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  • Birthday 11/08/1964

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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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    *MARY was Hollywood Royalty & likely reason she won her only Best Actress *ACADEMY AWARD. Much more deserving that year deserved to be LILLIAN GISH in THE WIND (MGM)
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    In truth *Chaplin hated her, often calling her a **** behind her back
  3. I kinda' knew wwhat I expected with this one, due top action-star Jason Steedman always winning But have always been into SHARKS & yes, since 1975's blockbuster JAWS ($261m.) which immediately altered the summertiume movie going experience But this ain't no JAWS by a long shot. Typically of this era they almost entirely used CGI for the MAMMOTH SHARK,etc *Spielberg was mostly the first to try & film on the actual ocean & had 2-3 mechanical sharks & 1 actual GREAT WHITE for long shots & BRUCE, it's name of the mechanical shark kept sinking & as *Dreyfuss always says he'd often hear over loudspeakers "THE SHARK IS SINKING," "THE SHARK IS SINKING" Years before that such classics as *Tracy's epic all by himself work in '58's OLD MAN & THE SEA started off the coast of cuba & as even *SINATRA said he hated location filming & *SPENCE even more-so! So they changed directors & filmed most of that epic in whats still the worlds largest s. stage at WARNER BROS. instead. Same place when I was there where 2000's A PERFECT STORM was filmed. *Gerorge even had his patented basketball hoop just outside. (TRIVIA: The great Ernest Hemingway-(l899-l96l) ever the nice guy, but my personal candidate as A #1 all-time writer, showed his usual niceness by saying after seeing OLD MAN openly said *Tracy's work was the work of a fat,, rich, lazy actor unquote. Hemingway's ideal actor was always *COOPER & even wrote '43's FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS with him in mind.) As most klnow by jow scy-fy is airing both SHARK WEEK & NOW SHARKNADO WEEK, these cgi sharks though are far worse due to budget then the MAGLEDON they did id in THE MEG, which is truly impressive in itself Though some should wait for cable. I barely give it a marginal THUMBS-UP (**1/2-out of four stars) Actually I rate it slightly over the most recent JURASSIC PARK 5" (**) & saw this sea going epic in 3-D which did help though Next: CHRISTOPHER ROBIN THANK YOU
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    About 85% of these rehashes either flop$ or go straight to cable
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    Yeah, the tremendous 1973 epic PAPLLION may be nert? Surprised with all this cgi they have yet to cover TOWERING INFERNO too
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    Sooo typical of cinema today, huh Who in the heck can ever replace McQueen as THE COOLOR KING About 10yrs ago I woulda' cast *Clooney though, but now??? When is it slated to open
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    Thomas Crown v. Thomas Crown

    NO WAY, The King of Movie COO: Steven (Terrence) McQueen's version was weaker!!! Brosnan's about as exiting as watching paint dry, plus that typical year marvelous number WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND took home Best 0./ Song *Gold for '68 (same yr he filmed the explosive BULLITT) In reality Steve was hurt thinking exces could not imagine him in a button down suit, so he set out to make them believe Plus it had fine editing & smarts & I like Russo, a better actress than Ali McGraw
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    For the Hitch terror, he always claimed 1943's SHADOW OF A DOUBT was his favorite. Somewhat underpinning 40yrs later to Lynch's BLUE VELVET in many ways. People really never know the underbelly of their quiet town, especially after darkness hits & Hopper without question portrayed thee #1 all-time villain & psycho & Lynch has had many since
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    If this takes, this darn website has been knocking me out 7 of course whewn I just about to complete mny analysis By the way & for your trivia genie Leonard Maltin loves that Uk version as his favouirite Hitch flick ever at #5 overall! & for the record though hit's like a 3 way tie, but I went to catch VERTIUGO & on a Friday no less, only a buck too & all what seemed to be punks came it & even sold out-small dumpy theatre down here St. Pete, FL) & after the legendary ending all these kids jumped up & applauded & left!?
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    WELP, than ks guys & despite attempting through that disp[icable Asian Spam Fairly again-(which never derailed me) I was at very bootom of a reply post & got CUT OFF ONE AGAIN & THIS TIME I WASN'T EVEN LOGGED OUT EITHER, NO WHY CAN'T YOU ULTRA RICH FOLKLS JUST GET RID OF TJHEM??? AL:L HAS ASKED THAT OVER 5 YEARS NOW, TO NO AVAIL & BESIDES THAT THEY SEEMED TO BE IN THE WEE HOURS OF THE MORNING< NOT AT 7pm ONWARD??? AGAIN, WILL YOU PLEASE LOCATE MY STORY & OR REPLY ON AT THE BOTTOM I LAID OUT LEONARD MALTION'S FAVS IF AS THEY SHOULDA' MADE HIM A TCM< GP??? My handle: Spencer Over 3,400 posts td, would have over 200 more but could not keep cable few yrs ago
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    Gregory Peck's grandson is the new Spock

