Sunday, December 31, 2006

"Saddam Hussein Hanging Uncensored from"

My taxes have killed another person in Iraq.

I think Westerners, especially those who support or ever supported the invasion of Iraq, should be encouraged to watch as many of the deaths as we can publish.

If you are from a country that supports or supported the War in Iraq, and you have not protested against the War in Iraq, and you have not spoken-out against the War in Iraq, then please enjoy this snippet of your history!


This video is titled: "Saddam Hussein Hanging Uncensored from"

Added January 1, 2007, 18:56:

Thanks to LiveLink

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Execution Solves Nothing

If a government is unable to negotiate punishment for crimes committed within its borders, then that government is unfit to govern.

If a military must administer terror upon a people to bring order within its borders, then that military cannot stop terrorism.

If a nation is unable to properly use, regulate and control the flow of its resources (medicine, energy, water, etc.), that nation is undeserving of access to resources.

If people are unable to bring criminals to justice without stooping to criminal barbarism, those people are unfit to administer justice.

Execution is immoral, and is not a proper punishment for any crime.

Execution solves nothing.

The use of the death penalty by the United States within its borders and across foreign borders makes the United States morally unfit for administering justice anywhere.

My nation is bankrput.

My nation has become a rogue state wrapped in a flag and an image of Christ.

They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security.

Friday, December 29, 2006

Death Comes In Threes?

"Death comes in threes," somebody once told me.

I believed them.

I was stoned and they made some point about three famous people dying that week. Then they explained that three famous people had died around the same date in the recent past. They sounded convincing. I didn't care.

Then I eventually heard someone else say it. "Death comes in threes!"

It's sort of an adage, I guess.

It's a remark we make to help ourselves feel more comfortable about death.

In actuality, there is some empirical evidence to prove that death does not come in threes. The fact is that more than three people die every two seconds!

According to the U.S. Census Bureau's World Vital Events Per Time Unit 2006, 1.8 people die every second, globally. A tad less than "death comes in threes."

That's 105 people per minute! Just a tad more than "death comes in threes."

So . . . death doesn't come in threes; but it is intriguing when more than one famous person dies during the attention span of an average Western person in an industrialized nation.

This holiday season, there were a number of deaths announced. Most notable were James Brown and Gerald Ford.

Others who died this festive holiday season?

Dennis Linde, who wrote "Burning Love," which was Elvis Presley's last hit record. Linde was 63 and succumbed to a rare lung disease.

Carlos Rivera, a/k/a Carl Blaze, a New York hip-hop DJ whose body was riddled with thirteen bullets. He was thirty years old.

Frank Stanton, the former president of CBS. He was 93 and left no immediate survivors. An innovator during the advent of television broadcast, Stanton shocked the media world by broadcasting CBS commercial-free for the four days following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

So, when that short list of five people (Hardest Working Man in Show Business, former US President, Songwriter, DJ, and television executive) is culled from the 423,092, we still do not get three; nor do we account for almost half-a-million additional dead people.

So, death does not come in threes.

I want to return to two of those deaths. The deaths of James Brown and Gerald Ford.

They really are the big names on the list. At least James Brown is a big name. Gerald Ford is a moderately big name. (It's possible that Frank Stanton, the previously mentioned former president of CBS had a bigger impact on the United States than Gerald Ford ever did.) But, for the sake of discussion, we will consider the Thirty-Eighth President of the United States a BIG NAME.

After all, it was Gerald Ford who pardoned Richard Nixon of all his crimes. Well, he pardoned him of the crimes he was accused of. Ford couldn't pardon him for the war crimes he committed, because he was never charged with those crimes. Actually, Ford's pardoning of Nixon was pre-emptive, if I recall correctly, because no law enforcement agency had yet unsealed any indictments against the former President before Ford issued the Presidential pardon. A pre-emptive tactic. Sort of like bombing a heavily-populated city in a country with whom you have just signed a peace treaty.

But, I digress!

I have a questions: Which death has had a greater impact on America, James Brown or Gerald Ford?

Follow-up question: Which man had a more important impact on America, James Brown or Gerald Ford?

