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[Stop Button Lists] Siskel's Ten Best of 1980

The Ten Best Films of 1980, Gene Siskel

source: The Chicago Tribune

  1. Raging Bull (1980, Martin Scorsese)
  2. Ordinary People (1980, Robert Redford)
  3. Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980, Michael Apted)
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On Richard Rush's The Stunt Man (1980)

by Jennifer Valencia

Richard Rush‘s The Stunt Man (1980) uses a variety of elements from different genres to tell its story. From action the stunt man scenes to the drama revolving around the relationship between the two main characters: a film director, Eli Cross ( 1,417 more words


Barbara Hershey in "The Stunt Man" and "Tin Men"

By Scott Ross

Barbara Hershey (formerly Seagull) as Nina in The Stunt Man. Richard Rush, who directed and co-wrote the movie, called her “the dream girl.” She certainly was… even if her most pivotal scene ended up on the cutting-room floor. 84 more words

Favorite Performance

"When the king is off his arse, nobody sleeps!": Peter O'Toole, 1932-2013

By Scott Ross

If ever a role was appropriately cast, it was that of Alan Swann. Not that Peter O’Toole, who played the alcoholic, Eroll Flynnesque swashbuckler in that problematic but rather lovely valentine to Mel Brooks’ youth, My Favorite Year, was ever one who could be accused of being what Swann protests he is in what remains the most memorable line of Norman Steinberg’s screenplay ( 907 more words


Cosmic Quote #32

“If god could do the tricks that we can do, he’d be a happy man!”–Peter O’Toole as film director Eli Cross in The Stunt Man… 64 more words


Guest Post: A tribute to PETER O’TOOLE – He will be missed but certainly not forgotten

Huge thanks to Dave W. for this special tribute of his personal favorite thespian

Peter O’Toole – Always a Bridesmaid, Never a Bride

With the passing of Peter O’Toole at age 81 this past weekend cinema has lost one of the truly great actors in the history of film. 1,046 more words

Featured Actor/Filmmaker

In Memoriam: Peter O'Toole (1932–2013)

The world lost an acting icon and legend Saturday when Peter James O’Toole finally succumbed to a long illness at the age of 81. He was 8-time nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor, he sadly never won until the Academy gave him an honorary award in 2003. 338 more words