StormCnter The director suffered a heart attack during production while climbing 130 feet to check a faulty camera perched on one of the giant gates. He took two of days off and then, against his doctor's orders, returned to work to complete the film. At least 14,000 extras and 15,000 animals were used in the movie. The last line of the movie is also carved on the Liberty Bell.
MeiDei Harvey Korman & Mel Brooks - don't know her or the movie. I'll wait for others to chime in.
3 hours ago .
StormCnter Yes and yes. This is a famous movie I have avoided but guys love.
5 minutes ago .
StormCnter 1999 film: A comedy is about the residents of a small town who get over-excited when their hockey team gets chosen to host a televised event
10 hours ago .
Gram77 I think the fella one in from the right is Russell Crowe and the movie has "mystic" in the title but right now my brain is resting. Does that a lot.
8 hours ago .
StormCnter You should also know the guy at the left, Gram.
8 hours ago .
MeiDei His racy centerfold picture is decoupaged on canvas board & once hung in a guest bath at our house for the 'sitters' to contemplate... Dinah & Sally might not have been amused whereas I thought it conversational. : ) If interested - there was a plaque with a message for the 'standers' ...
4 hours ago .
Gram77 Yep, I know Bert Reynolds but has to enlarge. Something else, the young fella (3rd one in from right ) next to Crowe made his way into the medical show, I think ER. The one that gave Clooney his start.
2 hours ago .
StormCnter Gram was close. The title is "Mystery, Alaska", featuring st Russell Crowe Hank Azaria Mary McCormack Burt Reynolds Colm Meaney Lolita Davidovich Maury Chaykin Ron Eldard Michael Buie Ryan Northcott Beth Littleford
Gram isn't in a location where she might need furs, so she receives an Igloo cooler on wheels. Mei gets mink earlmuffs.
6 minutes ago .
StormCnter Sweet photo. Can you identify them? The little girl is famous, too.
StormCnter Yes, they are. Hope wins a complete DVD set of the six Jamie Lee "Scream Queen" horror films.
10 hours ago .
HopeandGlory I have my computer back from the shop so hopefully I'll be able to join in more.
Yesterday at 13:40 EST .
MeiDei Welcome Back! You were missed along with others.
Yesterday at 14:34 EST .
StormCnter Being without a computer is a big problem in this house. I'm glad yours is back, Hope, and that you have returned.
23 hours ago .
MeiDei I didn't see this movie, nor did I watch 1/2 time Sunday, but the 2 are connected. Make that connection and name he actor & movie.
Yesterday at 12:40 EST .
MeiDei 1/2 time being Super Bowl, Sunday, this is a mini current events/movie quiz : )
22 hours ago .
Safetydude It looks like Denzel Washington in a uniform. Could it be "Flight"?
20 hours ago .
MeiDei You had me doubt the photo source; good for you. It is Denzel but that's a tux vs. a pilot's uniform (the rt. hand mic is deceiving isn't it ) - it's him in "Malcolm X" - thought the Beyoncé 1/2 time performance was a 'give-away' : ) so much has been made about it.
20 hours ago .
Safetydude I watched Super Bowl XI in 1977. None since. I don't watch grown men play children's games. That includes football, baseball, basketball, hockey, etc.
19 hours ago .
Gram77 Speaking of Nicholson, was it him that in later years was taken totally with surprise as to his mother really was?
Yesterday at 12:15 EST .
MeiDei Here's Wiki's report: "Nicholson was born on April 22, 1937 in Neptune City, New Jersey, the son of a showgirl, June Frances Nicholson (November 5, 1918 – July 31, 1963 ) (stage name June Nilson ). Nicholson's mother was of Irish, English, and Pennsylvania Dutch (German ) descent. She married Italian American showman Donald Furcillo (stage name Donald Rose ) in 1936, not knowing that he was already married.:8  As June was only 17 years old, unmarried and uncertain of the father's identity when Nicholson was born, her parents[note 1] agreed to raise Nicholson as their own child without revealing his true parentage, and June would act as his sister.
In 1974, Time magazine researchers learned, and informed Nicholson, that his "sister," June, was actually his mother, and his other "sister," Lorraine, was really his aunt. By this time, both his mother and grandmother had died (in 1963 and 1970, respectively )."
Yesterday at 12:26 EST .
StormCnter The same thing happened to Bobby Darin. Also from Wiki: "Bobby Darin was reared by his maternal grandmother, who he thought was his mother. Darin's birth mother, Vanina Juliette "Nina" Cassotto (born November 30, 1917 ), became pregnant with him in the summer of 1935 when she was 18. Presumably because of the scandalous nature of out-of-wedlock pregnancies in that era, Nina and her mother hatched a plan to pass her baby off as Nina's younger brother. Years later when Nina finally told Darin the truth about his upbringing she refused to reveal the identity of his biological father, and she continued to keep that secret even up until her own death in 1983."
Yesterday at 12:34 EST .
MeiDei I'll be rude & guess it was a fast-talking slick mobster from the neighborhood.
Yesterday at 12:53 EST .
StormCnter Jack Nicholson's "Ironweed" contract allowed him to leave the set occasionally to do what?
Yesterday at 07:36 EST .
Gram77 Ummm, what in the world is the answer to this? I think we need Richdet for this one.
Yesterday at 07:38 EST .
Richdet I have no idea. From the look of that picture, maybe he was allowed to leave the set for a decent shower. My guess is he had a clause giving him leave to go to some sporting event. Seems to me JN is a sports fan.
In keeping with our M&M topic, what color M&Ms were permitted in Mr. Nicholson's on-set trailer? Did they clash with Meryl Streep's?
Yesterday at 10:17 EST .
StormCnter I don't know about Jack's M&M preferences, but Van Halen demanded the removal of all brown M&Ms in their hotel suites' snack setups.
Rich is warm on the Nicholson contract clause. He could leave for LA Laker games. So, you get one of those cases of M&Ms that Gram and Mei received earlier. All the colors are there.
Yesterday at 10:59 EST .
StormCnter In connection to the M&M quiz, here is the commercial where red M&Ms were returned to the family. J.K. Simmons sings.
Yesterday at 04:53 EST .
Gram77 I've never seen this. Really clever!! I find it interesting to see what a piece of candy has started around here. : )
StormCnter My daughter had a friend in college who loved to come here for weekends because I would keep a big bowl of M&Ms for him to munch on.
Yesterday at 17:21 EST .
Gram77 You ate him??? OMG, now what?? I can sit here all night and not come up with this guy's name but he was on Law and Order for years as a shrink, and he always does a commercial for insurance and he recently won an Oscar for the lead in a movie. Talk about beating around the bush!!