Both spent time in the White House. Ford as the resident, Brown as a guest of President Ronald Reagan.

Both lives were dramatically impacted by drug abuse: James Brown was imprisoned for crimes committed while loaded on drugs and being in possession of drugs, and Ford is the most famous spouse of a drug addict (he is more famous than Kurt Cobain, I think).

Ford's widow is Betty Ford, the woman for whom the world's most famous drug rehabilitation program is named. "Going to Betty Ford" is one of those remarks that everyone understands. And everyone knows that you are not going to actually see the widow of the Thirty-Eighth President. In many ways, the late President's widow might be the most famous woman in the Western World. Is that part of Gerald Ford's legacy. Famous husband of a drug addict?

Certainly, nobody remembers him as the Representative from Michigan, where he served 1949 - 1973, when he replaced Spiro Agnew as Vice-President. That's a pretty impressively long career in the House! Ford was an important member of the Warren Commission, which was empowered by President Lyndon Johnson to cover-up the assassination of President John Kennedy. Ford performed admirably.

Upon becoming President and pardoning his predecessor, Ford also issued a conditional amnesty for Vietnam-era draft dodgers who had fled to Canada. This pardon laid the foundation for the unconditional amnesty that found the light of day during the Presidency of Jimmy Carter (with whom he was close friends) that followed.

This little nugget is lost in the current adulation of Ford; and it might be the only progressive idea put forth to a nation whose heart and soul were broken by a long immoral war, a staggering economy, the strife of social and racial change, and an insipid fear of Communism.

If Ford is to be remember in a positive light for anything. Let it be his institution of conditional amnesty for draft-dodgers.

Prior to his death, Ford discussed the current American President and the War in Iraq, with Bob Woodward of The Washington Post:

"Rumsfeld and Cheney and the president made a big mistake in justifying going into the war in Iraq. They put the emphasis on weapons of mass destruction," Ford said. "And now, I've never publicly said I thought they made a mistake, but I felt very strongly it was an error in how they should justify what they were going to do."

In a conversation that veered between the current realities of a war in the Middle East and the old complexities of the war in Vietnam whose bitter end he presided over as president, Ford took issue with the notion of the United States entering a conflict in service of the idea of spreading democracy.

"Well, I can understand the theory of wanting to free people," Ford said, referring to Bush's assertion that the United States has a "duty to free people." But the former president said he was skeptical "whether you can detach that from the obligation number one, of what's in our national interest." He added: "And I just don't think we should go hellfire damnation around the globe freeing people, unless it is directly related to our own national security."

It is important to note that Rumsfeld was Ford's Chief of Staff, and Cheyney was Runsfeld's assistant! Woodward agreed to hold publication of the interview until after Ford's death; still, I think it is important to note that even at the highest ranks of the Republican Party, the current Administration has had no support for the War in Iraq!

And CBS' coverage of Ford's death? While ABC and NBC interrupted programming with special reports, CBS opted for a ticker crawl along the bottom of the screen. Wouldn't want to interrupt a Letterman re-run! So, forty years earlier, this network suspended four days of commercial revenue to cover the death of a president, but in 2006 they couldn't be bothered to interrupt a re-run! Times change!

And James Brown? Huge! James Brown was one of the most famous performers of all time. He released all of his 100+ LPs directly into the Hot 100!

I wrote about the James Brown of my youth earlier in the week, and my friend Adam pointed out that the concert I discussed is the opening discussion of the book Common Ground, by J. Anthony Lukas. Brown's concert is credited with preventing citywide rioting during that tension-filled time of American urban race wars. I did not know that the concert held historical significance for others . . . I just thought I was really lucky to have seen it!

James Brown touched the lives of many people. I think he touched more people than Gerald Ford could have.

"Papa's Got A Brand New Bag," "Super Bad," "I Got The Feeling," "I Got You (I Feel Good)" and scores of other songs are incessantly sampled and played everywhere around the world. Everywhere. I would hazard the estimate that James Brown songs are known by
over a billion people, and I would also hazard the guess that there are not a billion people that know about Ford (unless you then count him in the context of his wife's life story, which I will not).

