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Entitled: The Wild Geese

There is a reason that The Wild Geese feels like a Bond film. Although it doesn’t feature 007 and has absolutely no elements of him, some of the same crew worked on it, including future Bond director John Glen and the incumbent Bond at that time Roger Moore. The other major similarity, which really gives the […]

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Entitled – Gladiator Alternate Opening

“Strength And Honour.” Nothing quite expresses so bluntly and poetically the brute power of ancient Rome than Nick Livesey’s original, abandoned approach to the opening of Ridley Scott’s Gladiator. Given the script for the first quarter of the film and the wheatfield rushes of star Russell Crowe as Roman General Maximus brushing his fingers through […]

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Entitled: Goldfinger

Here’s a “Dink” -y little fact for you – the “golden girl” upon whom is projected scenes of James Bond derring-do in the titles to Goldfinger is actress and pin-up model Margaret Nolan, who plays masseuse Dink, sent off by James with a spank to the backside when he needs to discuss “man talk” with […]

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Entitled: Jackie Brown

Jackie Brown, Quentin Tarantino’s first adaptation of another writer’s work (crime novel Rum Punch, Elmore Leonard) nevertheless has that unmistakeable QT vibe, even within the opening titles. Jackie is a flight attendant, played by Pam Grier. A mature,still striking woman, yet wearying of the her gruelling schedule, she bolsters her retirement fund by smuggling currency for […]

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Entitled: Iron Man Three / 3

Let’s face it, Tony Stark is not a serious guy. A little setback with anxiety attacks over invading aliens and unexpectedly feeling small in the grand scheme of things aren’t going to hold him back for long. After the blast of fun that was Iron Man 3, the end titles sock us with a jazzy, […]

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Entitled: 300 Rise Of An Empire

“It begins with exposition….” quite a lot of exposition, actually, from Lena Headey’s Spartan widow Queen Gorgo.  300: Rise of an Empire takes us back to the days of swords, sandals, and six packs that we last saw in 300. This time around, the action unfolds before, during, and after the events of the Battle […]

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