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  1. 9 points
    Of course he will be always known as The Beatles' drummer but a talented star in his own right. He did not sing lead on too many Beatle songs but they were all entertaining, my favorite is "With A Little Help From My Friends" from the Sgt Pepper album. He was also the best actor in the group. He had a great solo sequence in A Hard's Day Night". My favorite of his non Beatle movies was The Magic Christian (1969), while not that great was better than most of ones he appeared in (some are really bad like Caveman and Sextette), Here he underplays as a sidekick to Peter Sellers and there are some amusing moments and good music. My favorite of his solo albums is Ringo, which has two great #1 singles "Photograph" (which he co wrote with George Harrison) and "You're Sixteen" a great remake of the Johnny Burnette song. What are your favorites of his music or movies?
  2. 9 points
    Now this is reminiscent of an old movie storyline: The filmmaker Sergio Leone and Morricone were boyhood schoolmates in Rome (circa 1937).
  3. 7 points
    Catch Me If You Can (2002)- based on a true story Frank Abagnale Jr. (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) forges checks and commits identity theft.
  4. 7 points
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/06/obituaries/ennio-morricone-dead.html The Italian composer wrote atmospheric scores for spaghetti westerns and some 500 films by a Who’s Who of of international directors. Ennio Morricone, the Italian composer whose atmospheric scores for spaghetti westerns and some 500 films by a Who’s Who of international directors made him one of the world’s most versatile and influential creators of music for the modern cinema, died on Monday in Rome. He was 91. His death was confirmed by his lawyer, Giorgio Assumma, who said that Mr. Morricone had been admitted to the hospital last week after falling and fracturing his femur. To many cineastes, Maestro Morricone (pronounced more-ah-CONE-ay) was a unique talent,crafting melodic accompaniments to comedies, thrillers and historical dramas by Bernardo Bertolucci, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Terrence Malick, Roland Joffé, Brian De Palma, Barry Levinson, Mike Nichols, John Carpenter, Quentin Tarantino and other filmmakers. Mr. Morricone scored many popular films of the past 40 years: Édouard Molinaro’s “La Cage aux Folles” (1978), Mr. Carpenter’s “The Thing” (1982), Mr. De Palma’s “The Untouchables” (1987), Roman Polanski’s “Frantic” (1988), Giuseppe Tornatore’s “Cinema Paradiso” (1988), Wolfgang Petersen’s “In the Line of Fire” (1993), and Mr. Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” (2015). In 2016, Mr. Morricone won his first competitive Academy Award for his score for “The Hateful Eight,” an American western mystery thriller for which he also won a Golden Globe. In a career showered with honors, he had previously won an Oscar for lifetime achievement (2007) and was nominated for five other Academy Awards, and had won two Golden Globes, four Grammys and dozens of international awards. But the work that made him world famous, and that was best known to moviegoers, was his blend of music and sound effects for Sergio Leone’s 1960s spaghetti westerns: a ticking pocket watch, a sign creaking in the wind, buzzing flies, a twanging Jew’s harp, haunting whistles, cracking whips, gunshots and a bizarre, wailing “ah-ee-ah-ee-ah,” played on a sweet potato-shaped wind instrument called an ocarina. Imitated, scorned, spoofed, what came to be known as “The Dollars Trilogy” — “A Fistful of Dollars” (1964), “For a Few Dollars More” (1965) and “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” (1966), all released in the United States in 1967 — starred Clint Eastwood as “The Man With No Name” and were enormous hits, with a combined budget of $2 million and gross worldwide receipts of $280 million. The trilogy’s Italian dialogue was dubbed, and the action was brooding and slow, with clichéd close-ups of gunfighters’ eyes. But Mr. Morricone, breaking the unwritten rule never to upstage actors with music, infused it all with wry sonic weirdness and melodramatic strains that many fans embraced with cultlike devotion and critics called viscerally true to Mr. Leone’s early vision of the Old West. “In the films that established his reputation in the 1960s, the series of spaghetti westerns he scored for Mr. Leone, Mr. Morricone’s music is anything but a backdrop,” The New York Times critic Jon Pareles wrote in 2007. “It’s sometimes a conspirator, sometimes a lampoon, with tunes that are as vividly in the foreground as any of the actors’ faces.” Mr. Morricone also scored Mr. Leone’s “Once Upon a Time in the West” (1968) and his Jewish