We have seen James Brown in a suit and a pompadour on the silver screen and in underwear and stringy greasy hair on a mug shot. His entire life has been lived in our view.

I recall his performance with The Famous Flames in Ski Party, a ski lodge movie a la beach movie, that also featured Lesley Gore. Hilariously out of place, Brown was (as always) the consummate professional and showman.

James Brown has been everywhere! His entry at is rather lengthy and impressive.

James Brown influenced everybody.


If the question is: whose death has the greatest impact on the world, Gerald Ford's or James Brown's? The answer is "James Brown's!"

(The following was added at 7:39 AM)

I forgot to mention that a colleague left our office in Midtown Manhattan at 11:30 A.M., yesterday, made it to the Apollo Theater, in Harlem by twelve Noon, and was through the line to pay her respects to James Brown by 3:30 P.M. She was back in the office by four! I was more than just a little bit envious of her outing.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Genius Of Love, Tom Tom Club

Thinking about James Brown's death, I can't get "Genius Of Love" out of my mind.

Genius Of Love, Tom Tom Club

What you gonna do when you get out of jail?
I'm gonna have some fun
What do you consider fun?
Fun, natural fun

I'm in heaven
With my boyfriend, my laughing boyfriend
There's no beginning and there is no end
Time isn't present in that dimention
He'll take my arm
When we're walkin', rolling and rocking
It's one time I'm glad I'm not a man
Feels like I'm dreaming, but I'm not sleeping

I'm in heaven
With the maven of funk mutation
Clinton's musicians such as Bootsy Collins
Raise expectations to a new intention
No one can sing
Quite like Smokey, Smokey Robinson
Wailin' and shakin' to Bob Marley
Reggae's expanding with Sly and Robbie

All the weekend
Boyfriend was missing
I surely miss him
The way he'd hold me in his warm arms
We went insane when we took cocaine.

Stepping in a rhythm to a Kurtis Blow
Who needs to think when your feet just go
With a hipitihi and a hipitiho
Who needs to think when your feet just go
Bohannon Bohannon Bohannon Bohannon
Who needs to think when your feet just go
Bohannon Bohannon Bohannon Bohannon
James Brown, James Brown
James Brown, James Brown

If you see him
Please remind him, unhappy boyfriend
Well he's the genius of love
He's got a greater depth of feeling
Well he's the genius of love
He's so deep.

Boom Goes The Dynamite!

The worst sports guy in the history of the world?

This guy is probably no worse than any other freshman sports guy in College television, but his pedestrian skills have become the focus of the world with over 35,000,000 views of his broadcast.

I'll bet more people have watched this clip than will watch any of the events surrounding President Gerald Ford's funeral. "Boom Goes The Dynamite" has certainly been viewed by more people than care about the death of President Ford.

YouTube makes distribution of videos painfully easy. If I knew how to make my own videos or owned video equipment, I would participate. Alas, I lack the camera.

Job Offer

Reaching the end of a job interview, the human resources person asked a young engineer fresh out of MIT what kind of a salary he was looking for.

"In the neighborhood of $200,000 a year, depending on the benefits package."

"We would offer you that salary plus 5-weeks vacation, 14 paid holidays, full medical and dental, company matching retirement fund up to 50% of your base salary, an annual bonus, and a company car."

"Wow! Are you kidding?"

"Yeah, but you started it."

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

The Washington Post's Style Invitational

The Washington Post's annual neologism contest has its winners!

Readers are asked to supply alternate meanings for common words.

1. Coffee (n.), the person upon whom one coughs.

2. Flabbergasted (adj.), appalled over how much weight you have gained.

3. Abdicate (v.), to give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.

4. Esplanade (v.), to attempt an explanation while drunk.

5. Willy-nilly (adj.), impotent.

6. Negligent (adj.), describes a condition in which you absentmindedly answer the door in your nightgown.

7. Lymph (v.), to walk with a lisp.

8. Gargoyle (n.), olive-flavored mouthwash.

9. Flatulence (n.) emergency vehicle that picks you up after you are run over by a steamroller.

10. Balderdash (n.), a rapidly receding hairline.

11. Testicle (n.), a humorous question on an exam.

12. Rectitude (n.), the formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists.

13. Pokemon (n), a Rastafarian proctologist.

14. Oyster (n.), a person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddishisms.

15. Frisbeetarianism (n.), (back by popular demand): The belief that, when you die, your Soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there.

