HOLY BLUTO did I get crucified on the 'D-Day' question
from last column.
Yes, yes, you are right- I dropped the ball and missed
the fact that 'D-Day' is a character from Animal House.
In my defense, I like the movie but probably haven't
seen it for 15 years, so when I was searching for the
answer 'Fortress' came up on two separate sites first.
Anyhoo, thanks to Kory, bmjk, Matt, T Ladd, Daddyjaxx
and anyone else I've missed who wrote in pointing out
also update the question on that page so I (hopefully)
don't get any more mail on it...
In our May 31st column, we had a question asking what
did someone from the crowd yell out that made Eddie
Murphy laugh during the taping of the "Delirious"
movie. An anonymous reader wrote in :
Eddie Murphy's Delirious, the guy in the crowd yells
out "Shut up Bitch", in response to a woman
who just before that hollers "Take it off!".
In our June 12th column, someone asked what movie the
quote "Are you on the pot?" was from. Timothy
Ladd wrote "It stuck with me because I thought
I knew the answer......and then it came to me...or at
least a possibility. George
Seagal asked Matthew Broderick (his son), "Are
you taking the pot?", when he picked him up from
jail in the Cable Guy."
Sounds like that could definitely be it, thanks Tim.
anyone who's seen the movie can never forget it, if
for no other reason than the motorcycle scene you mention.
1921's "The Kid" has definitely
got to be one of the earliest, and is at least the earliest
well-known dream sequence. In researching your question,
I learned the Chaplin actually married the angel from
the dream sequence of the movie a few years later.
the earliest movie I could find to predate Chaplin's
work was a British horror short from 1911 called "Jones'
Nightmare". The description on IMDB is "A
man has a nightmare of being chased by demons and a
giant lobster and then being shot to the Moon."-
the same kind of dreams I get after eating pizza before
going to sleep. I haven't seen this movie but it may
be a safe guess to say this fulfills both your requirements-
although you wouldn't actually hear panting (maybe a
Gasp Gasp title card), we probably do see poor Jones
wake up at the end.
there may be an earlier dream and/or nightmare sequence
somewhere, but not one I could find.
WWI- 666 entries
Vietnam War- 60 entries under "Vietnam War",
225 entries under "Vietnam"
American Civil War- 116 entries
Korean War- 60 entries
also checked a few other 'War movie databases' on the
net, and while not as extensive as IMDB, they all had
by far the most number of listings for the Second World
War. Also, on a strictly personal note, lots of the
old classics based on WWII are some of the best flicks
around. They just don't make movies like The Dirty Dozen,
The Guns of Navarone, Where Eagles Dare, or The Eagle
Has Landed anymore. Dammit, they should though.
tracked down an answer for you and verified it from
a few sites, and the answer is probably not who you'd
expect. In fact, you'd might be surprised to learn it
was in fact an actress who first earned a million dollars
before any actor, and that actress was Mae West. She
was the original 'dumb blonde', paving the way for Marilyn
Monroe and many others, but she was also a very shrewd
businesswoman. She didn't start acting until we she
was almost forty (in 1932's "Night After Night"),
and was known for delivering such classic lines as "Come
up and see me sometime" or "When choosing
between two evils, I always like to try the one I've
never tried before." Hey, a classic line I can
which is quite definitive, lists no cameo for Walt in
any movie. It gives his 'Actor' credits with over 100
animation shorts where he provided the voice of Mickey
Mouse, a couple of other miscellaneous shorts, and his
TV hosting duties, but nothing else. I also checked
Google but couldn't come up with anything, so I would
say that no, he did not cameo in any movie.
1) My Darling Clementine 1946 Earp-Henry Fond Doc-Victor
2) Gunfight at the O.K Corral 1957 Earp-Burt Lancaster
3) Doc 1961 Earp-Harris Yulin Doc-Stacy Keach
4) Hour of the Gun 1967 Earp-James Garner Doc-Jason
5) Tombstone 1993 Earp-Kurt Russell Doc-Val Kilmer
6) Wyatt Earp 1994 Earp-Kevin Costner Doc-Dennis Quaid
left off 1994's "Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone"
which was basically spliced scenes from the "The
Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp" with some new footage
of Tombstone added. I'd never heard of this movie or
TV show before, but it must have been made to take advantage
of the mini-Earp boom when Tombstone and the inferior
Costner flick both were released within a few months
of each other.
DiNapoli in 1974's football-prison classic "The
"How do you like them apples? Superstar."
Brother Theodore in a 1956 short called "Midnight
"How do you like them apples?"
hope that helps. If any CMT readers write in
with other "apples" movies I'll let you know.
Man, I hope there's no "apples" quote
in Animal House or I'll never hear the end of it...
like the movie you're after is "The Naked Runner",
which starred Sinatra and was released in 1967. Here's
a plot summary:
Laker, an American businessman (in furniture design!),
resident in London and a widower, with a 14 year old
son Patrick, is contacted by an old British wartime
colleague Martin Slattery. Slattery is now part of British
secret intelligence. Another British agent is about
to 'defect' and pass on critical information, so Slattery
requests that Laker (an expert marksman during the war),
with business cover, and about to visit the Leipzig
fair with his son, assassinate this 'rogue agent'. Laker
refuses, but does agree to deliver a letter to the defecting
agent as aid to an underground worker - Karen -who had
helped him in WWII. However once in Leipzig, upon return
to his hotel after delivery of the letter, Laker finds
his son has been abducted. He now has a desperate decision
to make .....
I couldn't find a specific reference to the sweat in
the eye bit, but other user comments I came across on
IMDB seemed to echo a 'disappointing ending', which
if it ends simply with the wrong target in the car some
people may walk away underwhelmed. I haven't seen it
but it sounds cool, though.
question. Without a doubt, most movie buffs will know
that the first 'talkie' was Al Jolson's "The Jazz
Singer". However, the first color movie is a little
more obscure. The most well-known movies to use color
were "The Wizard of Oz" and "Gone With
the Wind", both from 1939.
pre-dating those classics by more than 20 years was
a 1918 silent film called "Cupid Angling".
This is the accepted 'first' color feature-length film,
and is also the oldest listed on IMDB as color. IMDB
also has heaps of color shorts which predate even this,
the earliest listed is from 1902. The actual first filming
process was called Kinemacolor, and was invented in
1908 by a Brit named Charles Urban. The more well-known
Technicolor corporation was founded in 1918. Prior to
1908, the 'color' movies produced were with hand-tinted
frames painted by color artists.|