gangster drama, “Once Upon a Time in America” (1984), both widely considered masterpieces. But he became most closely identified with “The Dollars Trilogy,” and in time grew weary of answering for their lowbrow sensibilities. Asked by The Guardian in 2006 why “A Fistful of Dollars” had made such an impact, he said: “I don’t know. It’s the worst film Leone made and the worst score I did.” "The Ecstasy of Gold,” the theme song for “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” was one of Mr. Morricone’s biggest hits. It was recorded by the cellist Yo-Yo Ma on an album of Mr. Morricone’s compositions and used in concert by two rock bands: as closing music for the Ramones and the introductory theme for Metallica. Mr. Morricone looked professorial in bow ties and spectacles, with wisps of flyaway white hair. He sometimes holed up in his palazzo in Rome and wrote music for weeks on end, composing not at a piano but at a desk. He heard the music in his mind, he said, and wrote it in pencil on score paper for all orchestra parts. He sometimes scored 20 or more films a year, often working only from a script before screening the rushes. Directors marveled at his range — tarantellas, psychedelic screeches, swelling love themes, tense passages of high drama, stately evocations of the 18th century or eerie dissonances of the 20th — and at the ingenuity of his silences: He was wary of too much music, of overloading an audience with emotions. He composed for television films and series like “The Sopranos,” wrote about 100 concert pieces, and orchestrated music for singers including Joan Baez, Paul Anka and Anna Maria Quaini, the Italian pop star known as Mina. Mr. Morricone never learned to speak English, never left Rome to compose, and for years refused to fly anywhere, though he eventually flew all over the world to conduct orchestras, sometimes performing his own compositions. While he wrote extensively for Hollywood, he did not visit the United States until 2007, when, at 78, he made a monthlong tour, punctuated by festivals of his films. He gave concerts in New York at Radio City Music Hall and the United Nations, and he concluded the tour in Los Angeles, where he received an honorary Academy Award for lifetime achievement. The presenter, Clint Eastwood, roughly translated his acceptance speech from the Italian as the composer expressed “deep gratitude to all the directors who had faith in me.” Ennio Morricone was born in Rome on Nov. 10, 1928, one of five children of Mario Morricone and the former Libera Ridolfi. His father, a trumpet player, taught him to read music and play various instruments. Ennio wrote his first compositions at six. In 1940, he entered the National Academy of Santa Cecilia, where he studied trumpet, composition and direction. His World War II experiences — hunger and the dangers of Rome as an “open city” under German and American armies — were reflected in some of his later work. After the war, he wrote music for radio; for Italy’s broadcasting service, RAI; and for singers under contract to RCA. In 1956, he married Maria Travia. They had four children: Marco, Alessandra, Andrea and Giovanni. His first film credit was for Luciano Salce’s “The Fascist” (1961). He soon began his collaboration with Mr. Leone, a former schoolmate. But he also scored political films:Gillo Pontecorvo’s “The Battle of Algiers” (1966), Mr. Pasolini’s “The Hawks and the Sparrows” (1966), Giuliano Montaldo’s “Sacco and Vanzetti” (1971) and Mr. Bertolucci’s “1900” (1976). Five Morricone scores nominated for Oscars displayed his virtuosity. In Mr. Malick’s “Days of Heaven” (1978), he captured a love triangle in the Texas Panhandle, circa 1916. For “The Mission” (1986), about an 18th-century Jesuit priest (Jeremy Irons) in the Brazilian rain forest, he wove the panpipe music of Indigenous people with that of a missionary party’s European instruments, playing out the cultural conflicts. In “The Untouchables,” his music pounded out the struggle between Eliot Ness (Kevin Costner) and Al Capone (Robert De Niro) in Prohibition-era Chicago. In Mr. Levinson’s “Bugsy” (1991), about the mobster Bugsy Siegel (Warren Beatty), it was a medley for a star-struck sociopath in Hollywood. And in Mr. Tornatore’s “Malèna” (2000), he orchestrated the ordeals of a wartime Sicilian town as seen through the eyes of a boy obsessed with a beautiful lady. Talking to Mr. Pareles, Mr. Morricone placed his acclaimed oeuvre in a modest perspective. “The notion that I am a composer who writes a lot of things is true on one hand and not true on the other hand,” he said. “Maybe my time is better organized than many other people’s. But compared to classical composers like Bach, Frescobaldi, Palestrina or Mozart, I would define myself as unemployed.”
