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Craig Earl
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The Omen (1976)

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Haven't seen it for years but it still worked for me. And of course, there was Lee Remick...


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BEDAZZLED (1967)

Brilliant black comedy with Peter Cook and Dudley Moore in their first starring roles. A turn on the Faust legend transplanted to (then) modern day London. Satire at its best.

WARNING: A bikini clad Racquel Welch is featured prominently in the advertising, but her screen time comes down to about 7 minutes.

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The Walt Disney version of:

TREASURE ISLAND (1950)

An enjoyable story, and one I somehow saw quite a bit as a kid (whether on TV, at the local library, and/or an end-of-year treat at my elementary school auditorium), but holy cow...

...talk about scenery-chewing and playing to the proverbial "cheap seats."  No one is particularly good in this (poor Bobby Driscoll, unfortunately, gives an especially lousy child performance as Jack Hawkins), but Robert Newton as Long John Silver is certainly something to behold.  He single-handedly reinvented what we think of pirates today (with his "Ahhhr, matey" deliveries), but I'm still on the fence as to whether or not it's even good acting!



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Why are pirates called “pirates”?

Because they AHRRRRRR!!

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DEFENDING YOUR LIFE (1991)

Warm hearted Albert Brooks feature that manages to address some serious issues. Meryl Streep is wonderful in an unusual bit of casting.

“You mean I’m on trial for being afraid?”

“First, I don’t like to think of it as a trial. And second, yes.”

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" but Robert Newton as Long John Silver is certainly something to behold."

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Right Shaun, thanks to Sunday's Wonderful Wold of Disney, he was the prototypical pirate of my childhood.
Tho once I seen Wallace Beery's version that became my favorite!
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GREYHOUND, on Apple Tv+

Movie starring (and written by) Tom Hanks, based on C. S Forester's THE GOOD SHEPHERD. Damn good movie. Was originally supposed to be a theatrical release, but was picked up by Apple after its theatrical release dates were delayed not once but twice.




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IN BRUGES (2008)

Surfed into different parts of this several times, but last night from the beginning. Most intriguing, but I had to switch off at the halfway mark. I shall return!

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