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PTG (anotherPTG)

From: PTG (anotherPTG)

Dec-4

Hercule Poirot is a fictional Belgian detective created by British writer Agatha Christie. Poirot is one of Christie's most famous and long-running characters, appearing in 33 novels, two plays, and more than 50 short stories published between 1920 and 1975 including at least three TV series.

Agatha Christie's Poirot: does Hercule Poirot ever fall in love? | HELLO!

The best ever Poirot actor has been revealed - as voted by you! - British  Period Dramas

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Quint (played by Robert Shaw, is a fictional character from the 1975 film Jaws.  He was a professional shark hunter who resided in the fictional summer resort of Amity Island, where he operated his sharking boat, the Orca)

Trivia: Though respected as an actor, Robert Shaw's trouble with alcohol was a frequent source of tension during filming. In later interviews, Roy Scheider described his co-star as "a perfect gentleman whenever he was sober. All he needed was one drink and then he turned into a competitive son-of-a-bitch." According to Carl Gottlieb's book "The Jaws Log," Shaw was having a drink between takes, at which one point he announced, "I wish I could quit drinking." Much to the surprise and horror of the crew, Richard Dreyfuss simply grabbed Shaw's glass and tossed it into the ocean. When it came time to shoot the infamous USS Indianapolis Scene, Shaw attempted to do the monologue while intoxicated as it called for the men to be drinking late at night. Nothing in the take could be used. A remorseful Shaw called Steven Spielberg late that night and asked if he could have another try. The next day of shooting, Shaw's electrifying performance was done in one take.............................

Jaws(1975) - Quint's USS Indianapolis Story

When a young woman is killed by a shark while skinny-dipping near the New England tourist town of Amity Island, police chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) want...

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Quint's tale of the USS Indianapolis was conceived by playwright Howard Sackler, lengthened by screenwriter John Milius and rewritten by Robert Shaw following a disagreement between screenwriters Peter Benchley and Carl Gottlieb. Shaw presented his text, and Benchley and Gottlieb agreed that this was exactly what was needed.

Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfuss could not stand each other and the two argued all the time, which resulted in some good tension between Hooper and Quint.

Despite the film's mammoth box-office returns, Robert Shaw did not earn a penny out of it. He was facing heat from the IRS for tax evasion, and due to working in countries as diverse as the U.S., Canada and Ireland, he had to forgo his salary to make amends. Robert Shaw also ran into trouble with the IRS and had to flee the country once his scenes were completed. If he spent more than a certain amount of time in the U.S., he would face a tax liability. To circumvent that, Shaw was flown to Canada on his days off.

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PTG (anotherPTG)

From: PTG (anotherPTG)

Dec-5

Robin Hood is a legendary heroic outlaw originally depicted in English folklore and subsequently featured in literature and film. According to legend, he was a highly skilled archer and swordsman

The Adventures of Robin Hood | Board Game | BoardGameGeek

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LvlSlgr

From: LvlSlgr

Dec-5

Sara Sidle - is a fictional character portrayed by actress Jorja Fox on the CBS crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000-2015) and its sequel, CSI: Vegas (2021). Sidle is a forensic scientist and one of the core characters of the show, which revolves around a Crime Scene Investigation team in Clark County, Nevada, that investigates cases in and around Las Vegas. Fox appeared in both the first eight seasons and the final five seasons of the original show as a series regular. She also recurred throughout the ninth and tenth seasons of the series and headlined CSI: Immortality (2015) alongside Ted Danson. She returned in the sequel CSI: Vegas.

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Col. George Taylor (more commonly known as Taylor, is a fictional character from the original Planet of the Apes film also appearing in Beneath the Planet of the Apes. Taylor is an American astronaut and the leader of a space expedition.  After a prolonged period in cryogenic suspension, Taylor's craft landed on what he believed had been an alien world populated by sentient simians with humans as the animals. Taylor was played by Charlton Heston. Taylor's first name is never spoken in dialogue, the end credits of Planet of the Apes identify him as George Taylor)

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PTG (anotherPTG)

From: PTG (anotherPTG)

Dec-5

Uatu, often simply known as the Watcher, is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, he first appeared in The Fantastic Four #13

Uatu the Watcher | Characters | Marvel

What If?: Everything You Need To Know About Uatu & The Watchers

LvlSlgr

From: LvlSlgr

Dec-5

Sonia Vitale - is a fictional character in the book series The Bluegrass Files written by F.J. Messina. Sonia is a young woman thrust into the role of private investigator and surrounded by a cast of interesting and sometimes quirky characters. Sonia Vitale grew up Italian-American in Cincinnati-strong family, great food, Catholic schools, a degree in computers, and a wonderful fiancé. But sometimes things just don't work out. Then came a new job in the beautiful horse country of Lexington, Kentucky - a fresh start, working to help children rather than the bottom line. But sometimes things just don't work out. Enter Jet, a new friend and an offer to join Bluegrass Confidential Investigations - a new career as a private investigator. But sometimes you get more than you bargained for.

Comment: So far there are 5 books in this series with the first one Down the Rabbit Hole being published in 2018. I've read all but the most recent one. The author F.J. Messina is originally from Long Island, NY and settled in Lexington, KY over 40 years ago. It wasn't until the summer of 2015 that he even thought about writing fiction. Before that he was a talented musician and an educator. I met Frank about 30 years ago through a friend of mine who lives in Lexington. At the time he was probably at the peak of his musical career in a group called Richardson and Messina. He is a very special person with many talents.

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PTG (anotherPTG)

From: PTG (anotherPTG)

Dec-5

Lord Peter Wimsey, fictional character, a monocled aristocratic dilettante turned professional detective, created by English writer Dorothy L. Sayers in Whose Body? (1923). After his graduation from the University of Oxford, Wimsey, who is the second son of the duke of Denver, finds that he has a gift for crime detection. His social role is as a dapper young bachelor of wit and charm, a gentleman-scholar, and a lover of rare books. Supported by his private income and by the companionship and service of his loyal manservant Bunter, Wimsey often works closely with Inspector Parker of Scotland Yard.

Lord Peter Wimsey - Wikipedia

The Lord Peter Wimsey Short Story Collection eBook by Dorothy L. Sayers -  9781504054454 | Rakuten Kobo Greece

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