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Why did you come to Casablanca? (Renault) The waters.(Rick) But Rick, there is no water in Casablanca.(Renault) I was misinformed (Rick) From Goldfinger: "Do you expect me to talk" (Bond) No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die" (Goldfinger)
Favorite Scene From A Movie
"Play it Sam, if you can play it for her you can play it for me, PLAY IT!" ---(Bogey in Casablanca.....)----The reason I sleep all day is because I can't stand my life! (Bobbie in Carnal Knowledge)
"Here's looking at you kid" (Casablanca).....
"The start of a beautiful friendship" (ending of Casablanca)......
"Rommel, I read your book!" (Patton)......
"Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn" --Rhett Butler to Scarlett in Gone With the Wind.........
"I'm as mad as HELL, and I'm not going to take this ANYMORE!" -- (Network)
""You're out of order! You're out of order! The whole trial is out of order! They're out of order!" (And Justice For All)
Bogart, Gable, Gregory Peck,George C. Scott,DeNiro,Michael Caine,Eastwood,Woody Allen,Richard Dreyfuss,Dustin Hoffman,Al Pacino,Jack Nicholson, Yul Brynner, Roy Scheider,
martin sorcese; michael mann;woody allen, stanley kubric,mike nichols
HBO exceptional suspense thriller. Terrorized apartment dwellers search for safety but lose their freedom. Held in terror not by crime but by a hired gun called The Guardian. For those interested, a good watch.
"The residents of a New York apartment building are shocked when one of them is shot during a burglary. They decide to hire a security expert to patrol the building, but he seems a little over-committed to his work."
Absolutely engrossing 2 hour film dealing with an aging widower and his 24 year old employee. Frederick March successful in every way except he has no peace.
The girl he becomes infatuated with has no peace either. Divorced and tormented by her attractiveness is an absolute head case. Kim Novak deserved an Oscar for her role as a young woman in torment.
Highly recommended for those liking romantic drama, deep thoughts, tormented souls.
Fredric March as Jerry Kingsley
Kim Novak as Betty Preisser
Glenda Farrell as Mrs. Mueller
Albert Dekker as Walter Lockman
Martin Balsam as Jack
Lee Grant as Marilyn
Lee Philips as George Preisser
Edith Meiser as Evelyn Kingsley
Joan Copeland as Lillian
Betty Walker as Rosalind Neiman, the widow
Lou Gilbert as Sherman
Rudy Bond as Gould
Effie Afton as Mrs. Herbert, the neighbor
Jan Norris as Alice Mueller
David Ford as Paul Kingsley
Lee Richardson as Joey Lockman
Directed by Delbert Mann
Produced by George Justin
Written by Paddy Chayefsky
Starring Fredric March
Cinematography Joseph C. Brun
Edited by Carl Lerner
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
August 31, 1959
Running time 118 minutes
Country United States
At one point, the complicated plot has Harper (Newman) and Kilbourne's wife Mavis (Gail Strickland) locked in a hydrotherapy room, with the water rising to the ceiling, hence the film's title. Not saying this is not a film for you, it is worth watching but decide for yourself.
The film appears like a television movie. "The Drowning Pool," which is a confusing and not very exciting private-eye caper." Roger Ebert
Paul Newman as Lew Harper Joanne Woodward as Iris Devereaux Anthony Franciosa (credited as Tony Franciosa) as Chief Broussard Murray Hamilton as Kilbourne Gail Strickland as Mavis Kilbourne Melanie Griffith as Schuyler Devereaux Linda Haynes as Gretchen Andre Trottier as Hydrotherapist Richard Jaeckel as Lieutenant Franks Paul Koslo as Candy Joe Canutt as Glo Andrew Robinson (credited as Andy Robinson) as Pat Reavis Coral Browne as Olivia Devereaux
Produced by Robert DeNiro, a 4 hour film, an absolutely compelling movie about the Mob in late century America. While the movie is not easy to understand due to the dialect and the people involved, it still is a fascinating movie.
