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AUTHOR SUBJECT: Corey Feldman
Velusion
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Posted: 12/15/2016 5:15:13 AM
I just finished reading Corey's memoirs and found myself wondering what is wrong with him.. He seemed to have the keys to the kingdom. He knew all of the top directors, producers, actors. He was championed by many including Spielberg and Michael Jackson yet he was incapable of any meaningful success. Yes, he was in a handful of top grossing films including Goonies, Lost Boys, and Stand By Me. He starred or co-starred in a couple that got wide spread notoriety. He was given every opportunity imaginable to succeed yet he could not. He blames it all on the drugs. A common story of a child actor being caught up in the world of drugs, alcohol, and pervert predators but he really never displayed much talent. There was a certain quality to his presents but not what I would ever call an ability to entertain but with all of his contacts and networking and natural charm, why didn't he parley that into a career as a producer or some other job within the industry? He was and is widely panned by all critics out there. Instead of his name conjuring up thoughts of admiration it instead is viewed as a punch line. He has become a joke. Is it the drugs (he claims he has been clean for 20 years). Is it his ego? Why does he continue to cling to threads rather than try grabbing hold of something real?.. I read his book, Coreyography, hoping for some insight into why but very little was offered besides the fact that he was a junky... maybe that's the answer right there or maybe if it wasn't for the drugs he would have changed gears and did something else; start a talent agency, produce for television, become a cameraman, anything! I guess what I'm saying is that it's frustrating to see someone who was once on top try to stay afloat while the toilet is flushing..... but, if you like Corey Feldman or are interested in reading his point of view on child actors in the Hollywood system then I highly recommend his book... The poor guy was mentally and physically abused by his parents and preyed upon by perverts but ultimately, he made his choice to fail.... Today, he has a rock band that completely sucks. Watch and listen on Youtube and you won't disagree with me. The first time I heard one of his songs from his new album I honestly thought someone was playing a trick on me. I thought it was a joke.. The guy is 45 years old and appears to be completely detached from reality..... anyway, I'm only writing this now because I just finished the book and felt like chatting.
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Superdude
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Posted: 12/15/2016 9:00:15 AM
One can't expect to be made famous by the Hollywood whutwhut after exposing their pervertious predatorializing.  Either you play the game or you don't. 

Sv Bell | Black Flag Pictures
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Posted: 12/15/2016 6:42:44 PM
That's sad how some people with the right tools in hands can sabotage their own career...

There's a couple of local artists here that have everything to succeed, yet they remain obscure, hardly making it to the major leagues. Some are just too unpredictable, and agents don't want to keep them for too long in their roster. Others will make masterpieces followed by total crap, with no stability, no producer will want to hire them. Corey Feldman seems to fall in this group.

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