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An off-the-cuff heritage of the flicks informed 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 costs, embracing either one-liners (My identify is Pussy Galore) and slices of snappy discussion from photographs as assorted as King Kong, Vertigo, The brilliant Seven, Read more...

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Dir: Martin Scorsese • Scr: William Monahan • Cast: Jack Nicholson (Frank Costello) When Martin Scorsese received a Director’ s Guild of America award for the film, he claimed: ‘ this is the first movie I have ever done with a plot’ . Jack Nicholson relished the opportunity to play Frank Costello, describing his character as ‘ the pure incarnation of evil’ . With Scorsese’ s approval he improvised much of his performance, including the scene in a porn theatre where he startles Matt Damon by pretending to ejaculate on him with a dildo.

We’re gonna have a good time. We’re gonna have a party! Dir: Roger Corman • Scr: Charles B. Griffith, Peter Bogdanovich • Cast: Peter Fonda (Heavenly Blues) Shot three years before Easy Rider, Roger Corman’ s film about motorcycles, rebellion and counter-culture also starred P eter Fonda. The real Hell’ s Angels, some of whom appeared as extras in the film, temporarily abandoned their anarchic beliefs to sue Corman for $5 million [$35 million] for portraying their organization in ‘ a negative light’ .

Dir: Billy Wilder • Scr: Billy Wilder, Ernest Lehman, Samuel A. Taylor • Based on a play by Samuel A. Taylor • Cast: Audrey Hepburn (Sabrina Fairchild), John Williams (Thomas Fairchild) 1956 THE SEARCHERS A settler in 1860s Texas contemplates the devastation on both sides as ranchers battle Comanche braves. MRS JORGENSEN Some day this country’s gonna be a fine, good place to be. Maybe it needs our bones in the ground before that time can come. Dir: John Ford • Scr: Frank S. Nugent • Based on a novel by Alan Le May • Cast: Olive Carey (Mrs Jorgensen) 1957 THE SEVENTH SEAL (DET SJUNDE INSEGLET) In a medieval community ravaged by plague, the knight Antonius Block wonders how God can permit such horror.

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