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A Force of One, An Eye for an Eye, Breaker Breaker, Cannon films, Chuck Norris, Chuck Norris Karate Kommandos, Code of Silence, Delta Force, Firewalker, Forced Vengeance, Good Guys Wear Black, Hellbound, Hero and the Terror, Invasion USA, Lone Wolf McQuade, Missing in Action, Return of the Dragon, Sidekicks, Silent Rage, The Octagon, Top Dog, Walker Texas Ranger, Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine podcast
From humble roots in the dust bowl of Oklahoma, Carlos Ray Norris took his post Korean war-era stint in the Air Force and turned it into what became a black belt in three separate disciplines (Korean karate, Brazilian jiu jitsu and judo) and international karate championships, where he met and trained further with the man, the myth: Bruce Lee.
Amicus, Animal House, Billion Dollar Brain, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Carol Lynley, Castle of the Living Dead, Christopher Lee, Clint Eastwood, Daniel Emilfork, Die Die My Darling!, Doctor Terror's House of Horrors, Don Rickles, Don't Look Now, Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Federico Fellini, Fellini's Casanova, Gene Wilder, Gig Young, Hammer Films, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Jane Fonda, Jeff Goldblum, Jennifer O’Neill, Jenny Agutter, Julie Christie, Kelly's Heroes, Ken Russell, Kentucky Fried Movie, Klute, Lady Ice, Lee Marvin, Leonard Nimoy, Luke Perry, M.A.S.H., Murder by Decree, Nicolas Roeg, Oliver Reed, Peter Cushing, S.P.Y.S., Sean Connery, Start the Revolution Without Me, Stefanie Powers, The Dirty Dozen, The Eagle Has Landed, The Great Train Robbery, The Rosary Murders, The Shuttered Room, Tina Aumont, Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine podcast
Next time, we’re taking on another counterculture icon!
Amicus, Angel Heart, Asylum, Bo Derek, Caravan to Vaccares, Charlotte Rampling, D.O.A., David Birney, Dino DiLaurentis, Dirk Bogarde, Farewell My Lovely, Georgy GIrl, Jessica Harper, Keenan Wynn, Liliana Cavani, Lisa Bonet, Luchino Visconti, Lynn Redgrave, Marie-Christine Barrault, Meg Ryan, Mickey Rourke, Orca, Peter Hooten, Randy Quaid, Richard Harris, Robert DeNiro, Robert Mitchum, Sean Connery, Stardust Memories, The Damned, The Night Porter, Vanishing Point, Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine podcast, Woody Allen, Zardoz
Charlotte Rampling, like Diana Rigg and many others of her generation, began her career as a 60’s fashion model.
After bit parts in such well remembered films as A Hard Days Night and The Knack and How to Get It, she stepped into a major role in the seminal Swinging London kitchen sink drama Georgy Girl, which got her noticed and brought over to Italy where she showed up in two WWII related epics that made her famous (and perhaps unintentionally helped kick off a certain infamous and short lived exploitation subgenre in Italy, France and the US): Visconti’s The Damned and Liliana Cavani’s The Night Porter.
Alfie, Angie Dickinson, Anna Karina, Anthony Quinn, Beyond the Poseidon Adventure, Billion Dollar Brain, Blame it on Rio, California Suite, Christopher Reeve, Dark Knight Rises, Deathtrap, Donald Sutherland, Dressed to Kill, Funeral in Berlin, Get Carter, Harry Palmer, James Mason, Jaws 4 the Revenge, Ken Russell, Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine, Miss Congeniality, Oliver Stone, Sandra Bullock, Sean Connery, Sleuth, Telly Savalas, The Black Windmill, The Destructors, The Eagle Has Landed, The Hand, The Ipcress File, The Island, The Italian Job, The Magus, The Man Who Would be King, The Swarm, The Wrong Box, Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine podcast, Zulu
Born to a poor Cockney fishmonger and charwoman (you know, the
folks that come around after hours to clean the office?), Michael Caine
quickly discovered some important things about himself and the world
around during a then-mandatory stint in National Service…a shattering
of ivory tower illusions about communism, and a zest to live each day
as if it were your last.
Barbarella, Blow-Up, Chantal Contouri, Daria Nicolodi, Dario Argento, David Bowie, David Hemmings, Deep Red, Eye of the Devil, Fabio Testi, Fragment of Fear, Goblin, Harlequin, Jane Fonda, Jenny Agutter, Juggernaut, Just a Gigolo, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Michelangelo Antonioni, Murder by Decree, Peter O'Toole, Power Play, Richard Harris, Robert Powell, Sean Connery, Sharon Tate, Sherlock Holmes, The Heroin Busters, The Survivor, Thirst, Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine podcast
With his sleepy eyed look and tousled blond locks, he came across as some amalgamation of Robert and Chris Mitchum…with more than a touch of Paul McCartney as a finisher. Generally strolling through films as oddly passive, even disinterested, he could flip to a crazed enervation unexpectedly, leading him to serve as the ultimate outsider figure: either failing to react or overreacting to the events onscreen, in turn.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austrian Oak, Commando, Conan the Barbarian, Conan the Destroyer, End of Days, Grace Jones, Hercules in New York, Jingle All the Way, Joe Wieder, Kindergarten Cop, Last Action Hero, Mr. Olympia, Mr. Universe, Muscle & Fitness, Predator, Pumping Iron, Red Heat, Red Sonja, Running Man, The Expendables, The Governator, The Terminator, Total Recall, Twins, Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine podcast
Born into a stiff, lower middle class Austrian background just after the war, Arnold Schwarzenegger rebelled from his rigid father and proscribed life at an early age, eschewing the family plans for his life and career to pursue a rocky road in the dubious world of bodybuilding.
A Bridge Too Far, A Fine Madness, Darby O'Gill and the Little People, Hunt for Red October, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, James Bond films, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Marnie, Meteor, Murder on the Orient Express 1974, Outland, Scottish milkmen, Sean Connery, Shalako, Sword of the Valiant, Tarzan's Greatest Adventure, The ANderson Tapes, The Avengers Uma Thurman, The Great Train Robbery, The Man Who Would be King, THe Name of the Rose, The Offence, Time Bandits, Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine podcast, Woman of Straw, Zardoz
Our late in the run At Eye Level correspondent from Scotland regularly brought up, as a sort of bemused reality check, the fact that his grandmother’s milkman was none other than Sean Connery. A prophet has no honor in his own country…
Batman 1966, Circle of Iron, Cutting Class, Fright Night, It!, Laserblast, Legend of Hell House, McMillan and Wife, Mean Johnny Barrows, Planet of the Apes, Pretty Maids all in a Row, Roddy McDowall, Scavenger Hunt, Shakma, Snoop Sisters, Tales of the Gold Monkey, Tam Lin, The Black Hole Disney, The Bookworm, The Devil's Widow, The Martian Chronicles miniseries, The Wizard midget, Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine podcast
A British character actor, who made precious few films outside the US. A former child actor who made his fortunes more on his adult career than what came before.
A man who’s starred in well over a hundred films and dozens of television shows, many falling well inside the realm of cult, SF and horror, but seldom as more than a minor role, even a cameo.
And yet, he’s the one you’ll remember when the credits roll…
action films, Cliffhanger, Cobra, Demolition Man, First Blood, Italian American cinema, Judge Dredd, Oscar, Over the Top, Rambo, Rhinestone, Rocky, Stop or My Mom Will Shoot!, Sylvester Stallone, Tango & Cash, The Expendables, Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine podcast
Hells Kitchen brought the world two rather formidable things: my grandfather and the inimitable Sylvester Stallone.