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The Return of Uncle Benny – or – Happy Hills Year!

The Best of Benny Hill – Part 3 Its a new year and some changes will be coming in the next month or so for ScrodFilm.com, but in the mean time we have had at least one new acquisition to the collection (“The Best of Benny Hill – Part 3”) and last night I finally…

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[repost] – A message from young me and the ghost of Uncle Benny

Note: The following is a re-post from another blog of mine [KingScrod.com] but it probably should have been on this one.  As me and the monkeys that run ScrodFilm and The Langrick Film Forum regroup and refocus (or perhaps finally focus) ScrodFilm.com we thought it would be better suited here.  Enjoy (or not, I don’t…

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A Gross Omission…and another great one gone

I was alerted to a gross omission from the Scrod Film Dead Pool earlier today when I learned of the death of Richard Attenborough.   I have no excuse for not having him on the SFDP when the likes of Billy Graham and Prince Philip are on there.  I’ll try to do better in the…

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You know how to whistle, don’t you Steve?

I’m a bit late on this, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t do a quick post on the first ScrodFilm Dead Pool “winner”: Lauren Bacall.  Ms Bacall was one of the screens sexiest actresses way into her old age.  In fact I probably could build a pretty convincing case around her being the original…

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The Richard Nixon Horror Show – or – America Needs a Full Time President, and a Full Time Transexual, er Congress

  The Rocky Horror Super 8 Digest Tonight marks the 40th anniversary of not one but two significant events of the last half of the twentieth century: Richard Nixon’s resignation and the events of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.  Well, sort of on both accounts… Nixon actually officially left office the next day, August 9,…

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Taking ScrodFilm to the World!

Next month (September) work is taking me yet again to the other side of the pond and I will be in Germany for a week and then the UK the following week.  Last time I did this I was able to spend the weekend in Paris (which is rather frigid in February!) and I was…

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Penis Envy Saves Film…for now

Coppola, Scorsese, Spielberg, Lucas…these are The Directors that you would expect to be behind the announcement that Kodak has struck a deal with “Hollywood” to “save film” (for now), however you would be wrong.  Instead the names of the directors that have stood their ground and “saved film” are none other than Nolan, Abrams, Apatow and Tarantino. (That’s Chris…

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And There Will Never Be Anything Else That’s So Completely Different…

Today marked the final time the remaining Monty Python members will EVER perform on stage together.  Let that sink in for a minute.  While its true it has been quite a long time since the remaining five have actually done anything together on the same stage (“Spamalot” not withstanding, they didn’t actually perform that, and in my…