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   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  "Behind the scenes" again. the actors should be easy. The director made the photo, too. And what is the title?
   May 17 at 17:53 EST .

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   Calvinesq  Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck. Probably Double Indemnity. Don't know the guy in the other hat.
May 17 at 18:43 EST .

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   Richdet  Director Billy Wilder is the guy in the hat. You can get a clearer look at him in the "Sunset Boulevard" photo below.
May 17 at 19:14 EST .

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   Gram77  Don't forget Fred McMurray. I read somewhere or maybe it was on TCM that McMurray's wife was not happy about him playing that role.
May 17 at 19:30 EST .

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   StormCnter  A triple win for Calvin, Rich and Gram. Your insurance policy is valid.
May 18 at 05:36 EST .

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   Richdet  Wilder cast MacMurray twice and both times as very flawed men. "Indemnity" and then years later in "The Apartment." He was excellent in both. Seems like Wilder had a shrewd take on MacMurray's abilities, and had more faith in his acting range than FM himself (or his wife? ) did.
May 18 at 16:35 EST .

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   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  Dave Buznik is a businessman who is wrongly sentenced to a rage containment program, where he meets an aggressive instructor.
   May 17 at 15:27 EST .

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   Safetydude  Jack Nicholson, "Anger Management". The other face is a guy dressed as woman.
May 17 at 17:17 EST .

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   MeiDei  He looks like Woody Harrelson to me, Safety - what do you think?
May 17 at 17:36 EST .

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   StormCnter  You two are too good. Every answer is correct. I think Woody makes a lovely woman, don't y'all?
May 17 at 17:50 EST .

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   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  Another "on set" shot. Can you name them and if so, the film title?
   May 17 at 09:09 EST .

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   MeiDei  She's Joan Fontaine, fellow on left is either one of the Fairbanks or L. Olivier and the gent standing I think is Alfred Hitchcock. Another day when the titles escape me & I'm having profile problems (hmmm Gram's profile identification has improved, is it because it's contagious and I got it? ) ; )
May 17 at 11:53 EST .

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   Gram77  Hey, Mei has my vote!
May 17 at 12:09 EST .

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   Richdet  He is indeed Larry O. She is Fontaine, and the big guy is Hitch, directing his first Hollywood movie, "Rebecca," based on the Daphne du Maurier best seller.

Larry wanted his beloved Vivien Leigh as his leading lady (she screen tested, did not get it ), and was fairly cool toward Fontaine, who was not yet a star name and to the Brits in Hollywood, she was mostly known as the pleasant wife of Brian Aherne and a nice addition to dinner parties. "Pass the salt, Joan dear."

Interestingly enough, Olivier's remoteness enhanced Fontaine's own performance as the insecure bride and blended with the overall mood of Hitchcock's film. The missing Vivien cast a helpful creative shadow over the movie set in the same way the lost Rebecca cast one over the fictional couple in the book.

Something went right in any event. "Rebecca" won the best picture Oscar that year.
May 17 at 14:11 EST .

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   StormCnter  Mei and Gram for the people, Rich for the title and the background.You're a great group of movie aficionados.
May 17 at 15:13 EST .

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   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  On the set of ?
If you can name the film, you'll know the actors. Extra points for the director who is also in the shot.

   May 17 at 07:43 EST .

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   Richdet  Billy Wilder directs Norma and Joe in "Sunset Boulevard." Judging by her bandaged wrist, this is the scene after her "suicide" attempt. The actors are William Holden and Gloria Swanson.
May 17 at 08:07 EST .

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   StormCnter  Goodness, Rich, you got all that answered in under four minutes from the posting. Well done, my friend! You might want to photograph Miss Swanson in her closeup, but stay out of her swimming pool.
May 17 at 09:05 EST .

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   Richdet  That swimming pool did wonders for Holden, so maybe it's not as dangerous or unlucky as it seems. Holden had lost a lot of momentum in his career during the war, no credits for four years. He came back to studios that had no projects in mind for him, and new young leading men were at the top of producers' lists. When he started getting work again, Holden worried that he was getting typecast in what he called "smiling Jim" roles -- inoffensive, bland, trading on his handsome face. This way to Palooka-ville.

