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"In two words: im-possible."
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- Samuel Goldwyn, movie mogul
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movies+TV shows+acting schools+famous directors
http://www.starseeker.com

Did u no?
The exuberant film dance team of
Fred Astaire+Ginger Rogers was
on the Box Office TOP 10 List 3
times. Astaire+Rogers' films r
considered 2b among the brightest
musicals that MGM released during
the 1930s. This duo made 10 films
2 which many critics feel r the best
musicals Hollywood has ever pro-
duced: Top Hat+Swing Time.


"Miracles happen to those who believe in them."
_
- Bernard Berenson, Art Historian

Disney movies
http://movies.disney.com

humor
When an actress saw her first strands
of gray hair she thought she'd dye.
:-D

Did u no?
Only 3 Academy Awards films have
swept all 5 categories in Best Picture,
Best Directing, Best Actor+Actress,
+Best Writing: 1934's It Happened
One Night, 1975's One Flew Over 
the Cuckoo's Nest,+1991's The
Silence of the Lambs.

Academy of Motion Picture Arts+Sciences
http://www.oscars.org


"I believe in censorship.
_After all, I made a fortune

_out of it."

_-
Mae West

Did u no?
At 1 time if you worked on a film set,
u were called a movie,+the film itself
was called a motion picture.


Motion Picture Association of America
http://www.mpaa.org


"Fall absolutely madly in love with
_anybody. If it's the wrong person,

_all the better; then you'll have some-

_thing to make a movie about."

_- Allison Anders
, Hollywood director


American Film Institute
http://www.afi.com


Did u no?
The Three Stooges appeared in more
movies than any other comedy team
in U.S. film history.


"What a grand thing to be loved;
_what a grander thing still to love.

_The heart becomes heroic through

_passion. It is no longer composed

_of anything, but what is pure; it no

_longer rests upon anything, but

_what is elevated and great."

_- Victor Hugo
, French playwright
_____________of "Les Miserables"


The National Film Board of Canada
(English+French)
http://www.nfb.ca
 
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Did u no?
In 1918, Walt Disney at 16 years
of age lied about his age 2 get
in2 the Red Cross Ambulance
Corps whose age requirement
was 17: he drove an ambulance,
chauffeured officers, played
poker, started smoking+wrote
letters.


Sony Pictures
http://www.sonypictures.com

Did u no?
The Grinch (2000), starring
Jim Carrey, about 90 makeup
artists were employed 2 apply
face prosthetics, wigs+makeup
on the numerous cast members
with each makeup job taking
from 1 to 2 hours 2 complete.


Paramount Pictures

http://www.paramount.com

Universal Studios
http://www.universalstudios.com

Warner Brothers

http://www.warnerbros.com


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Did u no?
On July 12, 1912 the 1st foreign film
was screened in the United States. It
was a French film whose English title
was Queen Elizabeth. Its French title
was Les Amours de la reine Elisabeth
which translated means the lovers of
Queen Elizabeth. The abbreviated title
was considered more appropriate 
American audiences by the film dis-
tributers.


Bright Lights Film Journal
http://www.brightlightsfilm.com


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"According to a recent interview,
_Jennifer Aniston didN'T sleep with

_Brad Pitt the first nine months they

_dated. When asked about it, Aniston

_said she wanted to, but the line was

_too long."

_- Conan O'Brien


Entertainment Weekly's
http://www.ew.com
 
access hollywood
http://www.accesshollywood.com


eTalk (entertainment news)

http://www.ctv.ca


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Did u no?
Movie actor, Sean Connery, married
twice on the Rock of Gibratar: it's a
popular spot 4 honeymooners.
http://www.gibraltar.gi/tourism


