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This is from my blog, The Classic Film Connection. I originally posted it on September 6th (the day after Bob’s 92nd birthday). While it’s mostly about his work in television, I also cover what I feel are his most notable film roles. I’d love to know your thoughts and favorites, too - so I thought it was still message board relevant. 🙂 Bob Newhart: The Introvert’s Hero I’m a day late – but I’d like to dedicate this post as a birthday wish / tribute to the first person who showed me it’s OK to be an introvert… Several years ago, I landed my first real, grown-up, full-ti
I saw a black & white film on tv at my grandparents house in the late 60’s or early 70’s. The scenes I recall were magical and captivating. I recall a castle that was under a spell and it had become overgrown and all occupants were “asleep” frozen in time. When they were restored, the scene was joyous. I also recall a “hero” figure who had to climb overgrown vines and obstacles to reach the castle to rescue it. I have been searching the internet for years trying to find this film with no success. I realize that some story elements are similar to Sleeping Beauty/Bri
Anyone interested film noir of films produced now should check out a cable TV series called "Better Call Saul". It's shown on AMC and I think it's available January. Some of the same people that worked on Breaking Bad are working this one too. The protagonist is Jimmy McGill and he has an older lawyer brother that worked for a high level law firm but then had mental problem and now can't have anything electrical in his home. Visitors have to leave their cell phones in the mail box outside. There are lots of night scenes and in his brother's home during the day, soft light flickers through the
A habit I wasn't really aware of came to my attention recently. When channel surfing, there are certain rerun programs that I can not go past. Sometimes I get stuck on a favorite show and I just can't help stopping to see it to the end. Several examples came to mind recently: JEREMIAH JOHNSON -- Run across it at any point, and, unless I'm already committed to something else then running, I stay with Jeremiah to the end. JUNO -- Never pass it up, no matter where I happen upon it. THE LECTOR CYCLE -- MANHUNTER, SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, RED DRAGON, HANNIBAL, even the prequel HANNIBAL RIS