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FAMOUS UNSCRIPTED LINES AND SCENES

June 7, 2018 // 6 Comments

     The Jazz Singer (1927) Al Jolson (Jakie Rabinowitz): ‘Wait a minute! Wait a minute! You ain’t heard nothin’ yet!’ (Almost as if it was an omen for the future, the first words spoken by Jolson in the first ever ‘talkie’ were completely ad-libbed.)      Casablanca (1942) Humphrey Bogart (Rick Blaine): ‘Here’s looking at you, kid.’ (This line was never scripted. Bogart [...]

‘THE CRUEL SEA’ (1953 – A British masterpiece.

September 24, 2017 // 2 Comments

                        For some reason or another I had never gotten around to watching, in its entirety, the British World War Two drama The Cruel Sea until just recently. I read the novel by Nicholas Monsarrat on which the picture is based when I was a boy, but the movie itself seemed to somehow slip by me. It came as a pleasant surprise, therefore, to find that the film has not [...]

Stolen Oscars? Pt. 2

September 22, 2015 // 2 Comments

  The second part of ‘Stolen Oscars?’ commences with 1981. In part one I looked at 10 Oscar-winning movies that, in my opinion, were unworthy. Here are eight more: 1981    Chariots of Fire Chariots of Fire was not a bad movie, but it was a long way from a great one. Every now and then a little, nondescript picture cleans up. This one looks at a couple of British runners at the 1924 [...]