Born in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan in November 9th 1974, Ryo Kase grew up in Bellevue, Washington until he was seven, therefore speaks English fluently.
Inspired to become an actor by Tadanobu Asano, Kase joined the boutique agency run by Asano’s father, also home to Rinko Kikuchi. From his role as a young man accused of groping on a train in the Kafkaesque “I Just Didn’t Do It” to his idealistic soldier in Clint Eastwood’s “Letters From Iwo Jima,” Kase is an extremely versatile performer who never seems to hit a false note. Kase plays a key role as a yakuza mobster in Takeshi Kitano’s hotly anticipated return to the crime genre “Outrage.” Kase was so good that Kitano physically applauded his acting on set. Also watch for him in Gus Van Sant’s upcoming film, which we hear may be called “Restless.”
Katharine Ross should be added to the cast of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
And a picture for Katharine
Picture and quote for Charles Aznavour
My shortcomings are my voice, my height, my gestures, my lack of culture and education, my frankness and my lack of personality.
Two pages for Michael Apted: Here and Here
Two pages for Alexander Mackendrick: Here and Here
Picture for 9/Tenths
Pina Bausch (not yet listed) should be added to the cast of
Talk to HerAnd the Ship Sails On
And PLEASE also add a picture for Pina Bausch (and I shall forever be in your debt)
and a quote:
“I’m not interested in how people move; I’m interested in what makes them move”
Profile information for: Adrien Brody
“They wanted to give me prosthetic braces, but I said, ‘No, let’s get real ones’”
Adrien Brody (born April 14, 1973) is an American actor. He received widespread recognition and subsequent acclaim after starring in Roman Polanski’s The Pianist (2002). He is notable as the youngest actor to ever win the best actor in a leading role, and the only one under 30 years old, to receive an Academy Award for Best Actor and the only American actor ever to win a César Award.—Wikipedia
Profile information for Robert Mitchum
Sure I was glad to see John Wayne win the Oscar … I`m always glad to see the fat lady win the Cadillac on TV, too.
Robert Charles Durman Mitchum (August 6, 1917 – July 1, 1997) was an American film actor, author, composer and singer. Mitchum is largely remembered for his starring roles in several major works of the film noir style, and is considered a forerunner of the anti-heroes prevalent in film during the 1950s and 1960s. —Wikipedia
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Profile information for: Marianne Faithfull
“I think I’m really powerful. They’ll smash me, probably.”
Marianne Evelyn Faithfull, Baroness Sacher-Masoch2(born 29 December 1946) is an award winning English singer, songwriter and actress whose career spans over four decades. Her early work in pop and rock music in the 1960s was overshadowed by her struggle with drug abuse in the 1970s. During the first two thirds of that decade, and with little notice, she produced only two studio albums. After a long commercial absence, she returned late in 1979 with the landmark album, Broken English. Faithfull’s subsequent solo work, often critically acclaimed, has at times been overshadowed by her personal history.
From 1966 to 1970, she had a highly-publicised romantic relationship with Rolling Stones’ lead singer, Mick Jagger. Several of the group’s best-known songs were inspired by Faithfull, including Sympathy for the Devil, Wild Horses; and she herself wrote Sister Morphine which features on their Sticky Fingers album.
Wow, you guys did a lot of work tonight! Thank you for all the new groovy stills and updates!
The full filmography (directing wise) for John Sayles would be cool:
Sunshine State (2002)
Men with Guns (1997/II)
City of Hope (1991)
The Brother from Another Planet (1984)
Baby It’s You (1983)
Those are the ones not yet represented
“The full filmography (directing wise) for John Sayles would be cool:”
Why don’t you submit a few? Use the guides on this thread Film Database Submission
~ Profile info for Marina Zenovich
~ Profile Picture
" I think it’s a tragedy for everyone in this film. For the girl, for him, for the lawyers."
(on “Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired”)
Marina Zenovich is a director and producer. Her most recent film, “Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired” — called “a documentary of rare fascination and power” by Entertainment Weekly — was an Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival 2008.
Other films include: “Who Is Bernard Tapie?” — a study of the French former politician/convicted criminal turned actor, and her fascination with him, and “Estonia Dreams of Eurovision!” — about the wacky world of Tallin, Estonia as it prepares to host the Eurovision Song Contest. Her first documentary, “Independent’s Day,” a look at the struggles of independent filmmakers set at the Sundance and Slamdance Film Festivals, featured Steven Soderbergh, Neil Labute and Greg Mottola.
Marina also works for Gallery HD’s series, “Art In Progress,” where she has profiled Julian Schnabel, Robert Wilson, John Baldessari, Takashi Murakami and David Lynch, among others.