  5. 6 points
    Victor, Victoria --pretending to be a man pretending to be a woman, when she was...well, you know The Mind Reader --Warren William cons the crowds with a phony mind reading act The Princess Comes Across --Carole Lombard is a fraudulant royal to get on a ship Rings on Their Fingers --Gene Tierney is groomed to join a family of cons Hot Millions --Peter Ustinov fakes computer credentials to embezzle corporate money Can You Ever Forgive Me? --Melissa McCarthy's 'famous letters' are fakes Let's Fall in Love --Ann Sothern poses as a famous Swedish actress Six Degrees of Seperation --Will Smith presents himself as Sidney Poitier's son to gain entrance into NY society The Music Man --he was a fraud, but Robert Preston could sell ice at the North Pole edit: I've been trying to think of a film where a B'way producer has a 'nobody' pretend to be a French singing star, but I can't remember who was in it...anybody know? (the category made me think of it...)
  6. 6 points
    It looks like there will be an online concert for his 80th:
  7. 6 points
    Of course Ringo turning 80 is thread worthy. Glad the thread was started. It Don't Come Easy is probably my favorite. I really like Act Naturally, Ringo and Buck Owens recording. As a young teen Paul was my favorite, later on it was George. I LOVE the Traveling Willbury's ( thinking about George) and I played that tape constantly. I digress, so back to Ringo, I've always loved all the Beatles and wishing Ringo a Very Happy Birthday. ( OY! Ringo is 80, I feel so old)
  8. 6 points
  9. 6 points
    I agree that Ringo was the best actor in the Beatles. The others are amusing in A Hard Day's Night (and the Beatles' other movies), but Ringo created more of a character in HDN than the others did. I think the only other movie I've seen Ringo in is Son of Dracula (1974), which starred Harry Nilsson and featured veteran British actor Dennis Price, as well musician friends Keith Moon, Leon Russell, and Klaus Voorman. It came out while I was in high school, and along with a friend who was also a devoted Beatle fan, I went to see it in one of the few showings that this relatively under-distributed movie received. Even to our teenaged sensibilities, the humor seemed overly broad, but the movie was fun and featured some good Nilsson vocal performances ("Without You," which he didn't write, and "Jump Into The Fire," which he did). I've always wanted to see The Magic Christian but have never found an opportunity (although I love the Badfinger album with songs from the movie). Ringo is a great album, one of the best solo works by any of the ex-Beatles. In fact, because of the hits from that album, along with the excellent hit single "It Don't Come Easy," Ringo was the most musically successful ex-Beatle for a time. I won the Ringo album from a radio station when it first came out, and I played it endlessly. It features performances by all of the Beatles, the Band, Marc Bolan, Billy Preston, and Nilsson, among others, as well as songs written by Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, Ringo, and Randy Newman. A few years back, I saw Ringo and his All-Starr Band (this incarnation featuring Todd Rundgren). It was a very enjoyable night of hits associated with Ringo and his various band members. I remember being impressed by how fit Ringo was, for a guy in his 70s at the time. He was very energetic throughout the show and seemed determined to really entertain the sold-out crowd. Ringo Starr may not have had his biggest accomplishments in the movie world, but overall, he's entertained a lot of people for a lot of years. Happy Birthday, Ringo!!
