Director: Joshua Logan
Writers: Alan J. Lerner (based on the play "Camelot" book by), T.H. White (novel "The Once and Future King")
Stars: Richard Harris, Vanessa Redgrave, Franco Nero
The story of the marriage of England's King Arthur to Guinevere. The plot of illegitimate Mordred to gain the throne and Guinevere's growing attachment to Sir Lancelot, threaten to topple Arthur and destroy his "round table" of knights.
In later years, Richard Harris bought the rights to the stage version of "Camelot" for $1 million, revamped the musical, and took it on tour. It made him a very rich man.
David Hemmings (Mordred)didn't sing at all in the movie, despite being the only trained singer in the cast.
At one point, while filming on a Warner Brothers soundstage, Richard Harris and producer Jack L. Warner were at odds over how to do a scene. Warner took Harris out onto the studio lot, and showed him the famous water tower with the Warner Brothers logo on it. "What does that tower say, Richard?" asked Warner. Harris replied "It says 'Warner Brothers." "Right," said Warner. "Now when it says 'Harris Brothers', *then* we'll do it *your* way."
During one rocky period in the film's production, David Hemmings came to collect Richard Harris from his house in the Hollywood Hills. When he arrived, he found Harris on a balcony above the swimming pool. "I'm going to jump", Harris announced. "You can't do that", Hemmings protested. "There's no water in the pool". Harris replied, "I don't give a fuck. I fucking hate Warner Brothers and fucking Hollywood, the people here are all fucking arseholes". Hemmings climbed out on to the balcony. "Are you sure you really want to do this?" Harris' face fell, and he said "No, I don't. Let's have a drink." Harris and Hemmings became life-long friends.
Director: Robert Benton
Writers: David Newman, Robert Benton
Stars: Jeff Bridges, Barry Brown, Jim Davis
A God-fearing Ohio boy dodging the Civil War draft arrives in St. Joseph, MO where he joins up with a hardscrabble group of like runaways heading west.
The classic rock band Bad Company named itself after this film. When Paul Rodgers (ex-Free) formed a band with Mick Ralphs (ex Mott the Hoople) in 1973, the first public warm up gigs were in Germany. Just prior to the gig they saw the film. When asked what the band was called, they remembered the poster, and adopted the name.
According to Jeff Bridges the gunfight in the forest had to be completely re shot after the film was ruined in the lab.
Twenty-six years after this movie was released, Jeff Bridges (Jake Rumsey) and David Huddleston (Big Joe) appeared together again as The Dude and Big Lebowski.
In 1976 Jeff Bridges and Ed Lauter would reunite in Dino De Laurentiis' film KING KONG.
Director: Sidney Lumet
Writers: Barry Reed (based on the novel by), David Mamet (screenplay)
Stars: Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling, Jack Warden, James Mason
An outcast, alcoholic Boston lawyer sees the chance to salvage his career and self-respect by taking a medical malpractice case to trial rather than settling.
Frank uses eye drops to hide the redness in his eyes caused by alcoholism. According to the DVD commentary by Sidney Lumet, this was Paul Newman's own idea.
Among the people in the courtroom during the dramatic closing speech is a young Bruce Willis.
Robert Redford was originally involved with this film. After writer David Mamet delivered his draft, Redford was uncomfortable with the main character and hired another writer to do another draft, and so on until Redford decided he didn't want to do the film. He was uncomfortable because he did not want to play an alcoholic. Sidney Lumet was offered the project. He read all the drafts and identified the original Mamet version as the one to make. At that point, Paul Newman agreed to star and received a Best Actor Oscar nomination for his performance.
After the verdict was announced in the film, director Sidney Lumet filmed two versions of the ending. In one version, the final shots we see are of Newman's character walking away from the courtroom in a series of long shots, never seeing what happens after he leaves the courthouse. In the version that was used, we see a sequence after he leaves the courthouse.
Star Paul Newman once said of this movie whilst publicizing the picture: "I'd rather have the freedom to do the kind of pictures like The Verdict (1982) . . . I enjoyed kicking the beejeezus out of the press in Absence of Malice (1981)".
Final American feature film for a major Hollywood movie studio starring British actor James Mason.
Third Pilot movie for the Television series "The Love Boat"
Movie aired May 5, 1977
Stanley(Gary Frank) and Joyce Adams(Melonie Mayron) are nervous newlyweds. Leonora(Stella Stevens) and Ernie Klopman(Pat Harrington Jr.) meet widowed tailor Morris Beekman(Phil Silvers) and happy spinster Mae Allen(Audra Lindley). Merrill demands that Julie seat Cleo Bagby(Georgia Engel) at his table, but she's Gopher's girl and a stowaway.
