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The Connection Goes to the Movies
"Members of The Lost Connection would like to share some of their all-time favourite movies with you. Given our individual backgrounds, it should turn out to be quite an interesting assortment."
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One of Mommakat's favourite movies, "Zulu", which dealt with the battle of Rorke's Drift in Natal in 1879, catapulted which Academy Award winning English actor to stardom?
One of LadyC's all-time favourite movies is about a man named Andy Dufresne, who, in 1947, was wrongly accused of his wife's murder and was sent to do hard time at Shawshank State Penitentiary. Not content to sit idly by, Andy secretly began tunnelling towards freedom from his prison cell. Which 1940s vamp adorned the poster that Andy first used to hide his secret tunnel, whose name also features in the title of the novella on which the movie is based?
"Zardoz speaks to you!" In the cult film "Zardoz", a famous actor from Scotland portrays the character of Zed. He portrayed the character of James Bond in seven of the iconic films and has been awarded the title of "Sexiest Man Alive". What is the name of this legendary actor?
Unlike the girls she grew up with in Jackson, Mississippi, Skeeter Phelan dreams of having a career and becoming a writer. She conceives of the idea of writing a book about what it is like to be a maid for white families in the 1960s. She approaches Aibileen, her friend's maid, and tries to get her to talk about her experiences. Terrified of the possible repercussions, Aibileen initially refuses to talk to Skeeter about her book. What makes Aibileen change her mind?
She is shot at on the bus.
She is fired for allegedly stealing silver.
The family she works for builds her a separate, outdoor toilet.
Her son dies from injuries received at work, due to lack of care because of his colour.
Maddogrick's favorite movie is a classic film noir from 1949.
What movie featured this interesting dialogue between a British Army officer and a boozy, American pulp novel writer?
Calloway: "I told you to go away, Martins. This isn't Santa Fe. I'm not a sheriff and you aren't a cowboy. You've been blundering around with the worst bunch of racketeers in Vienna, your precious Harry's friends, and now you're wanted for murder."
Martins: "Put down drunk and disorderly too."
Calloway: "I have."
Where Danger Lives
The Unknown Man
The Third Man
Which famous British comedian and star of "The Goon Show" had an unplanned cameo in the Monty Python film, "Life of Brian", because he happened to be in the neighbourhood when they were filming?
One of jmorrow's favourite movies of all time is "All the President's Men" (1976), the film based on the book of the same name by "Washington Post" journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. Who is the U.S. president referenced in the title?
Ozzz2002 has been a lifelong fan of the old radio series of 'The Goon Show'. After the Goons disbanded, the members went their separate ways but mainly stayed in showbiz. In 1968, a very funny movie called 'The Party' was released, starring one of the Goons as an incompetent Indian actor. Which Goon was it?
Nannanut is a sucker for chick flicks. Which movie had two of her favourites playing an architect and a journalist in a series of near miss meetings, finally crossing the country to meet at the top of the Empire State Building?
You've Got Mail
An Affair to Remember
Sleepless in Seattle
One of LeoDaVinci's favourite movies is a story of someone overcoming his disabilities and achieving greatness. The movie is iconic for phrases like "stupid is as stupid does", "life is like a box of chocolates", and "[we] was like peas and carrots". Can you name this award-winning movie?
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