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Movie Quotes made into charts

Posted by LiveFor on May 5, 2010

Lovely stuff and rather clever. Anyone got any more?

Source: io9

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The Godfather – Cool marionette puppet

Posted by LiveFor on June 9, 2009

MINDstyle International is pleased to announce a licensing agreement with Paramount Licensing, Inc., and the launch of their new art toy collectibles (ATC) line with The Godfather.

The Original version (with marionette) is packaged in a special limited edition collectors box will launch at the “Family Tradition” art exhibition curated by Ron English in Los Angeles on Sunday, July 19th at De la Barracuda and San Diego Comic Con. In addition, two alternate colour ways of the OG version will be available in limited edition from select retailers.

Michael Lau masterminded the style and approach with MINDstyle to produce the art toy figures inspired by the film classic. MINDstyle will next follow-up with the release of a Classic figure and a Secret figure by Michael Lau. Both products are scheduled to reach store shelves in fall, 2009 worldwide.

Source: ToysREvil

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Classic Scene: The Godfather – Louis’ Restaurant Scene

Posted by LiveFor on March 31, 2009

A meeting is arranged between Virgil Sollozzo {Al Lettieri} and the Corleones with the agreement that both parties conform in a public venue.

*After exchanging several words with Sollozzo, Michael {Al Pacino} excuses himself and asks permission to go to the bathroom.

Michael retrieves a previously planted revolver and returns to the table.
Approximately 33 seconds- 4:57 / 5:30 -of mounting tensity pass before Michael suddenly rises out of his chair and assassinates Sollozzo and then Captain McCluskey {Sterling Hayden}.

To this day, my heart races with nervous anticipaction (especially hearing the rising sound of screeching rails from an approaching El-Train in the background) while viewing this classic and memorable movie moment.

*For those of you who are curious as to what words were exchanged between Sollozzo and Michael, here is a loose, general translation.

SOLLOZZO: “I’m sorry…”

MICHAEL: “Leave it alone.” ( or ) “Forget about it.”

SOLLOZZO: “What happened to your father was business. I have much respect for your father. But your father, his thinking is old-fashioned. You must understand why I had to do that.”

MICHAEL: “I understand those things…”

[Waiter brings McCluskey’s veal, then exits.]

SOLLOZZO: “Now let’s work through where we go from here.”

MICHAEL: “How do you say… ?” [Then Michael returns to speaking English.]

[After Michael returns from the bathroom]

SOLLOZZO: “Everything all right? I respect myself, understand, and cannot allow another man to hold me back. What happened was unavoidable. I had the unspoken support of the other Family dons. If your father were in better health, without his eldest son running things, no disrespect intended, we wouldn’t have this nonsense. We will stop fighting until your father is well and can resume bargaining. No vengeance will be taken. We will have peace, but your Family should interfere no longer.” – SunnyDownSnuff

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The Random

Posted by LiveFor on August 21, 2008

Alex Proyas (Dark City) is to adapt Heinlein’s The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag”, which sounds a bit Dark Cityish to me. All about a bloke who cannot remember what he gets up to during the day.

Firefly is coming to Blu-Ray.‘s Alex Billington has posted the European (i.e., German subtitled) trailer for Ron Howard’s Frost/Nixon.

Those Robert Harris-supervised restorations of The Godfather and The Godfather: Part II will be shown theatrically starting on 9.12 at New York’s Film Forum, with concurrent bookings in Los Angeles and San Francisco. It’s all a plug for the 9.23 DVD/Blu-ray release of these two.

Filming has commenced in L.A. on His Name Was Jason, a new documentary about the Friday the 13th franchise. It will air on Starz the first week of February 2009 (just in time for Platinum Dunes’ new film). A DVD release through Anchor Bay Entertainment will follow.

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