Signe Hasso was a Swedish actress and composer. Signe Eleonora Cecilia Larsson was born in the Kungsholmen parish of Stockholm and she debuted at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in 1927 at the age of 12. In 1933, she made her first film, Tystnadens hus, with German film director/cameraman Harry Hasso, in 1940, she moved to the United States, where she was signed to a contract by RKO Studios, who promoted her as the next Garbo. She and Hasso divorced in 1941 and her first role of note was in Heaven Can Wait. During the 1940s, she appeared in The Seventh Cross, Johnny Angel, The House on 92nd Street, A Scandal in Paris, by the 1950s, her Hollywood career had stalled. In 1957, her son and only child was killed in a car accident, from on, she divided her time between making films in Sweden and acting on stage in New York until she returned to Hollywood in the mid-1960s. In her years, Hasso worked as a songwriter and writer and her debut novel, depicts her childhood in interwar Stockholm while Hassos second album, Where the Sun Meets the Moon consists of her own versions of Swedish folk tunes.
She continued to act until late in her life, her last film being One Hell of a Guy, Hasso received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to the motion picture industry. Her star ceremony was held on February 1,1994 with the located at 7080 Hollywood Blvd. She died in Los Angeles at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in 2002, in 1935, she received the Theatre Leagues De Wahl-stipendium and in 1939 the first Nordic nordiska Gösta Ekmanpriset. In 1972, the King of Sweden named her Member 1st Class of the Royal Order of Vasa, Hasso has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to motion pictures, at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard. Momo Kom slott Inte än Om igen Tidens vän Geld fällt vom Himmel Emilie Högquist Vi två Bright Prospects Assignment in Brittany Heaven Can Wait The Story of Dr
The Mechanic (1972 film)
The Mechanic is a 1972 American action thriller film directed by Michael Winner, produced by Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff, and written by Lewis John Carlino. Bishop reveals that although that he is his protégé, he must face against McKenna who seeks revenge on his fathers death, the film stars Charles Bronson, Keenan Wynn, Jill Ireland and Jan-Michael Vincent as the films villain. It is noted for its opening, which features no dialogue for the first 16 minutes, the Mechanic was theatrically released in the United States and worldwide on November 17,1972. Upon its release, the film received mixed reviews from critics but it was praised for its action scenes and writing although the direction. With being critically mixed, the film was a box office bomb with grossing $86,000 worldwide against estimated budget of $10 million, a remake of the same name was released on 2011, starring Jason Statham as Bishop and Ben Foster as McKenna. Arthur Bishop is a top hit man. He works exclusively for an international organization, which has very strict rules.
Bishop is very sophisticated, as he listens to classical music, has an art collection. However, he is forced to live alone - he cannot show emotions or trust people, Bishop pays a call girl for an ongoing girlfriend experience to have a simulated romantic relationship, including her writing him fake love letters. When Bishop is assigned one of the heads, Big Harry McKenna, he shoots at Big Harry. Harry, who Bishop knows has a heart, runs up a steep incline. Bishop finishes Harry off by smothering him, at Big Harrys funeral, Bishop again runs into Harrys narcissistic and ambitious son Steve. Steve is intrigued by Bishop and seeks to find out more about him, Bishop is intrigued, as he realizes that Steve has a personality suited for being a hit man, and plays along. As part of his training, Bishop teaches Steve that every person has a weakness, and that once this weakness is found, but Bishop failed to get his superiors prior consent for the arrangement. Following a messy assassination conducted by Bishop and Steve, the organization warns Bishop that his choice to involve Steve has been interpreted as selfish behavior.
