both of Netflix's "Knives Out" films.

Daniel Craig starred in both of Netflix’s “Knives Out” films. (Carlos Alvarez)


“It just feels right,” Craig said of his character’s sexuality.

“You are supposed to reflect life. And that [gay] relationship reflects people in my life,” he explained.

Johnson added, “It just made sense to Daniel and me… We didn’t want to be coy or cute about it. We just wanted it to be a fact of the character.”

For the premiere of the "Knives Out" movie in Madrid Spain, Daniel Craig was accompanied by co-stars Kate Hudson, Janelle Monáe and Edward Norton.

For the premiere of the “Knives Out” movie in Madrid Spain, Daniel Craig was accompanied by co-stars Kate Hudson, Janelle Monáe and Edward Norton. (Carlos Alvarez)

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1 Response to Oregon Made Movies

  1. Reblogged this on Rosamond Press and commented:

    I’ gathering all my posts about making movies in Oregon, and my inclusion of Phil Knight and tennis shoes in my book and movie ‘The Royal Janitor’. I shared this post with Tina Kotek on her Facebook.

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