( http://www.romanpolanskiwantedanddesired.com/people )
Director listed twice:
D.W. Griffith (keep this one)D. W. Griffith
Twlight (1998) with Paul Newman
has 2 different pages
Missing still for Castle of Otranto
(sorry, best I could find)
Profile Information for Stan van der Beek
No. Film is an art in evolution. It is the dark glass for the physical and visual change in motion about us. How is it then that we are suffocated with the cardboard cut-out poetry of Hollywood?
Stan Vanderbeek (January 6, 1927 – September 19, 1984) was an American experimental filmmaker.
VanDerBeek studied art and architecture first at Cooper Union College in New York and then at Black Mountain College in North Carolina, where he met architect Buckminster Fuller, composer John Cage, and choreographer Merce Cunningham. VanDerBeek began his career in the 1950s making independent art film while learning animation techniques and working painting scenery and set designs for the American TV show, Winky Dink and You. His earliest films, made between 1955 and 1965 mostly consist of animated paintings and collages, combined in a form of organic development.
VanDerBeek’s ironic compositions were created very much in the spirit of the surreal and dadaist collages on Max Ernst, but with a wild, rough informality more akin to the expressionism of the Beat Generation. In the 1960s, VanDerBeek began working with the likes of Claes Oldenburg and Allan Kaprow, as well as representatives of modern dance, such as Merce Cunningham and Yvonne Rainer. Building his Movie Drome theater at Stony Point, New York, at just about the same time, he designed shows using multiple projectors. These presentations contained a very great number of random image sequences and continuities, with the result that none of the performances were alike.
His desire for the utopian led him to work with Ken Knowlton in a co-operation at Bell Labs, where dozens of computer animated films and holographic experiments were created by the end of the 1960s. Between 1964 and 1967 Vanderbeek created Poem Field, a series of 8 computer-generated animations with Ken Knowlton.
During the same period, he taught at many universities, researching new methods of representation, from the steam projections at the Guggenheim Museum to the interactive television transmissions of his Violence Sonata broadcast on several channels in 1970. He ran the University of Maryland, Baltimore County visual arts program until his death. – wikipedia
Why Worry? has two pages: One / Two
Profile picture for Richard Williams
Quote: “Sometimes the only thing that is as satisfying as doing the best work you can do, is to create an atmosphere where others can do the best work they can possibly do.”
Involved in film animation from the young age of 12, Richard Williams’ international reputation as a true innovator grew so much that by 1990 he was voted “the Animator’s Animator” by a poll in the London Times, and a commentator for the New York Times has called Williams “miles ahead of anyone in the world of animation.” Williams’ work has spanned classic hand-animation style and incorporates contemporary computer animation methods.
In the late ’40s, Williams worked for both Disney and UPA studios, ultimately leaving for England in 1955 where he created his wonderful 33-minute animated film The Little Island (1958), which won the BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film in 1959. This piece gained him immediate recognition as a professional and highly talented animator.
This was followed with A Lecture on Man and Love Me Love Me Love Me in 1962, Circus Drawings (1964), Diary of a Madman (1965), The Dermis Probe (1966), and Nasrudin (1972). The made-for-TV version of A Christmas Carol (1971) won Williams his first Oscar. Williams worked on the unfortunately nearly forgotten film Raggedy Ann and Andy: A Musical Adventure (1977) which has some charming songs by Joe Raposo, as well as advanced animation and characters somewhat reminiscent of the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine (1968).
Williams has also designed and animated title sequences for several feature films, including the Blake Edwards/Peter Sellers vehicles Return of the Pink Panther (1974), The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976), Woody Allen’s What’s New Pussycat? (1965) directed by Clive Donner, Casino Royale (1967), and linking sequences for The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968).
Williams is arguably best known as the director of animation and designer of the characters for Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988). For this project, Williams won two Academy Awards including a Special Achievement Award. Besides his three Oscars, Williams has received three British Academy Awards, an Emmy, and an astonishing 246 international awards.
In 1995 he offered the Richard Williams Animation Masterclasses for professionals and students which are conducted in London, Hollywood, New York, San Francisco, Vancouver, Sydney, Hong Kong, France, and Denmark. As an extension of his teaching, Williams has authored the acclaimed book The Animator’s Survival Kit (2001). Williams founded his own studio which continues to turn out animation films, as well as myriad prize-winning commercials. In 1995, Williams also animated, directed, and co-wrote the musical Arabian Knight with the voices of Vincent Price, Matthew Broderick, Eric Bogosian, and Jennifer Beal.
– allmovie guide.
Profile Information for Cyd Charisse
“If I had to give up either acting or dancing, I’d choose to keep dancing.”