16. Circumvent (n.), an opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by Jewish men.

The Invitational also asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition. Here are this year's winners:

1. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.

2. Foreploy (v): Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid.

3. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period.

4. Giraffiti (n): Vandalism spray-painted very,very high.

5. Sarchasm (n): The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

6. Inoculatte (v): To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

7. Hipatitis (n): Terminal coolness.

8. Osteopornosis (n): A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)

9. Karmageddon (n): its like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a serious bummer.

10 Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.

11. Glibido (v): All talk and no action.

12. Dopeler effect (n): The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

13. Arachnoleptic fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.

14. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

15. Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a grub in the fruit you're eating.

And the pick of the literature:

16. Ignoranus (n): A person who's both stupid and an anus.

Thanks to Henry for sending this along!

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

The Godfather Of Soul, Dead at 73

It seems like just yesterday, that Summer night in 1967 when James Brown appeared live in Boston, simulcast on the local PBS station.

I loved the songs. I loved his theatrics. As the show was wrapping-up, fans in the front attempted to get up onto the stage to get down with him. He shouted indecipherable lyrics over a driving orchestra.

The policemen guarding the stage were beside themselves. Young and old, dressed in their buttoned-up blues of the day, with their caps stolidly in place, all white, all panicky. A few tried to stop the revellers from climbing onto the stage by holding their riot batons with both hands horizontally across their bodies, attempting to shove enthusiasm back into the bodies of the young men who would not be stopped from joining James Brown on stage.

Even the Godfather of Soul seemed a bit nervous about the surge, but he handled the situation with aplomb. He got some of the kids to dance, he got some to leave the stage, and he went on singing. The band went on playing 'ba-da-da-da-da-da-da-dum-dah-dum'. He was shouting really. There weren't any lyrics anymore. "Hey!" "Waaaaaaaaaaaaaah!" "Hey!" "Wooooooah!"

In spite of the tension, the throng calmed back to a dull roar and the band continued 'ba-da-da-da-da-da-da-dum-dah-dum'.

I don't remember the specific songs, but we've all heard them again and again.

At the end of the show (or long after the show was supposed to have ended), James Brown was still strutting. No longer singing, but sort of humming and grunting. He was seemingly in a trance that would not allow his feet to stop sliding, or his hips to stop shaking. His torso shimmied. He shimmied. The audience shimmied. Boston Arena shimmied. The television shimmied. The whole world shimmied.

An assistant came out to escort the singer off the stage. He wrapped a cape around the singer's shoulders. The band continued 'ba-da-da-da-da-da-da-dum-dah-dum'


I don't think anyone witnessing the sight had ever seen or heard anything like it.

'Ba-da-da-da-da-da-da-dum-dah-dum'. "Hey!"

'Ba-da-da-da-da-da-da-dum-dah-dum'! "Yeah!"

This from Deathwatch Central:

Godfather of Soul' James Brown dies

By Matthew Bigg

James Brown, the "Godfather of Soul" whose frenetic singing style and bold rhythms brought funk into the mainstream and influenced a new generation of black music, died on Monday at age 73, his manager said.

Brown died at 1:45 a.m. (0645 GMT) at Emory Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta after being admitted on Saturday for treatment of severe pneumonia, his manager, Frank Copsidas, said. Charles Bobbit, Brown's longtime friend and personal manager, was at his side, he said.

One of America's great showmen, Brown's innovative rhythms and soul-rending vocals defined funk and made him a revered figure among rap and hip hop artists who used his beats extensively as the backdrop to their own songs.

Brown emerged from a boyhood of extreme poverty and petty crime to become one of the biggest record-sellers in rhythm and blues and later achieved crossover success. His gospel-style voice backed by staccato horns brought a distinctive funky and frenetic sound to black and later white audiences.

