A Crafty Cigarette

Crafty Cigarette

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There's a scene in the film of The Krays (1990), where Steven Berkoff, as George Cornell, is infuriated due to the fact that the only name he is hearing on the street is the surname of the twins, Ronnie and Reggie, and the respect it has. In addition, at the start of 2012, that is exactly how I felt when I kept on hearing the name of Stephen Moffat and the media labelling him as genius.
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Any history of martial arts movies and movie-stars inevitably centres upon the handful of motion pictures made by the legendary Bruce Lee and the impact these movies had upon successive generations of both fans and budding martial artists.
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In these days of global information sharing networks and investigative journalists, very few movie icons have areas of their lives which remain secret or unexplored and yet much of Martial Arts Master and action-movie legend Steven Seagal's reputation is largely based upon the unconfirmed – and much rejected –
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Corrupt which was made in 1981, yet not released until 1984, stars two heavyweights from the world of film and music, Harvey Keitel and John Lydon AKA Johnny Rotten, in a film about corruption, guilt and murder. Harvey Keitel plays Lt. Fred O'Connor, a New York policeman who doesn't say no to a backhander, and from his ill gotten gains he is able to purchase an uptown apartment with colleague Bob Carvo (Leonard Mann).
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When people talk about classic British gangster films, invariably they mention Get Carter or The Long Good Friday, yet other classic British gangster films like Villain starring Richard Burton are frequently ignored. Moreover The Hit (1984) directed by Stephen Frears, starring Terence Stamp, John Hurt, Tim Roth & Laura Del Sol is certainly a very much overlooked British gangster film.

Glengarry Glen Ross is not just a play about salesmen; it is a portrayal of greed, fear, deception, theft, loyalty, callousness and decay.  Set in the early eighties, focusing on four real estate salesmen in uptown Chicago, who are failing to meet their targets, and in doing so they are not given any good leads.  Glengarry Highlands and Glen Ross Farms are the real estate developments, with hot prospects.

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