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   MeiDei posted on Movies & Reviews  2004
Wayne Hayes and his wife, Eileen, seem to have it all. Over the years, they've built a prosperous business together while raising their two children, Tim and Jill. But the family's dream life becomes nightmarish when disgruntled employee Arnold Mack kidnaps Wayne and holds him for ransom. The FBI invades their home and scrutinizes every detail of their life -- and ultimately, it is left to Eileen to deliver the ransom and rescue her husband.
Name the actors & movie.

   About an hour ago .

   MeiDei posted on Coffee Klatch  Here you go, just for fun ... I'm no genius and this says I am. : )

   17 hours ago .

   MeiDei posted on Movies & Reviews  You know these two - please name them & their roles which is part of the title of the movie.
   20 hours ago .

   Gram77  Bette David and Errol Flynn. This might have something to do with Queen Elizabeth.
7 hours ago .

   StormCnter  "The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex". Bette Davis had wanted Olivier for the Essex role and never emotionally adjusted to Flynn in the part. She was apparently pretty hateful to him and he was rumored to believe she took herself way too seriously.
7 hours ago .

   MeiDei  Gram names them, Storm breezes in with the title and more. Nicely done ladies.
5 hours ago .

   Richdet  "Hateful" strikes me as an over-the-top characterization of their relationship. Davis had just worked with Flynn the year before in "The Sisters," and been exposed to some of his antics. That movie was a standard romance, so Davis didn't have a lot at stake in it. However, "Elizabeth" was based on a prestigious play by Maxwell Anderson, set in blank verse, and Essex had been played on stage by Alfred Lunt, who had the experience and chops to handle the verse and the role.

So it's no wonder Davis tried to get Laurence Olivier for Essex, and was dismayed by Jack Warner's insistence on Flynn, whom, based on prior exposure, she regarded as a lightweight and who in turn was greatly amused by her taking the challenges of this project way too seriously. I would characterize their relationship as certainly mutually "spirited," but basically civil and professional.

Flynn's favorite leading lady Olivia de Havilland was also in the movie. If anyone was genuinely unhappy on that set, it was she. Jack Warner forced her to do this movie simultaneous with her loan-out to MGM for "Gone with the Wind." She would be Melanie in the morning and a vixen in Elizabeth's court in the afternoon, or vice versa, being yanked back to Warners on short notice, etc., leading to a major meltdown on set one day when Olivia's nerves got the better of her.

To the credit of "horrid" Bette, Davis said in an interview years later that her pal Olivia was visiting with her and together they watched "Elizabeth" on tv one afternoon, and Davis admitted she had underestimated Flynn's performance, and he was actually very good. Passage of time allowed objectivity about Flynn, and no doubt memories of his mockery didn't sting quite so much.
4 hours ago .

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   MeiDei posted on Coffee Klatch  A certain street contains 100 buildings. They are numbered from 1 to 100. How many times does the digit 9 occur in these numbers?
20 hours ago .

   MeiDei posted on Movies & Reviews  2001 sci-fi mystery thriller
The year is 2079. The earth has been at war with an alien force for over a decade. Spencer Olham is a lauded government scientist whose latest work promises to save the planet. But suddenly he is accused of being an alien spy, and becomes the subject of a nationwide manhunt. Olham is faced with a two-tiered dilemma- can he prove his identity to the secret police in time to help mankind? Can he ultimately prove his identity to himself?

   Yesterday at 13:09 EST .

   MeiDei  Gary Sinise, Madeleine Stowe, and Mekhi Phifer pictured. Also starred Vincent D'Onofrio as the head of his unit's secret police in the film "Imposter" - an unexpected ending. Sinese plays his part very well.
Is anyone else experiencing a spell check malfunction, here and on
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   MeiDei posted on Movies & Reviews  From the Mother page's article on 10 Books of Fiction to read - one was made into a movie and available on youtube. Alexander S's book: "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" 1hr45min:

Yesterday at 13:02 EST .

   MeiDei  You might recognize British actor Tom Courtenay in the title role. From Wikipedia: "Finland banned the film from public view, fearing that it could hurt external relations with its eastern neighbor".
19 hours ago .

   MeiDei posted on Dogs, Cats & Critters  A reminder for we in the colder regions of "Lucianneville"
   Yesterday at 10:41 EST .

   MeiDei posted on Coffee Klatch  The question: If you had only one match and entered a cold and dark room, where there were a fireplace, an oil lamp and a candle, which would you light first?
   Yesterday at 20:36 EST .

   Calvinesq  er, the match, of course.
Yesterday at 13:16 EST .

   MeiDei  You are very good at these!
20 hours ago .

   MeiDei posted on Politics  Katie Hopkins "Get Furious & Fight Back" you may have seen her interviewed by Tucker Carlson, there's a link to it on the side bar. I rec'd this in an email with the note to start watching at 3:30 minutes, which I did. She's powerful & humorous.

Yesterday at 18:32 EST .

   MeiDei  First hand reporting on what is really going on in Europe and why we don't want to duplicate the EU's policies. She's warning us.
Yesterday at 18:34 EST .

   MeiDei  BTW - the side bar will show up if you click on the video subject in the upper left hand corner, this will take you to the original youtube page where the right-hand side bar is. Lots to chose from should you wish to familiarize yourself with this British fireball ; )
Yesterday at 18:46 EST .

   MeiDei posted on Movies & Reviews  

Dr. Who Christmas special
Yesterday at 17:41 EST .

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