Watermelon Man (1970)
Harrison County Sheriff’s Office in Indiana revealed that the cause of death was likely "complications of stage 4 cancer," per the Wrap.
Moran began her career as a child actress, starring in commercials starting at age five. She appeared in films such as 1968's How Sweet It Is! with Debbie Reynolds and Melvin Van Peebles' Watermelon Man in 1970 alongside TV shows Daktari,
Warner Archive Collection
1968 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 145 141 min. / Street Date March 7, 2017 / available through the WBshop / 21.99
Starring: Fred Astaire, Petula Clark, Tommy Steele, Don Francks, Keenan Wynn, Barbara Hancock, Al Freeman Jr., Ronald Colby, Dolph Sweet, Wright King, Louis Silas.
Cinematography: Philip Lathrop
Film Editor: Melvin Shapiro
Original Music: Ray Heindorf
Written by E.Y. Harburg, Fred Saidy
Produced by Joseph Landon
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
Finian’s Rainbow is a unique musical with a strange history.
Here are eight things Tarantino said about that year to Fremaux when they took the stage in front of some 2,000 cheering French fans.
– How his passion for 1970 started
It started because I read the book Mark Harris wrote “Pictures at a Revolution” that takes place in 1967. That’s the year that chronicles the real emergence of New Hollywood. The point that he makes in the book is that by the end of 1967 New Hollywood had won, only they didn’t know it yet.
Two movies I loved as a child celebrated their 30th anniversaries recently, and when I looked back upon them nostalgically, as one does, I saw products of their time that mostly hold up — save for one horribly dated, unforgivable element each. The kind of offense that makes it hard to still appreciate the movie when that one inexcusable part dominates your mind.
Both “Crocodile” Dundee and Short Circuit have decent scripts. The former was even nominated for an Oscar. The latter remains quotable. Their main characters are major figures of 1980s pop culture. Not on the level of Arnold Schwarzenegger and E.T., but higher up than Yakov Smirnoff and The Noid. But I can no longer enjoy these movies. Not as they are, anyway.
Their respective crimes are things that shouldn’t have even been tolerated at the time. In Dundee it’s a scene where Paul Hogan’s titular
Besson made the announcement Saturday via his Instagram account.
Herbie Hancock is a legend. His music was my only friend at 14… I learn so much listening this genius… I'm proud to have him for a role in #Valerian .
A photo posted by @lucbesson on Dec 12, 2015 at 9:32am Pst
Besson announced in May that DeHaan and Delevingne would play the time-traveling Valerian and his sidekick Laureline. Owen came on board in August and Hawke joined a week ago.
Besson will write and direct, while Virginie Besson Silla will produce on behalf of EuropaCorp, which will finance, produce and distribute.
The graphic novel — set in the 28th century, when humanity discovered how to time-travel — was created by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mezieres in 1967 and has since sold more than 10 million copies in 21 languages.
Despite the universal saleability of all things Shakespeare, there's a good reason why film-makers have previously steered clear of his later historical tragedy about legendary Roman leader Caius Martius Coriolanus. Famously featuring one of the Bard's most opaque antiheroes (a role that has variously challenged the skills of Olivier, Burton, Hopkins and even Christopher Walken), it's the kind of play that is frequently accused of engaging neither sympathy nor emotion.
Hats off, then, to first-time director Ralph Fiennes, whose Coriolanus (2011, Lionsgate, 15) relocates the action to a latterday war zone, garlanding the Shakespearean dialogue with contemporary trappings (tanks, handguns, rolling news broadcasts) in the manner of Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet or Richard Loncraine's Richard III.
Shot in Serbia and laced with images that echo TV coverage of all too recent conflicts, this beautifully streamlined adaptation cuts right to the heart
From Crackle: Watermelon Man
By the 1950s, as the studios entered their long post-war decline, downscale producers launched a new vein of exploitation moviemaking, churning out low-budget thrillers (mostly sci fi and horror) aimed squarely at the burgeoning youth audience. Again, the movies were cheap,
First up is acting legend Lou Gossett Jr. who was the first African-American to win the Oscar for actor in a supporting role when he did so for his unforgettable part as the tough-as-nails Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley in the 1982 classic An Officer And A Gentleman.
Cambridge, who died unexpectedly young in 1976 at the age of 43, alone deserves a separate piece of his own one day except for now to say that he paved the way literally for every comedian working today, black or white, who owe him a huge debt of gratitude especially those, like Chris Rock, Wanda Sykes and Bill Maher, who deal with political and edgier humor. The film told the story of a bigoted white guy, played by Cambridge in whiteface, who wakes up one morning to find out he turned black. The rest of the film deals with his
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