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Happy Birthday: Crystal Reed

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

crystalreed.jpgCrystal Reed

Born: February 6, 1985 in Detroit, Michigan, USA

I don’t care if people know who I am or if I make a ton of money, I just love my work so much.

I started to be much happier in my relationships when I realized that I can only control myself. That way, you don’t worry about people and don’t waste your time thinking, ‘What if he cheats on me?’ You can’t control that.

MOVIE POSTERCRAZY, STUPID, LOVE
dir. Glenn Ficarra
John Requa
Stars:
Steve Carell
Ryan Gosling
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dir. Colin Strause
Greg Strause
Cast: Eric Balfour
Scottie Thompson
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Happy Birthday: Ronald Reagan (1911–2004)

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

ronaldreagan.jpgRonald Reagan (1911–2004)

Born: February 6, 1911 in Tampico, Illinois, USA
Died: June 5, 2004 (age 93) in Bel Air, Los Angeles, California, USA

Married to:
Nancy Reagan (4 March 1952 – 5 June 2004) (his death) (2 children)
Jane Wyman (26 January 1940 – 28 June 1948) (divorced) (3 children)

[speech at the Republican National Convention, Aug. 17, 1992.] Whatever else history may say about me when I’m gone, I hope it will record that I appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears; to your confidence rather than your doubts. My dream is that you will travel the road ahead with liberty’s lamp guiding your steps and opportunity’s arm steadying your way.

I know in my heart that man is good, and that what’s right will always – eventually – triumph. And that there’s purpose and worth to each and every life.

Status quo, you know is…

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Happy Birthday: Zsa Zsa Gabor (1917–2016)

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zsazsagaborZsa Zsa Gabor (1917–2016)

Born: February 6, 1917 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary [now Hungary]
Died: December 18, 2016 (age 99) in Bel Air, Los Angeles, California, USA

Married to:
Frédéric von Anhalt (14 August 1986 – 18 December 2016) (her death)
Felipe de Alba (13 April 1983 – 14 April 1983) (annulled)
Michael O’Hara (27 August 1976 – 30 November 1982) (divorced)
Jack Ryan (21 January 1975 – 24 August 1976) (divorced)
Joshua S. Cosden Jr (9 March 1966 – 18 October 1967) (divorced)
Herbert Hutner (5 November 1962 – 3 March 1966) (divorced)
George Sanders (2 April 1949 – 2 April 1954) (divorced)
Conrad Hilton (10 April 1942 – 28 October 1947) (divorced) (1 child)
Burhan Belge (1937 – 1941) (divorced)

You never really know a man until you have divorced him.

[on solitude] When I’m alone, I can sleep cross ways in bed without an argument.

When you are…

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Happy Birthday: Rip Torn

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

riptorn.jpgRip Torn

Born: February 6, 1931 in Temple, Texas, USA

[about being called volatile] What do they say about all the guys that are tremendous actors? Don’t they say they have a volatile temper and emotions? Yeah, sure they do! They’re not saying they like a nice, mild guy. Look at Sean Penn.

[on receiving his first Oscar nomination] People are finally realizing I’m one of the few actors who has never missed a performance. I’ve worked with broken legs, arms, ankles. I once passed a kidney stone during the opening night of a show.

MEN IN BLACK 2
2002
dir. Barry Sonnenfeld
Cast:
Will Smith
Tommy Lee Jones

 

WONDER BOYSWonder Boys
2000
dir. Curtis Hanson
Starring
Douglas
Katie Holmes
MOVIE POSTERMEN IN BLACK III
dir. Barry Sonnenfeld
Stars:
Will Smith
Tommy Lee Jones
THE INSIDERThe Insider
1999
dir. Michael Mann
starring
Crowe
Al Pacino
MOVIE POSTERMARIE ANTOINETTE
2006
dir. Soifa Coppola
Stars:

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Happy Birthday: Kathy Najimy

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kathynajimy.jpgKathy Najimy

Born: February 6, 1957 in San Diego, California, USA

[on being a Gay activist] I believe that we all have the potential to love any human being, and that genetics, upbringing, choice, social conditioning and environment play a major part in which way we sway. I believe that we all have the potential to love any human being, and that just love who you wish and celebrate it the best you can. Love is a gift. Between anyone.

THE GUILT TRIP
dir. Anne Fletcher
Stars:
Seth Rogen
Barbra Streisand
WALL*E
Directed by Andrew Stanton
Voices by
Ben Burtt
Jeff Garlin
STEP UP 3D Step UP 3D
dir. Jon Chu
Stars
Sharni Vinson
Rick Malambri
MOVIE POSTERTYLER PERRY’S A MADEA CHRISTMAS
2013
dir. Tyler Perry
Stars:
Chad Michael Murray

HOCUS POCUSHocus Pocus
1993
dir. Kenny Ortega
Starring
Midler
Sarah Jessica Parker
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Happy Birthday: François Truffaut (1932–1984)

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francoistruffaut.jpgFrançois Truffaut (1932–1984)

Born: February 6, 1932 in Paris, France
Died: October 21, 1984 (age 52) in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France

One looks at films differently when one is a director or a critic. For example, though I have always loved Citizen Kane (1941), I loved it in different ways at different stages of my career. When I saw it as a critic, I particularly admired the way the story is told: the fact that one is rarely permitted to see the person who interviews all the characters, the fact that chronology is not respected, things like that. As a director I cared more about technique: all the scenes are shot in a single take and do not use reverse cutting; in most scenes you hear the soundtrack before you see the corresponding images – that reflects Orson Welles’ radio training, etc. Behaving like the ordinary spectator, one uses a film…

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Happy Birthday: Alice Eve

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

aliceeve.jpgAlice Eve

Born: February 6, 1982 in London, England, UK

Married to: Alex Cowper-Smith (31 December 2014 – present)

[on cultural differences between the United States and United Kingdom] You know, we’re divided by a common language, even though we’re meant to have been from the same place. There is a definite shift when I get on the plane and I land. It’s very Puritan in America, and it’s a different culture in England and much more European in its belief system. In the United States, it’s quite strict.

I’m a girl’s girl. I love to hang out with boys – I’ve got brothers – but I’m a girl’s girl, in all the ways you can be girlie. Nails and chats and gossip magazines and reality TV and pop culture… Did going to Oxford and reading “Paradise Lost” change that? No.

THE RAVEN
dir. James McTeigue
Stars:
John Cusack
Alice…

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