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Not on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

5 years 10 months ago #560 by Dr Clayton Forrester
Continued from another thread.

Hollywood Walk of Fame inductees

List of criteria


Could be interesting.

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5 years 10 months ago #565 by Darryl Tahirali
I don't know. It might be more interesting to discuss those already with stars who shouldn't have them.

I mean, nothing personal against Smiley Burnette, but when your claim to fame is "Charley the train engineer" on Petticoat Junction . . . Particularly galling when poor old Frank Cady (Mr. Drucker) is unrepresented, let alone any of the six babes who played Kate's daughters at various times . . .

All right--Burnette was a Gene Autry sidekick and a veteran of many Westerns, but still.

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5 years 10 months ago #566 by Dr Clayton Forrester
Hehe. Yeah, I just noticed Judge Judy.

Noticing composers like Bill Conti and Maurice Jarre but no John Williams or Jerry Goldsmith.

What a hodge podge.

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5 years 10 months ago #567 by Darryl Tahirali
Hodge podge is right. What is missing, at least as far as I know, is who might have been nominated but the nominee refused the nomination. It is possible that Williams or Goldsmith have been nominated, but neither wanted to confirm the nomination. That to me makes it hard to know if someone is a "snub"--if he/she/they have had the opportunity but refused, it's not as if he/she/they never had the opportunity.

As far as film composers go, both Williams and Goldsmith are no-brainers for stars. My tastes run much more toward Goldsmith (Chinatown and LA Confidential come immediately to mind) than Williams, who is an ideal fit for Steven Spielberg as both lean heavily on sentimentality, although Williams's score for Jaws is still terrific (and I liked how he worked in the sly quote from Jaws, using the low woodwinds, in the climactic scene in Close Encounters).

Another film composer not represented on the walk--and I'm surprised at this--is Bernard Herrmann. From Citizen Kane through North by Northwest and Psycho to Taxi Driver--are you kidding me?

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3 years 9 months ago #1094 by Scarlet Kurozawa
The Hollywood walk of fame. There's no way that we can possibly list the location of all 2000 stars on the walk of fame. You'll discover that part of the fun is trying to spot them for yourself as you walk along the Boulevard.

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3 years 9 months ago #1107 by Committee Chairman
Agreed Scarlet. Also, as it turns out people have to pay to get on it... so for example Brad Pitt isn't on it...because he does not choose to be!

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