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Sir Rols

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  1. Yeah, I remember seeing that Franco Nero movie. Was it Lee Remick who played the part of a German Olympics "hostess" or undercover policewoman who was sent to negotiate with the terrorists? It was ages ago since I saw it. Here's some info I came across today on the Spielberg plan: And finally, wasn't there some news earlier this year on a plan to film a movie (could have even been a comedy) loosely based on the Tonya Harding scandal?
  2. Try www.amazon.de I actually bought a copy of it, in two parts, when I was in Germany earlier this year _ it seemed widely available.
  3. Quite right, Baron. The funny thing is I actually types in Jane Russell when I googled up the pics, so I must have had a synapse explosion. I loved the sub-story in "The Aviator" dealing with Howard Hughes' obsession with her breasts and how he invented a special bra for them.
  4. Well, while I'm in the mood for compiling camp Olympics/Movies trivia, here's some more tidbits: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) In this one, the Rosalind Russell and marilyn Monroe characters travel across to Europe on the same ship as the US Olympic team (I suppose they're bound for Helsinki). Has a memorable song and dance sequence with Rosalind vamping it up with the team around the ships pool/gym. One of the great camp/beefcake musical sequences: Airport '80 _ Concorde One of the last of the great Disaster Films genre (and the one that killed the Airport franchise). Featured a plot involving terrorism on the Concorde while it was on its way to Moscow for the 1980 Olympics. It flopped badly, probably partlky because the US boycotted that games (and it was a stinker of a film). Point of interest, soft-porn actress Sylvia Kristel playing an air stewardess.
  5. Talking about Olympians switching to the big screen, my vote for BAAAD career choice goes to Bruce Jenner in "Can't Stop The Music":
  6. Just thought of another _ who could forget "Cool Runnings", the movie that made the Jamaican bobsled team stars: And one that is mooted to be coming up ... Spielberg is apparently working on one about the 1972 Games and the terrorist massacre. I think Tom Hanks has been mentioned in connection with it.
  7. CAF's Bond thread made me think of generally how the Olympics have featured on the silver screen. I actually think it's surprising that there haven't been that many movies at all that have taken the Olympics as a major theme or setting. The big exception, of course, is Chariots of Fire, which has almost become a cliche of Olympism now. Good movie, though. Another one I can think of one from the 1960s called "The Games", which starred Ryan O'Neill and followed four athletes _ Ryan, a British runner, a Czech runner played by Charles Aznavour and an aboriginal Australian runner, as they prepared for the Rome Games. Of course, there's also the documentaries like Leni Riefenstahl's "Olympia" and the Bud Greenspan movies, but I'm thinking more about major Hollywood fiction features. And of course, there's plenty of Olympians who have made the transition to the big screen _ Johnny Weismuller, Sonja Heine, etc.
  8. Hi GBModerator, Just a suggestion. When it comes time to do a board reorganisation after the July 2012 vote, how about splitting up the "General Off Topics and Events" subforums into separate forums and giving direct links to each of those individual forums on the main page. General Off-Topics is one of the most popular forums, and that would save everyone having to drill down through the sub-forum level first to get to it, and when a competition's on, the Contest forum gets pretty regularly used as well. It would also allow everyone to tell at a glance if any new postings had been made to either forum when the others are the ones highlighted on the main screen. Hope you know what I'm getting at. Cheers
  9. I'm not able to get into the off-topic board at all _ I don't even get the message you guys are. I wonder if the "count to a million" thread has finally cracked it.
  10. Hi Mod, Nothing serious _ just annoying. Today whenever I refresh the screen or go back to the main index board, I keep getting notified of an in-coming PM. The trouble is, it is the same PM each time (to which I'd already replied anyway). Any ideas if it's your server or my computer?
  11. I don't know if anything can be done, but I've had the embarrasinmg problem the past two days of every post I'm making seems to go in three times. Also, whenever I've been loading up the pages on nthese days, I'm not getting any of the images or ikons showing up without refreshing my computer.
  12. I seem to be getting it with any thread that hasn't had a reply to the original posting yet
  13. Here's the message I'm getting: Internal Server Error The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request. Please contact the server administrator, webmaster@gamesbids.com and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error. More information about this error may be available in the server error log. Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Apache/1.3.29 Server at www.gamesbids.com Port 80 It only comes up on Andrew Syd's "Stolen Olympic Torch" and RIOMAN's "Someday will South America host the Olympics?" threads.
  14. I've been having problems today on accessing new threads _ those that have just started but have had no reply to the original posting as yet. Would it be a prob with my system or is it a gamesbids bug?
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