Spencer Stone, left, Alek Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler prevented an IslamoNazi from slaughtering scores of innocent victims.
It is an almost perfect metaphor.
Three Americans aboard a train in Europe note the metallic snap of an automatic weapon coming from the train’s bathroom.
They know that something bad is about to happen. Friends from childhood, educated in a Christian school, and exquisitely trained by the American military, they prepare to do something.
On her first visit to America in 1957, Sophia Loren gets, um, culture shock.
Sophia Loren’s sidelong glance at Jayne Mansfield’s proud cleavage is ubiquitous on classic movie blogs. Over the past few years, I have seen this picture reproduced on dozens of sites.
The picture seems to tell a simple story.
Sophia Loren (b. Sofia Scicolone, 1934), an international star whose cleavage was also a prominent onscreen asset, looks askance at Jayne Mansfield’s generous display.
A major, but frequently overlooked ingredient that contributed to the glamorous image of Hollywood’s greatest stars were their voices.
Under the studio system, actors were given rigorous voice training. They were taught to enunciate clearly, and how to emphasize certain words in order to give better line readings. They were drilled on how to breathe in order to speak their dialogue with confidence and ease.
Director Howard Hawks did not hesitate to make Lauren Bacall stand on a Malibu cliff and scream at the waves until her voice was raw and hoarse. He felt, correctly, that a deep, smoky voice on a female was, well, sexy.
Posted in Actors, Carly Fiorina, Hollywood
Tagged Actor's Voices, Barbara Stanwyck, Bette Davis, Carole Lombard, Cary Grant, Clark Gable, Greta Garbo, Howard Hawks, Irene Dunne, Kim Novak, Lauren Bacall, The Secret to Great Hollywood Acting, Vertigo
In this superb video, Dennis asks us to set aside the legality of abortion and focus instead on morality. This line of argument will, of course, infuriate the left. Because more than anything, they do not believe in right and wrong.
Posted in Abortion, America, Democrats
Tagged Dennis Prager, Infanticide, Legal Arguments, Legality, Moral Arguments, Morality, Murder, Prager University, Right and Wrong
Ask any marriage therapist for a predictive behavior that guarantees divorce and the one attitude that always appears is contempt.
Everything Hillary Clinton has told us about her private server, her deleted emails, and her handling of classified material has been a lie.
A group of Iraq war veterans has launched a powerful campaign opposing President Obama’s surrender to a nuclear Iran.
The Iran deal will unfreeze billions of dollars that Iran will use for terrorism. Tell your Senator: No money for Iranian terror. No deal for Iran. For more visit: www.VetsAgainstDeal.com.
Malki and her father Arnold Roth, months before the Sbarro massacre..
I met Arnold Roth for the first time a few days ago. A mutual friend deemed it important that we meet and discuss ways to more effectively combat the war of propaganda that the global media is waging against Israel.
Arnold’s daughter Malki was one of the fifteen people murdered by Hamas at the Sbarro pizzeria in Jerusalem on August 9, 2001.
When I asked Arnold about Malki, he quietly described a luminous young girl who was devoted to charity and lovingkindness, volunteering to help children with severe physical and mental disabilities. Malki Roth sounds like one of those young people who are born with old souls.
Posted in Hamas, Islamic Terror, IslamoNazi Kidnappings, IslamoNazis, Israel, Jew-haters, Jew-hatred, Propaganda War
Tagged Arnold Roth, Frimet Roth, Journalism, Malki Roth, Sbarro Massacre
Norman Podhoretz offers a sober analysis Obama’s surrender to the IslamoNazis of Iran, and what it means for the Jewish state.
Almost everyone who opposes the deal President Obama has struck with Iran hotly contests his relentless insistence that the only alternative to it is war. No, they claim, there is another alternative, and that is “a better deal.”
To which Mr. Obama responds that Iran would never agree to the terms his critics imagine could be imposed. These terms would include the toughening rather than the lifting of sanctions; “anytime, anywhere” nuclear-plant inspections instead of the easily evaded ones to which he has agreed; the elimination rather than the freezing of Iran’s nuclear infrastructure; and the corresponding elimination of the “sunset” clause that leaves Iran free after 10 years to build as many nuclear weapons as it wishes.
