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'Ryan's Daughter' Actor Christopher Jones Who Turned Down 'Pulp Fiction' Dead

'Ryan's Daughter' actor Christopher Jones dead at 72: Quit acting following nervous breakdown after Sharon Tate murder, in later years turned down Quentin Tarantino movie offer Christopher Jones, who had a key role in David Lean's 1970 romantic epic Ryan's Daughter, died of complications from gallbladder cancer last Friday, January 31, 2014, at Los Alamitos Medical Center, approximately 35 km southwest of downtown Los Angeles. Christopher Jones (born William Franklin Jones on August 18, 1941, in Jackson, Tennessee) was 72. After growing up in a children's home, joining the army at 16 and then going AWOL, being handpicked by Tennessee Williams for a small role in the playwright's The Night of the Iguana in 1961, and starring in the television […]


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'Ryan's Daughter' Actor Christopher Jones Who Turned Down 'Pulp Fiction' Dead



'Judgment at Nuremberg' & Joan Fontaine: Kramer's Best 'Message Movie' & Only Hitchcock Acting Oscar Winner

Judgment at Nuremberg with Maximilian Schell. Stanley Kramer's most effective “message movie,” the 1961 courtroom/political drama Judgment at Nuremberg is a fictionalized restaging of the post-World War II Judges' Trial of Nazi Germany judges and prosecutors held in the Bavarian city of Nuremberg in 1947. Besides its mostly effective all-star cast (Maximilian Schell, Spencer Tracy, Montgomery Clift, Judy Garland) and top production values, Judgment at Nuremberg works so well because Kramer and Oscar-winning screenwriter Abby Mann refuse to turn the defeated Nazis into caricatures of evil. What we thus witness is the trial of a group of human beings who committed heinous acts when the occasion required/allowed them to. “Just obeying orders,” or…? Packard Theater movies: From 'Judgment at Nuremberg […]


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'Judgment at Nuremberg' & Joan Fontaine: Kramer's Best 'Message Movie' & Only Hitchcock Acting Oscar Winner



'Mary Poppins' National Film Registry Addition: Well-Time Free Publicity for Disney Studios' 'Saving Mr. Banks'

Mary Poppins with Julie Andrews as the flying-umbrella-carrying, brat-rearing title character. As the Walt Disney Studios' Saving Mr. Banks adds about 2,000 North American theaters, the U.S. Library of Congress adds Mary Poppins to the National Film Registry, resulting in some always welcome free publicity for all involved. The story of how Mary Poppins got to become one of the Walt Disney Studios' biggest box office hits ever, Saving Mr. Banks stars Tom Hanks as Disney and Emma Thompson as Mary Poppins creator P.L. Travers (née Helen Lyndon Goff). Directed by John Lee Hancock, Saving Mr. Banks was written by Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith. Free publicity for 'Saving Mr. Banks' courtesy of U.S. Library of Congress: 'Mary Poppins' among […]


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'Mary Poppins' National Film Registry Addition: Well-Time Free Publicity for Disney Studios' 'Saving Mr. Banks'