Dean Abston


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Cookie (1989) -- (Movie Clip) Angelo And Vinnie Brought You? Director Susan Seidelman working on location in star Peter Falk’s home town (Sing Sing prison in Osinning, New York) for his first scene, as mobster Dino explaining to his very estranged daughter (Emily Lloyd, title character) why he sent his lawyers to her misdemeanor trial, Tony LaFortezza as goon Angelo, Thomas Quinn driving, in Cookie, 1989.
Casino (1995) -- (Movie Clip) Street Guys Like Us Opening with the narration that continues throughout the film, Robert De Niro as Sam “Ace” Rothstein, from the script by director Martin Scorsese and Nicholas Pileggi, who wrote the underlying book Casino: Love And Honor In Las Vegas, from Casino, 1995, co-starring Joe Pesci and Sharon Stone.
Dreamgirls -- (2006) -- (Movie Clip) Fake Your Way To The Top We’ve just met Eddie Murphy as James “Thunder” Early, Danny Glover his manager, Jamie Foxx as Curtis who’s just made himself manager of the “Dreamettes” (Beyoncè Knowles, Anika Noni Rose, Jennifer Hudson), who meet with the star’s approval, song by Henry Krieger and Tom Eyen, in Dreamgirls , 2006.
Dreamgirls -- (2006) -- (Movie Clip) Love You I Do Curtis (Jamie Foxx) has earned stature for releasing a recording of a Martin Luther King Jr. speech, prompting Effie (Jennifer Hudson) to an elaborate joke regarding her own career, followed by another Academy Award-nominated song, by Henry Krieger and Siedah Garrett, with Sharon Leal in her first scene, as a job applicant, in Dreamgirls, 2006.
Dreamgirls -- (2006) -- (Movie Clip) Move From director Bill Condon’s lively opening scenes shot at the Orpheum Theater in LA, just-introduced “Dreamettes” Jennifer Hudson, Beyoncè (Knowles) and Anika Noni Rose (as Effie, Deena and Lorell) do their first song, by Henry Krieger and Tom Eyen, ambitious Curtis (Jamie Foxx) in the wings, in Dreamgirls , 2006.
Persuasion (1995) -- (Movie Clip) We Must Be In A Good Situation Romping Jane Austen comedy in director Roger Michell’s adaptation of her last novel, heroine Anne (Amanda Root), with the family into-which her sister Mary (Sophie Thompson) married, Simon Russell Beale, Roger Hammond, Judy Cornwall, Victoria Hamilton and Emma Roberts contributing, in Persuasion, 1995.
Persuasion (1995) -- (Movie Clip) Not Very Gallant On the evening their son was badly injured, sister Anne (Amanda Root) was baby-sitter for his socially ambitious parents (Sophie Thompson, Simon Russell Beale), unwilling to miss dinner with Captain Wentworth (Ciaran Hinds), and unaware of her own history with him, when he appears the next day, in Persuasion, 1995.
Persuasion (1995) -- (Movie Clip) Stick Always To Your Purpose Complex family tensions crossing Jane Austen’s English countryside, the Elliot sisters, Louisa, Henrietta, married Mary and stoical Anne (Emma Roberts, Victoria Hamilton, Sophie Thompson, Amanda Root) with eligible Wentworth (Ciaran Hinds) and harried Charles (Simon Russel Beale), in Persuasion, 1995.
League Of Their Own, A (1992) -- (Movie Clip) She's Got An Eye Like DiMaggio Capadino (Jon Lovitz), scouting for the wartime Girls Professional Baseball League, is nonplussed when sisters Dottie (Geena Davis) and Kit (Lori Petty) catch up with his train, before they visit Colorado, meeting Marla (Megan Cavanagh) and her dad (Eddie Jones), in A League Of Their Own, 1992.
Ill Met By Midnight (a.k.a. Night Ambush) -- (Movie Clip) Greek For Cholorofom Nazi officer Christopher Lee is improbably killed by Dirk Bogarde, as British commando Fermor, as he and a colleague (Dimitri Andreas) visit a partisan (uncredited) dentist in occupied Crete, in Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's Ill Met By Midnight, a.k.a. Night Ambush, 1957.
Cry In The Dark, A (1988) -- (Original Trailer) Original trailer for director Fred Schepisi's acclaimed treatment of the case that enthralled and polarized Australia, starring Meryl Streep and Sam Neill, A Cry In The Dark, 1988.
Derek (2008) -- (Movie Clip) This Patrician Universe From interviews with the subject, director Derek Jarman, recalling his childhood, with continuing narration written and read by Tilda Swinton, who debuted in his 1986 film Caravaggio, 1986, from the documentary Derek, 2008.