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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
All about a marriage going going going and then going bad. If you like Streep and Nicholson you should like this tale of infidelity and disallusionment. A big treat is seeing a young Kevin Spacey in his first feature film debut as a robber.
What is 5 Easy Pieces? One of them is a piano piece played by Jack Nicholson late in the film. You will also see Jack cry, seldom seen on film.
This tragic story of a life hurled into nowhere is Jack Nicholson's debut performance. Although coming from a middle class family with gifted musical talent, Jack just can't help himself but hit the road and be himself.
He reluctantly come home after 3 years when his father is ill and can't speak or respond to anything. Jack's sister and he get along fabulously, but he falls in love with his sister-in-law but finds she is not willing to leave with him.
Jack Nicholson is just Jack, but not the crazy we know him to be today. He is a little crazy, prone to violence and rootless. The diner scene is priceless.
5 Easy Pieces could be about a puzzle, but its much more serious than that. The puzzle is Jack's future...
Above average war flick set in Korean War. Up and coming Sidney Poitier is told against his wishes to lead a group of young white soldiers while a more experienced Alan Ladd is stuck assisting him.
Slow paced but realistic high drama. Black and white and not just the movie. The platoon wrestles with Sidney leading them fired on by a southern soldier who wants nothing to do with a black leader. Excellent portrayal of the sixties and the turbulent era of civil rights but don't let that stop you. Good movie and more drama than killing or blowing things up.
Interesting cast of B actors including boxing champ Ingemar Johansson and comedian Mort Saul who gives a stand up 5 minute monologue of humor, odd to hear in a movie of any kind. Popular teen singer James Darren also stars.
Alan Ladd as Private Kincaid Sidney Poitier Sergeant Eddie Towler James Darren as Private Cotton Glenn Corbett as Hospital Corpsman Wade Mort Sahl as Corporal Crane Ana Marķa Lynch as Maya Paul Richards as Private Bracken Richard Davalos as Private Casey Lee Kinsolving as Private Dean Joseph Gallison as Private Jackson Ingemar Johansson as Private Torgil
For more interesting background see this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_the_Young_Men
A pretty good yarn about a big ranch shoving around the locals. Stewart was cast as a western loner most of time and should have stayed back east as in the earlier days of his filmography, but nonetheless, this film is pretty good and not a waste of your time.
Written by Philip Yordan and Frank Burt, the film is about a stranger who defies a local cattle baron and his sadistic son by working for one of his oldest rivals.
The father of the ranch of course knows nothing of his stupid spoiled kid Dave selling rifles to the Apaches. The father is played by Donald Crisp, of How Green Was My Valley fame, an Oscar best picture.
Against all odds, Stewart leaves most everyone important dead in the film. He rides off into the sunset despite falling in love with the widow of Dave. Come ask for me if you ever visit Laramie, he says to her at the end of the film.
A huge anticlimax to a long and suspense filled movie.
60% James Stewart is one of my favorites, but the more I see of Arthur Kennedy, the more I like.
60% A Satisfying Western
1 The Man from Laramie was one of the first Westerns to be filmed in CinemaScope to capture the vastness of the scenery. The film was also shot in Technicolor. This is the fifth and final Western collaboration between Anthony Mann and James Stewart.
James Stewart as Will Lockhart Arthur Kennedy as Vic Hansbro Donald Crisp as Alec Waggoman Cathy O'Donnell as Barbara Waggoman Alex Nicol as Dave Waggoman Aline MacMahon as Kate Canady Wallace Ford as Charley O'Leary Jack Elam as Chris Boldt James Millican as Tom Quigby Frank DeKova as Padre Eddy Waller as Dr. Selden (uncredited)
A movie that defined a moment in time for the decade. Anyone that didn't live to see this first release couldn't really comprehend it. That leaves out most RT folk sad to say.
James Woods plays a part in this to great effect.
When you have serious disagreements politically, philosophically or in any other way with your new found girl/guy friend.... brother now you know its time to bail out! ...... And sooner rather than later.
In this film the characters find that prescription all too late. Their differences are immense: she is a stridently vocal Marxist Jew with strong anti-war opinions, and he is a carefree WASP with no particular political bent.
She is drawn to him because of his boyish good looks and his natural writing skill, which she finds captivating, although he doesn't work very hard at it. He is intrigued by her conviction and her determination to persuade others to take up social causes.
But the charm of the plot is that they come to realize that their best years and affection came despite all that difference. They were attracted to each other for the same reasons men and woman have been getting together for centuries.... they like each other.
I found this story to be touching and remarkably realistic. I want to watch it again after 30 some odd years of not seeing it. Sappy as it once seemed to be, this tear jerker is as up to date as any out there, with legendary actors to boot.
First class cinematography too. Streisand had a big hit with the soundtrack theme song which she sings wonderfully.
NOTES about the film:
1 The Way We Were is a 1973 American romantic dramatic film, starring Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford, and directed by Sydney Pollack.
2 The screenplay by Arthur Laurents was based on his college days at Cornell University and his experiences with the House Un-American Activities Committee.
3 A box office success, the film was nominated for several awards and won the Academy Award for Best Original Dramatic Score and Best Original Song for "The Way We Were". The soundtrack recording charted for 23 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and eventually sold in excess of one million copies.
Barbra Streisand ..... Katie Morosky Robert Redford ..... Hubbell Gardiner Patrick O'Neal ..... George Bissinger Sally Kirkland ..... Pony Dunbar James Woods ..... Frankie McVeigh Susan Blakely ..... Judianne Bradford Dillman ..... J.J. Lois Chiles ..... Carol Ann Viveca Lindfors ..... Paula Reisner Allyn Ann McLerie ..... Rhea Edwards Murray Hamilton ..... Brooks Carpenter Herb Edelman ..... Bill Verso
Directed by Sydney Pollack Produced by Ray Stark Written by Arthur Laurents
Music by Marvin Hamlisch Cinematography Harry Stradling, Jr. Editing by John F. Burnett Margaret Booth (supervising)
Studio Rastar Distributed by Columbia Pictures Release date(s) October 19, 1973
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.