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About TheTexasKid

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  1. Besides Liam Neeson, there was strong support from a whole slew of British character actors, including Freddie Jones, Francesca Annis, Alun Armstrong, Bernard Bresslaw, and Robbie Coltrane. A piece of trivia, 11 years after this, star Ken Marshall had a 3 year run on "Star Trek: Deep Space 9," as Lt. Commander Eddington.
  2. If one has read the book "Beau Geste" by P.C. Wren, or the first book in the series, as there was a whole series of books, this is certainly the most faithful adaptation. Certainly, more faithful than the 1966 version. Though, that one was alot of fun to watch. As a bit of trivia, Charlton Heston was offered the part of Dagineau in the 1966 version, but turned it down. Something which he never seems to have regreted after seeing the film.
  3. I certainly agree with the first two on the list "Brannigan" and "North to Alaska." Not only are they two of John Wayne's best brawls, they are two of the best brawls ever captured on celluloid. "Brannigan" is especially interesting, as it shows that the British can do a punch-up or brawl that is just as entertaining as anything we Americans can do. As for #4 "The Spoliers," I think for many years it was the longest brawl ever captured on celluloid.
  4. While Martin Scorsese is one of my favorite directors, scary is in the mind of the beholder. I have seen seven of the films listed (I can't comment on the other four), and I found none of them scary. On the other hand, I did find these ten horror films scary. And while I can't explain why I did find them scary, I did find them scary. Thus, in alphabetical order, are the ten horror films I found scary. Arachnophobia Brotherhood of the Wolf Descent The Fly (1958) Freaks It's Alive Lair of the White Worm The Rocky Horror Picture Show The Thing from Another World (1951) Watcher in
  5. Yes. Sexy, but not beautiful. Amanda Donohoe in "Lair of the White Worm" and Sylvia Kristel in "Private Lessons." Two of the sexiest actresses I know, but neither one strikes me as being particularly beautiful.
  6. Acually, Carl Theodor Dreyer's "Vampyr," which was based on Sheridan Le Fanu's "Carmilla," which contains a lesbian vampire, beat 1936's "Dracula's Daughter" by four years, as "Vampyr" came out in 1932.
  7. Well, I'm not going to name the city, but "Logan's Run," the 1976 version, was filmed in the city in which I live. Part of the film was shot in one of the local malls, but, probably the most recognizable scene shot in the film was shot in the Water Gardens, which are still located in the downtown party of the city. And when I first saw the film in 1976, I was living somewhere else. Who actually thought I'd some day move to the city in which the film was shot.
  8. Actually, I like both Bakshi and Disney. The difference between them is that Bakshi is somettimes underrated, while Disney is seldom if ever been underrated. Of course, comments like that by Bakshi do little for his reputation.
  9. That is just the beginning of a cast, which also includes Jenny Agutter, Donald Pleasence, Jean Marsh, Judy Geeson, and Larry Hagman. And directed by the great John Sturges.But, as enjoyable as the film is, and I enjoyed it, read the book by Jack Higgins. It is actually better than the film.
  10. Of course, there was no sound, but most theaters would make up for the lack of sound by having an organist or piano player play along while the film was showing. And I can't help but wonder, if they did not play Rossini's "William Tell Overture," while this film was being screened?
  11. Yes, it is. It was remade as a western, ten years later, "Last of the Comanches," w/ Broderick Crawford and Barbara Hale. And Lloyd Bridges, who would appear in both "Sahara" and "Last of the Comanches."
  12. Not a true vampire, more likely a snakepire, and not truly a lesbian, more likely bisexual w/ just a hint of pedophilia, but Amanda Donohoe as Lady Sylvia Marsh in "Lair of the White Worm." Again, not truly a lesbian, more likely a bisexual, but another good one, Gloria Holden as the Countess in "Dracula's Daughter." While I have not seen it, the first truly lesbian vampiress seems to have been in 1960's "Blood and Roses." Though she might have been preceded by at least two other possible lesbian vampiresses in 1932's "Vampyr" and 1958's "Blood of Dracula."
  13. And while not an actor, as such, let us not forget one of the heaviest smokers of all, Edward R. Murrow, who died of lung cancer, two days after his 57th birthday. If you ever had the good fortune to see him, when he was on television, you'd remember, anytime he'd interview anybody, he'd have a lit cigarette in his hand, and there'd be clouds of cigarette smoke in the air.
  14. I don't have the complete menu, but the pudding was saute of unborn octopus. And when Kirk Douglas heard this, he spit the pudding out of his mouth.
  15. There are alot out there. Some of which have already been mentioned. But here are two more. Thelma Ritter, who between 1950 and 1962, was nominated six times ("Birdman of Alcatraz," "Pillow Talk," "Pickup on South Street," "With a Song in My Heart," "Mating Season," and "All About Eve,") for an Oscar for Best Supporting Oscar and failed to win six times. And Amanda Donohoe, who as Lady Sylvia Marsh, makes the film "Lair of the White Worm," especially in her scenes with the boy scout.
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