From his review of Gus Van Sant’s Elephant, a fictionalized account of a Columbine-like school shooting, here’s Roger Ebert on the media’s behavior while reporting these kinds of events.
Let me tell you a story. The day after Columbine, I was interviewed for the Tom Brokaw…
Was Raquel feeling a bit naughty that day?
Raquel Welch c. 1967
Your Daily Reminder That Toshiro Mifune Is Awesome:
Steven Spielberg and Toshirō Mifune on the set of 1941 (1979)
“‘Here’s my chance to work with the greatest samurai of them all, Toshiro Mifune,’I said. He came into my house when we first met. He walked in wearing a business suit, with his thinning hair and great big smile, with very little english to his credit, but he had a wonderful interpreter with him. He opened up the book and he said, ‘Now here is where the script is wrong’. Our submarine was wrong, according to Toshiro, and we made corrections. So in that sense, Toshiro cleaned up the Japanese act and made them professional and worthy of our great fear and respect” with him even having the Japanese extras running drills on the set, during lulls in filming.
— Steven Spielberg
Trinity College Library
OMG I HAD THIS MAGAZINE WHEN I WAS A KID.
I remember being very disappointed when I finally saw Brain That Wouldn’t Die and discovering there was no brain in a jar with a massive eyeball.
(Source: rogerwilkerson, via 4480toys)
Just one of the many eye-shredding ensembles worn by the extraordinary Tamara Dobson in Cleopatra Jones & The Casino of Gold (1975) One of many movies watched and reviewed in one fell swoop:
The Woman in Black (2012
Savage Sisters (1974)
Death Race 2000 (1975)
Fight For Your Life (1977)
My favorite Venom!
Martial arts star and action choreographer Philip Kwok Chun-Fung’s birthday is Oct. 21. Happy Birthday! Kwok has worked with directors including Chang Cheh, Tsui Hark and John Woo. He also has provided action direction for Brotherhood of the Wolf and the Hong Kong portion of Tomorrow Never Dies.