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Today’s underrated stars - Meet John Heard
We feel John Heard is very talented and as fine an actor as Robert de Niro. The fact he’s best known for the movie Home Alone is a great insult.
It seems in Hollywood supporting actors are a relegation but there are many who are far better than A-list actors: for example the late British actor Denholm Elliott, a talented (supporting) actor, often stole the limelight; apparently Sir Lawrence Olivier didn't like appearing with him. It's not fair some A-list actors get more than they deserve.
Unlike today's movies which I feel have too many special effects (they give me a headache), in this one you are more focused on the acting, which I think is superior;
The three movies (Cutter's Way, Chilly Scenes of Winter, and Between the Lines) are timeless. They should be remastered and shown in the theatres:
Cutter's Way (1981) - YouTube - "It was in my driveway" (A drunk Alex Cutter/John Heard)
Lisa Eichhorn - Cutter's Way (With opening credits)
Cutter's Way - Spanish Days Fiesta
Cutter's Way - I'm Hungry
Dramatic clip from Cutters way with John Heard (Cutter) and Jeff Bridges (Bone); Cutter, a Vietnam war veteran both physically and psychologically traumatized, vents his feelings against the corrupt businessman who killed his long suffering wife (Lisa Eichhorn, another underrated actor):
Cutter and Bone ¬ jeff bridges & john heard tour de force - YouTube
Chilly Scenes of Winter
Charles (Heard) is hopelessly in love with Laura (Hurt) who is separated and adores step-daughter. He already has quite lot to deal with, such as a friend (Riegert) living in his house rent-free and an eccentric mother (Gloria Grahame) who expects him to be available for her at all times. In the first clip Laura decides to go back to her husband; in the second he hopes to take up their relationship from where they left off. The first version of this movie (Head Over Heels) is closer to the book which has a happy ending. In this version Laura, sadly, decides not to continue with the relationship. I wish they had stuck to the book…
Chilly Scenes of Winter - part 5 of 8
Chilly Scenes of Winter - part 7 of 8
Between the Lines
Between the Lines
Wish You Were Here (1987) - Emily Lloyd stars in this movie set during 1950s England. Bored with her life in a holiday resort, gets up to no good, can't hold down a job despite her family's efforts to find her employment, and is generally a very cheeky girl.
Sadly, Emily Lloyd has been battling depression for decades or so which is probably why we haven't seen her very much.
Pia Degermark, a stunning beauty and tragically, after an auspicious start in the movies, she descended into drugs and crime, and for a while was homeless. The following is a clip from the movie Elvira Madigan:
Elvira Madigan - the Tragic Final Scene - YouTube
Krieg im Spiegel 1969 - in German - Pia Degermark among many great actors including Christopher Jones who dropped out too soon; also a younger Anthony Hopkins, already a great actor but wasn't noticed until Silence of the Lambs. Other actors: Susan George (Dirty Mary Crazy Larry 1974) and Anna Massey (Frenzy 1972), the great Ralph Richardson (Exodus 1960, Dr. Zhivago 1965, Khartoum 1966).
Michael Cimino - Heaven's Gate
A great movie which was a box office failure. Way over budget, it never got the merit it deserved until relatively lately;
Michael Cimino, dead at 77: how The Deer Hunter director's career was wrecked by his misunderstood masterpiece Heaven's Gate
Heaven's Gate trailer - YouTube
Final Cut - The Making and Unmaking of "Heaven's Gate" - YouTube
Interview with Finland's top film director Aki Kaurismaki
Aki Kaurismaki movie - Ariel (Greek Subtitles)
Aki Kaurismaki about Jean-Pierre Leaud (I Hired a Contract Killer)
I Hired a Contract Killer full movie, not good quality, no sound either…..
Rider on the Rain - Charles Bronson and Marlene Jobert (Eva Green's mother), also with Jill Ireland, Bronson's second wife. . It's the full movie in Italian. We saw this in English but it's a French movie titled "Le Passager de la Pluie"……
Part of Rider on the Rain in English…
Clip from French director Claude Lelouch, "Another Man, Another Chance/Un autre homme, Une autre chance", with James Caan and Genevieve Bujold
Another clip with Genevieve Bujold
Hammersmith is Out (clip) Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Beau Bridges, and Peter Ustinov; this movie bombed but I love it…… another clip (Taylor, Bridges, Ustinov, Burton)
Robert Redford announces U.K. version of Sundance Film Festival - The Globe and Mail
Sundance film festival | Film | guardian.co.uk
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