Gavin MacLeod and guest star Georgia Engel were regular supporting characters on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." Regular "Love Boat" supporting players Bernie Kopell & Fred Grandy had one-time guest roles on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show."
Series 16 Episode 26 "The Armageddon Factor: Part Six" *Season Finale
The Doctor, having met another Time Lord named Drax in the caves, teams up with him to try and defeat the Shadow...
Graham Williams and Douglas Adams rewrote The Doctor's confrontation with The Black Guardian. In the original script, the Doctor simply decided that he did not trust the White Guardian with the Key, and consequently scattered the six segments again to prevent anyone from controlling it.
Cyril Luckham was unable to reprise his role as the White Guardian, hence why he doesn't appear.
Series 16 Episode 25 "The Armageddon Factor: Part Five"
The Shadow, now with control of K-9, awaits the arrival of the Doctor and company in the cave where he took control of the princess...
This part of this story is the only place within the series original run and the new (2005) run to feature the Doctor's real name. It was, previous to this, deemed as unpronounceable by humans, and, after this, never brought up again. In the new series, the Doctor does remember his name, but chooses not to give it as a memento of the dead Time Lord race, but, in this story, The Doctor runs into an old school chum who reveals his name to be Theta Sigma. However, in "The Happiness Patrol", this is said to be a college nickname.
Bob Baker and Dave Martin originally created Drax for an earlier draft for The Hand of Fear. The character was originally an elderly eccentric along the lines of the aged prisoner in the novel The Count Of Monte Cristo.
Series 16 Episode 22 "The Armageddon Factor: Part Two"
In an effort to escape the Marshal, the Doctor finds the TARDIS buried under rubble, and figures that he may have stumbled across the missing princess, who has now been abducted by someone else. But he does find a new ally in her love, who believes that the Doctor did not have anything to do with her disappearance.
Series 16 Episode 21 "The Armageddon Factor: Part One"
The Doctor and company drop in on the planet Atrios, whose inhabitants are in an interplanetary war with their twin planet Zeos. Although Astra, Princess of Atrios, wishes for peace, the Marshal, her commander of the military, does not share her views. So, while the TARDIS is in orbit around the planet, the Marshal targets the Doctor for destruction.
The last Doctor Who (1963) serial made in six parts.
This was promoted as the five-hundredth episode of Doctor Who (1963).
Cyril Luckham was not free to play The White Guardian.
This was the last Doctor Who (1963) serial to feature Mary Tamm as Romana.
The story was originally called Armageddon. It was Douglas Adams who came up with The Armageddon Factor.
It was during the production of this serial that Mary Tamm made her final decision to leave the series, despite producer Graham Williams' best efforts to persuade her to stay.
Series 16 Episode 17 "The Power of Kroll: Part One"
The TARDIS arrives at it's next destination, the marsh planet "Delta Magna". Where the Doctor and Romana goes in search of the fifth segment to the Key to Time.
John Leeson regularly supplied the voice of K-9 and, occasionally, those of the Daleks and other aliens on the series, as well as its numerous television and audio spin-offs. His role as Dugeen marked his only on-screen appearance in Doctor Who (1963).
The episodes of this serial are noticeably shorter than average. While it was normal at the time for individual episodes to fluctuate between twenty-three and twenty-five minute, the episodes of this serial clocked in as little as just over twenty-one minutes. The final running time for the whole serial is 90 minutes, as is noted by the DVD of this story.
The Doctor's remark "Will there be strawberry jam for tea?" is a quotation from the short story "The Lumber Room" by Saki.
Series 16 Episode 15 "The Androids of Tara: Part Three"
The Doctor kills the android princess, Count Grendel finds his plans foiled and can not find an opening to kill the new king (especially since the King's head bodyguard now suspects him of treachery against the King).
For the scene in which the android prince is killed, a rubber replica of Neville Jason's face was created by hand (not molded) by an artist from the Madame Tussauds wax museum.
Series 16 Episode 14 "The Androids of Tara: Part Two"
Discovering that they've all been drugged, the Doctor tries to escape and passes out just as he opens the door, envisioning the evil Count Grendel as he loses consciousness. When he awakes, he is, once again, at the tip of a blade, and his life threatened by those who believe he is behind all of it, while the Count has kidnapped Prince Reynart.
