Movie Fact #920 – December 18th, 2015

The 1998 Dutch film “Left Luggage” was the last film to feature actor Chaim Topol, famous for playing the lead character Tevye in the 1971 American musical comedy-drama film “Fiddler on the Roof”. In “Left Luggage” Topol played the character Yacov Apfelschnitt. However, it should be noted, Topol was in a short film that same year called “Time Elevator” where he played the character Shalem that premiered after “Left Luggage”.

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Quote #920 – December 18th, 2015:

“He exhibits the most extraordinary capacity for middle age that I’ve ever encountered in a young man of twenty-four.”

– Dennis Price, “Kind Hearts and Coronets”

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TV Fact #420 – December 17th, 2015:

Almost all new Binford products introduced on the fictional series Tool Time on the American television sitcom “Home Improvement” (1991-1999) have the model number 610.0

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Movie Fact #919 – December 17th, 2015:

The 1975 biographical film “Galileo” was directed by Joseph Losey had also directed the original Broadway production of “Galileo” twenty-eight years previously in 1947.

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Quote #919 – December 17th, 2015:

“If you’re very lucky, you’ll have many many friends and many many memories and you can think about them.”

– Glenn Close, “The World According to Garp”

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TV Fact #419 – December 16th, 2015:

While taping some episodes of the in-series show Tool Time in the American television sitcom “Home Improvement”, the lead charcter Tim Taylor (Played by Tim Allen) sometimes asks an unseen character, Klaus, to play music for Tool Time segments. This is referencing Klaus Landsberg who worked in the sound department on “Home Improvement”.

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Movie Fact #918 – December 16th, 2015:

The title of the 1967 Israeli film “Ervinka” is a hypocorism of the name Ervin, the name of the main character of the film who is played by actor Ervinka. However, for the sake of political correctness, in the movie, the word Ervinka is actually pronounced “Arbinka.”

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Quote #918 – December 16th, 2015:

“Every human being has a basic instinct to help each other out. If a hiker gets lost in the mountains, people coordinate a search.  If an earthquake levels a city, people all over the world send emergency supplies. This instinct is found in every culture without exception.”

– Matt Damon, “The Martian”

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TV Fact #418 – December 15th, 2015:

The American television sitcom “Home Improvement” (1991-1999) originally featured actress Frances Fisher as Jill Taylor. Sadly, during the filming of the pilot, audiences reacted poorly, saying that she made the character of Jill whiney and desperate. Ultimately Patricia Richardson replaced her in the role four days before the pilot episode was taped. This is not saying Fisher wasn’t a good actress, but some people just weren’t made for a role.

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Movie Fact #917 – December 15th, 2015:

The 1972 drama film “Follow Me!” was director Sir Carol Reed’s final completed film.

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