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Robert Shaw, in loving Memory (1927-1978)


Today, August 28th, is the 35 death anniversary of Robert Shaw, one of the greatest actors of history of films.

Today we are going to remember Robert Shaw with love and respect.

Robert Shaw  was truely one of the most gifted actors of all time.
He was a huge Star and a great Character actor.  It’s very rare to see an actor that is both a great movie Star and a great character actor at the same time.
Only Robert Shaw.  There is no actor like him.  He was a scene stealer.
Robert Shaw was an actor’s actor in Stage theatrer, television and movies.
When you see “Jaws” you don’t see Robert Shaw the actor, you see “Quint”.
In his Indianapolis monologue you believe him speak, you look at him at his face, his eyes and yes, you truly believe him.   That’s what makes the film “Jaws” a true classic…

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Robert Shaw, a man for all seasons


Today, August 9th, would have been the birthday anniversary of the greatest actor that cinema ever had, the extraordinary Robert Shaw.

He was the greatest, best actor of the 60s and 70s.

No actor of today can compare to the magnificent Robert Shaw.

His unforgettable performances in such classic films like “007, From Russia with Love”, “A Man for all Seasons (in Which he received his only Oscar nomination for Best actor in a supporting role as King Henry VIII), The Sting, The Taking of Pelham One, Two, Three, The Deep, Black Sunday, Force 10 from Navarone, Battle of the Bulge, The Hireling, Battle of Britain, Robin and Marian, Swashbuckler, Diamonds, Avalanche Express and of course, “Jaws”, were one of a kind.

The 60s and 70s were the greatest decades for cinema because cinema had the extraordinary Robert Shaw.

And cinema will never have an actor like him, never again.

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Picture of the Week: Station Six-Sahara

Great Carroll Baker and Ian Bannen film, it’s a shame not more people have seen it! I own the vhs and I’m glad that I do!

Cinema Station

Station Six-Sahara (1962)

Actress Carol Baker had a curious career arc in films. She started out in big budgeted pictures like Giant (1956) directed by George Stevens, then shocked polite society and the middle class in Elia Kazan’s adaptation of Tennessee Williams Baby Doll. In fact that film so upset the Catholic establishment that it was denounced by Cardinal Spellman from the pulpit of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. He called the film “evil in concept” and urged all self respecting Catholics to avoid it completely. Time magazine called it “the dirtiest American movie to be legally exhibited” and The Catholic Legion of Decency boycotted the film everywhere. In other words it was a cause célèbre’. The likes of which we have not seen since unless you count the uproar over the showing of DeepThroat (1972) many years later but that was in a totally different context…

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D.W. Griffith • Senses of Cinema

Suspect (1960)


vt The Risk
UK / 78 minutes / bw / Charter, British Lion Dir & Pr: Roy Boulting, John Boulting Scr: Nigel Balchin, Jeffrey Dell, Roy Boulting Story:A Sort of Traitors (1949) by Nigel Balchin Cine: Max Greene Cast: Tony Britton, Virginia Maskell, Peter Cushing, Ian Bannen, Raymond Huntley, Thorley Walters, Donald Pleasence, Spike Milligan, Kenneth Griffith, Robert Bruce, Anthony Booth, Basil Dignam, Brian Oulton, Sam Kydd, Bruce Wightman, Ian Wilson, Murray Melvin, Geoffrey Bayldon, Andre Charise.

Suspect 1960 - 1 Lucy defends Arthur from mischievous chimp Phillips

Scientist Lucy Byrne (Virginia Maskell) protects dimwitted janitor Arthur (Spike Milligan) from skittish chimp Phillips (Phillips).

At the Haughton Research Laboratory in London, a team of scientists under Professor Sewell (Cushing) is coming close to developing a strain of superbugs that could eliminate lethal diseases by preying upon the germs that cause them. Sewell is keen to publish the research, but he’s suddenly called to the office of the Minister of Defence…

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Rare Film TV Classic Movies on DVD: Natalie Wood is Penelope (1966) Dir. Arthur Hiller

Rare Films & TV Classics on DVD

Rare Film TV Classic Movies on DVD: Natalie Wood is Penelope (1966) Dir. Arthur Hiller

via Rare Film TV Classic Movies on DVD: Natalie Wood is Penelope (1966) Dir. Arthur Hiller.

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