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Happy 109th Birthday Jimmy Stewart

Happy 109th Birthday Jimmy Stewart

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Today is the 109th birthday of Jimmy Stewart.  Chances are that one of your favorite classic movies also happens to be one of his.  Some of my favorites of his are:  After The Thin Man, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, The Philadelphia Story, Rear Window and  The Man Who Knew Too Much.  I could have gone on naming more, I could have just copied his IMDB listings and it would have been accurate.  The world is a better place because he was in it and still feels the loss that he has left.

NAME:  Jimmy Stewart
OCCUPATION:  Film Actor, Theater Actor
BIRTH DATE:  May 20, 1908
DEATH DATE:  July 2, 1997
EDUCATION:  Princeton University
PLACE OF BIRTH:  Indiana, Pennsylvania
PLACE OF DEATH:  Beverly Hills, California
GOLDEN GLOBE: 1974 for Hawkins
HOLLYWOOD…

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Publicado por en mayo 20, 2017 en Art

 
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Friday Night Films: “Village of the dammed” by Wolf Rilla

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village_of_damned_poster_02Village of the Damned is a 1960 British science fictionhorror film by German director Wolf Rilla. The film is adapted from the novel The Midwich Cuckoos (1957) by John Wyndham. The lead role of Professor Gordon Zellaby was played by George Sanders.

A sequel, Children of the Damned (1963), followed, as did a remake, also called Village of the Damned (1995).

Source:https://en.m.wikipedia.org

80e2ebb02d93dd4867dd1c29c11402cb George Sanders, Barbara Shelley and Martin Stephens

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In London, the military Alan Bernard is talking to his brother-in-law Gordon Zellaby in Midwich by telephone when there is a communication breakdown with the village. Alan heads to the British village and finds that all the inhabitants have fallen unconscious at the same time and who else crosses the borderline faints. Out of the blue, the inhabitants awake at the same time. Two months later Anthea Zellaby tells her husband Gordon that she is pregnant…

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Publicado por en noviembre 18, 2016 en Art

 

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Friday Night Films: “The Ladykillers” by Alexander Mackendrick

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Here’sone of my favourite fims. A masterpiece. A must see.

the_ladykillers-664308624-largeThe Ladykillers is a 1955 British black comedyfilm made by Ealing Studios. Directed byAlexander Mackendrick, it stars Katie Johnson, Alec Guinness, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom, Peter Sellers, Danny Green and Jack Warner.

American William Rose wrote the screenplay, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay and won the BAFTA Award for Best British Screenplay.

Sinopsis

Mrs. Louisa Alexandra Wilberforce (Katie Johnson) is a sweet and eccentric old widow who lives alone with her raucous parrots in a gradually subsiding lopsided house, built over the entrance to a railway tunnel in Kings Cross, London. With nothing to occupy her time and an active imagination, she is a frequent visitor to the local police station where she reports fanciful suspicions regarding neighbourhood activities…

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Publicado por en octubre 14, 2016 en Actors, Actresses, Movies

 

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Friday Night Films: “The day of The Jackal” by Fred Zinnemann

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The day of The Jackal (1973) is a thriller based on the novel by Frederick Forsyth, directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Edward Fox.

The film is about a professional assassin known as “The Jackal” who is hired to assassinate French president Charles De Gaulle in the summer of 1963.

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I think Edward Fox is perfect as the murderer. The English actor did an excellent job. He’s got the magnetism needed to give credibility to a character characterized by the coldness.

Edward Fox in The Day of the Jackal

And it’s fascinating to see the meticulous work of this mysterious murderer to prepare the assassination.

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Truly it’s’s one of those movies that you never seem to get bored watching.

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Publicado por en octubre 7, 2016 en Actors, Movies

 

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Exposición “Renoir. Intimidad” en el Museo Thyssen #Arte #Pintura

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El próximo 18 de octubre se inaugurará en el Museo Thyssen (Madrid), la exposición Renoir. Intimidad. La muestra se centra en el papel que ocupan las sensaciones táctiles en los lienzos de Pierre-Auguste Renoir, que se perciben a través de las diferentes etapas de su trayectoria artística y en una amplia variedad de géneros, ya sean escenas de grupo, retratos y desnudos como paisajes.

Más de 70 obras del artista francés, procedentes de museos y colecciones de todo el mundo, que permitirá descubrir cómo se servía de las sugerencias táctiles de volumen, materia o texturas como vehículo para plasmar la intimidad en sus diversas formas –social, amistosa, familiar o erótica–, y cómo ese imaginario vincula obra y espectador con la sensualidad de la pincelada y la superficie pictórica.

Desde el 18 de octubre al 22 de enero de 2017. se podrán contemplar iconos como “Después del almuerzo” (1879), un…

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Publicado por en septiembre 29, 2016 en Art, Painting

 

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Friday Night Films: “Bedknobs and Broomsticks” by Robert Stevenson

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Angela Lansbury made me cry this week singing “Beauty and The Beast at Lincoln Center in New York. She’s simply WONDERFUL so I decided to choose one of her films for this Friday. Love Bednocks and Broomsticks so here it is.  Enjoy ☺

 Bedknobs and Broomsticks is a 1971 British-American musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Productions. It is based upon the books The Magic Bed-Knob; or, How to Become a Witch in Ten Easy Lessons (1943) and Bonfires and Broomsticks (1945) by English children’s author Mary Norton.The film combines live action and animation.

When young Charlie, Carrie and Paul move to a small village during World War II, they discover their host, Miss Price (Angela Lansbury), is an apprentice witch! Although her early attempts at magic create hilarious results, she successfully casts a traveling spell on an ordinary bedknob, and they fly to the fantastic, animated…

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Publicado por en septiembre 23, 2016 en Actresses, Art, Movies, Musical

 

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Friday Night Films:”Harvey” by Henry Koster

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Friday night films is a new section of this blog which opens today with my favourite film of James Stewart: Harvey

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Harvey is a 1950 comedy drama film based on Mary Chase’s play of the same name, directed by Henry Koster, and starring James Stewart and Josephine Hull. The story is about a man whose best friend is a pooka named Harvey — in the form of a six-foot, three-and-a-half-inch tall invisible rabbit. about a man whose best friend is a pooka named Harvey — in the form of a six-foot, three-and-a-half-inch tall invisible rabbit.

 Elwood P. Dowd: Harvey and I sit in the bars… have a drink or two… play the juke box. And soon the faces of all the other people they turn toward mine and they smile. And they’re saying, “We don’t know your name, mister, but you’re a very nice fella.” Harvey and I warm ourselves in all these…

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Publicado por en septiembre 2, 2016 en Actors, Movies

 

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