Movies
http://moviefone.com


Yahoo Movies
http://www.yahoo.com/movies


AllMovie
http://www.allmovie.com


Rotten Tomatoes
http://www.rottentomatoes.com

The NEW Reel.com
http://www.reel.com

movie reviews - newsgroup
rec.arts.movies.reviews


Roger Ebert's movie reviews+ratings
http://www.rogerebert.com

Q: In what year was the movie
__ Smokey+The Bandit released?
A: In 1977 staring Burt Reynolds
__as the Bandit, Sally Field as Carrie,
__his love interest, Jerry Reed as The
__Snowman, his traveling partner+
__Jackie Gleason as Sheriff Buford T.
__Justice who he is trying 2 outsmart.


discussing the movies -
newsgroups
rec.arts.movies.past-films
rec.arts.movies.current-films

Movie Reviews - query engine

http://www.mrqe.com
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Metacritic
movies+TV+games+music reviews
http://www.metacritic.com

FilmMonthly
http://www.filmmonthly.com

FILMBEAT
http://filmbeatcc.tripod.com

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Did u no?
Scotland's Sean Connery, born in
1930, was a milkman+a nude model
b4 finding fame as Her Majesty's 
most famous cinema spy, James 
Bond.


movie tickets
http://www.movietickets.com

AMC theatres
http://www.amctheatres.com

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Did u no?
Arrested 4 vagrancy when a teenager,
actor, Robert Mitchum, served time on
a Georgia chain gang.


Starseeker.com
http://www.starseeker.com


MovieClicks
http://www.movieclicks.com


movie search engine
http://www.imdb.com/search


"Being called very, very difficult is the
  beginning of success. Until you're

_called very, very difficult you're really

_nobody at all."

_- Bette Davis


International Movie Database
http://www.imdb.com


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"It was me and five other guys fighting
_for the part and you doN'T want to act

_like you're trying to kiss up, so I didN'T

_do anything and let everyone else screw

_themselves up."

_-
Chris Evans, young actor


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Did u no?
In Hollywood, parts get improved on
as well as names. Who was Marion
Michael Morrison? Yepper, he was
alias THE BIG GUN, John Wayne.


Hollywood.com
http://www.hollywood.com


"It's a dry-ice town, baby. Colder than cold."
_- Robert Evans
, Paramount movie producer
_______________commenting on Hollywood


Did u no?
Billy Wilder's 1950 film, Sunset
Boulevard, is considered by
many 2b the best film ever made
about Hollywood staring Gloria
Swanson as Norma Desmond,
Erich von Stroheim as her man,
+William Holden as the ill-fated
Joe Gillis, who starts+ends the
flick face down in Norma's pool.


