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W. 78 St. co-op, photo by Tom Soter"Communication and cooperation always help avoid problems,” attorney Stuart Saft, a partner at Holland & Knight, once said to me. Not everyone believes that.
When the star is dead, incapacitated, or just plain incomprehensible, it's time to send for Rich Little. Tom Soter talks to the king of the Hollywood mimics and picks out the edited highlights from 40 glorious years of looping stars ... The voice of the stars: Rich Little
A NOTE: I wrote this story for the British film magazine EMPIRE some 20 years ago. And although much has changed since then, much has stayed the same. On re-reading it two decades on, I'm impressed by two things: the amount of research I put into it in those pre-Google days (when research meant a lot of visits to the library) and how many times British idioms and phrases (like "cloth-eared") were worked into my copy. A side note: the BBC was apparently so impressed by this piece that they had the cast and crew of one of their morning chat shows come over from London to New York so that they could film me acting as their tour guide to movie locations. Was I any good?Alas, it was in an era before YouTube. I never saw it.
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
While cleaning out some old papers, I came across this curious essay that I wrote for some class – possibly social studies – when I was in my junior year in high school. It’s a little naïve but I thought it might give someone a little chuckle – and it does show some youthful insight into its subject (and, for the record, I got a B+ on it). BOND: COMIC BOOK VIOLENCE?
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HENRY SORELLI IS BACK – OR IS HE? Face of the future: Chris Griggs as the new Sorelli There we were again – Tom Sinclair, Evan Jones, and I – getting instructions from director Christian Doherty as he stood talking to us about the next scene we were about to shoot.
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