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 Posted:   Aug 30, 2013 - 9:05 AM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)




I just love this cover. And I'm getting a kick out of playing this score to "Choma" in my head. The signature snare drum Fielding uses when Peppard is dressed all in black at night sneaking cat like around the stately mansion is sublime. Sounds a lot like "The Enforcer" with just a hint of his earlier "Hawkins" material.


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 Posted:   Aug 30, 2013 - 11:23 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)


I just love this cover. And I'm getting a kick out of playing this score to "Choma" in my head. The signature snare drum Fielding uses when Peppard is dressed all in black at night sneaking cat like around the stately mansion is sublime. Sounds a lot like "The Enforcer" with just a hint of his earlier "Hawkins" material.


...and lots and LOTS of "sneaking around" music. No one did that kind of cue like Fielding. wink

That's one helluva 1600th post.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2013 - 6:40 AM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)

I see you finished up the Johnny Cash movie "Trilogy" that I started. I had some fun with that. Johnny would probably have done a couple of those had they been offered! big grin

Johnny Cash just wasn't born to wear a suit and tie. And on the occasions when he did wear one he didn't look right. Nobody would ever believe he was a Wall Street banker, or even a sharp businessman in a movie. He fit right into those scrub pine backwoods "drifter" type roles the way Brooke Shields fit into her Calvin's all those years ago.

Long live this thread. I hope they keep coming. It's been a whole lot of fun.

 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2013 - 7:02 PM   
 By:   Max Bellochio   (Member)

THE INTERPOSITION OF LARS LINKO (1989)
This Mike Newell-directed effort chronicles a Swedish banker (Stellan Skarsgard) who moves to London for work and gets sucked into the modern English society trap, only to fall in love with multiple married women, including the wife of a recently deceased lavatory manufacturer. Helen Mirren, Nigel Hawthorne, Judy Davis, Ian McShane, Alan Rickman, and Albert Finney.

 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2013 - 8:23 PM   
 By:   Max Bellochio   (Member)

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 4:50 PM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)

LEO MCKERN is THE REASONOR (1981)
Frederick Loftybeck, creator of ALAN FIVEHOUSE, returns to the mystery/thriller genre in between FIVEHOUSE lapses with this story of a British Psychiatrist (McKern) contracted by Scotland Yard to mitigate a tense standoff with IRA terrorists during the hijack of a passenger plane. Ian McShane, Judy Davis, Billie Whitelaw, Edward Woodward, James Fox, and Malcolm McDowell.



This soundtrack LP became hard to find for many years. Another composer was originally slated for this assignment but had a scheduling conflict and Loftybeck was able to get Mancini involved at the last minute. A fine suspense score with a memorable main theme skillfully weaved throughout. Fred Loftybeck always had the good fortune of having top drawer composers on his many projects.

 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2013 - 7:18 PM   
 By:   Max Bellochio   (Member)

AVOCADO ROAD (1999)
A group of stalwart chefs (Kevin Spacey, Rob Schneider, Matthew Broderick, Laurence Fishburne, and Jonathan Winters) form a culinary pact to seek out the best recipes for guacamole in this road-trip-buddy-food movie set throughout the state of Florida. Renee Russo, Alfre Woodard, Eugene Levy, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Brian Cox, and Morgan Freeman as "The Master"

 
 Posted:   Dec 10, 2013 - 5:58 PM   
 By:   Max Bellochio   (Member)

LEO MCKERN is THE REASONOR (1981)
Frederick Loftybeck, creator of ALAN FIVEHOUSE, returns to the mystery/thriller genre in between FIVEHOUSE lapses with this story of a British Psychiatrist (McKern) contracted by Scotland Yard to mitigate a tense standoff with IRA terrorists during the hijack of a passenger plane. Ian McShane, Judy Davis, Billie Whitelaw, Edward Woodward, James Fox, and Malcolm McDowell.



This soundtrack LP became hard to find for many years. Another composer was originally slated for this assignment but had a scheduling conflict and Loftybeck was able to get Mancini involved at the last minute. A fine suspense score with a memorable main theme skillfully weaved throughout. Fred Loftybeck always had the good fortune of having top drawer composers on his many projects.


