By George Tiffin
A casual historical past of the flicks instructed via a few of cinema's best-loved scenes, from the early days of Hollywood to the current dayPithy put-downs, hard-boiled snarlings, phrases of affection and regretthey're all the following during this number of 500 memorable motion picture fees, embracing either one-liners (My identify is Pussy Galore) and slices of snappy discussion from photographs as varied as King Kong, Vertigo, The fantastic Seven, community, this can be Spinal faucet, struggle membership, Superbad, and Inglourious Basterds. prepared less than such undying issues as desires, pals, libido, and stories, the costs juxtapose movies and stars from each period and each style. through the textual content are characteristic tablets targeting topics and tales within the videos from Goldwynisms to Mae West, plus a beneficiant scattering of cinema anecdotes, making the ebook either a pleasure to browse and an authoritative reference. Lavishly illustrated, this assortment will pride and entertain readers in equivalent degree, reacquainting them with favourite videos and introducing a few forgotten classics. �Read more...
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1968 PLANET OF THE APES GEORGE I can’t help thinking that somewhere in the universe there has to be something better than man. Has to be. Dir: Franklin J. Schaffner • Scr: Michael Wilson, Rod Serling • Based on a novel by Pierre Boulle • Cast: Charlton Heston (George Taylor) Although the actors playing apes were assigned their species randomly they found that even during breaks they congregated in groups according to whether they had been cast as gorillas, chimps or orang-utans. Composer Jerry Goldsmith was reputed to have worn a gorilla mask while writing and even conducting the score.
Here are some of the most captivating opening salvos: Rosebud... Citizen Kane (1941) This is the universe. Big, isn’t it? A Matter of Life and Death (1946) I never knew the old Vienna before the war, with its Strauss music, its glamour and easy charm Constantinople suited me better. The Third Man (1949) ANTONIUS: Who are you? DEATH: I am Death. The Seventh Seal (1957) Maycomb was a tired old town, even in 1932 when I first knew it. Somehow, it was hotter then. Men’s stiff collars wilted by nine in the morning.
Anything happens a minute either side of that and you’re on your own. Do you understand? Drive (2011) 1996 TRAINSPOTTING A junkie celebrates the thrill of oblivion. RENTON Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking big television, choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol, and dental insurance. Choose fixed interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisurewear and matching luggage.