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Petter Myhr Ness
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DIAL M FOR MURDER (1954)

One of Hitchcock's lighter efforts, though no less enjoyable for that matter. I always enjoy watching Anthony Dawson, the would-be murderer here. He is great as a villain. He was Professor Dent in DR. NO and the voice of "No. 1" in FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE. 
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DIAL M is one of my favourite Hitchcock's, ahead of 'Rope' IMO (although some way behind Rear Window or Strangers on a Train)

I've been in a Paul Newman mood lately, and the latest entry (after last week's The Verdict) is:

Slap Shot  (1977)

Still hugely enjoyable
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Except for the fashions, SLAP SHOT is pretty much timeless. Wonderful movie.

(I was amused to note that Paul Newman's character, Reggie Dunlop, is Canadian. This is even referenced, obliquely, when he and another player are being interviewed, and the other guy is identified as "an American citizen.")

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It (SLAP SHOT) often pops up in favourite 'sports movie' lists; for me it would be high on any list.

Continuing the Newman marathon, this afternoon's feature was:

THE HUSTLER (1961)

I'd forgotten how good George C Scott was in this. Interesting, as well, to see Murray Hamilton (Mayor Vaughan from JAWS) in an early role, especially as Newman was originally targeted by Universal to star in the toothy blockbuster.
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Id not heard Newman was up for JAWS. Not disputing you. The earliest cast I heard was Charlton Heston (Brody), Joel Grey (Hooper), and Sterling Hayden (Quint).
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JAWS author Peter Benchley reputedly wanted Newman, Redford and McQueen, with Newman getting furthest in the process (but Spielberg was against it).

I'd heard about Heston and Hayden before, but not Joel Grey
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Escape from L.A.(Scream Factory release): It's not my favorite Carpenter film, if anything it's a pale imitation of the superior Escape from New York, but it does have some fun moments(Bruce Campbell as The Surgeon General of Beverly Hills being the best bit).  I still cringe at the surfing scene with Peter Fonda and Snake and the effects are a bit dodgy at times but still has enough fun to watch...

The Lost Continent(Scream Factory release): This is one odd movie, and they found a way to make it longer than it originally was by adding material taken out for various reasons.  It's an odd Hammer film adaption of a Dennis Wheatley book(which one of the characters is reading early in the film)...
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