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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:27 pm 
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A tough 3 week stretch for sports broadcasting. First Enberg and now Jackson.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:34 pm 
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Edgar Ray Killen, involved in the 1964 Freedom Summer Murders as a Klansman and would inspire the 1988 film Mississippi Burning (the reason I wanted to note that passage here).


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:51 am 
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Former U.S. Senator John Tunney, the inspiration for Robert Redford's character in The Candidate

Brendan Byrne, known as being "too ethical for mobsters" regarding his ethical code to deny bribes from mobsters in New Jersey during his tenure as Governor.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:36 pm 
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Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of The Cranberries at the tragically young age of 46.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:26 pm 
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Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of The Cranberries at the tragically young age of 46.

Memorably heard in Chungking Express.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:36 pm 
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I’ve been on a 90’s era Irish rock kick lately-Ash, Cranberries and Hothouse Flowers have been on constant play...what a loss.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:41 pm 
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While the Cantonese version of the track over the end credits of Chungking Express is the iconic use of the song in cinema, it did also turn up a couple of years after that over the opening scenes of the Nora Ephron film re-teaming Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, You've Got Mail (in its English language version naturally!)


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:03 pm 
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colinr0380 wrote:
While the Cantonese version of the track over the end credits of Chungking Express is the iconic use of the song in cinema, it did also turn up a couple of years after that over the opening scenes of the Nora Ephron film re-teaming Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, You've Got Mail (in its English language version naturally!)

Ah, of course! It's been ages since I've seen the film, I forgot the recording used was actually sung by Wong in Cantonese.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:04 pm 
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"Zombie" (my personal-favorite Cranberries song) was performed by Ruby Rose's character's band in the recently-released Pitch Perfect 3. I really liked Dolores O'Riordan's voice, it's a shocking loss.

EDIT: And I just remembered that "Dreams" is actually used as a plot-point in Sound Of My Voice, and that "Linger" is a plot-point in Click.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:24 pm 
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Hers was truly one of the defining musical voices of the 90s. I am shocked and very saddened by this news.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:36 pm 
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colinr0380 wrote:
While the Cantonese version of the track over the end credits of Chungking Express is the iconic use of the song in cinema, it did also turn up a couple of years after that over the opening scenes of the Nora Ephron film re-teaming Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, You've Got Mail (in its English language version naturally!)


Dreams also plays over the second to last scene of Mission Impossible where Tom Cruise unconvincingly has a post-Channel Tunnel pint with Ving Rhames (same London pub as used in Get Him To The Greek btw!)

Linger also had an Alphaville-riffing video.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:16 pm 
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Linger also had an Alphaville-riffing video.

I had never seen that before!


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:18 am 
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I reckon the first Police Academy movie would still raise a giggle. Maybe. I remember seeing it when I was very young and I just remember the one bit where some statuesque blonde cop seduces another guy in the academy. It was one of the first times I remember seeing anything sexual when watching a film :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:20 pm 
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I kind of liked Guarding Tess too, which struck me as an amusing combination of The Bodyguard and Driving Miss Daisy! On the other hand The First Wives Club has just blurred in my mind into a contextless montage of the least interesting representations of 'empowerment' - women dancing in joy and high fiving each other in fashion departments to celebrate having gotten rid of the man in their lives (but not their money) set to the overly literal soundtrack of Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves/You Don't Own Me/etc! I seem to remember there being a heck of a lot of squealing and screaming going on! (But that did seem to set the template for a certain kind of film for a while afterwards: The Banger Sisters, The Women and so on. As well as pre-dating Sex and the City by a few years)


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:54 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:36 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:34 pm 
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They might only be the films that I'll remember him for but he had a great run of roles in B-movies that were hybrids of the animal attack and disaster movie genres popular in the mid to late 70s. He's the lead in Bug from 1975, a William Castle production directed by Jeannot Szwarc. Apparently (at least according to the commentators on the 42nd Street Forever trailer compilations) the release of Jaws completely overwhelmed this other 'when nature attacks' film and might even have led to Szwarc being given the directing role on Jaws 2 to kind of make up for it!

He's also in notoriously silly killer bee film The Swarm, that was sort of the film that signaled the end for Irwin Allen's brand of star laden disaster movies. But of course what he should always be remembered for is his lead role in Joe Dante's classic Piranha. Which has the great exchange between the hero and heroine when they get waylaid by the authorities: "You go out there and distract the guard", "What if he's gay?", "Then I'll distract him!"

I'd also love to see Chosen Survivors some time! Or Guyana: Cult of the Damned for that matter!


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:05 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:21 pm 
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I'll always remember her fondly for her part in the docile half of probably the greatest "paired" musical perf ever, "Innamorata" from Artists and Models, but honestly, contray to her obit, there's little mystery in why her career withered after winning her (undeserved) Oscar


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:29 pm 
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She was wonderful in The Tarnished Angels. I just saw The Big Sleep recently and forgot she was the bookstore clerk - I had to go back and take a second look, because between the dark (rather than blonde) hair and her very young age, it was easy to mistake her for someone else.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:52 am 
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Dillman is also the victim of Harry Callahan's immortal "Your mouthwash ain't makin' it!" diss. Just one of his many smarmy, officious twits, which he always played with aplomb.


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 Post subject: Re: Passages
PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:51 am 
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I do like the way that the obit for Dorothy Malone 'sexes up' her final appearance as a "similing lesbian ax murderer" in Basic Instinct. They're not exactly wrong but she only appears in the scene immediately following the car chase version of Vertigo's tailing scene as the sweet old lady that Stone's character is making a (conjugal? See, I can also add extra drama!) visit to, seen from afar waving her goodbye!


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