  10. 6 points
    Mature is/was always full of those interesting kind of stories. One I liked was when he was filming some "Swords-and-Sandals" flick, business partner JIM BACKUS picked him up to rush to some crisis at one of their business concerns with Vic still in costume. They stopped for a bite at a roadside diner and the waitress looked hesitantly at Vic and the way he was dressed and Vic, in good humor allegedly asked her, "What's the matter? Don't you serve men in uniform? " And that he wasn't above self parody(think "After The Fox") or self deprecation, as we all know the tale of his trying to join a certain country club that refused him admission with the explanation "We're sorry, but we prohibit actors from membership." and Vic protesting...... "I'm not an actor, and I've got 30 pictures under my belt that proves it!" Sepiatone
  11. 6 points
    Well, as far as I can tell, Bosley Crowther hated just about everything, at least anything even remotely noir. I imagine him as a crabby old goat who'd throw the teapot at his servants (of course a guy like that in the 40s would have had servants) if his morning boiled egg wasn't done just right.
  12. 5 points
  13. 5 points
    Maybe Trump should propose a bailout bill for kids. Let them skip school and purchase good grades with government assistance.
  14. 5 points
    Well, I'm not a fan of the Beatles-mostly because I was there when they first hit the airwaves. But I absolutely appreciate their role in our musical/cultural history. It is a milestone for anyone turning 80, (but as already stated by txfilmfan) notable for a rock n roller. With all the negativity these days, Ringo's Big Birthday Show celebrating his life & contribution to our lives is a WELCOME diversion!
  15. 5 points
    Most guys, back in the "day" always felt that Ringo would have been the best Beatle to hang out with. He always seemed so affable and easy going. And unlike TXFILMFAN, I thought CAVEMAN was a hoot! And as another aside oddity----- Back in the '70's jazz drummer BUDDY RICH shocked the DOWNBEAT magazine readership when he declared that one of his favorite drummers was RINGO STARR! Claimed he liked him better than BILLY COBHAM, the then wildly lauded jazz drummer. He gave several good reasons for it, boiling down to, "Ringo gives the music all that it needs and is appropriate and doesn't feel the need to show off." And went on..."That 'snap' he gives his snare is a unique feature to his style." And besides.... My wife loved his "sweet" blue eyes! And I liked most of his post Beatle solo work. So, HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ringo! Sepiatone
  16. 5 points
    Well, it would be different anyway. I figure I could write a book about survival afterwards.
  17. 5 points
    Here is a Reiner tribute from CBS Sunday Morning:
  18. 5 points
    I always thought guilty pleasures were those films that were so bad, or in such bad taste, that no one is supposed to like them (like Plan 9... or like many of the John Waters films). Mine, probably because one of our local stations always ran it (it must've been especially cheap to show): Zardoz Why the costume designer didn't win an Oscar is beyond me 🙂
  19. 5 points
    Re: The Lady From Shanghai. While I wouldn't say that this was my favorite film noir, or even my favorite Orson Welles film, I do watch it on occasion. I think aesthetically, it is an interesting film. I find Welles' "accent" distracting. I wish he'd just used his normal voice, I don't think it would have mattered much. Rita's gorgeous face is also a highlight. Of course, the mirror scene is fantastic. To switch gears... I just watched the Noir Alley presentation of The Killing. I have no idea when this was on originally, but I just watched it a few days ago. I loved it. I'm not the biggest fan of Stanley Kubrick. I find many of his films to be overly long, tedious and just blah. He also doesn't tend to make films in genres that I typically enjoy. I hate The Shining. It's such a boring movie to me. I did enjoy Lolita, however, so all is not lost. I also plan on watching A Clockwork Orange at some point because I heard about how disturbing it was. Anyway, I went into The Killing with the expectation that this would be another tedious film. I am happy to report that I was wrong. In this film, Sterling Hayden plays Clay, a career criminal who plans to go straight and marry his fiancee, Coleen Gray. He plans one last heist, so that he and Gray can start their lives together in style. His plan involves stealing $2 million ($18.5 mil in 2020) from the counting room at a racetrack during a featured race when massive bets will be pouring in. He assembles a team of people to