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Vic Morrow, Glenn Ford and Sidney Poitier in Blackboard Jungle, 1955๐Ÿ’•
I share this for two reasons. One, is that I saw this movie for the first time yesterday and I cannot explain to you how much it got me. It was so shocking. A little exaggerated, I felt, but shocking that teachers can actually undergo such torment from children. You hear stories all the time of mass shootings at schools, stabbings of teachers in front of classmates and harassment, but you don't realise the extent of it all until you watch or hear something based on these true events. It's so worth the watch, though.
Also, whilst doing research into the film ready to post after it, I looked into the lives of some of the lesser-known stars that weren't Glenn Ford, Anne Francis or Sidney Poitier. Vic Morrow's performance really stood out amongst Sidney's, I felt, but I'd never heard of him until yesterday, and after reading about his death on the set of Twilight Zone: The Movie, I couldn't stop thinking about it. To have witnessed such a freak accident, I can't even imagine the pure shock of seeing it. So, if you wish to continue, here is an overview.
โ€ผ๏ธGRAPHIC/UPSETTING DETAIL AND STRONG LANGUAGE AHEADโ€ผ๏ธ
53-year-old Morrow was filming one of his final scenes on the morning of July 23rd, 1982 (the scene was set in Vietnam and Morrow's character was to carry two Vietnamese children across a river whilst being pursued by US soldiers in a helicopter). He felt uneasy beforehand - years ago, he had a premonition that he would die in a helicopter crash - but was reassured and went on to film. Director John Landis had a tendency to be dictatorial on set and shouted 'Lower! Lower!' to one of the above helicopters on set. Pyrotechnics (from a hut which was supposed to explode in a fireball) were also being used, which then engulfed the helicopter and forced pilot Dorcey Wingo (a Vietnam war veteran) into the nearby river where Morrow was trying to carry the two children, 6-year-old Renee Chen and 7-year-old Myca Dihn Le. Morrow never got to say his character's line "I'll keep you safe, kids, I promise. Nothing will hurt you, I swear to God" before the right side of the helicopter came down.

Staying at the villa #LucilleBall and #DesiArnaz used to stay in, here in #PalmSprings. Little Desi Arnaz took his first steps here on the porch. #VicMorrow stayed here and loved swimming in the pool. Still on vacation! ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ‘

She looks a lot like her father, Vic Morrow ๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ’œ #jenniferjasonleigh #actress #vicmorrow #80s

Well the pop up Tape Freaks screening tonight was a ton of fun but also stressful with all the crazy stuff to deal with. But it wouldn't have been possible without all the amazing people who jumped in and helped out. Plus a great turn out! Thank you everyone you guys kick ass!! Oh and here's the shirt I made for tonight. #jawsripoff #thelastshark #aquatichorror #tapefreaks #vicmorrow

Just when you thought it was safe to get back in the water...next week we tackle Last Shark aka Great White aka a direct rip off of Jaws that was only shown for a week in the states before being shut down by a successful lawsuit from Universal pictures. You can find it on YouTube and it's worth a watch. Have you seen this gem of plagiarism? #werewolfambulance #lastshark #greatwhite #vicmorrow #jaws

Remembering Vic Morrow on his birthday. #vicmorrow #gonetoosoon #charliesangels #jaclynsmith #tanyaroberts

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Twighlight Zone-The Movie. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
The intro with Albert Brooks & Dan Aykroyd is Iconic for me.

Best monster was, the gremlin looking alien or creature fucking up the airplane wing....& John Lithgow losing his shit.
"Nightmare at 20,000 Feet"

#80s #twighlightzone #themovie #stories #sciencefiction #fantasyhorror #horror #stevenspielberg #twilightzonethemovie #danaykroyd #albertbrooks #johnlithgow #scatmancrothers #vicmorrow #kathleenquinlan #movies #classics #best #fave #moviebuff

My motherโ€™s side is Scottish. My grandmother actually came directly from Scotland as a young child. She was just a little sawed off sucker. My motherโ€™s dad was also from that area. He lived as a gypsy. They travelled all over this country and he was always trying to sell something to somebody. They got divorced. After her second divorce, my grandmother moved to California. She was the housekeeper for Vic Morrow the actor from the TV show, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. - Matt

DIRTY MARY AND CRAZY LARRY
Down on their luck and out of cash, high-speed racer Larry (Peter Fonda) and his repairman (Adam Roarke) plan to hold up a supermarket that's fat with a fresh payroll. Larry hopes to score enough to buy his ideal car, and then join the professional league. At the last minute, their heist is complicated by the addition of Larry's on-off girlfriend (Susan George), who's all jazzed up for the burglary. Larry's racing skills will be pushed to the limit in this chase-packed action thriller.
๐ŸŽฅhappy birthday to Susan George โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–
#dirtymarycrazylarry #susangeorge #peterfonda #vicmorrow #adamroarke #nascar #supermarketheist #chevroletimpala #dodgecharger #rt440 #picplaypost #instominimovie

Bam Bing bam!!! Been saying this for years, that I need to get this film on Blu-ray. This film is one of my all time favorites. #whenbigbudgetsgowell #thetwilightzonemovie #ilovethe80s #vicmorrow #johnlithgow #stephenspielberg #joedante #cinema #johnlandis #film #scifi #scifiart #

Staying at the villa #LucilleBall and #DesiArnaz used to stay in, here in #PalmSprings. Little Desi Arnaz took his first steps here on the porch. #VicMorrow stayed here and loved swimming in the pool. Still on vacation! ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ‘

Well the pop up Tape Freaks screening tonight was a ton of fun but also stressful with all the crazy stuff to deal with. But it wouldn't have been possible without all the amazing people who jumped in and helped out. Plus a great turn out! Thank you everyone you guys kick ass!! Oh and here's the shirt I made for tonight. #jawsripoff #thelastshark #aquatichorror #tapefreaks #vicmorrow

Newspaper ad for the rare, limited US theatrical release of Enzo Castellari's Great White (aka: The Last Shark), 1981
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#horror #creepy #scary #death #dead #preservedspecimen #cultofweird #horrormovie #horrorfilm #horrorjunkie #horroraddict #terror #greatwhite #thelastshark #italianjawsripoff #jamesfranciscus #vicmorrow

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