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   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  What was the first film to win the Oscar "Grand Slam", (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Screenplay )?
11 hours ago .

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   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  2208 movie title: Do you have a cigarette lighter? See this piece of paper I'm holding? Touch yours to mine.
13 hours ago .

   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  (1907-2004 ) Her penultimate film saved its studio--RKO Pictures--from bankruptcy.She is referenced twice in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show". Pictured on one of four 51ยข Canadian commemorative postage stamps honoring "Canadians in Hollywood" issued 22 May 2006. Others honored in this set are John Candy, Lorne Greene, and Mary Pickford. She was originally offered the role of the 'Older Rose' in "Titanic" but turned it down. Two days after her death, the lights on the Empire State Building in New York City were dimmed for 15 minutes in her memory. Who is she?
   13 hours ago .

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   MeiDei  I don't know who she is but that's a lovely picture of her.
Curiously, the Empire State Bldg. refused to honor Mother Teresa in a similar fashion when she died.
13 hours ago .

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   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  Movie Trivia Tidbits from 1987's "The Princess Bride":

Director Rob Reiner left the set during Billy Crystal's scenes because he would laugh so hard that he would feel nauseated.
Mark Knopfler agreed to write the music for this movie on the condition that Rob Reiner put the hat that Reiner wore in This Is Spinal Tap (1984 ) in the movie. The hat appears in The Grandson's bedroom.
15 hours ago .

   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  2004 Movie Quote: - "I'm kinda psychic. I have a fifth sense."
- "What do you mean?"
- "It's like I have ESPN or something. My breasts can always tell when it's gonna rain."
- "Really? That's amazing."
- "Well, they can tell when it's raining."
17 hours ago .

   StormCnter  This is from "Mean Girls"
12 hours ago .

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   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  We may have already done this guy. If so, forgive me and my diminishing gray cells.

(Born in 1933 ) He shared a London flat with actor Terence Stamp early in his career. He was taught the Southern drawl for one movie by Vivien Leigh, who told him to say "four door Ford" all day long for weeks. He owns seven restaurants: six in London, one in Miami. His arguably most famous role was turned down by Anthony Newley and Terence Stamp before it was offered to him. He once said that he knew he'd made it as an actor when he started getting scripts to read that no longer had coffee stains already on them (meaning that he was the first choice for that role ). Throughout the 1960s he was by his own estimation drinking two bottles of vodka and smoking at least eighty cigarettes a day. He quit smoking cigarettes following a stern lecture from Tony Curtis at a party in 1971, and finally quit smoking cigars shortly before his 70th birthday in 2003. He stated that for years he hated the smell of garlic as he associated it with his service in the Korean War where North Korean and Chinese troops would munch it as a snack. He eventually overcame his dislike upon becoming a restauranteur. He has won two Academy Awards over his long film career. Who is he?
17 hours ago .

   Susannah  Michael Caine?
15 hours ago .

   MeiDei  sounds right to me too.
15 hours ago .

   StormCnter  Yes, Michael Caine, a favorite of mine. I always had the feeling he has no idea how to put on airs. Susannah wins dinner for two and Mei wins a cocktail at Michael Caine restaurants of their choice.
14 hours ago .

   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  1938 film: A love story centered around the lives of three young German soldiers in the years following World War I. Their close friendship is strengthened by their shared love for the same woman who is dying of tuberculosis.
   19 hours ago .

   Richdet  That's Margaret Sullavan, and the movie is "Three Comrades." The 3 comrades were played by Robert Taylor (for sure ), Franchot Tone (pretty sure ), and Robert Young (maybe ).
18 hours ago .

   StormCnter  Hitting on all cylinders, Rich. Yes, it's lovely Margaret Sullavan and yes on all the males. Margaret Sullavan and Leland Hayward's daughter, Brooke, wrote one of the more memorable books about her life in that family. I've read that Sullavan was the only actor who could outbully Louis B. Mayer. One director said Margaret Sullavan gave "Mayer the willies". You're awarded a DVD of "the Shopworn Angel", featuring Sullavan, Jimmy Stewart and Walter Pidgeon who said the chemistry between Sullavan and Stewart was almost palpable and made him feel like "Odd man out".
17 hours ago .

   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  (1902-1969 )This actress, born in Brooklyn, NY, appeared in high school plays and was trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. In the 1940s she worked in radio. Her movie career was started with a bit part in the 1946 Miracle on 34th Street (1947 ). In the movie she played a weary Xmas shopper. Her performance in the short scene was noticed by Darryl F. Zanuck who insisted her role be expanded. During the period 1951 to 1963 she was nominated for 6 Academy Awards. She is one of the most nominated actors who never won the statue.
   21 hours ago .

   HopeandGlory  I think she's Thelma Ritter.
20 hours ago .

   StormCnter  You named her, Hope. I didn't know she never got an Oscar. You win Thelma's hat. I think that is a bird on top.
20 hours ago .

   Richdet  Actually Thelma Ritter is in a tie with 2 other actresses for most nominations (i.e., 6 ) but no Oscar. All of her nominations were in supporting, then you have Deborah Kerr tied with her (all in leading category ) and Glenn Close (mix of leading and supporting ). They are beat in this sad distinction by Richard Burton (7 nominations, no win ) and Peter O'Toole (8 nominations, no win ). Vieing to join the club are Amy Adams and Albert Finney, with 5 nominations apiece but with nothing to show for them but the "better luck next time" plaque the nominees get.
18 hours ago .

   StormCnter  Thanks for that info, Rich. As for Amy Adams and Albert Finney, Finney has deserved an Oscar many times over, but Amy Adams isn't in the same league as any of the others mentioned.
17 hours ago .

   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  1984 film: 1935 Waxahachie, Texas is segregated. Sheriff Royce Spalding leaves the family dinner to investigate trouble at the rail yards, and dies after being accidentally shot by a young black boy, Wylie, who is dragged behind a truck of white vigilantes for all the community to see, including Spalding's family, as a warning that even an accidental trespass by blacks on whites does not go unpunished. Edna Spalding has a family to raise and farm to maintain especially with the pressure coming from her sister and brother-in-law about having to come to terms with their new conditions. The cotton crop is planted and the bank has a note on the farm; money is scarce and the price for cotton is decreasing.
   21 hours ago .

   Gram77  The description of the movie sort of sounds like Places In The Heart. If so this is Lindsey Crouse, an actor you don't see very often.
19 hours ago .

   StormCnter  You're absolutely right on the movie and the actress. I agree we don't see her too often. She comes from a revered theater family. You win a place in Lindsay's heart for knowing who she is.
18 hours ago .

   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  2003 Movie Quote: "Of course, we're not going to go round (naked ) parading ourselves in a room full of men. This isn't... France, for God's sake!"
22 hours ago .

   StormCnter  "Calendar Girls".
14 hours ago .

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