help him in his heist: A corrupt cop (Ted de Corsia) who will pick-up and deliver the stolen money; the cashier at the betting window (Elisha Cook Jr) who will help Clay gain access to the backroom; a lunatic sharp-shooter (Timothy Carey) who will shoot the favored horse and distract the crowd; a wrestler (Kola Kwariani) who will start a bar brawl and provide another distraction, allowing Clay to slip into the counting room, and the track bartender (Joe Sawyer). This is such a meticulously planned heist, one of the best that I've seen in a movie. Leading up to the heist, Elisha Cook Jr has made the mistake of telling wife Marie Windsor about the upcoming robbery. She's a bitter woman who despises her husband for not providing her with a wealthy lifestyle. Windsor's character is a total b---- (for lack of a better word). She regularly browbeats Elisha Cook Jr. and puts him down. Meanwhile, she's carrying on an affair with the attractive Val Cannon (Vince Edwards). When Windsor learns that her husband really is participating in a heist that will net them a sizeable income, she tells her lover. Together, the two come up with a scheme to rob Windsor's husband and the other men of the the $2 mil they steal from the racetrack. The entire narrative is set-up in a non-linear fashion. We see a scene unfold from the perspective of one character, and then see the scene that led up to the scene prior. Or we'll see the action play out from one character's perspective, but another character is seen in the background. The next seen will show how the character in the background arrived at his spot, prior to the action of the previous scene unfolding. A narrator was added to somewhat keep the timeline straight. Kubrick didn't want the narration. I'm personally happy that the narration is present, because it did assist in keeping the scenes straight for me. Had the narration been absent, I think the film would have been very confusing. This is the second film I'd seen with Timothy Carey. The first film I saw him in, I think was Crime Wave also with Sterling Hayden. This guy was a nut, but I find him to also be very interesting, if also frightening. Kola Kwariani's dialogue was unintelligible. But that doesn't even matter. We don't need to know what he's saying. All we know is that he's big and is supposed to start a bar brawl to distract the group and racetrack police from the action going on in the lobby. Elisha Cook Jr is so good at playing the intense, sometimes psychotic, whimpering coward. He is so cuckolded by Marie Windsor, made even better by their height difference (Elisha Cook Jr's 5'5 to Marie Windsor's 5'9). Vince Edwards was kind of cute, I was somewhat rooting for him to make it with Marie Windsor; but at the same time, I love it when the heists are pulled off successfully. I love heist movies, especially 40s-60s heist movies, and The Killing is one of the best that I've seen. I think I enjoyed it more than The Asphalt Jungle, which I also loved. I am eagerly awaiting Barnes & Noble's annual Criterion sale (starts July 10) so that I can add The Killing to my collection.
  20. 5 points
    What about all those French-Canadians with their peculiar accents? I'm of 100% French Canadian descent, with some of my grandparents speaking only French. However, it had a peculiar accent, and when I studied French in high school and college, I couldn't get trained out of the accent. Sometimes, people would say "bien" as "bane", for instance, and mix lots of French with Americanisms. However, when I visited the very cosmopolitan Montreal a few years ago, I was surprised at the beautiful French the people spoke and realized that my French grandparents, mostly millworkers and resettled rural folk, were speaking the French version of Cockney English.
  21. 5 points
    He wanted to be in Klute but Jane Fonda wanted Donald Sutherland but it was in 1971 After the stiff of Scarecrow in 1973 Hackman mainly concentrated on acting for money, turning down such films as One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and Network (1976) for roles in films like March or Die (1977) and Lucky Lady (1975) that offered him fatter paychecks.He was the first choice to play Dr. Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs (1991) he was also offered a chance to direct it. One of the lead roles in Network (1976)the lead role of Roy Neary in Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)the leading role in Sorcerer (1977) that went to Roy Scheider,the role of Dr. Berger in Ordinary People (1980)) he said'I didn't turn it down, we couldn't make a deal.'Turned down the lead roles in Jaws (1975), and Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).
