Star Wars May anniversaries

If you are a Star Wars aficionado (and who isn’t), May must be an important month in your personal calendar. Mark this: George Lucas was born on May 14, 74 years ago. On this day, 19 years ago, Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace, hit the theatres. And even if we missed today’s opportunity […]

Chazz Palminteri of The Usual Suspects turns 66

On this day, May 15th, 1952, Chazz Palminteri was born. You may remember him as Dave Kujan, the over-confident Special Agent who interrogates Verbal Kint in the unforgettable movie The Usual Suspects. “I’ll get right to the point. I’m smarter than you. I’ll find out what I want to know and I’ll get it from […]

2001: A Space Odyssey – half a century and counting

How do you make the greatest sci-fi film ever? What’s the secret? How do you make something that still holds up, even if it was made almost 50 years ago? The answer is – a lot of work, lot of talent, and, of course – cooperation. The film ” 2001: A Space Odyssey” had its […]

Remembering a handful of Harvey Keitel’s bad guys

Today, on May 13th, Harvey Keitel celebrates his 79th birthday. His acting career started with Martin Scorsese, and it was almost over with, or rather without Francis Ford Coppola, because he had a hard time after he was fired and replaced at the beginning of shooting Apocalypse Now. Many episode roles would follow, but Quentin […]

49 years of Monty Python’s Flying Circus

About a decade ago, Terry Jones, one of the legendary Monty Python Flying Circus members, said: “I am surprised that we’re still talking about it 40 years later.” It is 2018, and we still talking about Monty Python. Can you see yourself watching it and talking about it 10 years from now, 20, or more? […]

“Who’s Keyser Soze” – Roger “Verbal” Kint

Who is Keyser Soze? Tagline number one. Five Criminals. One Line Up. No Coincidence. Tagline number two. In a nutshell, this is how one of the best neo-noir thriller films in the history of the cinema could be described. True, but not quite. There is much more than meets the eye: so many little things, […]

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