Ofcourse John Lithgow worked on Garp as well and here he is lending his support.
Deathtrap is my favorite Christopher Reeve film. Michael Caine was his usual brilliant self (just forget Blame It On Rio for a second). A play written by Ira Levin, his other credits include The Stepford Wives and one of my dark favorites, Rosemary's Baby.
If I think of Michael Caine and blink, I see Alfie. The style of this film and Caine's trail blazing performance would influence many actors and directors alike. Shelley Winters co stars with Caine which leads me to one of my favorite scenes of all time - her mammoth swim in the seventies classic, The Poseidon Adventure.
I remember my Dad asking me if I wanted to go and see The Poseidon Adventure. My first reaction was 'Is it scary?' I was only about 10 at the time and was going through a difficult faze coming to terms with the concept of death. My parents were sensitive to this to a point. 'Nah, its just a great adventure'. Suspicious, I went along anyway and loved every minute of it.
Roddy McDowall was in Poseidon and luckily for me turned up in The Planet Of The Apes. This is another poignant moment in my film education. Sitting with Mum and Dad in the loungeroom - volume unusually high - light flickering from the telly - no one moved. From the moment that Charlton Heston delivered his bleak diatribe about human existence I was hooked. During the shoot chimps, apes and orangutans were deliberately segregated from each other. I wonder how the people that played the humans in the film felt?
The ultimate love scene. Who would of thought that I'd end up smooching one of my favorite actors, Charlton Heston (just try and forget about the gun lobby for a second also). Just think Soylent Green and The Omega Man and now you're with me.