Have you ever wondered whose voice that was behind different car and car product commercials? A voice so familiar you just knew you knew who it was, it’s right on the tip of your tongue, yet you end up saying, “Oh well, it’ll come to me later.”
Author Archives: Maggie Van Ostrand
Movie buddy actors have such charisma between them, they could have done the films without dialog. When all acquired layers of civilization are removed from these movie buddies, what is left is naked friendship that we can feel, appreciate — maybe envy.
The most famous and often-copied mirror scene is in 1933′s Duck Soup, starring the Marx Brothers, but there have been many other mirror scenes which are often the standout of an entire film and the one we remember best.
From Elia Kazan comes America, America, a black and white paean to his young Greek uncle’s struggles to get out from under Turkish oppression in 1896 and come to America. The film runs three minutes shy of three hours, though it seemed more like a week in Calcutta.
With the possiblity this year of True Grit’s Jeff Bridges Oscar nomination against actual True Grit Oscar-winner John Wayne, we’d have two actors playing the same role.
What great American event happened between 1907-1979? John Wayne happened, that’s what. With the impending opening of the Coen Brothers’ remake of 1969’s True Grit, where Wayne’s Oscar-winning role is being re-interpreted by Jeff Bridges, this seems a good time to revisit some interesting facts about this star of stars.
The phrase “Man up!” doesn’t mean you have to go out and get a steel suit, brandish a sword, and wear a Teflon codpiece; it means the time may come when you’ll need to display your inner strength. If you want to know more about manning up, take another look at the characters in these great movies who really knew how to man up.
What better time than Halloween to come up with a list of top films and books based on nutter Ed Gein’s grisly habit of wearing his mother’s torso as a face? Here’s a list of my favorite Ed-Gein-based movies and books.