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Ridley Scott turns 80 today

It’s been exactly eight decades since the birth of Ridley Scott. There’s hardly a person who hasn’t seen at least one of two movies that have marked the century – the SF horror Alien, and the dystopian cyberpunk Bladerunner. Scott’s beginnings weren’t exactly fame and fortune. Before Alien, he had a failure with his previous […]

Remembering Wendie Jo Sperber (Linda McFly from Back to the Future)

Twelve years ago Wendie Jo Sperber died of breast cancer which had been diagnosed eight years earlier. She was 47 years old. Do you remember her role in the SF comedy Back to the Future? Although Linda McFly is not one of the main characters of the movie, you should remember her; Wendie played the […]

Full Metal Jacket – the film, the novel, the man (and the birthday)

Jerry Gustav Hasford, the “The Short-Timers” author, was born 70 years ago. The novel was later made into a film “Full Metal Jacket” by Stanley Kubrick.

Robert Towne, Chinatown’s screenwriter, celebrates his 83rd birthday

Robert Towne, the screenwriter of Polanski’s famous film Chinatown, was born on this day in 1934. The masterful screenplay brought him a well-earned Oscar.

In honour of Yaphet Kotto, the “Alien” actor, on his 78th birthday

The American actor Yaphet Kotto was born 78 years ago. He was made famous by his role of engineer Parker in Ridley Scott’s famous SF horror “Alien” (1979).

Kevin Pollak (“Usual Suspects”) celebrates his 60th birthday

Kevin Pollak, A.K.A. Todd Hockney in “The Usual Suspects”, celebrates his 60th birthday today.

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