Then Montgomery Clift decided at the last minute that playing a gigolo was bad for his image, and Holden got the part of Joe in "SB" after other actors passed on it. Billy Wilder basically created the cynical, darker Holden persona in this movie that rescued him from the "smiling Jim" roles and led eventually to so many memorable projects in the 50s, including Wilder's "Stalag 17" and an Oscar.
May 17 at 14:26 EST .

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   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  1993 film: A man's personality is dramatically changed after surviving a major airline crash.
   May 17 at 07:35 EST .

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   MeiDei  No clue on movie title, but the person who comes to mind (the guy with the red tie ) is Jeff Bridges - final answer ; )
May 17 at 10:28 EST .

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   StormCnter  Yes, Mei is right about Bridges. This was a pretty good film. Maybe someone can name it.
May 17 at 15:14 EST .

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   StormCnter  The film is "Fearless". Isabella Rossellini is also featured.
May 18 at 05:34 EST .

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   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  A strung-out junkie deals with a demoralizing drug addiction while his crippled wife and card sharks pull him down.
   May 16 at 13:36 EST .

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   StormCnter  My boyfriend and I saw this movie when we were fifteen. We were small town Texas kids and never understood anything that was happening in the film.
May 16 at 13:38 EST .

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   Gram77  Is this The Man With The Golden Arm? How old is this movie? Was Eleanore Parker the wife?
May 16 at 14:45 EST .

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   StormCnter  It came out in 1955, Gram, and you are right about the title. And yes on Eleanor Parker, too.
May 16 at 15:17 EST .

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   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  The hair's a different color, but the smile remains the same as the young woman we enjoyed on stage, in films and a very popular television series.
   May 16 at 05:55 EST .

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   StormCnter  She is Diana Rigg.
May 17 at 07:31 EST .

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   Richdet  She still has a very active career. Older generations probably associate her with "The Avengers" back in the sixties. But she may be more familiar right now as one of the more formidable (eventually vanquished ) players of the "Game of Thrones." And she is also a regular on the current "Victoria" series. And to top that off, she got nominated for a Tony last week for playing Prof. Higgins' mother in the Broadway revival of "My Fair Lady."

It's a rare actor who can still do stage roles at her age. Usually a terrifying prospect because of the problem of remembering lines eight times a week before a paying audience. Glenda Jackson is doing the same right now in New York, also Tony nominated for her play, and she probably has a couple of years on Rigg. Not for the faint of heart.
May 17 at 08:17 EST .

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   StormCnter  You're right. Glenda Jackson is 82, Diana Rigg is 79 (but almost 80 in July ).
May 17 at 09:07 EST .

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   MeiDei  The gap in her front teeth threw me ... never noticed it before, don't think we've ever seen her smile, or laugh, showing her teeth either.
May 17 at 11:56 EST .

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   Richdet  Yes, she was more of a smirker I think in her heyday. Maybe to hide the gap?
May 17 at 14:29 EST .

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   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  My computer (and everything else in the house ) will be down for most of the day while the electric breaker panel is completely replaced. I wish for everyone a good day.
May 15 at 07:33 EST .

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   MeiDei  I'll try to add more today I have PT scheduled today and some calls to make re: imperfect med. equipment ... any help from others very much appreciated.
May 15 at 12:07 EST .

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   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  Actor Ed Harris was nominated as Best Actor for which one of the following films?

Apollo 13 (1995 )
The Truman Show (1998 )
Pollock (2000 )
The Hours (2002 )
May 15 at 07:31 EST .

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   MeiDei  Pollock I think.
May 15 at 11:57 EST .

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   StormCnter  Mei's right. "Harris has received four career nominations (with no wins ) - and has only one Best Actor nomination, for Pollock (2000 )."
May 16 at 05:51 EST .

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   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  I don't think we recognized Margot Kidder's death.
http://variety.com/2018/film/news/margot-kidder-superman-act
ress-dead-dies-1202809752/
May 15 at 05:45 EST .

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   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  1973 film. Actors? Title?
   May 14 at 16:19 EST .

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   MeiDei  James Coburn, right.
May 14 at 20:51 EST .

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   StormCnter  So far, so correct. Put some whiskers on the guy at the left and he's more familiar. Anyone know the movie title?
May 15 at 05:43 EST .

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   StormCnter  Kris Kristofferson and Coburn in "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid"
May 16 at 05:50 EST .

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