The organization gives Bishop an urgent mission, this time in Italy, once again, Bishop involves Steve in the new plan, but just before they leave Bishop happens to find among Steves belongings a file containing a lot of information about Bishop. This file is very similar to the files Bishop prepared for his targets, Bishop allows Steve to go with him to Italy. In Italy and Steve approach a boat where their intended victim is supposed to be, Bishop and Steve are ambushed, but they manage to kill all their would-be assassins
Haunted Summer is a 1988 drama film directed by Ivan Passer. It stars Philip Anglim as Lord Byron, Eric Stoltz as Percy Shelley, Alice Krige as Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, Alex Winter as Dr. John William Polidori, like the 1986 film Gothic, Haunted Summer is set in 1816. Authors Lord Byron, Mary Shelley and Percy Shelley get together for some philosophical discussions, but the situation deteriorates into mind games, drugs. It is a fictionalization of the summer that Lord Byron and the Shelleys, together with Lord Byrons ex-lover and his doctor, John Polidori and it is there they devise a contest to adduce the best horror story to kill the dullness of summer. It is there that one of the worlds most famous books was given life—Mary Shelleys Frankenstein, Haunted Summer at the Internet Movie Database Haunted Summer at Rotten Tomatoes
Seconds (1966 film)
Seconds is a 1966 American science fiction drama film directed by John Frankenheimer and starring Rock Hudson. The screenplay by Lewis John Carlino was based on Seconds, a novel by David Ely, the film was entered into the 1966 Cannes Film Festival and released by Paramount Pictures. The cinematography by James Wong Howe was nominated for an Academy Award, in 2015, the United States Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the National Film Registry, finding it culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant. Seconds is a mystery dealing with the obsession with eternal youth, arthur Hamilton is a middle-aged man whose life has lost purpose. Hes achieved success, but finds it unfulfilling and his love for his wife has dwindled and he seldom sees his only child. Through a friend, a man he thought was dead, Hamilton is approached by a secret organization, upon arriving for a meeting, Hamilton arrives at a meat packing plant. He is given workman overalls and hat, exits the facility out a different door where he is seated inside the back of a truck which proceeds to another building.
He disappears into a large complex filled with dark, empty hallways where he awaits his transformation, the Company gives Hamilton the body of a young man through plastic surgery and a new identity, namely Antiochus Tony Wilson. He discovers this identity has taken from someone who recently passed on. He is resettled into a community filled with people like him who are reborns, Hamilton decides the new life isnt what he wants. He contacts the Company, letting them know he wants a different identity and it turns out to be a lie and Hamilton learns as he is wheeled to the operating room, before being sedated, that he is to be killed. The director of photography for Seconds was James Wong Howe, who pioneered techniques in black-and-white cinematography. He was nominated for an Oscar at the 39th Academy Awards for his work on the film, Seconds was Frankenheimer and Howes last film in black-and-white. Rock Hudson was five inches taller than his counterpart, John Randolph. Hudson and Randolph spent a deal of time together before production began, allowing Hudson to model Randolphs mannerisms.
In Frankenheimers commentary on the DVD, he notes, The depiction of Hamiltons plastic surgery includes several shots of an actual rhinoplasty operation, Director John Frankenheimer made several of these shots himself after the cameraman fainted. The DVD includes footage deleted from the American theatrical version depicting nude revelers at a wine festival, Frankenheimer had intended to restore a scene in which the transformed Hamilton visits his daughter, but the footage could not be found. The scenes in Tony Wilsons Malibu beach house were shot in Frankenheimers own home, in order to shoot in Grand Central Station without attracting too much attention, Frankenheimer hired a male model and a Playboy bunny to make-out on the stairs while being filmed by a fake crew
In psychoanalysis, the Oedipus complex is a childs desire, that the mind keeps in the unconscious via dynamic repression, to have sexual relations with the parent of the opposite sex. The Oedipal complex originally refers to the desire of a son for his mother. A childs identification with the parent is the successful resolution of the complex. Men and women who are fixated in the Oedipal and Electra stages of their psychosexual development might be considered mother-fixated and father-fixated, in adult life, this can lead to a choice of a sexual partner who resembles ones parent. Oedipus refers to a 5th-century BC Greek mythological character Oedipus, who kills his father, Laius. A play based on the myth, Oedipus Rex, was written by Sophocles, modern productions of Sophocles play were staged in Paris and Vienna in the 19th century and were phenomenally successful in the 1880s and 1890s. The Austrian psychiatrist, Sigmund Freud, attended. ”Freud described the character Oedipus, A six-stage chronology of Sigmund Freuds theoretic evolution of the Oedipus complex is, Stage 1.
