Will Hay (http://mubi.com/cast_members/32817)
Profile image suggestion for Brian Blessed
Quote: “I always say: ‘the greatest danger in life is not taking the adventure.’”
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Try uploading your Film Socialisme still again, Mubian! The current still could indeed use replacing. Also, not sure about its Cannes reference of being in the ‘International Perspective’ section but it did screen in Un Certain Regard that year for sure.
In other news…here’s a HD replacement still suggestion for Clint Eastwood’s The Rookie (ENLARGED SIZE here)
Samantha Mathis was born in New York in 1970 to Bibi Besch, an aspiring actress at the time. Her first acting job was in a commercial for baby products with her mother. Since her parents divorced when she was only three years old, Samantha was very exposed to the acting industry from a very young age, which made her almost destined to become an actress. Samantha’s first feature film was Pump Up the Volume (1990) opposite her on- and off-screen love at the time, Christian Slater. This movie also marked her first topless scene, but Samantha has now grown up and moved on to more demanding roles, such as the part of Terry Carmichael in the action-packed film Broken Arrow (1996). -IMDb
Please add Angelyne in Earth Girls Are Easy, Homer and Eddie, and Volcano.
new still for Baxter
An updated bio for Raúl Ruiz can be found here (but please leave the link to Blind Man’s Bluff at the top of the Mubi bio).
Men on the Mountain
Still for HERCULES AND THE CAPTIVE WOMEN (http://mubi.com/films/hercules-and-the-captive-women)
Still for Chained Heat
Here is a much better still for L’ange et la femme (1977). The old one has black borders!
Cat in the Cage (http://mubi.com/films/cat-in-the-cage)
Yellow hair and the fortress of gold (http://mubi.com/films/yellow-hair-and-the-fortress-of-gold)
Quote for Kristen Wiig:
“If you wrote a list of the last 20 comedies in the past four years, a lot of them are based on a male character. That’s just kind of way that it is. There are some movies that break the mold, but for the most part women in comedies play that lesser role. I think that’s changing, and I think that’s a great thing. There are so many funny women out there.”
Quote for Grace Zabriskie:
“I do less waiting by the phone than anyone I know in the business. I don’t wait for a job. I just go on to my own work. Some people are suspicious of others who have more than one talent. I’ve had poets tell me to my face that an actress can’t be a poet.”
Photo of Rodrigo Maturana, who died a few days ago. He can be added to the cast lists of ¡Qué hacer! and The Expropriation. He also did the music for Socialist Realism (not Rodrigo MaturanO, a page which should be deleted).
Quotation: “Cuando hablan mal del cineasta chileno Raúl Ruiz, me da rabia. Raúl es cineasta. Un buen cineasta. El cine chileno no existe.”
I like René Descartes’ theory about a ball of wax. You can change its form from solid to liquid, but it’s still the same ball of wax. With acting, you are the same person in a different form. You can only be what you know, and you only truly know yourself.
It would seem that 2004, the year of her 18th birthday, will be remembered as pivotal for Emmy Rossum due to her appearance in two very different films, The Day After Tomorrow (2004) and The Phantom of the Opera (2004). Emmy’s performance in the latter film gained her a Golden Globe nomination, and should assure that she will be a memorable presence in many films to come.
Being born and raised in New York City provided Emmy with the perfect place to start her professional career. After passing an audition at the Metropolitan Opera when she was 7 years old, she performed in more than 20 operas in six different languages at Lincoln Center, alongside such figures as Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti. She was directed by Franco Zeffirelli in “Carmen.” She left the opera when she entered her teenage years, as she had grown too tall to perform as a child. Emmy also appeared in a Carnegie Hall presentation of “The Damnation of Faust.” She graduated from the Spence School, a private institution in Manhattan, in 1996 and then earned a high school diploma when 15 years old by taking online extension courses offered by Stanford University (Education Program for Gifted Youth). She later enrolled at Columbia University and studied art history and French.
In a change of venue, Emmy created the role of Abigail Williams in the daytime soap opera “As the World Turns” (1956) in 1997 and branched out in performances in the made-for-television movies Genius (1999) (TV) and The Audrey Hepburn Story (2000) (TV), in which she played the title character as a young teenager. Other television work included “Snoops” (1999), “Law & Order” (1990), and “The Practice” (1997).