    DARGO, not trying to make fun, to each his or her their course. THERE ARE ONLY ABOUT 10 OTHERS THATWOULD WITHOUT PAIUSE CITE *"THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD: FRANCIS (Albert) SINATRA (l9l5-98) As my close runner-up HERO, IDOL:, the works Thgough no fan of *SINATRA when he first got to HOLLYWOOD & weighed in at approx. 125lbs & was 5'8 & 1/2, it';s not his height, but just too skinny. Wasn' around exactly after his s. actor *Oscar as Maggio in the 8 time sweeper *FROM HERE TO ETERNITY-(*Harry Cohn& Columbia AKA: Poverty Row, Germ of the Ocean,metc) You were punished by having to work there-(LOOK UP *GABLE & HAVING TO DO*IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT?> But, please reply about Miss Day? (TRIVIA & PLEASE NO LOOKING IT UP ON THE PHONE,etc What was Day's sole shot at an actor & her fans were upin aems when she did not make the best actress race for 1955's LOVE ME OIR KEAVE MNE (MGM) ***1/2) MAN, *CAGNEY WAS UTTERLY DINAMIC & ATRE STORY House still standing on Tinsel-Town area
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    Gregory Peck's grandson is the new Spock

    THE NOW LENDARY SCENE WHERE *"THE DUKE" AKA:BIG SHOULDERS, heard a woman speaking Comanche & *Ford's all-time fav. western was this, *JW's & others. NOT 1 SINGLE *AMPAS shot that year, but Buddy Holly-(l936-59) at constantlyusing that PHRASH ("THAT I'LL BE THE DAY" unquote) & an added bonus fr me NATALIE!!!
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    Gregory Peck's grandson is the new Spock

    LawrenceA, back wh I was somewhat close to remaining members of THE GREAT: SPENCER TRACY-=(l900-l967) AS I';VE OFTEN WORRIED ALL SPLIT UP WITH HIS SON, SADLY & PROFOUNDLY DEAF & I ACUALLY HEARD HIM IN THE HOUSE-(Acton, CALIF>) moaning & this was the kicker GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER & that song THATS THE STORY OF LIFE WAS ON A BEGINNING OF THE THEN COBNTROVERSIAL FILM. HE WENT A COUPLE WEKS LATER AT AGE 84. (NOTE: Grandson JOE TRACY ruined *TRACY getting his U.S. Postal Star too!?) But I saw where BOGEY'S SON IS DOING VERY WELL & WELCOMES ALL ABOUT HIS LEGENDARY FACTOR-(AFI's ranking as all-time male movie poll in June of 1999 & as far as offspring of their legendary dad's 7 mothers saw a couple yks back that *THE KING OF HOLLYWOOD'S son William GABLE in deep into heroine & other narcotics LET ME KNOW IF YOU SAW/HEARD IUT-I used about 9hrs per day on talk radio) & AGAIN TO ALL PLEASE SUBMIT SOMETHING ABOUT WILLIAM GABLE'S HUGE HEROINE ADDICTION??? & AS I PREVIOUSLY WROTE, *BOGEY'S SON (STEPHEN BIOGART) IS LLOKING MORE & MORE LIKE HIS OLD MAN BY THE DAY. EVEN CAUGFHT HIM ON SOME OBSCURE PROGRAM MONTHS BACK DOING A LG BOAT TRIP & WITH *HUMPHREY'SSTILL LEGENDS OF HIS FAN FISHING & EVEN MORE COOL, HE STANDS ON HIS DAD'S (232 Mapleton drive in Holmby Hills CALIF) & ALMOST RIGHT BEHIND HIS FINAL HOUSE, THE PLAYBOY MANSIOPN IS THERE-(got to kinda' visit but from outside in Nov. 99) LIFE IS FILLED WITH (RONY) & Ironically Hef's idol was indeed *BOGART!
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    Films of 2018

    Any plans to go see this one?
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    Noir Alley

    I always suggested this, but TCM should start covering directors as STOTM

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