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Farewell to Tony Curtis who passed away on 9/29/2010. Though his career was at the very end of the diesel era he was certainly a great actor and a man of class and sophistication.

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Comment by lord_k on October 4, 2010 at 4:42am
Let his memory be blessed.
Comment by Pilsner Panther on October 2, 2010 at 12:39am
I've seen a clip from it, in a documentary about the legendary Warner Brothers sound effects man Treg Brown, who mainly worked on the cartoons but brought his "looney" sounds to this film. I was impressed, and I'm going to have to check it out.
Comment by Larry on October 2, 2010 at 12:06am
Pilsner, You've got to see The Great Race. Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon together. And let's not forget the gorgeous Natalie Wood. The Great Race was pure slapstick fun. Set in 1908 one could say it's was one of the first steampunk movies while at the same time giving a nod to the diesel era slapstick.
Comment by Pilsner Panther on October 1, 2010 at 11:24pm
I've never seen "The Great Race," but "Sweet Smell of Success" is one of my favorite films. Tony as Sidney Falco is a slimeball you love to hate, and even though Burt Lancacster gets top billing, Tony runs away with the picture. It also has a great film noir atmosphere (almost every scene is shot either indoors or in 1950's Manhattan after dark), although it's more of a "newspaper noir" than a "crime noir." Not to be missed!
Comment by Larry on October 1, 2010 at 9:06pm
I agree. The Great Race was fantastic.
Comment by Павел Скрыльников on October 1, 2010 at 6:24pm
"The great race" is one of my favorite movies since my childhood...

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