And Loftybeck's mom, so I was told by Rita before she passed on, used to make her Sunday gravy and meatballs. One Sunday in 1986, Fred invited Mancini to his Vermont estate where they enjoyed her fresh stuffed shells, renowned meatballs (pork, beef, and veal blend I might add), topped off with an amazing almond/pignolia custard tart. Mancini commented, ...Wow, now that's what I call some spicy meat-a-ballz..." Then, Fred laughed, "...Tell me what you really think, Hank...."

Very GawJus
MaxB

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 10, 2013 - 8:21 PM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)

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 Posted:   Dec 10, 2013 - 9:38 PM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

A CRIME OF REASON (1999)

Dir. Joel Coen (actually Joel and Ethan Coen). Starring Jim Carrey, John Turturro, Jon Polito, Olivia Williams, Christian Clemenson, Samuel L. Jackson.

Zany neo-noir about a botched robbery at a carnival which evolves into a city-wide scandal in Kansas City, MO. Takes place in 1986, yet evokes the middle 1960s and the late 1970s. Famous line: "I ain't gonna ride no fuckin' Blue Mouse Rollercoaster, I can tell you that, Charlie!"

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2013 - 4:08 PM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)

TALE OF TWO REASONORS (1986)
The final movie that put the nail in the coffin for the franchise. Dr. Neville Marcus (Leo McKern) has to outwit his equally brilliant counterpart (Patrick Stewart) as the two must help profile a sociopathic female killer. Leslie Ann Down, Alfred Molina, Nigel Hawthorne, Tom Baker, and Judy Davis.


Such promise for this series.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 27, 2013 - 4:56 PM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)

Thanks for providing laughs for me throughout the holidays.

I've had a nasty headcold and accompanying writers' block.

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!
Praying for all of you that we experience good things in 2011!




Jumping ahead to (almost) 2014, I want to express the same sentiments as Donna to all who posted on this thread over the years and to those who've read it. I still get a kick out of going through the posts. The regulars Jim Phelps, JS Walsh, Eric, and Quiller have all been absent from this place lately. I hope all is well and wish them a Happy New Year wherever they are. And Max, thanks for starting it and along with Mr. Phelps providing a good many of the laughs we've shared here over the years.

Happy New Year

Jim






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 Posted:   Dec 31, 2013 - 3:58 AM   
 By:   Max Bellochio   (Member)

WAITING FOR SWOBODA (2002)
Directed by Robert Altman. In This off-beat independent film, two father-and-son NY Mets fans (Christopher Walken and Colin Farrell) wade through a New Jersey autograph show and the chance encounter with celebrities (and their stories), as they attempt to meet their iconic baseball hero. John Lithgow, Renee Russo, Michael Rooker, Nancy Allen, Michael Gross, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, Alan Ruck, Anna Paquin, Eric McCormack, Lee Majors, Mimi Rodgers, Tom Wopat, Jimi Jameson, Ron Glass, PJ Soles, Abe Vigoda, Bronson Pinchot, Alan Thicke, Peter Greene, Mick Taylor, Roger Staubach, Art Shamsky, Earl Weaver, Jerry O'Connell, Fred Savage, Linda Blair, Peter Riegert, Bob Gunton, Sean William Scott, John Tuturro, Karen Black, and Albert Finney.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 1, 2014 - 1:31 PM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)

WAITING FOR SWOBODA (2002)
Directed by Robert Altman. In This off-beat independent film, two father-and-son NY Mets fans (Christopher Walken and Colin Farrell) wade through a New Jersey autograph show and the chance encounter with celebrities (and their stories), as they attempt to meet their iconic baseball hero. John Lithgow, Renee Russo, Michael Rooker, Nancy Allen, Michael Gross, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, Alan Ruck, Anna Paquin, Eric McCormack, Lee Majors, Mimi Rodgers, Tom Wopat, Jimi Jameson, Ron Glass, PJ Soles, Abe Vigoda, Bronson Pinchot, Alan Thicke, Peter Greene, Mick Taylor, Roger Staubach, Art Shamsky, Earl Weaver, Jerry O'Connell, Fred Savage, Linda Blair, Peter Riegert, Bob Gunton, Sean William Scott, John Tuturro, Karen Black, and Albert Finney.