Emmy made her theatrical feature debut in the indie film Songcatcher (2000), with her good friend Rhoda Griffis, which won the Special Jury Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2000. Rossum received an Independent Spirit Award nomination in the category of Best Debut Performance for her performance as an Appalachian orphan. She played an aspiring songwriter (the title character) in the romantic comedy Nola (2003). Cast as the ill-fated daughter of a small-business owner in Clint Eastwood’s Mystic River (2003), she projected an aura of innocence that made her character’s tragic death memorable and heartbreaking. This was her first major studio film.
After six months of filming her role as the fresh-faced but highly intelligent teenage damsel in distress The Day After Tomorrow (2004) in Montreal, she returned to New York and screen-tested for the role of Christine in The Phantom of the Opera (2004) in full costume and makeup, and was finally selected for the part by Andrew Lloyd Webber after singing for him at his home. Although she was surprised to be chosen ahead of many better-known and older actresses considered for the part, the combination of her vulnerable, fragile beauty and fine, classically trained singing voice ultimately proved that she was perfectly cast. In preparation for the role, she took ballet classes for two months and started polishing her singing. Emmy has commented that, in her approach to acting, she draws heavily upon her own experiences, so she visited locations in Paris and conjured up what she terms “past memories” to draw upon in making her performance emotionally realistic. She stood on the roof of the Opéra Garnier, where Christine sings “All I Ask of You,” and went underneath the opera house, where there is actually a gloomy, dark lake. She studied Degas’s paintings of ballerinas in the Musée d’Orsay to learn how to stand like one.
Her next project Poseidon (2006) was a mainstream effort but since its release she has been more true to advice she obtained from Sean Penn when making Mystic River (2003) that she should be picky and only accept roles that are fun to do such as Dragonball: Evolution (2009). —IMDb
Television is fast and loose. You have two or three takes to get your part right, and if you have a problem well by the time you figure it out everyone’s moved on to the next scene. It’s good training, keeps you on your toes." (on the benefits of acting on television)
John Heard, Jr. (born March 7, 1945) is an American actor well known for his recurring role as Peter McCallister, in the first two installments of the Home Alone movie series. In 2011 he appeared as Lehman Brothers COO Joe Gregory in Too Big to Fail, an HBO film. He also starred in The Pelican Brief and Big.
Heard was born in Washington, D.C., the son of John and Helen Heard. He grew up with two sisters, one of whom, Cordis, is also an actor, and a brother, Matthew, who died in 1975. He attended Gonzaga College High School, then went on to graduate from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts.
In the 1970s, Heard appeared on the stage, television and film. He appeared off-Broadway in 1974 in Mark Medoff’s The Wager and at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in 1977 in a series of new plays. In 1979 he played Arthur Dimmesdale in a television production of The Scarlet Letter. Heard won Obie Awards for his performances in Othello and Split in 1979-80. He was the male lead in the 1979 film Head Over Heels (which was renamed and rereleased as Chilly Scenes of Winter in 1982).
In 1981, he had the starring role of Alex Cutter in the film Cutter’s Way. He played the lover of Nastassja Kinski, one of the main characters, in the remake of Cat People. In 1984, he portrayed photographer George Cooper in C.H.U.D. (Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers) alongside future Home Alone co-star Daniel Stern. The Trip to Bountiful is a 1985 film in which he had a starring role. In Heaven Help Us (also known as Catholic Boys), John Heard played as a monk named Brother Timothy in the 1985 comedy-drama film.
In 1988 he was seen in the film The Milagro Beanfield War. Later that year he had a notable role playing Paul, Tom Hanks’s adult corporate competitor and jilted boyfriend of Elizabeth Perkins, in Big. He co-starred with Bette Midler in Beaches in 1988, and played real-life Ku Klux Klan leader D.C. Stephenson in the TV-miniseries Cross of Fire in 1989. In 1991 he starred in Deceived (opposite Goldie Hawn) playing Jack Saunders. He also starred in Gladiator opposite Cuba Gooding, Jr.