After his fathers death in 1896, and having seen the play Oedipus Rex, by Sophocles, as Freud wrote in a 1897 letter, I found in myself a constant love for my mother, and jealousy of my father. I now consider this to be an event in early childhood. Proposes that Oedipal desire is the complex of all neuroses. Complete Oedipus complex and bisexuality are conceptually evident in works, applies the Oedipal theory to religion and custom. Investigates the feminine Oedipus attitude and negative Oedipus complex, the Electra complex, in the phallic stage, a boys decisive psychosexual experience is the Oedipus complex—his son–father competition for possession of mother. The boy directs his libido upon his mother, and directs jealousy, psycho-logic defense—In both sexes, defense mechanisms provide transitory resolutions of the conflict between the drives of the id and the drives of the ego. The first defense mechanism is repression, the blocking of memories, emotional impulses, the second defense mechanism is identification, in which the boy or girl child adapts by incorporating, to his or her ego, the personality characteristics of the same-sex parent.
As a result of this, the boy diminishes his castration anxiety, in the case of the girl, this facilitates identifying with mother, who understands that, in being females, neither of them possesses a penis, and thus are not antagonists. Therefore, the satisfactory parental handling and resolution of the Oedipus complex are most important in developing the male infantile super-ego. This is because, by identifying with a parent, the boy internalizes Morality, thereby, he chooses to comply with societal rules, rather than reflexively complying in fear of punishment. Moreover, his admitting to wanting to procreate with mother was considered proof of the sexual attraction to the opposite-sex parent
Crazy Joe (film)
Crazy Joe is a 1974 Italian drama film directed by Carlo Lizzani. It is based on the life events of Joseph Gallo. The film stars Peter Boyle in the role, with Paula Prentiss, Fred Williamson, Rip Torn. Hot-tempered gangster Joe Gallo pulls a knife on a man in a theater who complains about Joes talking during the movie. Joe gets into a car with his brother Richie and cronies Jelly and Mannie, don masks, pull guns and Richie are offended when their boss, doesnt even invite them into his home, pays them just $100 each for the job. They crash through the gates of his stately mansion and take Falcos brother. It is left up to the head of all New York crime families, Don Vittorio, Falco agrees to reward Joe and Richie in the future, double-crosses them, his thugs nearly strangling Richie to death before burying Jelly in cement. Coletti, who betrayed Joe and Richie, takes over Falcos operations after the terminally ill Falco dies inside an iron lung, Richie is ill, suffering from a stomach ailment. His brother Crazy Joe is set up, cops catching him red-handed as he tries to extort a merchant, Joe is sent to prison, where he befriends Willy, a black inmate, and helps Willy instigate a prison riot over the prisons unjust conditions.
Joe is glad to have a new ally, particularly with the terminally ill Richie committing suicide by driving a car off a cliff. As soon as Joe gets out of jail, he returns to New York, Crazy Joe becomes a notorious figure in New York, known for his temper but for his colorful associations around town. Joe has a confrontation with Coletti and vows to avenge the betrayal that landed him behind bars, but before he can, Don Vittorio beats him to it. Anne pleads with Joe to leave town, and an angry Willy needs to be convinced that Joe wasnt the one responsible for Colettis murder. When he and Willy go to Don Vittorios home to discuss the situation, Vittorio immediately puts out a contract on Joe, and at a restaurant where he, Anne and Willy are having dinner, gunmen turn up and open fire, both men ending up dead. Gazzo Crazy Joe at the Internet Movie Database Crazy Joe at Rotten Tomatoes
When Jonathan Ogner first shows up to prep school, he is laughed at for wearing his school uniform. He goes up to his dorm and meets his new roommate, Skip takes off his trench coat and is shown to be wearing a red bra and girls underwear. He explains to the shocked Jonathan that it isnt what it looks like, when Jonathan doesnt have any, Skip gives him a set that he had in his dresser. Skip and Jonathan travel out of the dorm together until they get to the door where Skip stays behind. The other students begin to laugh and mock Jonathan for wearing girls underwear, Jonathan attempts to flee the scene. After discovering that Skip has locked all the doors, Jonathan climbs a trellis that leads into his dorm where he finds Skip lying on the floor laughing hysterically. Skip tries to tell Jonathan that it was all just a joke and to just laugh it off. Later, during time in the cafeteria, the other students again begin to taunt Jonathan as he tries to eat his meal. When Skip invites Jonathan over to his table to sit him and his friends.
