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   MeiDei  2007 movie
An infamous school for "young ladies," is once again facing dire financial crisis! The bank is threatening headmistress Camilla Fritton with closure. Her unorthodox doctrine of free expression and self empowerment is also under threat from new Education Minister Geoffrey Thwaits, an old flame of Camilla's who is determined to bring discipline and order to the anarchic school. In true school style, the girls are in a league of their own -- smart, fearless and determined to defend the school they love to the end. They need to unite the warring girl gang cliques and come up with the cash fast to save the school.

   12 hours ago .

   MeiDei  Broad hints here: one ditched Katy Perry, one is too ernest in drag, one marched per the order of the High Sparrow and one is detailed in a diary.
10 hours ago .

   StormCnter  1948 movie: The classic romantic film - a lush tearjerker par excellence - of the bittersweet theme of unrequited, lost love (it's considered a quintessential "woman's picture" ).
In Vienna, about 1900, a dashing man arrives at his flat, instructing his manservant that he will leave before morning: the man is Stefan Brand, formerly a concert pianist, planning to leave Vienna to avoid a duel. His servant gives him a letter, which he reads.

   12 hours ago .

   MeiDei  Joan Fountain and Louis Jordan?
10 hours ago .

   MeiDei  1982 film
Set in Indonesia during the 1965 coup against President Sukarno, Guy Hamilton, an Australian wire-service reporter is covering the scene. Whenever Hamilton becomes too glib or indifferent for his own good, he is brought back to earth by his "conscience," photographer Billy Kwan (played in male drag by diminutive actress Linda Hunt, who won an Academy Award for her performance ). As all of Jakarta sinks into disarray, Hamilton pursues a romance with British attaché Jill Bryant. Filmed on location in the Philippines and Australia, the film was financed by MGM, in the first such American-Australian financial collaboration.

   12 hours ago .

   Iacta alea est  The Year of Living dangerously.....Mel. G.too
11 hours ago .

   MeiDei  And Signorney Weaver.... I think Linda is finished shooting this years NCIS LA series so I'm sending her your way to sit atop your shoulder to film whatever you want. Mel needs the rest.
10 hours ago .

   StormCnter  Just to give you a mid-afternoon grin, here is the trailer for a 1991 film every single review called variations on "baaaaaaaad". It's on the list of "Movies so Bad they're Unmissable". The title is "Roller Blade Seven", and it features Scott Shaw, Karen Black, Frank Stallone, Joe Estevez.
12 hours ago .

   MeiDei  {{shaken' mah head}}
12 hours ago .

   Gram77  What possessed Karen Black to be in this "thing"?
11 hours ago .

   Susannah  What famous novel was made into a movie in 1926, 1949, 1974, 2000, 2013, and is now in development for a sixth re-make?
13 hours ago .

   StormCnter  I think I know, but I'll wait for someone else to answer. I didn't know they were remaking it.
12 hours ago .

   Gram77  Is this movie worth all these remakes or does it happen when new stars need a push. And.....what is so good about this movie that there have been so many remakes? Oh, I have not a clue to the movie. Can't wait.
11 hours ago .

   HopeandGlory  "Wuthering Heights," Maybe?
10 hours ago .

   Safetydude  What makes this novel so famous? I've tried to read it several times and have yet to read it to the end.

There were so many aspiring authors at that time, like Hemingway, A.E.Hotchner, Ford Maddox Ford, Gertrude Stein who were better writers.
I guess the opulent life style described in the novel makes everyone think 'I wish that were me'.
10 hours ago .

   Susannah  I think Safety Dude has it...The Great Gatsby. The prose is magnificent, but otherwise it's a dull story about silly people with stupid aspirations. That was Fitzgerald's problem; he was a great prose stylist who spent most of his energy writing about inconsequentials. I would, however, recommend his novella "The Rich Boy," which as far as I know has never been made into a movie. I could be wrong about that, but the novella is worth reading.
8 hours ago .

   StormCnter  1998 film ad tagline: The mission is a man
14 hours ago .

   StormCnter  "Saving Private Ryan"
3 minutes ago .

   StormCnter  2009 film: A movie spun out of equal parts folk tale, fable and real-life legend about the mysterious, 1930s Tennessee hermit who famously threw his own rollicking funeral party... while he was still alive.
   16 hours ago .

   StormCnter  Hint: The guy on the left has been featured in another quiz a page back. He's a lot hairier here.
12 hours ago .

   StormCnter  Can you name this father and son?
   16 hours ago .

   MeiDei  Jim Hutton on left?
15 hours ago .

   StormCnter  Yes...and?
14 hours ago .

   Gram77  A very young Timmothy Hutton
14 hours ago .

   StormCnter  Jim Hutton died too young (2 days after his 45th birthday, of liver cancer ) and Timothy looks exactly like his father. Mei and Gram have named the Hutton men. I offer you this bit of Hutton trivia:
Timothy Hutton wore Jim Hutton's hat from Ellery Queen (1975 ) in Ordinary People (1980 ) and A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2000 ) . He dedicated his Best Supporting Actor Academy Award from Ordinary People to his father, who died four months before filming on Ordinary People began and five weeks after seeing his son's first leading role Friendly Fire (1979 ) from his hospital bed.
13 hours ago .

   MeiDei  I liked Tim in the Nero Wolfe series and on Leverage recently.
12 hours ago .

   StormCnter  1966 film: Four soldiers of fortune are hired by a wealthy rancher to rescue his beautiful young wife who has been kidnapped by a villainous Mexican bandit. When they finally find her, after fighting their way across deserts and mountains, they discover she is not being held against her will. This causes friction within the band as to whether they should honor their agreement.
   19 hours ago .

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   Safetydude  "The Professionals" with (L-R )Burt,?,Lee Marvin.
15 hours ago .

   StormCnter  You are professionally correct. The lady in the middle is Claudia Cardinale. Because you didn't recognize her, she has invited you to view her portfolios and scrapbooks so you'll not have that lapse again. Her apartment, Saturday afternoon, in Roma, Safetydude.
14 hours ago .

   Safetydude  I see all women as beautiful so I have a hard time remembering names.
I accept the invitation.
Are the tickets in the mail?
13 hours ago .

   StormCnter  Yup.
13 hours ago .

   MeiDei  Here's a threesome - all actors on the big & small screen (this from a TV mini series )
Shouldn't be too hard to name them.

   21 hours ago .

   Gram77  Remember how we all were glued to out TVs for this special? Nolte, Blakley and Strauss. Rich Man, Poor Man.
20 hours ago .

   MeiDei  Yes indeed! Peter Strauss was my favorite, I bid you his company with a basket of 'bubbly' to share ... you decide what 'bubbly' to use : )
20 hours ago .

   Gram77  Peter Strauss was always a favorite of mine. I have to admit Nolte was a good looking young fella. Didn't this series put him on the way to stardom?
18 hours ago .

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