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Did This Scare You Out of the Water For anyone who hasn't seen this film, Jaws is a 1975 thriller directed by Steven Spielberg, based on Peter Benchley's best-selling novel inspired by the Jersey Shore shark attacks of 1916. Jaws bears similarities to several literary and artistic works, most notably Moby-Dick by Herman Melville. The character of Quint strongly resembles Captain Ahab, the obsessed captain of the Pequod who devotes his life to hunting a sperm whale. Quint's monologue reveals his similar vendetta against sharks, and even his boat, the Orca, is named after the only natural enemy of sharks. A direct reference to these similarities may be found in the original screenplay, which introduced Quint by showing him watching the film version of Moby-Dick. His laughter throughout made people get up and leave the theater (Wesley Strick's screenplay for Cape Fear featured a similar scene). However, the scene from Moby-Dick could not be licensed from Gregory Peck, the owner of the rights. The final scenes of the film, in which the men chase the shark and try to harpoon it with flotation barrels, parallel the chase for Moby-Dick in the novel. We have this in our library and watch it usually once a month. There's something about this film that sticks in my memory, and no, I never went back into the water.
Tags: jaws  peter  bvenchley  steven  speilberg  films  1975 
Added: 28th September 2007
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Posted By: Sophia
Andy Kaufman Mighty Mouse theme You either loved him or hated him, but Andy Kaufman undeniably took comedy in different directions. Here is an amusing bit he did on Saturday Night Live.
Tags: Andy  Kaufman  Mighty  Mouse 
Added: 30th September 2007
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Posted By: Lava1964
Smog Control Officer on Whats My Line From February 13, 1955, Lou Fuller, the director of smog-control for Los Angeles County, stumps the What's My Line panel. (I'm sure glad that small problem was solved in 1955!) Look at how young guest panelist Louis Jourdan is!
Tags: Whats  My  Line  smog  control 
Added: 25th March 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Luther VanDross   A House is not a Home Live A clip from 1988, in which Luther VanDross sings "A House is not a Home" live. He, more or less, sings this song directly to Dionne Warrick, who, recorded it originally. With the exception of "Stop to Love" Live at Wembley, I think this is the best Luther VanDross performance ever.
Tags: luther  vandross  a  house  is  not  a  home 
Added: 7th October 2007
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Posted By: Guido
The Twilight Zone Movie Beginning My very favorite Serling creation from 1983 starring Dan Aykroyd, Albert Brooks, Vic Morrow, John Lithgow and Burgess Meredith as the Narrator. Directed by Joe Dante, John Landis, George Miller and Steven Spielberg.
Tags: dan  akroyd  albert  brooks  vic  morrow  john  lithgow  twilight  zone  movie 
Added: 15th October 2007
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Posted By: Babs64
Carrie What a Great Flic for Halloween The original 1976 trailer for the film, directed by Brian De Palma and starring Sissy Spacek. On my list of the best horror flics of all time, from the master of horror, Stephen King!
Tags: carrie  sissy  spacek  john  travolta  stephen  king  horror 
Added: 19th October 2007
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Posted By: Guido
Sunset Boulevard   1950 Trailer to "Sunset Boulevard" directed by Billy Wilder, starring William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Cecil B. DeMille & Buster Keaton. Joe Gillis, an unsuccessful screenplay writer, escapes the finance men who are trying to reclaim his car by driving into the garage of an old mansion on Sunset Boulevard. Assumed to be someone else, he is led by Max the butler to the mansion's owner, silent film star Norma Desmond. Wishing to make a comeback, she hires him to rewrite her "Salome" script, then falls in love with him. Joe moves into the mansion as a kept man. Secretly, Joe is collaborating with a pretty young screenplay editor, Betty Schaefer, on another idea. Though she is engaged to his best friend, Artie Green, an assistant director, Betty falls in love with Joe. When Betty finds out about Norma, she asks him to leave Norma for her, but Joe can't unsettle her life, too. He decides, instead, to leave Hollywood. As he is leaving, a crazed Norma tries to stop him. I adore William Holden, he's simply gorgeous.
Tags: sunset  boulevard  william  holden  gloria  swanson 
Added: 20th October 2007
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Posted By: Naomi
                BEETLEJUICE Made in 1988, and directed by Tim Burton, it starred Alec Baldwin, Michael Keaton, Geena Davis, Winona Ryder, Jeffrey Jones, Glenn Shadix and Catherine O'Hara. The title role was played with relish by Michael Keaton, who had the most fun with a male role since Jack Nicholson's devil in "The Witches of Eastwick.
Tags: beetlejuice  michael  keaton  geena  davis  alex  baldwin 
Added: 26th October 2007
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Posted By: Naomi
Featured Member- rickfmdj aka Rick DJ Ricky B from Chicago, Illinois. Rick has been a professional disc jockey for over 20 years. Rick’s career started as music director at his high school radio station and moved on through college radio as and radio engineer & on-air personality, obtaining a 4-hour air shift at a Chicago area radio station to becoming a member of the DJ Hot-Mix 12 in Chicago. From then Rick has opened & preformed at nightclubs, on radio and currently a Master of Ceremonies and Mobile Entertainer. Rick loves YRT and has told countless people of the site. Keep up the great job Steve!
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Added: 20th March 2009
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Posted By: Steve
Chicago Hard to Say Im Sorry 1982 The band began as a politically charged, sometimes experimental rock band and later moved to a softer sound, becoming famous for producing a number of hit ballads. They had a steady stream of hits throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Second only to the Beach Boys, Chicago, in terms of singles and albums, is one of the longest running and most successful U.S. pop/rock and roll groups. According to Billboard, Chicago was the leading U.S. singles charting group during the 1970s. In 1973 the group's manager, produced and directed Electra Glide in Blue, a movie about an Arizona motorcycle policeman. The movie starred Robert Blake, and featured Cetera, Kath, Loughnane, and Parazaider in supporting roles. The group also appeared prominently on the movie's soundtrack. 1978 was a tragic and transitional year for Chicago. The year began with an acrimonious split with long-time manager James William Guercio. Then, in late January, guitarist/singer/songwriter Terry Kath died of an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound (reportedly incurred while cleaning his gun), delivering a devastating blow to the band. Another version describes Kath's drunken last words to the band: "Don't worry, guys. It isn't even loaded. See?".
Tags: chicago  hard  to  say  im  sorry  petere  cetera  david  foster  music 
Added: 5th November 2007
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Posted By: Naomi

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