Rodney Ackland


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Dreamscape (1984) -- (Movie Clip) This Nuclear Madness An abrupt edit begins another nuclear-horror nightmare which again turns out to be in the mind of the widower president (Eddie Albert), comforted by his daughter (Kate Charleson) then receiving Christopher Plummer as mysterious government player Blair, whose motives not revealed, in Dreamscape, 1984.
Bank Holiday (1938) -- (Movie Clip) Keep The Place Wally Patch (as "Arthur") and Kathleen Harrison (as "May") are working class London parents at the station, one daughter named presumably for Princess Marina, headed for the Brighton shore in Carol Reed's Bank Holiday (a.k.a. Three On A Week-End, 1938.
King Of Comedy (1983) -- (Movie Clip) I'm Expecting A Phone Call Aspiring comic Rupert (Robert DeNiro) at home, his nuttiness amplified with cardboard cut-outs of Liza Minnelli and Jerry Lewis as late-night host Jerry Langford, then making a show of following-up Jerry’s insincere instruction to call his office, in Martin Scorsese’s The King Of Comedy, 1983.
Artist, The (2011) -- (Movie Clip) Please Be Silent The opening from Academy Award-winning director Michel Hazanavicius, introducing his star and title character Valentin (Academy Award-winner Jean Dujardin) on screen, and his wife Doris (Penelope Ann Miller) in the curtain call, in the quasi-silent 2011 Best Picture winner, The Artist.
Artist, The (2011) -- (Movie Clip) That's The Future Now in 1929, we resume with our hero, matinee idol Valentin (Jean Dujardin) buckling a swash or two, checking in with mogul Zimmer (John Goodman) watching Doris (also Mrs. Valentin, Penelope Ann Miller) in a talkie, then director Michel Hazanavicius introduces sound, in The Artist, 2011.
Deer Hunter, The (1978) -- (Movie Clip) Don't Get Your Ass Shot Off! Co-writer and director Michael Cimino perhaps forges his characters, Russian-American steel workers in Clairton, Pa., ca. 1967, Mike (Robert De Niro) Stevie (John Savage), Nick (Christopher Walken) headed for Viet Nam, sidekicks Stan (John Cazale) and Axel (Chuck Aspegren), opening The Deer Hunter, 1978.
Deer Hunter, The (1978) -- (Movie Clip) Can't Take My Eyes Off You Famous beery camaraderie from director Michael Cimino, the Four Seasons hit by Bob Gaudio and Bob Crewe, Mike and Nick (Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken) shooting pool, Stan (John Cazale) counseling bridegroom Stevie (John Savage), the wedding and Viet Nam looming, in The Deer Hunter, 1978.
Deer Hunter, The (1978) -- (Movie Clip) Blessed Is The Kingdom From director Michael Cimino’s much-praised Russian-Orthodox wedding sequence, shot in a Cleveland church, Christopher Walken and Meryl Streep in immediate support of John Savage and Rutanya Alda, Robert De Niro, John Cazale, George Dzundza et al attending, from The Deer Hunter, 1978.
Deer Hunter, The (1978) -- (Movie Clip) This Is This After the wedding and before Viet Nam, Michael Cimino shooting his Pennsylvania steel-workers’ last hunting trip in the Washington Cascades, John Cazale as profane Stanley, Robert De Niro as Mike, Christopher Walken as conciliating Nick, with Chuck Aspegren, George Dzundza, in The Deer Hunter, 1979.
Deer Hunter, The (1978) -- (Movie Clip) Think Of Something Else By apparent chance, Pennsylvania buddies Nick (Christopher Walken) and Stevie (John Savage) find Mike (Robert De Niro) after a nasty firefight in Viet Nam, whereupon they’re all captured, director Michael Cimino introducing the incendiary Russian roulette theme, in The Deer Hunter, 1978.
Cowboys, The (1972) -- (Movie Clip) I Don't Go To School 1870’s Montana, rancher Andersen (John Wayne) is trying out schoolboys for his cattle drive, (Alfred Barker Jr. as Fats, Stephen Hudis as Schwartz) when A Martinez, as Cimarron, shows up, with an impressive ride, and a fracas with Slim (Robert Carradine), in director Mark Rydell’s The Cowboys, 1972.
Cowboys, The (1972) -- (Movie Clip) Hirin' Schoolboys Montana rancher Andersen (John Wayne) and pal Anse (Slim Pickens) looking to staff a cattle drive, with most men away chasing a gold rush, so they visit the school, (taught by Allyn Ann McLerie), Robert Carradine and Mike Pyeatt the featured students, in The Cowboys, 1972.