Hollywood Stock Exchange
http://www.hsx.com

 
~~~

"Young black filmmakers do with
_movies what Louis Armstrong and

_Duke Ellington did for music. They

_ennoble the human spirit, NOT push

_it down."

_-
Ossie Davis, actor
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Did u no?
Hollywoods' first major celebrity
wedding took place on March 27 1920
between Douglas Fairbanks (Born
Douglas Elton Ulman, known 4 his
role in The Mark of ZorroRobin
Hood, and The Three Musketeers.)
+ Mary Pickford (Born Gladys Mary
Smith, known 4 her role in Rebecca
of Sunnybrook FarmPollyanna,
Poor Little Rich Girl+Coquette.
They co-starred in The Taming of the
Shrew. Interestingly, they called their
place: Pickfair.


celebrity gossip - newsgroup
alt.gossip.celebrities


The Celebrity 100 - Forbes
http://www.forbes.com

"I used to be Snow White - but I drifted."
_-
Mae West

The Smoking Gun - celebrity gossip
http://www.thesmokinggun.com

Celebrity Morgue
http://www.celebritymorgue.com


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Did u no?
b4 becoming a box office sensation,
Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington
worked as a drama instructor.


entertainment collectibles
http://astore.amazon.com/enn2auction-20


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Did u no?
While the television show, Seinfeld,
was set in New York City, the exterior
used 4 the apartment house is actually
in Los Angeles, California.


Movie Mistakes
http://www.nitpickers.com


Movie mistakes
http://www.movie-mistakes.com

Movie+TV Bloopers
http://www.slipups.com

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Did u no?

The huge Hollywood sign that looms
above Los Angeles, Tinseltown's
most noted icon turned 92 in 2015.
Built in 1923, the billboard has become
the symbol of the movie industry.
A struggling actress, Peg Entwistle,
committed suicide in 1932 by throwing
herself from the top of the letter H. The
letters r 50 feet tall+30 feet wide. Inte-
restingly, it was originally an advertise-
ment 4 a property company called
Hollywoodland.

The Hollywood REPORTER
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com
 
MovieWeb
http://www.movieweb.com

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Did u no?
b4 becoming famous in the enter-
tainment industry, they worked as
truck drivers: Stephen J. Cannell,
Robert Conrad, K.D. Lang, Gregory
Peck, Sidney Poitier, Desi Arnaz+
Elvis Presley. (James Cameron
worked both as a truck driver+a
school bus driver b4 becoming a
successful film director of The
Terminator+The Titanic.)


Did u no?
These r considered 2b
the TOP 10 movie lines:

1. "I'll be back."
___-
The Terminator (1984)
2. "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn."

___-
Gone With the Wind (1939)
3. "Get busy living or get busy dying."

___-
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
4. "Hasta la vista, baby."

___-
Terminator II: Judgment Day (1991)
5. "Well, nobody's perfect!"

___-
Some Like it Hot (1959)
6. "Dave, this conversation can serve

___no purpose anymore. Goodbye."

___-
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
7. "Goodbye, Mr. Bond."

___- Goldfinger (1964)
8. "I've seen things you wouldN'T believe.

___Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of

___Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the

___dark near the Tanhauser gate. All those

___moments will be lost in time like tears

___in the rain... Time to die."

___-
Bladerunner (1982)
9. "Made it, Ma! Top of the world!"

___-
White Heat (1949)
10. "Forget about it!"

___-
Donnie Brasco (1997)

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Did u no?
The term bockbuster was 1st used
during World War II by Allied soldiers
to describe a bomb capable of leveling
an entire city block. After the war the
term became used 4 anything that
caused a major social impact like
highly successful movies+books.


Netflicks
http://www.netflix.com

 
FoxConnect
http://www.foxconnect.com

VLC Media Player - cross-platform (FREE)
http://www.videolan.org

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"I have really never considered myself
_a TV star. I always thought I was a

_neighbor who just came in for a visit."

_-
Fred Rogers, host of TV kids' show,
______________
Mr. Rogers, 30+ years


MTV (Music Television)
http://www.mtv.com


CinemaClock Toronto (English+French)
http://www.cinemaclock.com


~~~

"I must say that I find television very
  educational. The minute somebody

_turns it on, I go to the library and

_read a book."

_- Gruocho Marx


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Did u no?
Rocky+Bullwinkle cartoon show
was presented on television back
in September 29th 1959.


Did u no?
Back on October 4th 1957, the TV
program, Leave It To Beaver, 1st
aired across America in black+
white with Beaver, Wally, Ward,
+June.


CBC
http://www.cbc.ca


CTV
http://www.ctv.ca


TV Ontario
http://www.tvo.org


Did u no?
On September 4th 1964 Gilligan's
Island 1st debuted with Skipper,
Mr. Howell, Lovey Howell, the Pro-
fessor, Gilligan+2 diametrically
opposed femmes fatales: Ginger
+Mary Ann. In all, there were 98
episodes of this very popular
sitcom series.

 
Did u no?
On March 30th 1964 when TV
quiz show, What's The Question?
(today's Jeopardy) premiered
on NBC with Art Fleming as
the host.

NBC
http://www.nbc.com

ABC

http://abc.go.com


FOX TV
http://www.fox.com


The Discovery Network
http://www.discovery.com

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"Brace yourself for immediate disintegration."
_- Marvin
, the Martian

Looney Tunes - kids
http://looneytunes.kidswb.com


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Did u no?
Elvis Presley made only 1 television
commercial, an ad 4 doughnuts that
ran in 1954.


