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‘The Deer Hunter’, Christmas Edition, 1978

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‘Goodfellas’ Directed by Martin Scorsese


Japanese Movie Poster: Raging Bull, 1980

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Japanese Movie Poster: Taxi Driver, 1976

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‘Taxi Driver’: The Book

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Jerry Lewis Rates Late Night Hosts

Roger Friedman writes: More from my hilarious interview with Jerry Lewis last week at the Museum of the Moving Image. Jerry had been interviewed earlier by his “The King of Comedy” director and old friend Martin Scorsese. Remember Jerry played Jerry Langford, a Johnny Carson-like talk show host in “The King of Comedy” who is kidnapped by Robert DeNiro and Sandra Bernhard.

Lewis, by the way, regularly guest hosted for Carson back in the day. He told me once did a six week stint for Johnny. When was that, I wondered?

[Read the full text here, at Showbiz411]

“When Johnny went to have a sex change,” Lewis snapped back with glee. He is 89 and faster than you or I will ever be. Listening to him with Scorsese reminded me of the last time I saw Milton Berle perform– at Denise Rich’s famous original Angel Ball at the Sheraton circa 1999-2000. Berle was over 90, I think. I don’t know if anyone recorded it, but his 15 minutes at the podium were historic. Read the rest of this entry »


Vintage Movie Poster: ‘Taxi Driver’ 1976

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From IMDB:

A mentally unstable Vietnam war veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.

Director: Martin Scorsese  Writer: Paul Schrader  Stars: Robert De NiroJodie FosterCybill Shepherd |See full cast and crew »

Trivia:

Before Jodie Foster was eventually cast as Iris, there were more than 250 applicants for the role, including newcomers Carrie FisherMariel HemingwayBo DerekKim Cattrall,Rosanna ArquetteKristy McNichol and Michelle Pfeiffer.

Producer Julia Phillips tells in her auto-biography that Cybill Shepherd had a hard time remembering her lines during the coffee-and-pie scene with Robert De Niro. She writes that De Niro in particular was getting fed up with her and that Phillips and editor Marcia Lucas laughed over all the unusable footage they had to work with in the editing room. Read the rest of this entry »


[SLIDESHOW] 12 celebrities Who Have Killed People

Here are 12 celebrities who have been convicted of killing other people, whether they meant to or not.

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One year after his breakout hit “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” Matthew Broderick was driving with then-girlfriend Jennifer Gray (who played his sister in the movie) while on vacation in Northern Ireland when his rental car swerved into the wrong lane and killed a 28-year-old woman and her mother. He was charged with careless driving and fined $175. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

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 Robert De Niro directs Lillo Brancato in “A Bronx Tale.” – Photo By Phillip Caruso/Savoy Pictures

Bronx Tale” and “The Sopranos” actor, Lillo Brancato, is currently serving a 10-year sentence for being involved in a burglary and homicide of an off-duty police officer in 2005.

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“Mork and Mindy” and “Designing Women” actress Fay Dewitt was convicted of stabbing and killing her husband with a letter opener in 1965…(see the whole 12-pack of killer celebs)

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