Skip is now deeply remorseful for having played such a prank on Jonathan as he sees Jonathan flee the cafeteria, when Skip returns to their room to apologize to Jonathan he finds Jonathan hanging with a rope around his neck in an apparent suicide. The crowd begins to laugh hysterically at Skip as the Dean says he wants to see both Skip and Jonathan in his office, as the crowd disperses, Skip hears laughter coming from the closet. Upon opening the closet door Skip finds Jonathan very much alive, Skip grudgingly accepts the prank reversal and the two become fast friends. After becoming friends the two share secrets and Jonathan admits to Skip that he cheated on the SAT exam. After several failed attempts to find Jonathan a date, Skip decides that it is his duty to help his friend have a successful sexual encounter fast for all their sakes. Skip decides to send Jonathan to Chicago to meet a girl, Jonathan is picked up by Ellen, a beautiful older woman, and has an affair with her. Jonathan begins to fall in love with Ellen even though the woman knows it to be just a fling between them.
Jonathan lies and claims to be a Ph. D. student, when Jonathan proclaims his love to Ellen during one of their sessions, Ellen begins to have second thoughts about continuing the relationship. Her decision is finalized when she discovers that Jonathan is not only much younger than he had claimed to be
The Fox (1967 film)
The Fox is a 1967 American drama film directed by Mark Rydell. The screenplay by Lewis John Carlino and Howard Koch is loosely based on the 1923 novella of the title by D. H. Lawrence. The film marked Rydells feature film directorial debut, Jill Banford and Ellen March struggle to support themselves by raising chickens on an isolated farm in rural Canada. Jill seems content with their existence, but the frustrated Ellen is less enchanted by the solitude. In the dead of winter, merchant seaman Paul Grenfel arrives in search of his grandfather, with nowhere else to go while on leave, he persuades the women to allow him to stay with them in exchange for helping with the work. Tension among the three slowly escalates when his attentions to Ellen arouse Jills resentment and jealousy, when he proposes marriage to Ellen, Jill is first outraged, hysterically fearful, even trying to bribe Paul to leave. Eventually Paul tracks and kills the fox, just before his departure, he makes love to Ellen and asks her to elope with him, but she confesses she would feel guilty if she abandoned Jill.
After Paul returns to his ship, Jill confesses her feelings for Ellen, Ellen writes to Paul, explaining that her place is with Jill and that she cannot marry him. Several weeks later, Paul returns unexpectedly as the two women are chopping down a dying oak and he offers to complete the job and warns Jill to move away from the trees potential path. In a standoff of wills, Jill refuses to move as Paul continues to chop at the tree, the falling tree crushes Jill, and she dies. Ellen sells the farm, and she and Paul set off to start a new life together, knowing that she is silently mourning the loss of Jill, Paul assures Ellen that she will be happy in her new life. Sadly and uncertainly, she asks, Will I, the film was shot on location on a farm in Laskay, Ontario and at a studio lot in Kleinburg, Ontario. The song That Night, with music by Lalo Schifrin and lyrics by Norman Gimbel, is performed by Sally Stevens, rated R at the time of its original release, it was re-edited and rated PG in 1973.
