Ron Howard’s Movie Formula

Cracked has come up with an amusing flowchart that ‘explains’ director Ron Howard’s ‘formula’ for making films.

As they say:

  1. Ron Howard is a former child actor who has directed some of the most financially successful and critically acclaimed films of the past 10 years.
  2. His critically acclaimed movies are usually inspirational
  3. His blockbusters, ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ ($260 million), ‘The Davinci Code’ ($217 million) and ‘Angels & Demons’ ($155 million world wide this weekend) rely on a much stranger secret formula.

Ron Howard flowchart


Parenthood: The TV Series

NBC have a new TV series airing in the autumn called Parenthood based on the 1989 movie directed by Ron Howard.


Craig T. Nelson and Bonnie Bedelia play the parents and it also features Peter KrauseMaura TierneyErika ChristensenDax Shepard and Monica Potter.

Fact fans may note that it was made into a TV series before in 1990 and featured quite a few people who would go on to later fame.

Joss Whedon was a writer and the cast featured actors such as Leonardo DiCaprioDavid Arquette and Thora Birch.

If you don’t remember the original movie, here is the trailer:

(Notice a young Joaquin Phoenix at 0.50)

UK air dates for the new TV series are TBC.


Ron Howard’s Call To Action

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