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August 2013 Blog Posts (7)

Gilbert Taylor

Famed British cinematographer Gilbert Taylor died yesterday at the age of 99.

Added by Dan Day, Jr. on August 24, 2013 at 12:07pm — 1 Comment


I received an email from TCM about this auction,  perhaps it may be of more interest to some of the GAOH members.

Added by kareng on August 20, 2013 at 7:45pm — 5 Comments

TOUGH GUYS IN WOOL by Terry Sherwood

     I wrote last time regarding the absence of tough guys in today’s cinema world.  There is little of that style of actor - with a few exceptions.  I neglected to mention one brilliant piece of modern noir filmmaking with an unlikely ‘tough guy’ in the person of Tom Hanks and ever cool Paul Newman.   I speak of Director Sam Mendes 2002 release of THE ROAD TO PERDITION,  who three years previously burst upon the screen with AMERICAN BEAUTY (1999).

   I am not alone in neglecting this…


Added by Terry Sherwood on August 19, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Dream Factory Podcast 38


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Derek McLellan…


Added by Classic Movie Man on August 9, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Matt's Classic Movies : West Side Story (1961)


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Added by Classic Movie Man on August 5, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Michael Ansara, R.I.P.



Michael Ansara, the actor best known for playing Kang, a Klingon warrior on three versions of Star Trek, died Wednesday at the age of 91 at his home in Calabasas, CA. The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.

Ansara’s former publicist and longtime friend Michael B. Druxman confirmed the news. Druxman told EW: “Michael and I have been friends since 1968. He was my best…


Added by Dave Miller on August 2, 2013 at 7:12pm — 2 Comments

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