Paul Grenfel The film score was composed and conducted by Lalo Schifrin, the main theme has since acquired notoriety in France as the music for Dim tights commercials. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times called the film a quiet, powerful masterpiece and added, Do not go to see The Fox because of its subject matter, the scenes which disturbed Chicagos reactionary censors are filmed with quiet taste and an intuitive knowledge of human nature. And they are only a part of a wholly natural film. Indeed, it is the ease of the film that is so appealing. The delicately constructed atmosphere of cold and snow, of early sunsets and chill lingering in the corners, Miss Dennis has a difficult role
Sally Clare Kellerman is an American actress, author, producer and voice-over artist. Kellermans acting career spans nearly 60 years, and her role as Major Margaret Hot Lips Houlihan in Robert Altmans film M*A*S*H earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. After MASH, she appeared in a number of the directors projects, the Player and Prêt-à-Porter, and the short-lived anthology TV series Gun. At age 18, Kellerman signed a contract with Verve Records. A second album, was released in 2009, Kellerman contributed songs to the soundtracks for Brewster McCloud, Lost Horizon and the Gold Dust Twins and Boris and Natasha, The Movie. She has done commercial work for Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressing, Mercedes-Benz. Kellermans animation work includes The Mouse and His Child, Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird, Happily Ever After, Dinosaurs and The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange. In April 2013 she released her memoir, Read My Lips, Stories of a Hollywood Life, describing her trials and tribulations in the entertainment business.
Sally Clare Kellerman was born June 2,1937 in Long Beach, California, to Edith Baine, a teacher, and John Jack Helm Kellerman. During her sophomore year of school, the Kellermans moved from San Fernando to Park La Brea, Los Angeles. Due to her shyness, Kellerman made few friends and received poor grades, with the help of a high-school friend, Kellerman submitted a recording demo to Verve Records founder and head Norman Granz. After signing a contract with Verve, she was daunted by the task of becoming a recording artist, Kellerman enrolled in Jeff Coreys acting class. Within a year, she appeared in a production of John Osbornes Look Back in Anger staged by Corey and featuring classmates Shirley Knight, Jack Nicholson, Dean Stockwell and Robert Blake. Towards the end of the 1950s, Kellerman joined the newly opened Actors Studio West and debuted before the camera in the film, to pay her tuition, Kellerman worked as a waitress at Chez Paulette. The decade found Kellerman making a number of television-series appearances and she was in an episode of the western Cheyenne as well as a role as a waitress in the John Forsythe sitcom Bachelor Father.
Struggling for parts in television and films, Kellerman acted on stage and she debuted in Henrik Ibsens An Enemy of the People, followed by parts in a Pasadena Playhouse production of Leslie Stevenss The Marriage-Go-Round and Michael Shurtleffs Call Me by My Rightful Name. In 1964, Kellerman played Judith Bellero, the manipulative and ruthless wife of Richard Bellero, a role as Holly Mitchell, perverted mistress of George Peppards character in the film The Third Day, followed. A year later, she played psychiatrist Elizabeth Dehner in Where No Man Has Gone Before, before the closing the musical numbers were recorded live, and she recorded three songs which appeared on the original cast recording
Where Have All the People Gone?
Where Have All the People Gone. was a made-for-TV movie that was broadcast on NBC in 1974. It starred Peter Graves, Kathleen Quinlan, George OHanlon Jr. on a camping trip in the Sierra Nevada mountains in central California, a father and his two teenage children are exploring a cave when they experience an earthquake. After emerging, they hear from a hand who was outside that there was a bright solar flash prior to the earthquake. He soon falls ill and dies, whereupon his body turns to a powdery substance, as the family comes down from the mountain to the nearest town, they discover that everyone has turned to the powdery substance inside their clothing - and there are not many survivors left. Most, out of fear and survival, are out for themselves and they face dangers ranging from wild dogs, who seem to have been driven mad from the solar flare, to a gunman who steals their car. They rescue a woman, and a boy whose family was killed by two men who stole their car. Besides the physical journey, they struggle to overcome the trauma of the events.
They find their way home and find a note left for them by the mother and they are informed that a virus starting after the solar flare is responsible for most of the deaths, and that some people have a genetic resistance. After initial grief, they continue with a hopeful outlook
The Great Santini
The Great Santini is a 1979 American drama film written and directed by Lewis John Carlino, based on the 1976 novel of the same name by Pat Conroy. Set in 1962, before widespread American involvement in the Vietnam War and his wife Lillian is loyal and docile, tolerant of Meechums temper and drinking. Their teenaged kids and Mary Anne, are accustomed to his discipline and behave accordingly, while adapting to their new town. On the court at school, he is a dominating player, in one-on-one games on his driveway at home, his father wont let him win, even if it means using unnecessarily physical tactics or humiliating the boy, bouncing the ball off him. Ben finally beats him in basketball, but rather than be proud of his sons dedication, he berates, Ben is publicly embarrassed one night at the school gym when his dad, orders him to get even with an opponent who committed a foul. Ben decks the boy and is ejected from the game, Ben befriends a young black man called Toomer, who is being harassed by Red Petus, a bigoted bully.
