Category: Crime

Eric Bana as Chopper Read in Chopper

Chopper

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     17 November     Chopper Read born, 1954 On this day in 1954, Mark Brandon Read was born, in Melbourne, Australia. The son of an army father and a Seventh-day Adventist mother, he spent the

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Jessica Alba in The Killer Inside Me

The Killer Inside Me

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     15 November     The Clutter family murder, 1959 On this day in 1959, ex-prisoners Dick Hickock and Perry Smith killed wealthy farmer Herbert Clutter, his wife and his two teenage children in their remote

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Original cinema poster for Murder, My Sweet

Murder, My Sweet

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     14 November     Dick Powell born, 1904 On this day in 1904, Dick Powell was born. A remarkably adaptable man, Powell started his career as a singer in the 1920s, then became a movie

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Franka Potente in Run Lola Run

Run Lola Run

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     9 November     Schicksaltag, Germany In Germany 9 November has in recent years become known as Schicksaltag (the Fateful Day), a day which has been on five separate occasions the turning point for the

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Cary Grant pursued by a plane in North by Northwest

North by Northwest

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     31 October     Mount Rushmore completed, 1941 On this day in 1941, the sculpture of four US presidents – George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln – was finished on a granite

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The opening shot from Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     30 October     The Bridge over the Bosphorus completed, 1973 It is one of the polite fictions of what used to be called the civilised world that Europe is a continent. Looked at objectively,

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Chief Inspector Yan Glassey and the hanging Pink Panther in his office

Smash & Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     29 October     Star of India stolen, 1964 On this day in 1964, the famous Star of India gemstone was stolen from the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Though not the

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Aksel Hennie and Synnøve Macody Lund in Headhunters

Headhunters

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     26 October     Norway becomes independent, 1905 On this day in 1905, Norway became independent from Sweden. An independent country during the Viking and post-Viking era, Norway’s power declined after 1265, with the Black

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Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze in Point Break

Point Break

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     22 October     World’s first parachute jump, 1797 On this day in 1797, André-Jacque Garnerin made the first descent by frameless parachute. Ascending from the Parc Monceau in a basket attached to what looked

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Divine in Pink Flamingos

Pink Flamingos

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     19 October     Divine born, 1945 On this day in 1945, Harris Glenn Milstead, aka Divine, was born, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Six months older than fellow Baltimore native John Waters, he became involved

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