  22. 4 points
  23. 4 points
    Raw Story @RawStory #BREAKING: Kayleigh McEnany: When Trump said he wanted to ‘cut off’ school funding he meant he wants to increase it Kayleigh McEnany: When Trump said he wanted to ‘cut off’ school funding he meant he wants to... During the Wednesday White House press briefing, press secretary Kayleigh McEnany argued that President Donald Trump believes that the reason students must return to school regardless of the risk of... rawstory.com 5:06 PM · Jul 8, 2020·TweetDeck
  24. 4 points
    Links: http://www.tcm.com/schedule/weekly.html?tz=PST&sdate=2020-09-01 http://www.tcm.com/schedule/weekly.html?tz=PST&sdate=2020-09-08 http://www.tcm.com/schedule/weekly.html?tz=PST&sdate=2020-09-15 http://www.tcm.com/schedule/weekly.html?tz=PST&sdate=2020-09-22 http://www.tcm.com/schedule/weekly.html?tz=PST&sdate=2020-09-29 Dorothy Dandridge is Star of the Month. Spotlight-- Honoring Our Medical Heroes. Special Theme-- To Be Announced. End of Summer Concert Tour-- Concert films airing over Labor Day Weekend. Essentials-- Jacques Tourneur; Damon Runyon; and Marius Goring. There's a 24 hour salute to Mickey Rooney on what would have been his 100th birthday. Also-- Leonard Maltin has a night focusing on short films. Not sure if this will be a regular series.
  25. 4 points
  26. 4 points
    They just remade Nightmare Alley in Buffalo (saw pictures when they were here. Guys and Dolls The Rainmaker (I think that is the one with Burt L. and Katherine H.) Elmer Gantry Ghost (Whoopi G.'s character) Danny Kaye and Walter Slezak in The Inspector General Danny Kaye in The Court Jester Gregory Peck posing as a Jew in Gentleman's Agreement Jewish Boy posing as non-Jewish in Europa Europa Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie and Jack and Tony in Some Like it Hot (many movies have men dressing as women and women dressing as men)
  27. 4 points
    Jay Bookman @jaysbookman Donald Trump will go down in American history as easily our worst president ever. For however long this country lasts, that dishonor will be his. No matter how dismally a future president may fail, he or she can't be the "worst president ever," but merely "the worst since Trump." 8:32 AM · Jul 8, 2020·TweetDeck
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    Thursday, July 9 Max von Sydow tribute evening 2:45 a.m. The Virgin Spring (1960). Of those on offer this evening this one is my favourite von Sydow performance.
  30. 4 points
    And btw, I just MUST comment on the following here... Sorry Allhallows and no offense intended here, AND I got your point here TOO btw, BUT the names "Justin Bieber" and ESPECIALLY any of the "Kardashians" should NEVER EVER be referenced OR mentioned within ANY sentence OR posting that itself references ANY of the Beatles...period. (...as once again ANY of the Beatles possess(ed), and as that old saying goes, MORE talent in the tip of their little finger than any of those aforementioned kids possess in their ENTIRE body...and once again, period!)
  31. 4 points
    I'm truly amazed today at how excited and interested young people are in The Beatles and their music. The Beatles were the quintessential part of my adolescence and growing up. But today I too am still amazed at how good the music still sounds. Richard Starkey was the best drummer that the Beatles ever had and the best drummer for The Beatles. Sometimes when you stay in the background and your contribution is making everybody else look good-- Well then, sometimes you're ignored. But that never happened with Ringo because he was the most popular Beatle with the most comedic natural ability on-and-off screen. Happy 80th Birthday to Ringo-- My favorite Beatle You made Dingle Vale very proud and very famous.
  32. 4 points
    Jimmy Carter celebrates his 74th wedding anniversary today.
  33. 4 points
    No worries. Eighty probably is more of a milestone in rock music than other disciplines. Many stars die much earlier than that.