He could never quite escape his troubled roots. By 1988 Brown, who had begun his music career in jail as a juvenile offender, was back behind bars, sentenced to six years for drug, weapons and vehicular charges after a high-speed car chase through Georgia and South Carolina which ended with police shooting out the tires of his truck. He left prison in 1991.

He was chosen to be a member of President Reagan's Council Against Drugs but was arrested several times in the mid-1980s and 90s and charged with drug and weapons possession.

"Soul is all the hard knocks, all the punishment the black man has had . . . all the unfulfilled dreams that must come true," he once said.


He had more than 119 charting singles and recorded over 50 albums, was inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame and received a lifetime achievement award from the Grammys in 1992. Big hits included "Please, Please, Please," "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag," "I Got You (I Feel Good)" "Get Up (I feel like being a Sex Machine)" and "It's a Man's World."

The singer, also known as "Mr. Dynamite," combined his music with a theatrical delivery, typically changing suits a dozen times during a show as he danced himself into a frenzy. He once said he aimed to wear out his audience and "give people more than what they came for -- make them tired."

"Feeling and flamboyance fused into calculated spontaneity," one critic wrote of a Brown performance, adding he danced like a dervish and sang with "an astounding range of primitive emotional sounds -- grunts, groans, screeches, screams, wails. . ."

Brown's hit "Say it Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud)" became a civil rights anthem during the turbulent 1960s and he performed the song at Richard Nixon's inaugural in 1969 -- an act that temporarily hurt his popularity among young blacks.

Brown also built a successful business empire, including a string of radio stations and his own production company, and owned a fleet of expensive cars and his own plane.

He even played the role of a manic preacher in the hit 1980 movie "The Blues Brothers."

Every record he made during 1960-77 reached the top 100.

His 1985 monster hit "Living in America," which was featured in the movie "Rocky IV," brought him a whole new generation of fans and his first Grammy.

He also developed a trademark routine in which he would keep coming back on stage after a show and sing a few lines of "Please, Please, Please" with the sweat pouring from his bare-chested body.

His stage crew would throw a cape over his back and he would leave, only to reappear seconds later on his knees, moaning the song into the microphone. The routine would sometimes go on for 30-40 minutes and send his fans delirious.

(Additional reporting by Steve James)

Many thanks to Deathwatch Central for posting this obituary

Read the BBC article.

Reuters has an article.

A sad day.

May he rest in peace.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

Released as a song to protest the Vietnam War, "Happy Xmas" remains as vital today as it's singer and his legacy. War is over, if you want it:

End the war!


Happy Xmas (War Is Over) is a song that was written by John Lennon with partial help from Yoko Ono. It was recorded at the Record Plant in New York City in late October of 1971, with the help of producer Phil Spector. It features soaring, heavily echoed vocals, and a sing-along chorus. The children singing in the background were from the Harlem Community Choir and are credited on the song's single. . . . (more)


Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Man of the House

A newlywed husband had just finished reading a new book, "You Can Be The Man Of Your House," and it filled him with the confidence that he could institute some changes.

Into the kitchen he strode and walked directly up to his wife. Pointing a finger in her face, he pronounced:

"From now on, you need to understand that I am the man of this house, and my word is law!

"You will prepare me a gourmet meal tonight, and when I'm finished eating my meal, you will serve me a sumptuous dessert. Then, after dinner, you are going to go upstairs with me, and we will have the sex that I want to have.

"After that, you are going to draw me a bath so I can relax. You will wash my back and towel me dry and bring me my robe. Then you will massage my feet and hands. Then after that's done, guess who's going to dress me and comb my hair?"

His wife calmly replied, "The funeral director would be my guess."

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Time Magazine Really Is Tripe!

I am no fan of the Time-Warner empire. I cannot think of one product they sell that is worth even a fraction of its cost.

Historical significance is placed on Time Magazine's "Man of the Year" edition, when they often focus on the person/people (or in recent decades, phenomena) that have had a major impact on the citizenry of the world in the previous year.

