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Week of March 11th to March 17th 2013 - Volume One, Issue Five.
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Star Turn
Did You Know?
The Quiz
Director's Chair
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Dear Movie Lover,
Other than those infamous Ides, the month of March is significant for coming in like a lion and out like a lamb (or is it vice versa?,) March Madness and St. Patrick's Day.

 

We'll leave the Ides to mythology, March Madness to college hoop enthusiasts and concentrate on the Irish.

 

While St.Patrick's Day is hailed with revelry here in the US, on the Auld Sod, it's celebrated with sanctity and  prayer. Plus the occasional toast of Guinness or Bushmill's.

 

Universally agreed though, are the incomparable Irish gifts for writing, acting and humor. This week, we'll celebrate all three attributes.

 

We'll start with the presence on our schedule of Maureen O'Hara and John Wayne, though not in the film you'd expect. Check out McLintock and see if it reminds you of their pairing in The Quiet Man. It's equally a classic.

 

And on the Saint's Day itself, please enjoy Waking Ned Devine, a true example of Irish wit and resourcefulness.

 

Check the Director's Chair for glimpses of the craft that may only be seen through the eyes of those behind the scenes.

 

And, on a personal note; a Happy March 11th Birthday wish to CSH, a fine Irish lad and talented writer in his own right.
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Movie Watch

Monday, March 11, 2013

12:00 am Happy Go Lovely (Romance)
01:37 am Chiller (Horror)
03:05 am Dementia 13 (Horror)
04:20 am Cleopatras Daughter
05:50 am Crazy Streets (Drama)
07:13 am Happy Go Lovely (Romance)
08:51 am Hannibal Brooks (Comedy)
10:33 am One Eyed Jacks (Western)
12:54 pm Return To Treasure Island (Thriller)
02:38 pm Savages (Drama)
03:51 pm Death in Small Doses (Drama)
05:23 pm Rolling Thunder (Drama)
07:04 pm Pajama Game (Comedy)
08:44 pm Kill Cruse (Drama)
10:23 pm Bill Collector (Drama)

Click here for the complete schedule
Star Turn: That OTHER O'Hara/Wayne Movie
Shakespeare penned The Taming of the Shrew around 1590. And audiences have never tired of the man versus woman story line. So much so that it's been repeated recently in these three major  films:
Kiss Me Kate...The Quiet Man...McLintock.

 

With all due respect to Cole Porter who wrote the music for Kiss Me Kate,  let's take a look at the last two, where the similarities are unmistakable. Especially when it comes to the cast. Two years earlier, the same stars, John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara, appeared in another film, The Quiet Man. Sparks flew with such abandon that they recaptured the rapture in McClintock, a rousing comedy/western.

 

This time, the ever-intriguing male vs. female war of wills pits the Duke, who's trim, healthy and never swaggered better as cattle baron George Washington McLintock against his estranged wife, Katherine. Played by O'Hara in a green dress against which her gorgeous red hair absolutely glows, one wonders if there's ever been a more beautiful actress on the silver screen. 

 

Whether it's County Mayo  or Cattle Country USA, the setting doesn't matter as the fireworks explode on-screen when the Duke and O'Hara virtually reenact scenes from The Quiet Man. Vintage Wayne and O'Hara, the two of them have a chemistry together that gives the aforementioned Irish classic a run for its money.

 

You won't want to miss the opportunity to compare these stellar performances  so be sure to check Movie Watch for the date and time to enjoy McLintock.
Did You Know?
This is a Real Irish Movie 
To celebrate St.Patrick's Day in appropriate style, MoviesAndMore.tv is showing the Emerald Isle gem, Waking Ned Devine. A totally Irish production, the film was shot on the Isle of Man off Ireland's Western Coast.

It's probably one of the few movies where the title character is no longer among the living.
But that won't stop you from enjoying this well-crafted tale about Ned Devine. He is, or should I say was, the lucky winner of the National Irish Lottery. But so taken was he by the good fortune that he died from the shock of it as the lottery numbers were being announced on the telly.

You won't be able to resist the dry wit of this story that takes place in the small seaside country village of Tully More as news of the win spreads quickly. But not the secret of Ned's demise. With lottery officials closing in to confirm the prize claimed by the deceased Devine, Ned's closest friends scheme to keep the prize money close to home. To be shared among in villagers, in Ned's name, of course.
Be sure to check our March 17th Movie Watch so you won't miss Waking Ned Devine. And while you're watching, see if you can spot these goofs:
  • The An Post (Irish Post Office) van that carries Ned from his home to the Church for his funeral has a UK license plate rather than the appropriate one from the Republic of Ireland.
  • When the characters Jackie and Michael are walking to Ned Devine's house in the rain, Michael is carrying a black umbrella. When they reach their destination, Michael's umbrella is tan with brown stripes.
In spite of these oversights, Waking Ned Devine is a delightfully humorous film. And a profitable one as well. Produced in Ireland for $3 million US, it grossed over $24 million US. Now that's the luck of the Irish for you.
The Quiz
How well do you really know the stars? Take The Quiz and find out. But please don't peek at the answers shown at the bottom of this newsletter.
A. What was John Wayne's real name?
B. Her role in which film won Grace Kelly an Acadamy Award?
C. Name three of today's internationally acclaimed Irish actors.
Director's Chair: Some Stars Work Overtime, etc.
People who work on the other side of the camera have a special vantage point. Back there amid the lights, cables and sound equipment, they have an opportunity to see the film world's biggest names in their element. In costume, makeup, totally committed to the roles they are portraying. For the most part, these extraordinary folk, often said to have egos as big as the proverbial Ritz, are consummate team players.

 

In fact, the consensus of most film crews is that the bigger the star, the more disciplined is his/her work ethic. Tom Hanks is an oft-cited example. One of the screen's most successful, Hanks is said to be completely vested in the work at hand. While other stars may rightly leave the set after their daily "takes" are completed, Tom Hanks frequently stays in character. He has been known to sit on the sidelines and feed lines to the cast in order to help maintain the mood and momentum of the scenes being shot. 

 

On a lighter side, once a film is completed, the silver screen's heavyweights certainly do know how to have fun! The phrase "that's a wrap" that  traditionally signals  the end of filming has sparked an industry tradition---the wrap party---when cast and crew celebrate together.

 

According to a behind the scenes source, Bruce Willis really knows how to help plan and enjoy wrap parties. On one occasion, sporting fedora, t-shirt and jeans, Willis enthusiastically manned the turntable, performing a fabulous stint as DJ . Revelers report his mixes kept the party on its feet until the wee hours.
Back Talk
We welcome our readers' thoughts, comments and opinions to our Tune and Watch forum. We look forward to getting yours. Simply contact Monica@moviesandmore.tv and let us know what's on your mind.

 

The Quiz - Answers
A. Marion Morrison
B. The Country Girl (1954).
C. Colin Farrell, Liam Neeson and Pierce Brosnan

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