“When you’ve danced with Cyd Charisse, you stay danced with.” So said Fred Astaire, in tribute to the ability and allure of his last big-screen dancing partner. Cyd Charisse was the last great musical star to come out of MGM, and she barely made it to stardom before the musical genre began its decline. One of the greatest dancers ever to come out of Hollywood, Charisse worked in movies for almost a decade before being allowed to take center stage in a major musical feature; but when she did, she fairly exploded onscreen in The Band Wagon, Vincente Minnelli’s greatest musical.
Charisse was born in Tula Ellice Finklea in Amarillo, TX, and took to dancing at an early age, encouraged by her father, who loved the ballet. By age 14, she was dancing with the Ballet Russe under the more glamorous (and European-sounding) name Felia Sidorova — the Sidorova came from her childhood nickname “Sid,” which she carried into adulthood. She later studied dance in Los Angeles with Nico Charisse, who became her first husband. Charisse appeared both solo and with her first husband (working as “Nico and Charisse”) in several early ’40s “soundies” and played small roles in Mission to Moscow and Something to Shout About (both 1943), working under the name Lily Norwood. In 1945 Charisse was signed to MGM; Lily Norwood disappeared and Sid became Cyd, while the Charisse — the one major legacy of the failed marriage — remained.
Charisse appeared in some lesser studio productions during the second half of the ‘40s, of which the most notable was The Unfinished Dance, a notoriously bad MGM remake of a pre-World War II French film. At the time, Ann Miller was getting all of the really good high-profile dancer co-star roles in the studio’s biggest songbook musicals, while Charisse got featured dancer roles in composer-tribute movies such as Till the Clouds Roll By (based loosely on the career of Jerome Kern) and Words and Music (based loosely on Richard Rodgers’ and Lorenz Hart’s careers). During the late ‘40s, she married singer Tony Martin, a union that would last more than 50 years. Charisse had the chance to work opposite Gene Kelly in An American in Paris, but turned it down as she and Martin were starting a family, a decision that she never regretted, even if it cheated film audiences of a brilliant showcase for her work. Finally, in 1952, she made it into a frontline studio production in as prominent a role as a dancer could possibly have without dialogue, playing the vamp who appears in the middle of the “Broadway Ballet” segment of Singin’ in the Rain.
In 1953, with the help of Fred Astaire and director Vincente Minnelli, Charisse emerged a full-blown star in The Band Wagon. The movie, one of the greatest musicals ever made, was even more impressive as a total vehicle for Charisse — her eight years at the studio had allowed her to absorb a fair amount of acting training, which made her just as impressive in her dramatic, romantic, and comedic scenes as she was when she danced. And when she and Astaire danced, it was literally poetry in motion, before that phrase was overused. Charisse got to work alongside Gene Kelly again in Brigadoon and It’s Always Fair Weather, in which she again got to showcase her acting ability (her singing was dubbed by vocalist India Adams in most of her movies). She got to do one more major Hollywood musical, Silk Stockings (1957), acting and dancing opposite her greatest dancing partner, Fred Astaire, in a screen adaptation of Cole Porter’s last great stage musical, before the musical genre disappeared.
During the 1960s, she moved her career to Europe for one last dazzling musical film, Black Tights, and onto television, where Charisse became an Emmy-winning performer, and then onto the stage. Luckily for Charisse, she was a good enough actress to credibly work in straight drama and comedy, and was so striking a physical presence that she kept her career going well into the 1970s, including a successful nightclub act with Tony Martin. She scored a hit in the Australian production of No No Nanette in 1972, and she and Martin authored a joint-autobiography, The Two of Us, in 1976. Charisse published a successful workout book in the early ’90s, and remains one of the most beloved performers from the world of Hollywood musicals. In 2000, she received the first Nijinsky Award from Princess Caroline of Monaco for her lifelong contribution to dance.
Missing info and synopsis for 7 Faces of Dr. Lao
DP: Robert J. Bronner
An old Chinese gentleman rides into the town of Abalone, Arizona and changes it forever, as the citizens see themselves reflected in the mirror of Lao’s mysterious circus of mythical beasts. – IMDb
A mysterious circus comes to a western town bearing wonders and characters that entertain the inhabitants and teach valuable lessons
Do not forget about the double pages forJoe Odagiri
and Doona Bae
as well as the double page for:Robert Benton’s Twilight
Cast additions for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Jack CarsonJudith AndersonMadeleine SherwoodLarry Gates
“I like to do very different roles. I’m not recognised in the street, and I wouldn’t like to be. I like to take on a different face, learn from that character and move on to another one.”
Can anyone find quality stills for either Cómo ser infeliz y disfrutarlo or The Waterdance? For the latter, VHS caps of Helen Hunt naked are all I seem to find (I’m not happy about what I had to see either). Thanks.
I took care of Waterdance Joe, no luck so far on the other one though.