With the advent of the Internet, marketing directly to our tastes and desires has become as easy as pie. Issue a non-scientific poll and respond to people's basest whim: their need to be sated now. (Unless the non-scientific results conflict with the company's markting plan.)

In an online poll I mentioned previously, Time asked us to consider a number of people, the US President, the YouTube guys, Al Gore, Condoleeza Rice, Kim Jong Il, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Nancy Pelosi, and Hugo Chavez.

I voted. Did you?

The hands-down winner was Hugo Chavez with 35% of the vote.

Considering his impact on the people of the Western Hemisphere, all of which has been a hugely positive impact (even if you disagree with him), it makes sense that we would vote for him.

Chavez has taken every thing good about business and government and is blending a hybrid government where oil profits fund societal needs, and there is plenty of profiteering left over for the rich.

America fundamentalists hate him for it.

His beneficence, which resembles that of all successful leaders of the New World (Western Hemisphere) in all of history, is so American that it out-Americans the United States!

The government programs instituted in the United States in the mid-20th century are the model being used by Chavez to raise his nation out of the wilderness and into the vanguard. His ideas are very much like those of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, Jack Kennedy, and others during their tenures as world leaders.

Those American presidents are now laughed-at as relics of a simpler time, whose ideas of social engineering failed. In reality, their societal models were the most successful in the history of mankind. The deconstruction (destruction?) of America by every president since Carter has left us decades behind in innovation, education, and health care. The fundamentalist notions that the government is bad and business is good was proven wrong between 1910 and 1929, and our second-wave of it over the past 26 years only further illuminates the failures and destructiveness of unbridled capitalism and the need and success of regulation. The marriage of American government and American industry through the mid-20th Century was the envy of the world, and made us the most powerful and important nation in the world. Boy, I miss being the most powerful and important nation in the world.

American business and American society both flourished under New Deal regulation, and our slow but steady move away from those important laws have left us with nothing much to brag about. In fact, we lag behind the rest of the first world, and some of the developing world, in important areas like eduction and health care.

Hugo Chavez' nation continues to climb the ladder of world leadership and innovation.

But, as usual . . . I digress . . .

Time Magazine unveiled their "Person of the Year" award this week, and the winner is me. And you. And you. And you. They couldn't come up with one individual who was deserving of the honor, so they gave it to everyone.

I believe they could not stand to give it to Chavez, because of his pro-societal leanings (which translates to being anti-Time-Life). Time Magazine knows we are stupid and we will think it's wonderful that they gave their honor to the regular Joe: me and you, and we will forget all abut Hugo Chavez for a moment


Hugo Chavez is the most important person of 2006, and no increase in the number of bloggers will take that away from him.

You -- Yes, You -- Are TIME's Person of the Year

What a load of tripe!

Monday, December 18, 2006

The Movies I'd Watch Again (and Again)

Are these the best movies ever made?

Of course our favorites change from decade to decade and year to year or month to month, week to week . . . day to day . . . minute to minute . . .

Here is my list for today!

Please send me one!

The Top Ten (in order)
A Touch Of Evil- Orson Welles, Janet Leigh, Marlene Dietrich
Freaks- Tod Browning
Auntie Mame- Rosalind Russell, Forrest Tucker
Casablanca- Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman
Days Of Wine And Roses- Jack Lemmon, Lee Remick
How To Marry A Millionaire- Lauren Bacall, Marilyn Monroe
Hairspray- Divine, John Waters
Lawrence Of Arabia- Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness
Airplane!- Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves
Salo- Pier Paolo Passolini, Paolo Bonacelli

