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“you still wanna show me your cucumber?” #vernabloom as mrs. marion wormer in #animalhouse #zine

Hey universe. Let’s get my favorite Martin Scorsese Picture out on blu-ray, okay? What do I need to do, Papier-mâché myself?
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#griffindunne
#terigarr
#rosannaarquette
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HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER (1973)
Director Clint Eastwood’s film opens on an empty desert rippling with heat. A lone horseman seemingly materializes from nothing as composer #DeeBarton’s eerie & haunting #filmscore hints at something supernatural.
By the time the ‘70s rolled around the story of the cowboy stranger showing up to save the helpless innocents from violent brutes had been well trod. However, what if the townsfolk weren’t good people at all? What if they deserved a nasty comeuppance? This is the scenario that follows Eastwood’s unnamed Drifter into the small mining town of Lago.
In a wonderful opening sequence the Drifter slowly rides into town (the only sound being the horse’s hooves on the dirt street) as everyone distrustfully watches his solemn entrance. Of course, all the stranger seemingly wants is a cold beer and “peaceful hour to drink it in.” But by the end of this opening act three foolish gunfighters are dead and the jittery townsfolk are left defenseless against some vicious outlaws on their way for revenge. They hire the drifter to help them by giving him anything he wants and he takes full advantage of their cowardice.
#HighPlainsDrifter deconstructs a lot of western tropes. The “hero” with no empathy, selfish townsfolk undeserving of help, “bad guys” with a legitimate reason for their rage, the weak abandoned by their hired savior & a climactic showdown that plays more like a horror film. Is the Drifter a supernatural “Angel of Death?” Or an avenging relative or friend? The movie never explicitly answers.
Eastwood, having learned much from his directors #SergioLeone & #DonSiegel, brings a dark cynicism (with a slight tinge of hope) to HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER that permeates the entire story, look & production design. Even the “good” characters, of which there are few, have their demons. While I love the traditional western film of heroes & villains … this cynical little film rings far more true to me.
Written by #ErnestTidyman and featuring a range of wonderful actors of the era including #MitchellRyan, #GeoffreyLewis, #AnthonyJames & #VernaBloom.
A perfect #doublefeature when paired with PALE RIDER (1985). Happy 88th Birthday #ClintEastwood!

Caught MEDIUM COOL last night at @anthologyfilmarchives with my man #FrontRowJohn .. my first time and his first time since seeing it as a teenager on TV around 1971. Both powerfully unsettling and inspiring, this 50 year old film seems insanely pertinent today in a way it probably wouldn't have in the '90s. Going to chew on this masterpiece for a while. 🎥📽🎞 #35mm #mediumcool #1969 #1968 #policebrutality #anthologyfilmarchives #journalism #reporting #youarethere #repertory #repertoryfilm #cinemaverite #cinemaverité #vernabloom #robertforster #haskellwexler #chicago #artfilm #cinefile #cineaste #supportCinema #chicagodemocraticconvention #cameraman #reporter #media

After Hours - 1986
Paul Hackett: "I'm having a really - really bad night." #afterhours #martinscorsese #scorsese #1986 #griffindunne #rosannaarquette #vernabloom #tommychong #cinema #trailer #films #movies #movie #hollywood

During filming, John Belushi would often go to local nightclubs to check out the various bands. He was fascinated by a musician named Curtis Salgado. Salgado's sunglasses, harp playing and love of the blues inspired Belushi to form The Blues Brothers with fellow Saturday Night Live cast mate Dan Aykroyd◆The movie concludes by describing each character's fate. Neidermeyer (Mark Metcalf) was "killed in Vietnam by his own troops." In director John Landis' segment in Twilight Zone: The Movie, some soldiers are overheard expressing regret for killing Lt. Neidermeyer◆This was the film debut of Kevin Bacon and Karen Allen◆The hole in the wall with the guitar is the only physical damage to the house the filmmakers made during the entire shoot. Instead of repairing it, the fraternity placed a frame around the hole with an engraved brass tag around the hole commemorating it◆The toga party band's real name is Carl Holmes and The Commanders. DeWayne Jessie's performance as "Otis Day" was so successful that he legally changed his name to Otis Day and subsequently toured and recorded with 'Otis Day and the Knights◆Verna Bloom said that her scene with Dean Wormer, where she is drunk and he is on the phone with the Mayor was improvised◆John Belushi's wife Judy was in several toga party scenes
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This Animal House t-shirt features the Babs Jansen quote, "That Boy Is A P-I-G, Pig!". In one hilarious scene in Animal House, Bluto sat down lunch at the Faber College cafeteria with other students. Bluto's tray was stacked with food. Bluto took a bite of a sandwich then started squeezing Jell-O in his mouth. A disgusted Babs Jansen delivered the quote that appears on this t-shirt!

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The intro of the film is a reference to Revelation 6:8 about death riding a pale horse● Composer, Dee Barton provided the eerie film score●Eastwood wrote to John Wayne, suggesting that they make a western together. Wayne sent back an angry letter in reply, in which he denounced this film for its violence and revisionist portrayal of the Old West. Eastwood did not bother to answer his criticisms, and consequently they did not work together●A revisionist western is a sub-genre of the Western that shows a more realistic and uglier side of the old west. This film was one of the first Westerns that took a revisionist stance as opposed to the traditional ones of the genre◆During an interview on Inside the Actors Studio, Eastwood commented that earlier versions of the script made The Stranger the dead marshal's brother. He favoured a less explicit and more supernatural interpretation
#HighPlainsDrifter #ClintEastwood #Eastwood #VernaBloom #MariannaHill #BillyCurtis #GeoffreyLewis #DeeBarton #BruceSurtees #Western #Westerns #WesternMovie #WesternMovies #WesternFilm #WesternFilms #WesternGenre #Cinephile #MovieBuff #PeriodPiece #CostumeDrama #PeriodDrama #FilmBuff #MovieGeek
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High Plains Drifter • 1973
#ClintEastwood #VernaBloom #MariannaHill #GeoffreyLewis #BillyCurtis #MitchellRyan #JackGing #StefanGierasch #TedHartley #JohnHillerman #PaulBrinegar #AnthonyJames #JohnQuade #WalterBarnes #RichardBull #RobertDonner #ScottWalker #ClintEastwood @hbo
🎥In this Western, a drifter with no name wanders into a small town, where his gun-slinging abilities are in high demand. When the drifter rides into Lago, he is met with incredulity and disapproval by the townspeople. But once he shows his skills with a pistol, the locals realize he may be able to help them fend off a band of criminals who have been terrorizing the town. He agrees to help the townspeople, but does so with his own secret agenda.

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