Based on a true story, the film follows the rise of Sammy Gravano in ranks in the Gambino crime family, one of the "Five Families" of the New York Cosa Nostra that dominates organized crime activities in New York City, his turning to government witness in the legal trials of John Gotti.
Witness to the Mob is a made for TV film which premiered on May 10, 1998.
Nicholas Turturro - Sammy Gravano
Tom Sizemore - John Gotti
Debi Mazar - Deborah Gravano
Abe Vigoda - Paul Castellano
Philip Baker Hall - Salvatore "Toddo" Aurello
Frank Vincent - Frank DeCicco
Lenny Venito - Sal DiMaggio
Johnny Williams - Angelo Ruggiero
Frankie Valli - Frank Locascio
Michael Imperioli - Louie Milito
Vincent Pastore - Michael DeBatt
Peter McRobbie - George Pape/Gerard Pappa
Nicholas Kepros - Vincent "The Chin"/Vincent Gigante
Michael Ryan Segal - Nicky Cowboy/Nicholas Mormando
Tony Sirico - Tommy Gambino/Thomas Gambino
Richard Bright - Joseph Paruta
Richard E.Council - Louie DiBono/Louis DiBono
Peter Appel - Eddie Garofal/Edward Garofalo
Tony Kruk - Di Bernardo/Robert DiBernardo
Stephen Payne - Bosko Radonjich
Leonardo Cimino - Neil Dellacroce
Directed by Thaddeus O'Sullivan
Produced by Caroline Baron (producer)
Robert De Niro (executive producer)
Brad Epstein (executive producer)
Pamela Reis (associate producer)
Jane Rosenthal (executive producer)
Amy Sayres (associate producer)
Written by Stanley Weiser
Starring Nicholas Turturro
Music by Stephen Endelman
Cinematography Frank Prinzi
Editing by David Ray
Production company NBC Studios
Original channel NBC
Release date May 10, 1998
Running time 240 min.
Slow paced drama pits energetic Hepburn rural school teacher against a stubborn Welsh society in the form of a student she highly admires. Legend director George Cukor, a great friend of Hepburn, collaborates with Hepburn in this television film of high quality.
Katharine Hepburn - Miss Lilly Moffat
Ian Saynor - Morgan Evans
Bill Fraser - The Squire
Patricia Hayes - Mrs. Watty
Anna Massey - Miss Ronberry
Artro Morris - John Goronwy Jones
Dorothea Phillips - Sarah Pugh
Toyah Willcox - Bessie Watty
Directed by George Cukor
Produced by Neil Hartley
Written by Ivan Davis
Emlyn Williams (play)
Starring Katharine Hepburn
Music by John Barry
Country United States
Release date January 29, 1979
Running time 93 minutes
A Study in Pink is this review. BBC produced TV show aired 2010. Brought into the 21st century and none of those Victorian England sets, the character of Holmes has not changed all that much in this modernized series. As Basil Rathbone was to WWII, this Sherlock is to post 9/11 London.
While enthusiastically recieved, this Sherlock Holmes is frequently showing off his deductive powers. It really gets a bit tiresome as it is overused in my opinion. That said, this new actor is still tall, still skinny and retains all those Victorian England demeanor and language fans have become accustomed to.
A Study in Pink is the premier episode for this up to date Sherlock. It involves a series of apparent suicides which Scotland Yard readily involves (rather than reluctanly involves) this young Sherlock. The new Watson is a retired Army doctor who got his wounds in recent day Afghanistan. The pair hook up and they are off to solve crimes all over again.
I can't be as enthusiastic as others about taking Holmes out of context, out of that Victorian era from which he came. It all seems rather fabricated with this new, current day Holmes. Just as I never accepted Basil Rathbone and his Watson in WWII settings, I can't really buy into this modern era Holmes.