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Comedy

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My first few films were institutional comedies, and you’re on pretty safe ground when you’re dealing with an institution that vast numbers of people have experienced: college, summer camp, the military, the country club.    Harold Ramis

Harold Allen Ramis (November 21, 1944 – February 24, 2014) was an American actor, director, writer, and comedian. His best-known film acting roles were as Egon Spengler inGhostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989) and Russell Ziskey in Stripes (1981); he also co-wrote those films. As a writer-director, his films included the comedy filmsCaddyshack (1980), National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983), Groundhog Day (1993), and Analyze This (1999). Ramis was the original head writer of the television series SCTV, on which he also performed, and he was one of three screenwriters of the film National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978).

Actor/director Harold Ramis arrives for the premiere of "Year One" in New York in this June 15, 2009 file photo. Ramis died on February 24, 2014 at age 69 in Chicago, according to media reports. REUTERS/Stephen Chernin/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT PROFILE OBITUARY)
Actor/director Harold Ramis arrives for the premiere of “Year One” in New York in this June 15, 2009 file photo. Ramis died on February 24, 2014 at age 69 in Chicago.
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Rock

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Most rock journalism is people who can’t write interviewing people who can’t talk for people who can’t read. Frank Zappa

Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American musician, bandleader, songwriter, composer, recording engineer, record producer, and film director. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa composed rock, jazz, orchestral and musique concrète works. He also directed feature-length films and music videos, and designed album covers. Zappa produced almost all of the more than 60 albums he released with the band The Mothers of Invention and as a solo artist. While in his teens, he acquired a taste for 20th-century classical composers such as Edgard Varèse, Igor Stravinsky, and Anton Webern, along with 1950s rhythm and blues music. He began writing classical music in high school, while at the same time playing drums in rhythm and blues bands; he later switched to electric guitar.

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Posted in Movie Speeches

Partner – Speech

HUMPHREY BOGART WITH THE MALTESE FALCON

When a man’s partner is killed, he’s supposed to do something about it. It doesn’t make any difference what you thought of him. He was your partner and you’re supposed to do something about it. And it happens we’re in the detective business. Well, when one of your organization gets killed, it’s-it’s bad business to let the killer get away with it, bad all around, bad for every detective everywhere. Sam Spade the film The Maltese Falcon

From Wikipeia: The Maltese Falcon (1941) is a Warner Bros. film noir based on the novel of the same name by Dashiell Hammett. Directed by John Huston, the film stars Humphrey Bogart as private investigator Sam Spade and Mary Astor as his “femme fatale” client. Gladys George, Peter Lorre, and Sydney Greenstreet co-star, with Greenstreet appearing in his film debut. The Maltese Falcon was Huston’s directorial debut and was nominated for three Academy Awards.

    Great film, one of those films that whenever I see it while flipping thru the channels (or in this day and age, looking at the digital guide) I will always tune to it and watch, no matter how much is left, even if only a few minutes of the film is left.

    P.S. If you are looking for a gift for me, they make reproductions of the Maltese Falcon from the film, I would love to have it sitting next to my computer.

    There Be Spoilers Here:
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    Okay I warned you

When Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) makes this speech the movie is almost over, but he makes this speech to explain to the beautiful woman who he has feelings for why he is turning her over to the police.

Here are two clips from the end of the film. I wont play the sap for you Which leads into the the Partner Speech.