A Screen-shot from the classic Stanley Kubrick Noir film of 'The Killing'(US56)

A Screen-shot from the classic Stanley Kubrick Noir film of 'The Killing'(US56)
Considered one among the Screen's great Noir films is that of Stanley Kubrick's 'The Killing' starring Sterling Hayden in a race-track heist gone wrong. It was released in 1956.

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

James Bond 007, d Journey. Part II

MOVIE-LORE- contd from  James Bond 007 Part I. 
*Sean Connery **(Aston Martin)
  • Part II : In need of a 1mn $ to start filming,after procuring d Rights from writer/creator Ian Fleming, but none of d American prod & studios relented  saying 007 was too British & blatant portrayal of sexism associated with 007. Finally d producer's Broccoli & Saltzman finally cut a deal with United Artist along-with their company Danjaq/EON, Saltzman would b d co-producer till 1975, Broccoli became d sole prod in 1995 later to b managed by his daughter & step-son in-charge.
  • From their 1st production of Dr. No (62) to 'For your Eyes only (81) UA solely distributed all OO7 Eon films, later after take-over of UA by  MGM d MGM/UA Entertainment Co distributed till 1995. In 1997 UA ceased to b a mainstream studio, MGM from 1997-2002  solely distributed & 2007- to d Present, Columbia & MGM co-distributed d Franchise, as Columbia's parent Co d Sony Pics consortium bought MGM in 2005. After MGM went bust & a % was acquired by Spyglass, but d deal is kept covert.
  • In mid-1961 (6) actors were short-listed from contest to play Bond & were screen-tested by Broccoli, Ian, & Saltzman. An actor named Peter Anthony though d finalist couldn't cope with d character, & finally *Connery was asked to play Bond, thus d 007 journey to shine in d annals of Cinema history. Little did d whole crew of Dr No knew that this was d beginning of d world's most successful Spy 007 Franchise was at d threshold of immense success, & ahead of Harry Potter & Star Wars series, (inflation) adjusted & not ignored. D Guinness World Records has put it in d inflation adjusted record.  
  • So inching towards success d Franchise would go on to make 12+ bn $, from its (23) 007 films till date, & d movies with romancing exotic beauties, hottest gizmos, classy cars like d **Aston Martin shown above, & d horrific & suave villains were going to change d future of British film-making, keeping HMS & d British flag flying in a world where Pan-American Hollywood rules all aspects of d Movie Biz.
  • Part III 2 b contd....

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"Classic Scenes from Movie-lore"

"Classic Scenes from Movie-lore"
The Movie "Now Voyager" (42) Miss Bette Davis turned a few MCPs head in disdain for viewing a Lady, & that too on-screen smoke, Paul Henreid lighting of 2 Gigarette's, 1 for her in a scene in from this Movie.'

All Time great's CasablancaUS42,the screen-shot shows the whole stellar cast.

All Time great's CasablancaUS42,the screen-shot shows the whole stellar cast.
Col,Strasser has been shot, Round up the Usual Suspects.

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