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  • Birthday 11/08/1964

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    Tampa Bay, FL
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    Movies-(but, prefer "Hollywoods Golden Age" by far!), going online, reading, watching tv, music, used to lift weights & ride a huffy bike, until back pain stopped 'em!) 0f course going to new releases-(of which I've been reviewing between 36 to 60 per year since 1982 at only age 17/18) & have also been an *Oscar oddsmaking/pundit since that same year. Winning iv Variety as it's annual *"Oscar-0racle" for 2002-(plus, won several local newspaper contests too) -(P.S. though did weak this past year of 2015, unfortunately) & have been collecting everything cinema-(memorabilia, books, lists, dvd's,etc) since 1979


    & to any reading this, please also feel free to contact me at (Jeffshannon50@gmail.com) I corresponded w/many over 16yrs mostly about cinema


    & my personal favorite's in THE MOVIES-(sept. 2016)>

    (DVD Time Capsule): (*-denotes *Oscar winner)
    1. "The Godfather (l90l-90) Trilogy-(non theatrical release)
    2. "Citizen Kane" (l94l) (RKO Radio)
    3. "Captains Courageous" (l937) (M-G-M)
    4. *"Casablanca" (l943) (Warner Bros.)
    5. "City Lights" (l93l) (UA)
    6. "Dumbo" (l94l) (Walt Disney/RKO)
    7. "It's a Wonderful Life" (l946) (RKO)
    8. "The Searchers" (l956) (WB's)
    9. "Vertigo" (l958) (Paramount)
    10th "The Quiet Man" (l952) (Republic)

    1. *Spencer Tracy (l900-l967)-(NOTE: Also No. 1 & 2 are my top two idol/heroes!)
    2. *Frank Sinatra (l9l5-98)
    3. *James Cagney (l899-l986)

    1. Natalie Wood (l938-l98l)
    2. Greta Garbo (l905-90)
    3. *Katharine Hepburn (l907-2003)

    1. *John Ford (l895-l973)
    2. Alfred Hitchcock (l899-l980
    3. *Woody Allen (l935-) & Howard Hawks-(l896-l974)

    & worst:
    1. "Plan 9 from 0uter Space" (l959)
    2. "Glen or Glenda" (l956)
    3. "Myra Breckinridge" (l970)

    & though they are very rarely even written about anymore the 1980's (fake) "Faces of Death" were, as Roger Ebert & Gene Siskel always ranted about, as arguably the most disgusting ever produced!)


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  1. Most already know that for some reason & within the last year it's virtually impossible to log back-in to these great forums? But why? It didn't used top be like this & once in, you cannot sway from here or get logged back out PLEASE HELP!
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    TCM has never had George Raft (l895-l980) as STOM, a one note actor & *cagney said Raft was the real toughest guy in Hollywood. Same goes for Reagan? But also pretty flat as an actor
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    *Finch wanted to campaign for leading actor, same way *(Hopkins did for *"Silence of the Lambs" (l99l)
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    & at the time I believe her performance was the shortest to ever win an *Academy Award. She beat Jodie Foster in "Taxi Driver' too
  5. Most likely know that *Oscar winner: *George Clooney-(l961-) received the current AFI-(American Film Institute) award for Lifetime Achievement, however who should be it's next recipient? For years I went on about them ignoring Peter 0'toole & they waited too long apparently & it's list is very long of AFI snubs over the years-(NOTE: Unlike *Oscar it's recipient must accept award in person, hence no: *Kate Hepburn, *Brando, Garbo,etc ) I like *Clooney a lot, but he's not done enough, just in my view anyway & who deserves or a predix of whom should get it next time? THANX
  6. Just once again noticed the jerks with the Asian spam, why isn't it blocked though?
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    Who's STOM for March?
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    He truly had the leading actor role in the brilliant "Network" though *Finch was magnificent, but really in my opinion more a supporting work
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    I personally only rate "Band of angels" ok (**1/2-out of 4) Good one about *Kate & Mitchum. She also loathed Nick Nolte during the awful (*) 1985 "Grace Quigley"
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    But his *Oscar winning role as Sefton in 1953's "Stalag 17" is probably his best role & Joe Gillis in "Sunset Blvd" Miscast in 1939's "Golden Boy" (**1/2) though, John Garfield was made for that part
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    It's disgusting & typical of this era were are in that the legendary *"GWTW" is banned from playing in theaters!!! Even the famed "Tampa Theatre" down here now also refuses to book it again It's not among my favorite's, but should be seen on a big screen, luckily I did get to go to it 3 times over 35yrs
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    As a kid of about 10 I went to the local dumpy theatre in Delaware & saw "The Towering Inferno" several times, because Steve McQueen was my first idol/hero. *Billy wilder though desperately wanted his idol Cary Grant in *Bogey's role for 1954's "Sabrina"
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    AGREED 100% ON THE CARTOON'S, ESPECIALLY WARNER BROS. & LOONEY TUNES. Speaking of kids' struff, by now most probably know that *Hanks is playing "Mr. Rogers"
  14. Is this topic about where films were shot? Because the 1985 fantasy "Cocoon" ($76m.)( that also won Oscars for Best supporting actor-(Don Ameche) & Visual Effects was filmed down here in St. Petersburg, FL & I got to be on the set in the summer of 1984 for about 8hrs it was filmed right next door to the apts I lived in & the rest was shot a couple miles down the road at another retirement Community. met *Ron Howard, Tahnee welch-(what happened to her>), *Maureen Stapleton, *Jessica Tandy, Gwen Verdon & Steve Guttenberg on this long day, but the 3 guys' W. Brimley, Cronyn & *Ameche weren't there that day or shooting elsewhere. I was just 19 then & first time I saw movies shot out of sequence. It was a huge thing then & covered in all the newspapers

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