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  1. The First Film That Comes to Mind...

    The Turning Point Next: story adapted from Philip K. Dick
  2. *A to Z of Movies*

  3. This is a favorite book of mine; only saw the movie once. would love to see it again. Hope TCM could show it sometime soon. Theroux is from Massachusetts and went to UMass/Amherst so I am particularly aware of him. I think he still lives part-time on Cape Cod.
  4. Filmmaking Rules

    Just one more coz this is fun: If you're a woman and want to be considered sexy/desirable just take off your glasses and pull the scrunchie from your ponytail.
  5. Filmmaking Rules

    )If a character walks into a room and carries on a conversation without waiting for a response you know that the person they are talking to is either the bad guy lying in wait or is lying dead on the floor in the kitchen. When a giant bomb explodes in a rain of fire, if you are near it you will not look back, but keep walking and will not be hurt or knocked down by the shock wave or suffer hearing damage. (Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg hysterically satirize this filmmaking rule in "The Other Guys").
  6. Forgotten Classics

    "The Last Wave" (1977) one of director Peter Weir's best but lesser known films. According to a TCM article, it was poorly distributed in US because, altho United Artists put up half the money, they passed on distributing it. It was finally shown by a distributor known for martial arts movies and re-titled "Black Rain". It was relegated to art house movie theaters and was called "a throw-back to the B-movies of the 30s and 40s and the dialogue is vintage RKO and Universal," by Pauline Kael of The New Yorker, "but it's hokum without the fun of hokum." She really hated it. (Although that review would make me want to watch it.) It was pretty panned and did poorly. I consider it a "classic" and I know it has been shown at least once on TCM. When you talk Weir you usually hear about "Picnic at Hanging Rock" or "Gallipoli". Everyone seems to have forgotten this great movie that explores the rational in an irrational world with mysticism and magic, and imagery that is breathtakingly weird. Maybe it's because Dr. Kildare (Richard Chamberlain) was the lead and he was better known for TV than film. But it deserves more attention and more viewers.
  7. Filmmaking Rules

    OK. I stand corrected.
  8. Filmmaking Rules

    If a man/woman wears an eye-patch or has a facial scar they are inevitably BAD GUYS/GIRLS.
  9. Marlene Dietrich in "Morocco" Next: child star who didn't make in movies as adult
  10. A to Z of Characters

    Jessep, Col. Nathan R., played by Jack Nicholson in "A Few Good Men."
  11. *A to Z of Movies*

    Don't Look Now
  12. *A to Z of actresses and actors*:)

    Tatou, Audrey
  13. The First Film That Comes to Mind...

    Bedtime for Bonzo (1951) Next: working girl (take that whichever way you want...)
  14. Actor/Movie Association Game

    Heaven Can Wait (1943)
  15. First Movie SONG That Comes to Mind

    "I Feel Pretty" sung by Natalie Wood in "West Side Story" but she not qualified for that role musically. (Was dubbed by Marni Nixon) The part of Maria was originally played on Broadway by Carol Lawrence. Next: a famous instrumental song to which lyrics were added later. Who wrote the lyrics and who sung the song once the lyrics were added.

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