At this year's Atari Party, we'll be screening two films during the event: Once Upon Atari and Disney's Tron!
We've received permission to screen the film Once Upon Atari produced and hosted by Atari veteran Howard Scott Warshaw (creator of the Atari 2600 games Yars' Revenge, Raiders of the Lost Ark and E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial).
This documentary series is a set of interviews with other Atari veterans from the late 1970s and early 1980s:
Note to parents: This film includes some swearing and is probably not suitable for young children.
Tron, starring Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, Cindy Morgan, Dan Shor and David Warner, is a 1982 action science fictin film by Walt Disney Pictures, and one of the first films from a major studio to use computer graphics extensively. It was directed by Steven Lisberger and produced by Donald Kushner.
"TRON Offers Sights That No Eye,
No Camera, Has Ever Before Beheld!"
- Time Magazine
Note to parents: TRON is rated "PG": Parental Guidance Suggested — some material may not be suitable for children under 10.
Most of TRON's vehicle designs were created by industrial designer Syd Mead, who also worked on designs for the films Blade Runner, Aliens and Short Circuit, among others. TRON's soundtrack was written by Wendy Carlos, who also worked on A Clockwork Orange and The Shining.
The film spawned a number of video games in the arcade and for home video game consoles of the time, including Tron, Discs of Tron, Tron: Deadly Discs, Tron Maze-A-Tron, Tron: Solar Sailer. Over a decade later, Tron 2.0 was created for Windows and Mac, and last year a real Space Paranoids arcade game was released at the San Diego Comic Con.
In December of this year, a sequel to the original film, Tron Legacy, is to be released. Both Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner return to reprise their roles. A tie-in video game, Tron: Evolution, is also slated for release.
Last updated: Mar. 13, 2010 10:31pm
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