The Other Ninety-Odd (alphabetically)
One Million Years B.C.- Raquel Welch
The 39 Steps- Robert Donat, Alfred Hitchock
84 Charing Cross Road- Anthony Hopkins, Anne Bancroft
A Hard Days Night- The Beatles
Absolute Beginners- Patsy Kensit, David Bowie
The African Queen- Humphrey Bogart, Katherine Hepburn
Amistad- Anthony Hopkins, Morgan Freeman
Animal House- John Belushi
Anna Karenina- Greta Garbo, Frederic March
The Apartment- Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine
Being John Malkovich- John Cusack, Cameron Diaz
Being There- Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine
Benny & Joon- Johnny Depp
The Birdcage- Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane
The Blues Brothers- John Belushi
Bonnie And Clyde- Faye Dunaway, Warren Beatty
Brewster's Millions- Richard Pryor, John Candy
Bridge On The River Kwai- Alec Guinness, William Holden
Cactus Flower- Walter Matthau, Goldie Hawn
Car Wash- Richard Pryor, George Carlin
Fellini's Casanova - Donald Sutherland
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof- Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman
Chinatown- Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway
Coal Miner's Daughter- Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones
Cry Baby- Johnny Depp, John Waters
Dead Man Walking- Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn
Dial M For Murder- Grace Kelley, Ray Milland
Die Hard With A Vengence- Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson
Bob Dylan - Don't Look Back- D.A. Pennebaker
Dr. Strangelove- Peter Sellers, Slim Pickens
Female Trouble- Divine, John Waters
Fight Club- Edward Norton, Brad Pitt
For Whom The Bell Tolls- Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman
Freejack- Emilio Estaves, Anthony Hopkins, Mick Jagger
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes- Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell
Giant- Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean
Godfather II- Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Robert De Niro
Goldfinger- Sean Connery
Good Morning, Vietnam- Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker
The Gospel According To St. Matthew- Passolini
Insignificance- Theresa Russell, Tony Curtis
Joan of Arc- Ingrid Bergman
Kafka- Jeremy Irons, Theresa Russell
Kansas City Bomber- Raquel Welch
Key Largo- Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall
The Lion In Winter- Peter O'Toole, Katherine Hepburn
The Longest Day- Richard Burton, Sean Connery, John Wayne, Robert Mitchum
The Lost Weekend- Ray Milland, Jane Wyman
LOTR: I. The Fellowship of The Ring
LOTR: II. The Two Towers
LOTR: III. The Return of the King
Meet Joe Black- Anthony Hopkins, Brad Pitt
The Miracle Worker- Anne Bancroft, Patty Duke
Missing- Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek
Monty Python & The Search For The Holy Grail- Monty Python
Ninotchka- Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas
North By Northwest- Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint
O Brother, Where Art Thou?- George Clooney, John Turturro
Of Mice And Men- John Malkovich
The Passenger- Jack Nicholson, Maria Schneider
The People v. Larry Flint- Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love, Edward Norton
Performance- Mick Jagger, James Fox
Pink Flamingos- Divine, John Waters
Planet Of The Apes- Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowell
Pulp Fiction- John Travolta, Uma Thurman
Ray- Jamie Foxx
Rear Window- James Stewart, Grace Kelly
Rebel Without A Cause- James Dean, Sal Mineo, Natalie Wood
Repulsion- Catherine Deneuve
Reservoir Dogs- Harvey Keitel, Quentin Tarrantino
Reversal Of Fortune- Jeremy Irons, Glenn Close
Rio Bravo- John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson
Rocky Horror Picture Show- Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon
Rosemary's Baby- Mia Farrow
Satyricon- Fellini
Schindler's List- Steven Spielberg
Scrooged- Bill Murray, Karen Allen, David Johansen
Serial Mom- Kathleen Turner, Sam Waterston, Patty Hearst
Shawshank Redemption- Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman
Silence Of The Lambs- Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster
Some Like It Hot- Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe
South Park: Bigger Longer Uncut
Suddenly, Last Summer- Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift, Katherine Hepburn
Taxi Driver- Robert Deniro, Jodie Foster
There's Something About Mary- Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon
To Have And Have Not- Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart
Two Mules For Sister Sara- Clint Eastwood, Shirley MacLaine
Un Chien Andalou- Luis Bunuel, Salvador Dali
The Usual Suspects- Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne
Vertigo- James Stewart, Kim Novak
Walkabout- Nicolas Roeg
West Side Story- Natalie Wood
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?- Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton
Young Frankenstein- Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle
Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture- D.A. Pennebaker, David Bowie
Zoolander- Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson