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Entries from October 2008

Viggo Mortensen

October 19th, 2008 · No Comments

Viggo Mortensen was born October 20, 1958 in Manhattan. His Danish father had met his American mother skiing in Norway, where she worked in the U.S. Embassy. Mortensen spent much of his childhood in Argentina, where his father found work managing a ranch. His parents divorced when he was 11 and Mortensen returned to upstate […]

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The people who brought you weekends

October 17th, 2008 · 5 Comments

In case you’ve been too distracted clockin’ those big bills, here are the first five installments of the United Federation of Character Actors, a bi-monthly feature at This Distracted Globe which profiles a character actor on the eve of his or her birthday. Click on their names to backtrack to the original article. Joan Allen, […]

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Sea of Love (1989)

October 15th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Synopsis After taking part in a sting netting fugitives by luring them into what they think is an event for the New York Yankees, Detective Frank Keller (Al Pacino) celebrates twenty years on the NYPD by getting drunk and calling his ex-wife. He responds to a murder scene on the west side of Manhattan – […]

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Tags: Drunk scene · Father/son relationship · Femme fatale · Forensic evidence · Interrogation · Murder mystery · Psycho killer