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10:10am 03/08/2010
   
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The Great Gatsby (1974 film) 
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04:42am 30/06/2010
 

The Great Gatsby is a 1974 American romantic drama film distributed by Newdon Productions and Paramount Pictures. It was directed by Jack Clayton and produced by David Merrick, from a screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola based on the novel of the same title by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
The film stars Robert Redford in the title role of Jay Gatsby, Mia Farrow, Bruce Dern, Karen Black, Scott Wilson, Sam Waterston as the viewpoint character, and Lois Chiles with Howard Da Silva, Roberts Blossom, and Edward Herrmann.

 
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The Horse's Mouth (film) 
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12:52pm 14/06/2010
 

The Horse's Mouth (film)

The Horse's Mouth is a 1958 film directed by Ronald Neame. Alec Guinness wrote the screenplay from the 1944 novel The Horse's Mouth by Joyce Cary, and also played the lead role of Gulley Jimson, a London artist.

Synopsis

The film begins with the release of the eccentric painter Gulley Jimson (Alec Guinness) from a one-month jail sentence for telephone harassment of his sponsor, Mr Hickson (Ernest Thesiger). Nosey Barbon (Mike Morgan), who wants to be a protégé of Jimson, greets Jimson at Wormwood Scrubs, but Jimson tries to discourage Nosey from pursuing painting for a living. Jimson makes off with Nosey's bike to make his way back to his houseboat, which Coker, an older lady friend, has been attending in Jimson's absence...oh just watch the bloody movie if you want to know what happens!
 
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economics 101 
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07:09pm 28/04/2010
   
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La Ciociara 
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04:23pm 26/04/2010
 
Two Women (Italian: La Ciociara, roughly translated as "[The Woman] from Ciociaria") is a 1960 Italian film directed by Vittorio De Sica. It tells the story of a woman trying to protect her teenaged daughter from the horrors of war. The film stars Sophia Loren, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Eleonora Brown, Carlo Ninchi and Andrea Checchi. The film was adapted by De Sica and Cesare Zavattini from the novel of the same name written by Alberto Moravia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two_Women
 
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now i have my last words 
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02:50am 15/04/2010
 
music: wrath of khan
 
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and my and my heart and my heart cant stand the pain 
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03:46pm 26/03/2010
 
mood: distressed
music: scandal
 
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sks 
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12:57am 23/03/2010
 


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SKS

 
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so there 
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04:02pm 21/03/2010
 
music: internationale in french

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100321/ap_on_bi_ge/eu_france_elections
 
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denmark 
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10:36am 12/03/2010
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denmark
 
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gloria 
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04:48am 01/03/2010
 
music: laura branigan
 
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The Adventure of the Copper Beeches 
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11:25am 08/02/2010
  "The Adventure of the Copper Beeches", one of the 56 short Sherlock Holmes stories written by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is the last of the twelve collected in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. It was first published in Strand Magazine in June 1892.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventure_of_the_Copper_Beeches

 
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"The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle", one of the 56 short Sherlock Holmes stories 
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12:23pm 06/02/2010
  "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle", one of the 56 short Sherlock Holmes stories written by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is the seventh story of twelve in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. The story was first published in Strand Magazine in January 1892



The Granada TV version with Jeremy Brett is faithful to the original, except that it has — after Ryder flees to the Continent — Holmes and Watson making their way to the authorities, which leads to Horner being freed in time for Christmas with his wife and children. The TV version also shows Holmes keeping the stone, while in the original story Holmes sends a line to the Countess that he has it.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventure_of_the_Blue_Carbuncle
 
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Freud: The Secret Passion 
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03:21am 05/02/2010
 
Freud: The Secret Passion, also known as Freud, is a 1962 American biographical film drama based on the life of Austrian psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, directed by John Huston. Montgomery Clift stars as Freud.

This pseudo-biographical movie depicts Sigmund Freud's life from 1885 to 1890. At this time, most of his colleagues refuse to treat hysteric patients, believing their symptoms to be ploys for attention. Freud, however, learns to use hypnosis to uncover the reasons for the patients' neuroses. His main patient in the film is a young woman who refused to drink water and is plagued by a recurrent nightmare
 
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Slap Her... She's French 
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02:58am 05/02/2010
  Slap Her… She's French, shown in the United States as She Gets What She Wants, is a 2002 Winchester Films teen comedy, directed by Melanie Mayron and starring Piper Perabo. It aired on the ABC Family on Sunday 9 January 2005.


 
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Wild River is a 1960 film directed by Elia Kazan  
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08:22pm 04/02/2010
  Wild River is a 1960 film directed by Elia Kazan starring Montgomery Clift, Lee Remick, Jo Van Fleet, Albert Salmi and Jay C. Flippen filmed on location in the Tennessee Valley. It was entered into the 10th Berlin International Film Festival.

In 2002, Wild River was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".


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Τhε Spεcκlεd Βαnd 1/5 
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10:26pm 01/02/2010
   
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The Red-Headed League 
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12:35am 01/02/2010
 
"The Red-Headed League" is one of the 56 Sherlock Holmes short stories written by Arthur Conan Doyle. It first appeared in The Strand Magazine in August 1891, with illustrations by Sidney Paget. Conan Doyle ranked "The Red-Headed League" second in his list of his twelve favorite Holmes stories. It is also the second of the twelve stories in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, which was published in 1892.




