Det Jim McLeod

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About Det Jim McLeod

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  • Birthday 04/02/1961

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    Cary Grant
    Kirk Douglas
    Boris Karloff
    Robert DeNiro

    Natalie Wood
    Hayley Mills
    Bette Davis
    Audrey Hepburn

    Alfred Hitchcock
    Stanley Kubrick
    Martin Scorsese
    William Wyler

    Favorite movies:

    Duck Soup
    King Kong
    Sons Of The Desert
    Bride of Frankenstein
    The Raven
    Gunga Din
    Son Of Frankenstein

    Shadow Of A Doubt
    Arsenic And Old Lace
    Meet Me In St Louis
    Kiss Of Death
    Miracle On 34th Street
    The Search
    The Window

    Detective Story
    Strangers On A Train
    From Here To Eternity
    On The Waterfront
    Night Of The Hunter
    Paths Of Glory

    The Manchurian Candidate
    Whatever Happened To Baby Jane
    A Patch Of Blue
    The Good The Bad And The Ugly
    Rosemary's Baby
    Midnight Cowboy

    The Mind Of Mr Soames
    Dirty Harry
    The Taking Of Pelham 123
    Taxi Driver

    48 Hrs
    Fanny And Alexander
    Blue Velvet
    Monty Python's The Meaning Of Life
    Full Metal Jacket
    The Untouchables
    Imagine:John Lennon

    What About Bob
    The Crying Game
    The Player
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Ed Wood

    Ghost World
    Spider Man
    Kill Bill Vol 1
    Shattered Glass
    The Chronicles Of Narnia:The Lion,The
    Witch And The Wardrobe
    Dear Frankie
    Little Miss Sunshine

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  1. This Is No Dream-making of Rosemary's Baby by James Munn and Bob Willoughby I will refer to the film as RB from here on. RB is one of my top ten films of all time. I have been totally obsessed with it since I saw it on TV back in the 1970s, it was cut but still powerful. In the the 1980s I saw the uncut version in revival theater and was blown away. Since then I have purchased a VHS tape, the DVD, a paperback copy of the novel by Ira Levin, the book on CD (read by Mia Farrow) and now this book. The book is very pricey ($50) but if you are as big a fan of RB as I am, it's worth it. It is a hardcover coffee table book with a stunning collection of color and B&W photographs of behind the scenes by photographer Bob Willoughby. The text is greatly detailed about every aspect of the film, including some scenes cut from the film. One of my favorite parts tells of a scene to be filmed in New York's Greenwich Village where Rosemary is seeing "The Fantasticks". It would have cameos by movie legends Joan Crawford and Van Johnson as themselves. Johnson did not know the director Roman Polanski and when he noticed the diminutive Polanski said "Who is that, Pinocchio?" Polanski was infuriated and cleared the set and decided to scrap the whole scene. Crawford was angry at being brought in and not even used in the film, she told Polanski he needed to learn some manners. Did anyone else know of this book? If not, what do you think of RB? The novel or the movie.
  2. Det Jim McLeod

    *A to Z of Filmmakers*

    Sargent, Alvin screenwriter
  3. Det Jim McLeod

    *A to Z of Movies*

    Face Behind The Mask, The
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    A to Z of Characters

    Zaroff, Count played by Leslie Banks in "The Most Dangerous Game"
  5. Det Jim McLeod

    A to Z List of Plays and Musicals

    Kimberly Akimbo by David Lindsay Abaire. I saw this off Broadway in 2003, it's about a teenage girl with a rapid aging disease.
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    The Owl and the Pussycat

    I saw it, and no, the line was cut. It's still a very funny movie. Streisand and Segal have hilarious chemistry. And Barbra, though never thought of as a sex symbol, looked very hot in this.
  7. Det Jim McLeod

    First Movie SONG That Comes to Mind

    Captain Custard from Road To Singapore next-song with "Apple" in the title
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    The first actor/actress that comes to mind..

    Hugh Laurie as dim Prince George in "Blackadder The Third" next-snobby characters
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    A to Z of Characters

    Stokes, Professor played by Thayer David in "House Of Dark Shadows"
  10. Det Jim McLeod

    *A to Z of Movies*

    Tower Of London (1939)
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    *A to Z of Movies*

    Aaron Slick From Punkin Creek
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    R.I.P. Aretha Franklin (1942-2018)

    Her version of I Say A Little Prayer is one of my favorites. On the Oscar show for the 1968 releases, she belted out the title song from "Funny Girl". When she was finished, Frank Sinatra said "She really tore it up, didn't she?"
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    A to Z of Characters

    Buck, Joe played by Jon Voight in Midnight Cowboy
  14. Det Jim McLeod

    *A to Z of actresses and actors*:)

    Hartman, Elizabeth
  15. Det Jim McLeod

    Name 10 Facts about this Movie

    9) It had it's New York opening at Radio City Music Hall

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