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title: DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK year: 2011 cast: Katie Holmes, Bailee Madison, Guy Pearce, Ja...

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title: OUR IDIOT BROTHER year: 2011 cast: Paul Rudd, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer, Kathryn Hah...

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title: LOVE POTION #9 year: 1992 cast: Tate Donovan, Sandra Bullock, Rebecca Staab, Anne Bancroft ...

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title: THE HELP year: 2011 cast: Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis rating: ** A lig...

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title: THE FANTASTIC FOUR year: 1994 cast: Alex Hyde-White, Rebecca Staab , Michael Baily Smith r...

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title: CONAN THE BARBARIAN year: 2011 cast: Jason Momoa, Stephen Lange, Ron Perlman, Rachel Nicho...

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year: 1984 cast: Diane Keaton, Mel Gibson, Matthew Modine, Terry Quinn rating: *** Somewhere ...

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title: LOCK UP year: 1989 cast: Sylvester Stallone, Donald Sutherland, Tom Sizemore rating: *** ...

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THE KILLING MACHINE

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title: THE KILLING MACHINE aka THE KILLING MAN year: 1995 cast: Jeff Wincott, Michael Ironside, Ter...

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CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE.

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title: CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE. rating: 2011 cast: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Julianne M...

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3)JAWS
4)LAURA
5)VIOLENT
SATURDAY
6)CANYON
PASSAGE
7)ANATOMY
OF A
MURDER
8)THE BEST
YEARS OF
OUR LIVES
9)THE
FEARMAKERS
10)LAWRENCE
OF ARABIA

FAV FILM NOIR
FOLLOWING
THOSE ON THE
LIST UP ABOVE
1)FALLEN ANGEL
2)THE BIG HEAT
3)WHERE THE
SIDEWALK ENDS
4)JOURNEY
INTO FEAR
5)THE
KILLING

GUMSHOE NOIR
1)MURDER MY
SWEET
2)KISS ME
DEADLY
3)CHINATOWN
4)THE LONG
GOODBYE
5)MALTESE
FALCON
MAFIA GANGSTER
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4)ROARING
TWENTIES
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2)JAMES CAGNEY
3)MARLON BRANDO
4)JACK NICHOLSON
5)ORSON WELLES
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1)CHARLES
BRONSON
2)VICTOR
MATURE
3)ROD
TAYLOR
4)MALCOLM
McDOWELL
5)LAWRENCE
TIERNEY

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2)JACQUES TOURNEUR
3)STANLEY KUBRICK
4)OTTO PREMINGER
5)ORSON WELLES
6)DAVID LEAN
7)ALFRED
HITCHCOCK
8)JOHN LANDIS
9)SAM PECKINPAH
10)MICHAEL WINNER
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2)THE
CROWDED
SKY
3)THE
DRIVER
4)KING
OF THE
MOUNTAIN
5)HOT CARS
6)THE ONLY
GAME IN
TOWN
7)AIR
PATROL
8)ASH
WEDNESDAY
9)CORVETTE
SUMMER
10)SOYLENT
GREEN

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BY MILES DAVIS
2)STATEMENTS
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4)BLUES CARAVAN
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For James M. Tate, founder of Cult Film Freak, music listened to while writing is no longer of the Straight Rock Nature, and All Vocals are Gone: Artists and their Instruments include: Vibes by Milt Jackson, Mike Mainieri, Red Norvo, Victor Feldman; Drums by Buddy Rich, Charlie Watts; Piano by Duke Ellington, Ramsey Lewis; Guitars by Wes Montgomery, Charlie Christian, Jerry Garcia, Mick Taylor, Frank Zappa; Horns by Miles Davis; Winds by Sam Most, Benny Goodman; Sax by John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley... And so many more...