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Записи с темой: james cagney (список заголовков)
10:44 

Each Dawn I Die (1939).

Estranged ©.
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This was Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin's favorite American movie.

@темы: Cinema, James Cagney, Photo

00:19 

Angels with Dirty Faces / Ангелы с грязными лицами (1938).

Estranged ©.
Уже второй фильм, и влюбилась в Джеймса Кэгни! Хамфри Богарт чертовски элегантен, as usual.
Еще мне очень понравился актер Пэт О’Брайен, которого я почти сразу узнала по "Some Like It Hot".
А если говорить об операторах фильмов жанра нуар, так они вообще бесподобны! :heart:

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A montage features a shot of gangsters bombing a storefront. This shot is actually an alternate angle of the bombing of a store in The Public Enemy (1931). !!! I knew it!

The Dead End Kids terrorized the set during shooting. They threw other actors off with their ad-libbing, and once cornered costar Humphrey Bogart and stole his trousers.
But they didn't figure on James Cagney's street-bred toughness.
The first time Leo Gorcey pulled an ad-lib on Cagney, the star stiff-armed the young actor right above the nose. From then on, the gang behaved.

For years, viewers have wonder whether or not "Rocky" Sullivan (James Cagney) really turned yellow as he was being strapped into the electric chair.
Some have wondered if he was faking it in order to keep his promise to Father Jerry.
When asked about the scene years later, Cagney says he chose to play it in such a way so that the audience could make their own decisions as to whether or not he was faking.

To play Rocky, James Cagney drew on his memories of growing up in New York's Yorkville, a tough ethnic neighborhood on the upper east side, just south of Spanish Harlem.
His main inspiration was a drug-addicted pimp who stood on a street corner all day hitching his trousers, twitching his neck, and repeating, "Whadda ya hear! Whadda ya say!"
Those mannerisms came back to haunt Cagney. He later wrote in his autobiography, "I did those gestures maybe six times in the picture.
That was over thirty years ago - and the impressionists have been doing me doing him ever since."

@темы: Photo, Mickey Ryan, James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Cinema

23:07 

The Public Enemy / Враг общества (1931).

Estranged ©.
На этот фильм меня навел Тони Сопрано, смотревший в одной серии телевизор.
Да и давно пора бы познакомиться с такими голливудскими именами.
Джеймс Кэгни интересный. А вот Джин Харлоу похожа на манекен с передозом.

А так в вечерней темноте стиль классических голливудских фильмов смотрится просто волшебно.

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When taking on the assignment as director, William A. Wellman told studio head Darryl F. Zanuck "I'll bring you the toughest, most violent picture you ever did see".

Several versions exist of the origin of the notorious grapefruit scene, but the most plausible is the one on which both James Cagney and Mae Clarke agree:
The scene, they explained, was actually staged as a practical joke at the expense of the film crew, just to see their stunned reactions.
There was never any intention of ever using the shot in the completed film. Director William A.
Wellman, however, eventually decided to keep the shot, and use it in the film's final release print.

According to James Cagney's autobiography, Mae Clarke's ex-husband, Lew Brice, enjoyed the "grapefruit scene" so much that he went to the movie theater every day just to watch that scene only and leave.

The infamous grapefruit scene caused women's groups around America to protest the on-screen abuse of Mae Clarke.

The scene where Tom shoots the horse that threw and killed Sam "Nails" Nathan in a riding accident was based on an actual incident.
In 1924 Sam "Nails" Morton, a member of Charles Dion O'Bannion's gang, was thrown from his horse and killed while riding in Chicago's Lincoln Park.
Other members of the gang, led by Louis "Two Gun" Alteri, kidnapped the horse, took it to the spot where the accident occurred and shot it dead. Source: Carl Sifakis, "Encyclopedia Of American Crime."

@темы: James Cagney, Cinema, Photo

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