Toomer exacts revenge on Red with the help of a hive of bees, against the orders of his father, leaves the house and tries to help Toomer, but arrives too late. Meachum is angry for his sons disobedience, but his fellow Marines tell him that Ben showed courage by choosing to help his friend, Meechum is unwilling or unable to appreciate his sons sensitive nature. Their relationship is still a delicate one when the Great Santini flies one last mission, Robert Duvall as Lt. Col. Virgil Hedgepath Michael Strong as Col. Varney KC Stiglbauer as Sanders Lewis John Carlino adapted the script from Conroys novel. The title character, Lt. Col. Wilbur Bull Meechum, the story, for the most part, follows the book. The movies major divergence is the absence of Sammy, Ben Meechams Jewish best friend, the spelling of the familys name was changed from Meecham to Meechum. Also, changed is Meechams aircraft, in the book, he flies and commands a squadron of F-8 Crusaders, much of the film was shot on location in Beaufort, South Carolina.
Tidalholm, the 19th century-house used for the Meechum residence, was used in The Big Chill. The film was shot in a 1.85,1 aspect ratio but was produced in that ratio in the LaserDisc format. Both the VHS & DVD releases are in 1.33,1, to date the film has not had a release in the Blu-ray Disc format. Herman Raucher is often credited as a ghostwriter, even receiving IMDB credit, Raucher did no work on the film, the misconception arises from the fact that, in the 1980s, Raucher was hired to write the pilot for a failed television adaptation of the movie. Nonetheless, Raucher says that, into the 2000s, he continued to get fan mail for Santini, warner Bros. executives were concerned that the films plot and lack of bankable actors would make it hard to market. It made its premiere in Beaufort in August 1979 and was soon released in North Carolina
In 1998 it became a subsidiary of Amazon Inc, who were able to use it as an advertising resource for selling DVDs and videotapes. As of January 2017, IMDb has approximately 4.1 million titles and 7.7 million personalities in its database, the site enables registered users to submit new material and edits to existing entries. Although all data is checked before going live, the system has open to abuse. The site featured message boards which stimulate regular debates and dialogue among authenticated users, IMDb shutdown the message boards permanently on February 20,2017. Anyone with a connection can read the movie and talent pages of IMDb. A registration process is however, to contribute info to the site. A registered user chooses a name for themselves, and is given a profile page. These badges range from total contributions made, to independent categories such as photos, bios, if a registered user or visitor happens to be in the entertainment industry, and has an IMDb page, that user/visitor can add photos to that page by enrolling in IMDbPRO.
Actors and industry executives can post their own resume and this fee enrolls them in a membership called IMDbPro. PRO can be accessed by anyone willing to pay the fee, which is $19.99 USD per month, or if paid annually, $149.99, which comes to approximately $12.50 per month USD. Membership enables a user to access the rank order of each industry personality, as well as agent contact information for any actor, director etc. that has an IMDb page. Enrolling in PRO for industry personnel, enables those members the ability to upload a head shot to open their page, as well as the ability to upload hundreds of photos to accompany their page. Anyone can register as a user, and contribute to the site as well as enjoy its content, however those users enrolled in PRO have greater access and privileges. IMDb originated with a Usenet posting by British film fan and computer programmer Col Needham entitled Those Eyes, others with similar interests soon responded with additions or different lists of their own.
Needham subsequently started an Actors List, while Dave Knight began a Directors List, and Andy Krieg took over THE LIST from Hank Driskill, which would be renamed the Actress List. Both lists had been restricted to people who were alive and working, the goal of the participants now was to make the lists as inclusive as possible. By late 1990, the lists included almost 10,000 movies and television series correlated with actors and actresses appearing therein. On October 17,1990, Needham developed and posted a collection of Unix shell scripts which could be used to search the four lists, at the time, it was known as the rec. arts. movies movie database