Set in 1890, a London pawnbroker named Jabez Wilson, a man with "fiery red hair," comes to Holmes and Watson. He tells them that his young assistant, Vincent Spaulding, some weeks ago had shown him and urged him to respond to a newspaper want-ad offering work to only red-headed male applicants. The next morning, Wilson had waited in a long line of fellow red-headed men, was interviewed and was the only applicant hired, because none of the other applicants had hair to match Wilson's red locks. He was well-paid, four pounds a week, for several weeks of doing obviously useless clerical busywork in a lonely office, but finally one morning a sign on the locked office door inexplicably announced: "THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE IS DISSOLVED." Wilson then went to the landlord, who said that he'd never heard of Duncan Ross, the person who formed the league. The landlord did remember the tenant with scarlet hair and gives him a card which directs Wilson to an artificial knee company. He ends the story with how frustrated he is losing the four-pounds-a-week. Holmes and Watson laugh a little over the ridiculous situation, but Holmes assures that by Monday they would have the case solved. After Holmes' client, Wilson, leaves (having given the detective a description of Spaulding), Holmes decides to go and see Spaulding, whom Holmes notices has dirty trouser knees. Holmes then taps on the pavement in front of the pawnbroker's shop. With the case solved, he calls Inspector Jones and Mr. Merryweather.




In the television adaptation starring Jeremy Brett, the scheme was masterminded by Professor Moriarty and Clay is Moriarty's star pupil of crime.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

1984

A Scandal in Bohemia — April 24, 1984.
The Dancing Men — May 1, 1984.
The Naval Treaty — May 8, 1984.
The Solitary Cyclist — May 15, 1984.
The Crooked Man — May 22, 1984.
The Speckled Band — May 29, 1984.
The Blue Carbuncle — June 5, 1984.
1985

The Copper Beeches — August 25, 1985.
The Greek Interpreter — September 1, 1985.
The Norwood Builder — September 8, 1985.
The Resident Patient — September 15, 1985.
The Red-Headed League — September 22, 1985.
The Final Problem — September 29, 1985.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Red-Headed_League

 
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Rιchαrd ΙΙΙ (1955)  
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05:44pm 31/01/2010
  Richard III is a 1955 British film adaptation of William Shakespeare's historical play Richard III, including elements of Henry VI, Part 3. It was directed and produced by Laurence Olivier, who also played the lead role. The cast includes many noted Shakespearean actors, including a quartet of acting knights. The film depicts Richard plotting and conspiring to grasp the throne from his brother King Edward IV, played by Cedric Hardwicke. In the process, many are killed and betrayed, with Richard's evil leading to his own downfall. The prologue of the film states that history without its legends would be "a dry matter indeed", implicitly admitting to taking artistic licence with the events of the time.

Of the three Shakespearean films directed by Olivier, Richard III received the least critical praise at the time, although it was still acclaimed, and it was the only one not to be nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, though Olivier's acting performance was nominated. The film gained popularity through a re-release in 1966, which broke box office records in many cities.[1] Many critics now consider Olivier's Richard III his best screen adaptation of Shakespeare. The British Film Institute has pointed out that given the enormous TV audiences it received in 1955, the film "may have done more to popularize Shakespeare than any other single work

 
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The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist 
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05:13pm 30/01/2010
  The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist, one of the 56 Sherlock Holmes short stories written by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is one of 13 stories in the cycle collected as The Return of Sherlock Holmes


The first version of the story was refused by the editor of Strand Magazine because Holmes was not very involved in the plot.

Conan Doyle was not very pleased with the story and believed that the first three stories of The Return of Sherlock Holmes ("The Adventure of the Empty House", "The Adventure of the Norwood Builder", and "The Adventure of the Dancing Men") were better than this story.

The Granada TV version with Jeremy Brett was relatively faithful to the original story; however, it has a comic relief ending when Holmes's chemical experiment causes the apartment to fill up with smoke, and brings the fire brigade to the scene! (The chemical experiment-sans smoke-is from "The Adventure of the Naval Treaty".)

"The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist" is one of the few examples in British literature of bride kidnapping
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is the name given to the TV series of Sherlock Holmes adaptations produced by British television company Granada Television between 1984 and 1994, although only the first two series bore that title on screen. The series was broadcast on the ITV network in the UK, and starred Jeremy Brett as the famous detective. The portrayal remains very popular. In addition, Holmes's faithful friend and companion Dr. Watson is scrupulously portrayed as the kind of thoroughly competent sidekick Holmes would want. Watson was portrayed by David Burke in the two Adventures series before he elected to leave so as to spend more time with his wife and young son. He was replaced by Edward Hardwicke, who played Watson for the remainder of the run.

Forty-one of the 60 Holmes stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle were adapted in the series, spanning 36 one-hour episodes and five feature-length specials.





http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventure_of_the_Solitary_Cyclist
 
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