Since I too consider Mr. Obama’s deal a calamity, I would be happy to add my voice to the critical chorus. Indeed, I agree wholeheartedly with the critics that, far from “cutting off any pathway Iran could take to develop a nuclear weapon,” as he claims, the deal actually offers Tehran not one but two paths to acquiring the bomb. Iran can either cheat or simply wait for the sunset clause to kick in, while proceeding more or less legally to prepare for that glorious day.
Unfortunately, however, I am unable to escape the conclusion that Mr. Obama is right when he dismisses as a nonstarter the kind of “better deal” his critics propose. Nor, given that the six other parties to the negotiations are eager to do business with Iran, could these stringent conditions be imposed if the U.S. were to walk away without a deal. The upshot is that if the objective remains preventing Iran from getting the bomb, the only way to do so is to bomb Iran.
Posted in America, Iran, Islam, Islam Denial, Islamic Terror, IslamoNazis, Israel
Tagged Appeasement, China, Cold War, Hashemi Rafsanjani, John Kerry, Norman Podhoretz, Nuclear Iran, Russia
Twelve years after our beloved son Ariel Chaim z’l passed away, we have finally brought him home.
His holy grave has been moved to the holy soil of Israel.
Ariel’s new headstone is composed as a Hebrew acrostic, a traditional piyyut. The English translation by our friends Marilyn Selber and Geri Wiener preserves the acrostic that spells out Ariel’s name with the first letter of each verse.
Peter O’Toole (1932 – 2013) achieved instant stardom playing T. E. Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia (1962) for which he received his first Academy Award nomination. O’Toole received seven further Oscar nominations: Becket (1964), The Lion in Winter (1968), Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969), The Ruling Class (1972), The Stunt Man (1980), My Favorite Year (1982) and Venus (2006). O’Toole never won the Oscar. But he’s in great company. Cary Grant and Alfred Hitchcock were also snubbed by the Academy.
Here, O’Toole gives some great pointers on acting technique. This is the kind of real life experience students of Stanislavsky, Strasberg and Adler never received.
“In Lawrence of Arabia, there was a famous scene of a charge in which my face was described by Time magazine as with a look of ‘messianic determination’ as we charged.
Posted in Actors, Alfred Hitchcock, Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, True Hollywood Confessions
Tagged Acting Technique, Adler, Lawrence of Arabia, Oscars, Peter O'Toole, Stanislavsky, Strasberg
Ingrid Bergman and Alfred Hitchcock, 1948.
Hollywood stars frequently experience stardom and the vast amounts of money they earn as illegitimate.
They suspect that they are unworthy… or just plain frauds.
Ingrid Bergman, whose work has given pleasure to millions of fans, had such an existential moment.
She chose to confide in director Alfred Hitchcock, who guided Bergman to her greatest performance in Notorious, 1946.
On July 25, 2015, Iran’s supreme IslamoNazi tweeted a picture of Obama with a gun to his head. This is Iran’s official comment on America’s suicidal nuclear deal.
Over the weekend, the distinguished historian Niall Ferguson published a clear-eyed essay in the WSJ about the Obama-Kerry surrender to the IslamoNazis of Iran.
In making the case for his nuclear-arms-control deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran, President Obama has confronted Congress with a stark choice. “There really are only two alternatives here,” he declared at last week’s press conference. “Either the issue of Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon is resolved diplomatically through a negotiation or it’s resolved through force, through war.”
This binary argument is so central to his administration’s case that the president provided a second formulation: Without the deal, he said, “we risk even more war in the Middle East, and other countries in the region would feel compelled to pursue their own nuclear programs, threatening a nuclear arms race in the most volatile region in the world.”
Posted in America, Iran, Islamic Terror, IslamoNazis, Israel
Tagged ballistic missiles, Cold War, Henry Kissinger, Hitler, Mao Zedong, Neville Chamberlain, Niall Ferguson