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   StormCnter  I have a bit of personal background with this scene from "No Country for Old Men". In Cormac McCarthy's book, this encounter takes place at a small gas station in Sheffield, Texas, described as "rock" with a matching "rock house behind it". That little rock house belonged to me for a while, inherited from my grandmother. The family who had previously owned it and the station, too, were old family friends. In the film, the station scene was changed to a fast-stop place on the Interstate. Nevertheless, the scene is terrifying when we know how dangerous the bad guy is.

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   StormCnter  Who is this beautiful woman?
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   Gram77  Anne Margaret
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   StormCnter  This quiz should be a snap for any of you. The title is Movies with the Most Oscars: The first number is the Oscars awarded.
1. 11 1997 Kate Winslet Ship sinks
2. 11 1959 Charlton Heston Chariot racing
3. 11 2003 Elijah Wood Throwing jewelry into a volcano
4. 10 1961 Natalie Wood Gangs fight - and dance!
5. 9 1996 Ralph Fiennes WWII burn victim
6. 9 1958 Maurice Chevalier Parisian bon vivants
7. 9 1987 John Lone Dying days of the Qing dynasty
8. 8 1939 Vivien Leigh Southern belle postbellum
9. 8 1953 Burt Lancaster Soldiers in Hawaii
10. 8 1954 Marlon Brando Coulda been a contenda
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   Gram77  1. Titanic
2. Ben Hur
4. West Side Story
8. Gone With The Wind
9. From Here To Eternity
10. On The Water Front
About an hour ago .

   StormCnter  What was the Best Picture-winning film for the year 1976?
All the President's Men
Taxi Driver
2 hours ago .

   StormCnter  Who made her film debut in Hitchcock's black comedy The Trouble with Harry (1955 )?
Tippi Hedren
Shirley Jones
Shirley MacLaine
Maureen O'Hara
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   Mike PHX  MacLaine
11 hours ago .

   StormCnter  Mike gets another gold star. In addition to Shirley MacLaine's screen debut, it was also Jerry Mathers (Leave it to Beaver ) in his own first film.
2 hours ago .

   Gram77  Storm: Anything new with Mei?
14 hours ago .

   StormCnter  No, Gram. I wrote to her a couple of days ago (snail mail ) and included everyone's good wishes and told her we miss her. She has no way to write back or communicate. We'll just cross our fingers and hope for her recovery and return. Of course I'll post any news as soon as I get any.
13 hours ago .

   StormCnter  You know him. Do you know this movie scene?
   22 hours ago .

   Mike PHX  Travolta in Carrie.
Is this where she "convinces" him to humiliate Carrie?
11 hours ago .

   StormCnter  Good work, Mike. Correct answers, all. I must say, Travolta looks awfully pretty in that shot.
2 hours ago .

   StormCnter  Do you recognize her?
   23 hours ago .

   HopeandGlory  Lucille Ball?
22 hours ago .

   StormCnter  Very well done, Hope. Yes, it's the lovely Lucille.
22 hours ago .

   StormCnter  What stately, revered actor (described in People as " he has pursued one of the most daring, versatile and creative careers in the history of the lively arts..." ) famously said "Margaret Roberts Thatcher was the most beautiful woman I ever saw"?
23 hours ago .

   StormCnter  He additionally claimed she was the love of his life, although I'm not sure of the veracity of that brag.
22 hours ago .

   StormCnter  John Houseman.
2 hours ago .

   StormCnter  Who said it?
"I’ve turned down a lot of great roles, including the lead in Die Hard and the part of Han Solo in Star Wars. I don’t regret those. I do regret turning down the chance to play James Bond. The Bond people approached me in 1970 after George Lazenby had quit the role. In my infinite wisdom I told them that an American couldn’t play Bond and that they needed a British actor. They turned back to Sean Connery and I spent the rest of my life kicking myself."
23 hours ago .

   GO3  Al Pacino, whose birthday is today.
22 hours ago .

   StormCnter  Maybe Pacino said it also, but he's not the fellow who made this quote in a newspaper interview. Anyway, Happy Birthday, Al.
22 hours ago .

   GO3  I just know Al turned down Han Solo after reading his bio earlier.
20 hours ago .

   Mike PHX  This is a total guess: Burt Reynolds.
Just based on the quote.
11 hours ago .

   StormCnter  Yes, he is Burt Reynolds. The newspaper article was about Sally Fields being the "love of his life", but I think he said the same thing about Dinah Shore.
2 hours ago .

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