Series 16 Episode 13 "The Androids of Tara: Part One"
When Romana goes fishing for the fourth segment to the Key to Time, the Doctor just goes fishing. While on the planet of Tara, both are taken in (somewhat against their will) by two factions, both trying to achieve the throne of Tara.
The plot is based on that of the 1894 adventure novel "The Prisoner of Zenda".
Mary Tamm designed Romana's distinctive outfit after the originally planned costume by Doreen James proved to be made of scratchy tweed. It was done up in Mary's favorite colors at the time, purple and teal.
During one take of the scene where The Doctor is fishing, Tom Baker inadvertently tossed the antique fishing rod he was using into the water. Stunt arranger Terry Walsh had to dive in and rescue it.
The Doctor had been planning a holiday when first recruited by the White Guardian, a running joke being that whenever he sets off on a holiday he never gets to enjoy one.
Mary Tamm has four roles throughout the story, her usual roll of Romana, Princess Strella and their android duplicates.
Series 16 Episode 12 "The Stones of Blood: Part Four"
Aboard a hyperspace prison ship, two justice machines called the Megara, known for swift verdicts and harsh punishments, arrest the Doctor for breaking an infraction, with trial and execution to be carried out immediately.
Tom Baker, Mary Tamm and Susan Engel were scathing about this episode on the DVD commentary. Baker described it as "the longest episode in the history of Doctor Who", Tamm said they deserved medals for having sat through it and Engel questioned how it could even have been transmitted.
Series 16 Episode 10 "The Stones of Blood: Part Two"
The Doctor and Romana's lives have already been imperiled. Now megalithic creatures from planet Ogros begin to attack under the directives of a mysterious master. Investigating the history of the area, Romana notices that for centuries only women have owned the land and nearby manor and wonders if there's any significance to this.
Part 2 does not begin with a recap of the previous episode, a departure from the series' normal practice.
When referring to why he is going back to see Mr. DeVries after being attacked by him , the Doctor says, "because Mr. DeVries is a worried man and they often sing a worried song". These are lyrics from Woody Guthrie's song, "It takes a worried man, to sing a worried song".
Series 16 Episode 9 "The Stones of Blood: Part One"
On Earth to collect the third segment to the Key to Time, the Doctor and Romana encounter modern day druids in Cornwall making blood sacrifices to Cailleach, the goddess of war and magic, at a megalithic circle known as The Nine Travelers. The Tracer says the third segment is there, then says it isn't, which is very odd.
For location shooting, K-9 was equipped with a small microphone and speaker, so that John Leeson could hear and interact with the other actors from a van parked nearby. One day, while waiting for a scene to be set-up, Tom Baker sat down near K-9 and began working on the Times crossword (Leeson's hobby), conversing with Leeson through the remote link. Without thinking about it, Leeson remained in character. He was later told that several young fans, who had come by to watch the production, were quite amazed by what appeared to be the Doctor and K-9 working on the puzzle together.
The cells on the Cessair's ship contain a dead Wirrn (Doctor Who: The Ark in Space: Part One (1975)) and the "skeleton" of a Kraal android (Doctor Who: The Android Invasion: Part One (1975)).
According to David Miller on Hammer Horror (2007), this was the last of several Doctor Who stories from the original run to have been explicitly influenced by the Hammer horror films.
Series 16 Episode 8 "The Pirate Planet: Part Four"
The Doctor reveals the truth about the real power on Zanak and must try and stop the Captain and Xanxia before Earth becomes their next victim.
The DVD release of this episode differs from the transmitted version. The Doctor Who (1963) Restoration Team were unhappy with the scene in which the spanner is engulfed by a blast. Due to failings of 1970s vision mixing, the spanner is suspended in front of the blast for a few frames and then disappears. For the DVD release, the Restoration Team took the liberty of adding additional frames so that the spanner is blasted back towards the camera to help sell the effect better.
Series 16 Episode 7 "The Pirate Planet: Part Three"
The Mentiads take the Doctor, Romana and Kimus to a reunion with K9 and Mula, where they set about trying to defeat the Captain's plans.
When the captain is talking to Mr. Fibuli about the ship he built, he uses one of Douglas Adams' (the series writer) favorite phrases, "...technology so advanced you would not be able to distinguish it from magic!"
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Going to be using this "channel" as a place to post Public Domain videos that I find from various (well known and sourced) sites on the internet. Eventually, when I get some better equipment and a better handle on how do to things on BitChute I will start another channel for movie reviews and perhaps one for discussions for comic books/politics or whatever else anyone may want to chat about. Thank you for taking the time to read this/watch these videos. ~Doc