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Gregory Peck! ♥️ One of my favourite actors, and the first man I fell in love with, back when I was a young girl and saw him in all his tall and dark glory in Duel in the Sun. Those Saturday afternoons of old movies on TV really shaped my life. Later on, finding out that he was not only ridiculously handsome but also a class act was nice, because my crush on him never died. #gregorypeck #classichollywood #beautiful #handsome #actor #classact #oldhollywood #firstcrush #hothothot #gentleman #hewasandallaroundgoodperson #moviestar #classicmoviestars


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The magnificent Robert Mitchum as the diabolical Preacher in the creepy, scary, groundbreaking The Night Of The Hunter (1955). Directed by Charles Laughton, another great actor himself. The film was too much for its time and it didn't get lots of love on arrival, Laughton didn't direct again. #TheNightoftheHunter #RobertMitchum #CharlesLaughton #ShelleyWinters #LilianGish #classicfilm #classicHollywood #StanleyCortez #JamesAgee


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Marlene Dietrich. Born: December 27, 1901. Goddess.
Actress, singer, kickass extraordinaire. Photo by Eugene Robert Richee.
#marlenedietrich #classicfilm #actress #goddess #myhero #morocco, #mostbeautiful #singer #classichollywood #noonelikeher


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"A movie that marshals eye-popping special effects, precision editing, sophisticated action choreography, and diabolically elaborate sets to explore the nexus between dreams and reality. Sounds familiar, right? Well, it’s not Inception—it’s the 1924 silent comedy Sherlock Jr., directed by Buster Keaton. " (Chris Baker on Wired.)
#BusterKeaton, #SherlockJr, #genius, #silentfilm, #comedy, #silentcomedy, #thegreatest, #actor, #director, #stunman, #classicfilm, #busterdiditfirst


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Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton. Born October 4, 1895. Actor, film director, screenwriter, producer, stunt man. A genius. My hero. #BusterKeaton #classicfilm #thegreatest #silentfilm #comedian #myfavorite #beautiful


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“In the end, you end up accepting everything in your life – suffering, horror, love, loss, hate – all of it. It’s all a movie anyway.” -Harry Dean Stanton.


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The great Harold Lloyd in one of the most iconic scenes of silent film era, from his epic 1923 film Safety Last! #haroldlloyd #silentfilm #silentcomedy #safetylast #genius #physicalcomedy #amazingstunts


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Oh the nineties! What a wonderful time for indie and 'foreign film.' Here's an image from one of my favorite films of all time, Chungking Express, directed by the great Wong Kar Wai and one of his first collaborations with DP genius Christopher Doyle. This delight of a movie starred one of the absolutely best actors in the world, Tony Leung. Also starring: Faye Wong, Takeshi Kaneshiro and Brigitte Lin. #HongKongCinema #1994 #WongKarWai #ChungkingExpress #ChristopherDoyle #TonyLeung #TonyLeungChiuWai #KarWaiWong #favoritefilms #1994films #HongKongFilms


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"there was in his comedy a freezing whisper not of pathos but of melancholia. With the humor, the craftsmanship and the action there was often, besides, a fine, still and sometimes dreamlike beauty. " James Agee.
Buster Keaton in The Navigator. #BusterKeaton #TheNavigator #classicfilm #silentfilm #silentcomedy #thegreatestofthemall #beautiful #genius


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R.I.P. Chris Cornell. This one really hurts. I woke up to the news this morning. I feel so unexpectedly sad. So much talent, such great voice and emotion!


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"And just like that moment in Butch Cassidy And the Sundance Kid / I'm perpetually stuck in sepia film / The bleeding inside, I manage to keep it all in."
#Sepia, #ManicStreetPreachers, #SongLyrics, #ClassicFilm, #FavoriteSongs, #FavoriteFilms, #ButchCassidyandTheSundanceKid


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