In 1990, Heard starred in the philosophical film Mindwalk, was featured in the hugely successful comedy Home Alone (and also starred in its 1992 sequel, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York) and in Awakenings alongside Robert De Niro and Robin Williams. Also in 1992, he played Daugherty in the film Radio Flyer. In 1993 he played FBI agent Gavin Verheek in The Pelican Brief. In 1994 he played the part of David Manning in the film ‘Out on a Limb’, Shirley Maclaine’s account of her spiritual journey toward finding herself through the world of reincarnation. He also starred with Samuel L. Jackson in 1997’s One Eight Seven and was featured in the 2000 miniseries Perfect Murder, Perfect Town. He has had roles on The Sopranos as crooked cop Vin Makazian for which he received an Emmy nomination as outstanding guest actor, and on Battlestar Galactica as Commander Barry Garner.
He had recurring roles on CSI: Miami (as Kenwall Duquesne, father of Calleigh Duquesne) and Prison Break (as Frank Tancredi, Governor of Illinois and father of Sara Tancredi). In 2006, he starred in the independent film Gamers: The Movie and had a part in the Touchstone Pictures movie, The Guardian. In 2007 he played the sheriff in the Denzel Washington-directed film, The Great Debaters. On April 23, 2009, he appeared in an episode of Southland. Recently, Heard was seen on FOX’s The Chicago Code for two episodes as the Mayor of Chicago. —Wikipedia
Hmm…why is it that movie still suggestions always take longer to process, if at all? What exactly is the process there?
“Hopalong Cassidy and Ben Johnson have rubbed off on my life. That’s about all I have to say.”
American character actor of the 1960s and 1970s whose distinctive style and intensity brought him to offbeat leading roles. Oates was born in a very small Kentucky town and attended high school in Louisville, continuing on to the University of Louisville and military service with the U.S. Marines. In college he became interested in the theatre and in 1954 headed for New York to make his mark as an actor. However, his first real job in television was, as it had been for James Dean before him, testing the contest gags on the game show “Beat the Clock” (1950). He did numerous menial jobs while auditioning, including serving as the hat-check man at the nightclub “21”. By 1957 he had begun appearing in live dramas such as “Studio One in Hollywood” (1948), but Oates’ rural drawl seemed more fitted for the Westerns that were proliferating on the big screen at the time, so he moved to Hollywood and immediately started getting steady work as an increasingly prominent supporting player, often as either craven or vicious types. With his role as one of the Hammond brothers in the Sam Peckinpah masterpiece Ride the High Country (1962), Oates found a niche both as an actor and as a colleague of one of the most distinguished and distinctive directors of the period. Peckinpah used Oates repeatedly, and Oates, in large part due to the prominence given him by Peckinpah, became one of those rare character actors whose name and face is as familiar as those of many leading stars. He began to play roles which, while still character parts, were also leads, particularly in cult hits like Two-Lane Blacktop (1971) and Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974). Although never destined to be a traditional leading man, Oates remained one of Hollywood’s most valued character players up until his sudden death from a heart attack at the age of 53. His final two films, Tough Enough (1983) and Blue Thunder (1983), filmed back-to-back in early 1982 shortly before his death, were dedicated to his memory. —IMDb
José Antonio Nieves Conde (director)
The films of José Antonio Nieves Conde primarily centered on sociopolitical issues in his native Spain. His best known work, Furrows (Surcos, 1951), has been hailed both as a masterpiece and as the only true example of Spanish neorealist filmmaking. The film, an unsettling portrait of postwar Madrid, only escaped censorship because José María García Escudero, Spain’s Chief of Cinematography, was liberal enough to value the film for its artistic merit. Unlike many of his peers who received formal training in film schools, Nieves Conde taught himself film theory. Like many other directors, he started out as a film critic, writing reviews for Madrid periodicals and film journals. In the early ‘40s, Nieves Conde worked as an assistant to Rafael Gil; he was later assistant director to Julien Duvivier on the Alexander Salkind production Blackjack in 1950. Though he escaped the censors with his debut film, Nieves Conde was not as lucky with his fifth effort, The Tenant (El inquilino, 1957). This time the director’s condemnation of Spain’s housing crisis met with several major cuts from the censors, with the ending particularly ravaged.
Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/jos-antonio-nieves-conde-director-horror-drama#ixzz1ijPI4Zbf
New Image for Beautiful Girls
Here’s a photo of Chilean writer-director-actor Carlos Flores del Pino
He should replace the (Mexican? Argentinean?) Carlos Flores currently in the cast lists of Days in the Country and The Yellow Passport.
And a photo of the murdered Chilean DP Jorge Müller Silva
He’s the same person as Jorge Müller.
Brothel No. 8
Vengeance Is Mine