1/2 OT: IMDb featuring umich.edu and Harrison Ford

Submitted by Space Coyote on July 13th, 2010 at 12:36 PM

So today IMDb.com features a umich.edu article.  For those not familiar with the site (I'm assuming most, at least as far as reading articles and what have you) this is very uncommon.  Typically the featured articles are from other film websites, however, the Center for Japanese Studies at UM has been highlighted today.  Most around here are probably not familiar with Yasujiro Ozu, a famous Japanese director (Tokyo Story being his most well known), but he is the subject of the article.  Most probably won't find it too interesting, but I personally found it interesting that one of the other websites I frequently visit featured the Michigan website today.  Also, I watch a lot of older Japanese movies, so I've seen a lot of Ozu's films.

Link: http://www.umich.edu/~iinet/cjs/publications/cjsfaculty/Bordwell.html

Perhaps of slightly more interest to people around the board: Happy Birthday Harrison Ford.  He is 68 today, comes out with a new movie in the Fall called 'Morning Glory' (it's not about what you're thinking perv) that actually looks pretty good. Hopefully it gets him out of the sort of slump that he's in (but really, can Harrison Ford actually go into a slump or are people just not seeing the awesomeness that is the legend? I'm guessing the latter). For me and most, he will always be best remembered for Indiana Jones, Han Solo, the blade runner Rick Deckard, and Sgt. Joe Gavilan from Hollywood Homicide... well maybe not the last one.


EDIT: Seeing the mass of OT buttered on the board right now, maybe not the best time for this.  Sorry, two more appeared as I was typing it


Space Coyote

July 13th, 2010 at 12:46 PM ^

But I couldn't list them all because the list would be too long... or could I...

  • Jack Ryan (Clear and Present Danger / Patriot Games)
  • Dr. Richard Kimble (The Fugitive)
  • The President of the United States of America James Marshall (Air Force One)
  • John Book (Witness)
  • Norman Spencer (What Lies Beneath)

Ok, I can't do it, there are too many.  Seriously, the guy had a great run of movies from the 70s to the 90s


July 13th, 2010 at 1:09 PM ^

What Lies Beneath really surprised me, I saw it in the theater, and went in with zero expectations.  It's a suspense thriller, I recommend it.  Regarding Henry is excellent, and he should have gotten serious oscar consideration for it.