Did Walken and Farrell travel from Block Island for the event? big grin

I would enjoy a chance to see Ron "Rocky" Swoboda. Just to shake his hand and thank him for being a big part of the amazing '69 Mets.

 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2014 - 4:30 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

THE LEGEND OF ZACH WOODCOCK (1975)
A Tennessee businessman (Joe Don Baker) throws all caution to the wind when he decides to quit his day job and live off the land in the Great Smoky Mountains. Susan Anspach, Dub Taylor, Lou Frizzell, Will Sampson, Clu Gulager, and Ben Johnson.


THE REDEMPTION OF ZACH WOODCOCK (1977)
In this downbeat sequel to 1975's "THE LEGEND OF ZACH WOODCOCK", new regulations have been put in place by the National Park Service. Former Tennessee businessman Zach Woodcock (Joe Don Baker) who lives peacefully off the land in the the Great Smoky Mountains is forced to take matters into his own hands after repeated attempts to chase him out of the park boundaries by local authorities fail . Susan Anspach, Buck Taylor, Larry Hagman, Lou Frizzell, Morgan Woodward, James Wainwright, David Huddleston. Special appearance by Waylon Jennings as "Calhoun".


big grin


Nice touch of having Dub and then Buck Taylor in the sequel. lol

Oh! Found a press kit from that first "Woodcock" telefilm at a going-out-of-business sale of a local bookstore and thought I'd post a scan I made from it here. Enjoy.



In looking back over this thread it would appear that many once-popular actors (like "Noah Wylie") probably could use the work we created for them here.

 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2014 - 2:28 PM   
 By:   Max Bellochio   (Member)

POTBOILER! (2003)
A Wyoming county sheriff (Jeff Bridges) discovers that a horrifying ritual killing involving a Japanese businessman (John Fujioka), appliance repairman (Billy Bob Thorton), hairdresser (Famke Jansen), and a stuttering New York mob boss (Robert DeNiro) may have been a conspiracy to conceal a murder committed forty years earlier. Dennis Hopper, Margo Martindale, Michael Rooker, and Theresa Russell as "Agent Waters"

 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2014 - 5:07 PM   
 By:   Max Bellochio   (Member)

MANGIA LIVE! (2012)
Four fading celebrity chefs (Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Melissa McCarthy, and Tim Meadows) are offered an opportunity of a lifetime by a former chef turned broadcaster (Craig T. Nelson) to host their own variety show in order to save the network and redeem themselves. Haley Atwell, Ken Jeong, Steve Coogan, Ginnifer Goodwin, Gary Cole, and Kathleen Turner as "Chef de Gassen"

 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2014 - 12:06 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

THE SUNSHINERS (1992-93; CBS)
Warmhearted Sunday evening series about a group of once-prominent 1970s pop psychologists who lift the hopes and spirits of strangers through random acts of kindness and selfless words of cheer where it's most needed: Now. And today. John Ritter; Marion Ross; Mike Farrell; John Amos; and Ed Asner as "Dr. Myron Adler."

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2014 - 2:07 AM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)

HIS NAME WAS BRANCATO (1970)
Low budget oater about a wrongfully accused young gunfighter (John Beck) who to regain his honor must lead a posse to rescue and bring back the kidnapped fiance of a well heeled long suffering town spinster. Tige Andrews, Virginia Gregg, James Stacy, Andrew Prine, Rudy Diaz, Otis Young, Isabel Cooley, Charles Dierkop, and Burr De Benning.

 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2014 - 7:46 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

HIS NAME WAS BRANCATO (1970)
Low budget oater about a wrongfully accused young gunfighter (John Beck) who to regain his honor must lead a posse to rescue and bring back the kidnapped fiance of a well heeled long suffering town spinster. Tige Andrews, Virginia Gregg, James Stacy, Andrew Prine, Rudy Diaz, Otis Young, Isabel Cooley, Charles Dierkop, and Burr De Benning.


John Beck! He was "everywhere" in 1973. (Sleeper; Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid). Nice to see him in this earlier, non-breakout role.

 
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