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The Scott Walker.

Track 6.
Man From Reno.
Thanks For Chicago, Mr. James.
It’s Raining Today.
Little Things That Keep Us Together.
Hero of the War.
Old Man’s Back Again.
World’s Strongest Man.
30 Century Man.
Jackie.
Get Behind Me.
Best of Both Worlds.
Plastic Palace People.
Next.
Montague Terrace.
Shutout.
Such a Small Love.
Dealer.

The above are audio tracks that span a fairly large time period of Scott Walker’s remarkable body of recorded work.

Scott Walker VII

{NOTE: Revised 11/19/2019}

Scott Walker, born Noel Scott Engel, 1943, a musical artist of profound depth and originality, was (and is) a cherished figure for millions worldwide. Reclusive, enigmatic, innovative, Scott occupies a unique place in the pantheon of recording artists. He’s also very near and dear to my own heart. He will be deeply missed.

Many will remember Scott Walker’s sublime work with ballads; many others love his idiosyncratic, Brel-influenced blossoming into a top-notch composer and performer; still more prefer the uneasy, discomforting terrain and eerie beauty of his later recordings. I’ll remember him for all of it, for everything. There’s no replacing him. We’ll never see his likes again.

Memorial post here.

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Actors Actors of Greatness Film Geniuses Maestri Marlon Brando One Eyed Jacks Predators Psychopaths The Missouri Breaks videos Westerns

The Marlon Brando.

Amazing how Marlon could so casually convey supreme menace from situations which are hardly synonymous with menace-conveying.

Sheer, unnerving menace…from the confines of a bubble bath…

Unreal hand speed and devastating power with either hand, whilst bestowing epithets and disposing of tables.

And, of course, his iconic performance in The Godfather.

The truly great Marlon Brando, appearing here in The Missouri Breaks, One-Eyed Jacks, Apocalypse Now, The Godfather, Free Money, and The Island of Dr. Moreau. One of the supreme practitioners of his art, ever to stride across the earth.

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The Gary Oldman.

{Note: Massively Revised 7/8/2019}

Gary Oldman, in a titanically twisted, iconic, canonical, epoch-defining performance, portrays psychopathic, corrupt DEA agent Norman Stansfield in the film LΓ©on, The Professional. Stansfield really gets down to some serious malevolent weirdness in the above video scene with would-be DEA agent-slayer Mathilda (Natalie Portman).  He calmly interrogates the young lady in ways that would bamboozle, unnerve, and intimidate anyone in human history. Throughout, the crazed but {mostly} composed DEA agent manages to be one moment menacing, the next pleasantly conversational. Stansfield presents an enigmatic, occasionally humorous, malevolent-ly inclined figure. Quite unforgettable.

In The Fifth Element, and True Romance, he displays the ability to simply do anything he wants as an actor. Both roles are quasi-humorous/sinister, but in entirely different ways. Masterful.

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The Roger Whittaker Experience.

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He Starts Below.
Good Morning, Starshine.
Those Were The Days.
Don’t Let ‘Em Change.
Candy Cloud.
Pretty Bird.
Mistral. En Français. Pas de whistling.

Mistral. More Whistling. English.
Flap Flap.
Emily. {English}
Mexican Whistler.
Calypso!
Festival. {!!}
Swaggy. Australian Whistler. {alt version}
Swaggy. True Version.

The supremely talented, somewhat offbeat {esp. back in the day…} whistling mΓ¦stro, composer, and vocalist Roger Whittaker. Equipped with a voice not unlike burnished mahogany, the man can just plain deliver a song, his nonpareil winning ways being what they are. A true original. ∎.

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The Ray Hudson.

Mr. Ray Hudson: Poet and Man of Strong Opinions. And: the World’s greatest commentator.

We cannot resist, though, an honorable mention for Gudmundur Benediktsson.

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Welles and Kaufman

Welles & Kaufman.

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The Mr. Cannon.

Somewhat unconvinced…

**The seemingly invincible Nielsen, and even the record-settingly acerbic Roy Scheider, succumb, in the end, to the resolute Detective.**

The indomitable, dogged, yet supremely courteous Frank Cannon (William Conrad) is unlikely to swerve, even momentarily, from his pursuit of the truth.

{NOTE: This post revised, and revised with a passion, July 3, 2019.}

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Five-O. {The Hawaii…}

Crucial, unforgettable scenes & images from 3 iconic episodes: Death Wish on Tantalus Mountain; You Don’t Have to You Don’t Have To Kill To Get Rich…But It Helps; and the “Tin Idol” oriented Rest in Peace, Somebody.

{NOTE: Revised 7/6/2019.}

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Breaking Bad: The One Who Knocks.

Great moments of boldness, discomfort, schadenfreude, vengeance, and supreme confidence, from Breaking Bad. Featured is actor Bryan Cranston.