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  1. The reason I picked Hume Cronyn was simply because the original poster said he was from London, (Ontario), and so was Hume Cronyn.

    Maybe I should have mentioned Kate Nelligan ( as you do.) She's from London too.

     

    I'm very impressed with your familiarity with Canadian-born film stars.

    Thank you for your thoughtfulness, Miss Wonderly.   I went to South, the same High School as Kate Nelligan.

    Co-stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams were both born in the same hospital here, too.   Cheers! 

  2. "Someone who is great reminds you of no one else."

    THAT'S Burt Lancaster! What an actor, what a presence, what a spirit, what a career!

    Think of how strong his later movies were! That's rare!

    Atlantic City! (Wow!), Local Hero, Field of Dreams, even Tough Guys, reuniting with Kirk Douglas for a laugh.

    My all-time favourite Burt Lancaster movie is The Swimmer.

    Thank you, Burt Lancaster!

  3. From Wikipedia: " Veterans Day is an official United States holiday that honors people who have served in armed service, also known as veterans. It is a federal holiday that is observed on November 11. It coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect.)

    Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving.

    Here in Canada we only have one such day - Remembrance Day.

  4. Hi folks, thanks for reading and Replying to this thread I created today. I live in Canada, and for many Remembrance Day is a big deal here. We wear our poppies for weeks before November 11th to remember our veterans, many of whom fell on the battlefield and many of us observe a minute of silence at 11:00 a.m.

    We don't have both a Memorial Day and Veterans Day like America.

    From Wikipedia: " Veterans Day is an official United States holiday that honors people who have served in armed service, also known as veterans. It is a federal holiday that is observed on November 11. It coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect.)

    Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving."

    I really feel that TCM was nothing less than negligent with today's programming. Thanks for nothing, TCM. Mark Hanson

  5. No War Movies today, November 11th? aka Armistice Day

    Remembrance Day here in Canada... Kind of disappointing, TCM

    No "All Quiet on the Western Front" ?

    "The Longest Day" ? "A Bridge Too Far" ? "Midway" ? "Tora Tora Tora" ? "The Battle of Britain" ? "Coming Home" ?

    What other movies could they have shown, people?

    Thank you to everyone who fought and served and sacrificed to protect our Freedom. especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice... Thank You. We will never forget...

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    Thanks for creating this thread, Filmlover. As I said, this where I learned of Dennis Farina's death.

     

     

    I mentioned Big Trouble, but I also remember him in Manhunter, another underrated gem that I actually preferred to Silence of the Lambs.

     

     

    You have a great day and obviously thank you for all your contributions to these Message Boards and Fan Community.

     

     

    Mark London Ontario.

     

     

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    So Sorry to hear about this! I just learned about this HERE and then had to Wiki it.

     

     

    What a character actor! Equally adept at drama or comedy, movies or television.

     

     

    He seemed very personable and classy. How cool would dinner with Dennis Farina have been?

     

     

    Of all his work, the one I think of first is the Tim Allen movie BIG TROUBLE. An underrated gem!

     

     

    RIP Dennis Farina. Thank you for your contribution to movies and TV. My sympathies to his family and friends.

     

     

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    The chicken is more important than the egg because chickens can have value without producing eggs.

     

     

    Oh wait a minute - chickens come from eggs! Eggs are mandatory to produce chickens!

     

     

    Hold on a sec! You need to chickens to produce eggs! WHOA - I GET IT NOW !! ;) Can I phone a friend? :)

     

     

    Actors are more important because they can direct themselves (literally or figuratively) or be charismatic no matter who's directing...

     

     

    Directors are more important because they co-ordinate ALL the actors as well as all the other elements that make up a movie. I'm sure every movie set needs a ringleader. Directors can direct animated movies, too.

     

     

    I'm glad I could solve that dilemma for you. Have a great day, TB. Mark H London ON

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    I think I remember a Shirley Jones interview where she said that she had heard that George Sanders had a reputation for being a jerk, but she said he was kind to her and her young son who visited her on set (Dark Purpose, I think)

     

     

    What a character actor, though, eh. They don't make them like that anymore!

     

     

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    LOL!! Hoseur - a connoisseur of hosing.

     

     

    Take care, though - we have adopted the French word "poseur" to mean the same thing as "poser", one who poses.

     

     

    Liqueur, anyone?

     

     

    I must say the only time I've heard someone say "hoser" is when they're exaggerating their stereotypical Canadian-ness.

     

     

    "Take off, eh" >> No YOU take off, hoser!! >> No way, eh - YOU take off, hoser"...

     

     

    (perhaps from a bar fight over whose dog is a bigger Leafs fan...)

     

     

    Perhaps it was popularized by Bob and Doug Mackenzie on SCTV. Dunno. Great show, though.

     

     

    John, good luck on Thursday with the weather and your fireworks. All the best! Mark

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  11. Thanks for the link, I'd forgotten about the ending! Great to see it again. Of course, directed and co-written by two Canadians, I bet the whole movie is perfect. It reminds me of Bill Murray's triumphant return speech in Stripes: "a surprise party? for me? Get outta here! you're all coming back to my place...? (words to that effect). thx MH

  12. J2B, you're too gracious! I just have it my ear "do you have any plans for the July 4th long weekend?" or "did you go to the Fourth of July fireworks this year?" In my defence, our friends down under celebrate Australia Day, but I'm staying in the Commonwealth for that one. Our feelings for the British may differ, but I do hope you enjoy your Independence Day celebration this year. All the best! Mark

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    Yes indeed! What a nice gesture! No wonder you're TopBilled!

     

     

    What great friends and neighboiurs we are, eh. Allies in the Wars, world's biggest trading partners, sharing the world's longest border (much of it unguarded), etc.

     

     

    Do enjoy your Fourth of July celebrations, too!

     

     

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    Fred C Dobbs - thanks for today, eh - I've Treasure-d your input. Nuggets of wisdom! :)

     

     

    "except for certain words" - do you know the word "shibboleth"?

     

     

    I also think of the words "aunt", "roof", "Newfoundland", "collie", etc. for varying pronunciations!

     

     

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    Hey gang, our Day, and therefore our time here, is almost up!

     

     

    Thank you to everyone who Replied and shared some great information.

     

     

    I know I learned some stuff and have some CDN movies to hunt down!

     

     

    WAY better than I imagined it ever would be! I hope all the Viewers enjoyed it!

     

     

    All the best. Take care, eh. Mark H London ON

     

     

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    Residue from The Tower of Babel? I gotta think it's aboot Geography, eh :) - being separated from England for so long.

     

     

    All the European immigrants to North America settling on English as the lingua franca. Regional accents form...

     

     

    "American and England - two countries divided by a common language" - George Bernard Shaw?

     

     

    I think of how well our CDN news readers do in the States - Peter Jennings, John Roberts, Kevin Newman, et al.

     

     

    I love it when a Brit does an "American" accent - they flatten out their A's and O's - it really isn't too flattering to us.

     

     

    There was an episode of The Andy Griffith Show where the guys were doing celebrity impersonations: Goober objected to having to do William Holden: "I can't - he talks just like everybody else" or words to that effect. :)

     

     

    Have you ever heard a South African accent that sounds like it could be British or Australian? Thx MH

     

     

     

     

     

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