  34. 4 points
    POLITICO @politico The Trump administration has opened an internal investigation to try to uncover who leaked intelligence about Russians paying the Taliban bounties to kill American soldiers POLITICO Playbook: White House searches for intel leakers And it’s primary day in New Jersey. politico.com 8:13 AM · Jul 7, 2020·Hootsuite Inc.
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    Zeke Miller @ZekeJMiller .@PressSec: "I think the world is looking at us as a leader in COVID-19” 1:54 PM · Jul 6, 2020·Twitter for iPhone
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    Raw Story @RawStory Trump campaign vows to defend famous statue of Jesus that’s located in Brazil Trump campaign vows to defend famous statue of Jesus — that’s located in Brazil President Donald Trump’s campaign is making a solemn vow to supporters that he will never allow the destruction of iconic statues located in foreign countries. The Daily Beast reports that the Trump... rawstory.com 12:09 PM · Jul 6, 2020·Hootsuite Inc.
  39. 4 points
    I remember when I was a kid and wishing I was Charlie Horse here... Shari was probably my very first crush ever. (...years later in the early-'80s and when I was an airline gate agent, I once boarded her on a flight and I told her this...she was so sweet about it...what a talented lady, and cute as hell too, of course)
  40. 4 points
    Casablanca (1942): Rick's Cafe Born to Kill (1947): Claire Trevor (aka Helen Brent) meets Lawrence Tierney (aka Sam Wilde) at a casino and they are a perfect match for one another The Big Sleep (1946): Lauren Bacall (aka Vivian Sternwood) can't stay out of Eddie Mars's casino long enough to hold on to her winnings, until Marlowe keeps them for her
  41. 4 points
    Here he is conducting his suite Ecstasy of Gold - Theme from Fist Full of Dollars - with opera singer Susanna Rigacci
  42. 4 points
    The Big Lebowski (1998) The Wrong Man (1993) Sin City (2005) Romeo Is Bleeding (1993) Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) Big Trouble in Little China (1986) It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2 (2003) The Pink Panther (1963) True Romance (1993) After the Fox (1966) Siesta (1987) Age Of Consent (1969) Dark City (1998)
  43. 4 points
    Ana Cabrera @AnaCabrera NEW: Five Americans who flew by private jet to the Mediterranean island of Sardinia were refused entry to Italy on Wednesday due to new EU travel restrictions on countries with high #coronavirus infection rates, local police tell CNN. 8:59 AM · Jul 3, 2020·Twitter Web App
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    LOL Loved the "'Fffraid not" here, rosebette! Nope, actually I didn't really think Larry Storch (who btw is still with us at age 97) had nailed that particular accent there, as I figured he was just doing what many people might think of as your standard French-Canadian (fur trapper) accent. And yeah, that is probably my favorite episode of that old sitcom. And yes again, I did know that Banff(ff-ff ) is located out west in the province of Alberta, as my birth mother with whom I reconnected back in 2007 lived in the Banff and Lake Louise area for a few years back in the 1960s and before she moved back to her hometown of Kelowna BC. I'd occasionally fly up to Kelowna to visit her and until she passed away about a year and a half ago now. (...she was a lovely lady, and I was so glad my wife initiated this reconnection)
  46. 4 points
    also this could only happen in America....a Reality Show Host becoming President
  47. 4 points
    Eight years ago I did not like Trump, but understood why some people might like him. Four years ago I didn't even consider voting for Trump, but understood why some people might do so while questioning their judgement. Today, I simply cannot fathom another term for Trump . However, I no longer question his supporters judgement. I question their sanity.
  48. 4 points
    I'm surprised I overlooked this team of Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, they made so many films together. Cushing usually the force of good and Lee the evil. My favorite is Horror Of Dracula (1958). Lee as the evil Dracula and Cushing the stake pounding Van Helsing.
  49. 4 points
    Once Bitten (1985)
  50. 4 points
    This pic makes me think of me and my best friend. We were called Mutt and Jeff by our teachers in school. We've known each other for so long that we don't notice the height difference anymore. (I'm the short one.)
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