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Buried Treasure

EVER WONDER what became of that Bruce Springsteen album PRODIGAL SON? How about Stanley Kubrick's fabled FIRST feature, FEAR AND DESIRE? Want to know WHERE TO GO to find Johnny Depp's directorial debut, THE BRAVE? EW tracks down TWO DOZEN legendary LOST P

Usually, we at ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY like to brief you on the stuff that will be coming your way in the next few weeks or months—hence, for example, our Holiday Movie Preview issue. But just this once, we'd like to show you some of the movies, TV shows, and albums that, for one reason or another, won't be coming your way. Consider this our Never Preview—a catalog of the artistic endeavors that got waylaid somewhere between their production and their release.

We call them Buried Treasure, although that phrase requires two caveats: First, in certain cases, they're not buried especially deep. We managed to

get a look at or a listen to most of the items on this list, and, with a little effort, so can you. And second, well, they're not always treasures exactly. While all of them are works from high-profile creators, some of them have more curiosity value than artistic merit. With those disclaimers out of the way, join us on this tour of the entertainment world's Island of Misfit Toys—an island populated by the likes of Bill Murray, Britney Spears, Leo DiCaprio, and, of course, Jerry Lewis versus the Nazis. —Tim Carvell

Originally posted Dec 03, 2004 Published in issue #795 Dec 03, 2004 Order article reprints