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Jim Phelps 

Member Since: April 28, 2003
Sex: male
Location: near Miami, Florida U.S.A.
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Favorite Score(s):    The Mechanic; Dirty Harry; The Conversation; You Only Live Twice; The Yakuza; Lawman; Chato's Land; The Omega Man; Hour of the Gun; The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Thirteen Days; Captain America: The Winter Soldier. TV: Mission: Impossible; Hawaii Five-0; The Persuaders!; Kolchak: the Night Stalker.
 Favorite Composer(s):    Jerry Fielding; Jerry Goldsmith; Dave Grusin; Oliver Nelson; John Barry; Morton Stevens.
Interests:    "Jim Phelps can't reconcile in his mind his three obsessions: Darkly nihilistic films with an intellectual slant, 1969-75; Darkly nihilistic film scores with an intellectual slant, 1969-75; The sight of grown men running around a field chasing a pig's bladder." ~Graham Watt, June 13, 2014
About Me:    "It is widely believed among film historians that the decade of the 1970s was the last great hurrah of American film. Much has been written and spoken about why this is so, and yet, in truth, it is the only the first half of the '70s that is meaningful--roughly the period between 1969-1976. Afterward the tide inevitably turned toward younger subjects for younger audiences, and the innovative, adult-themed--some would say nihilistically inclined--pictures went the way of the Dodo bird."

~Nick Redman, in the liner notes to The Yakuza