USA Network
http://www.usanetwork.com


Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
http://www.pbs.org

Association of Public Television Stations
http://www.apts.org


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Did u no?
On November 12th 1969 Sesame
Street premiered on TV with such
imaginative characters as Big Bird,
the Cookie Monster, Ernie+Bert,
Oscar, the Grouch+Kermit, the Frog
teaching young children their numbers
+letters so they could read+write.


AMC
http://www.amctv.com

NewsLab
http://www.newslab.org

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Did u no?
Alfred Hitchcock appeared, no matter
how briefly, in every movie he made.

Alfred Hitchcock,
master of the cinematographic language -
newsgroup
alt.movies.hitchcock

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Did u no?
The film starts out in black+white.
Then, when Dorothy opens the door
in Oz, the movie suddenly switches
2 full color.

Picturehouse
http://www.picturehouse.com

entertainment news+movies news+reviews
http://www.indiewire.com



"Peace, tranquility, and good will."
_- Bob Dylan
, Oscar Awards Night, March 28th, 2001

Did u no?
The French film noir (pronounced:
film nwahrr) was a film genre of the
1940s-1950s period noted 4 its fata-
listic, pessimistic+cynical mood.
It often dealth melodramatically with
urban crime+corruption. Billy Wilder,
who died in March 2002, directed 2 film
noir classicsDouble Indemnity+
Sunset Boulevard.


Festival de Cannes
(English+French)
http://www.festival-cannes.com

Quebec Francophone Film Festival (English+French)
http://www.festivalcinemania.com
 
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While editing his murder mystery
movie, Woody Allen realized that
all the best footage had 2 do with
its romance subplot, so he *eedited*
Annie Hall (1977) as a romantic
comedy.


"You caN'T win with a losing hand."
_- Bob Dylan
Wonder Boy song

Did u no?
Actors Robert Redford, Steve McQueen,
+Paul Newman all turned down a contract
offer of $4 million 4 the starring role in
Superman b4 it was offered 2 little-known
Christopher Reeve who was paid $250,000
4 the part.


Sundance Film Festival 2007
organized by Robert Redford
http://www.sundance.org


"It's so hot I'm sweating like Elizabeth Taylor
_after a Mexican meal."
_- Robin Williams
, Grammy winner

Mexico International Film Festival
http://www.mexicofilmfestival.com


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Did u no?
On filmmaking, former talk show
host Arsenio Hall commented:
Making movies is very complicated,
tedious, and tiresome. It is especially
terrible for a comic, because you do a
joke and you turn to the people and ask,
Was it funny? They say, We'll let you
know in eight months.


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Did u no?
The wreck of the Titanic was found
on September 1st 1985.


Leonardo DiCaprio
http://www.leonardodicaprio.com

Detective Charlie Chan
http://www.charliechan.net
 
Bob Denver, Gilligan
http://bobdenver.com


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Did u no?
Actor Jamie Farr who played Klinger
on the popular TV series M*A*S*H was
the only member of the television show
cast who actually served as a soldier
in the Korean War.


Like Television
download movies+videos
(FREE)
http://www.liketelevision.com

Original Movie Posters
http://www.passini.com


vinatge portal
http://www.vinmag.com


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"I'll tell you what, you can get a good
_look at a t-bone by sticking your head

_up a bull's ass, but I'd rather take the

_butcher's word for it."

_- Chris Farley
, movie Tommy Boy

The Blues Borthers (1980 movie) - download
http://www.imdb.com

 
Starwars
http://www.starwars.com


TV soaps
http://www.sonypictures.com

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Did u no?
The acronym U.N.C.L.E. on the
1960s TV spy series stood 4 United
Network Command 4 Law Enforcement.

The Late Show with
David Letterman
http://www.cbs.com

The
Jimmy Kimmel Late Night Show
http://abc.go.com/shows/jimmy-kimmel-live

The Late Late Show

http://www.cbc.com

Did u no?
The Laugh-In show regulars were
Arte Johnson, Henry Gibson, Ruth
Buzzy, JoAnne Worley, Lily Tomlin
+Judy Carne.


Funny TV Shows+Comedy TV Series
http://www.cc.com/shows

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