Friday, August 31, 2012

5 Great Videos with Count Von Count

This week's episode of "Five for Friday" pays tribute to Muppeteer Jerry Nelson (1934-2012), who passed away last week. Nelson voiced and/or worked several notable characters for Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, and Fragglerock. One of Nelson's great characters was Count Von Count—so I'm also including five memorable appearances of the Count below. Enjoy!

Remembering Muppeteer Jerry Nelson (1934-2012)
5 for Friday #002


Bonus Videos:

1. Sesame Street - The Count counts Ernies Blocks
The Count's 1972 debut on Sesame Street!


2. Sesame Street: Kermit Reports News On Three Little Pigs


3. Sesame Street: Cookie Monster And Count Cooperate


4. Classic Sesame Street - The Count and Harry Belafonte


5. Sesame Street - Count Up To Nine


Related links:
Jerry Nelson dies at 78; puppeteer voiced Count von Count (Los Angeles Times)
Remembering Jerry Nelson, voice of Count Von Count (CBS News)
Jerry Nelson, voice of Count von Count on ‘Sesame Street,’ dead at age 78 (NY Daily News)
Jerry Nelson Dead: Count von Count Of 'Sesame Street' Dies At Age 78 (Huff Post)
Jerry Nelson (Muppet Wiki)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Mustard and Ketchup in "Double Date"

StudioWell Presents Mustard and Ketchup in "Double Date": Mustard and Ketchup discuss their plans to take the Cabbage Sisters out for a night on the town.

Monday, August 27, 2012

"It could get a whole lot worse, you know."

Counting down to our drawing to give away a 'Charade' prize pack, here's another clip from the film: Tex (James Coburn) corners Regina (Audrey Hepburn) in a phone booth and demands she get him what he wants—or else.

Charade (3/10) Movie CLIP - Tex Threatens Regina (1963) HD


Charade is a stylish romantic-comedy-thriller directed by Stanley Donen. The cast includes Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, James Coburn, George Kennedy, and Ned Glass. The film is supported by a classic motion picture score by Henry Mancini.

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PLUS: Everyone who signs up gets this exclusive eBook! (Details below.)

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Philip Marlowe, ReelSEO, Kindle Fire: 5 For Friday #001

Watch the first episode of a new video format I'm trying out: "5 for Friday," in which I plan to offer assorted rants, recommendations, and random notes. The first installment includes a (brief) rant about Philip Marlowe, a recommendation of ReelSEO, a recommendation of the Kindle Fire, and then a couple of personal news items. Let me know what you think!



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► TOO GOOD TO BE TRUMAN
You Never Had Money Trouble Like This
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► John Banville to Revive Raymond Chandler's Detective
http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/john-banville-to-revive-classic-raymond-chandler-detective_b55615

► ReelSEO
Your Guide to Business Video Online
http://www.reelseo.com

► FamilyFiction Weekly
Your Source for Christian Fiction News
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► Kindle Fire
http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Fire-Amazon-Tablet/dp/B0051VVOB2

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Monday, August 20, 2012

"Don't ask me, I'm only the widow."

Counting down to our drawing to give away a 'Charade' prize pack, here's another clip from the movie: At her husband's funeral, Regina Lampert (Audrey Hepburn) witnesses a variety of strange characters paying "respects"—and receives a letter from the CIA.

Charade (2/10) Movie CLIP - Mr. Lampert's Funeral (1963) HD


Charade is a stylish romantic-comedy-thriller directed by Stanley Donen. The cast includes Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, James Coburn, George Kennedy, and Ned Glass. The film is supported by a classic motion picture score by Henry Mancini.

HOW TO ENTER THE DRAWING: Sign up for my author newsletter and watch for details in the Fall 2012 issue! (Deadline to sign up: October 1, 2012.)

PLUS: Everyone who signs up gets this exclusive eBook! (Details below.)

MY GIFT TO YOU!
Get a free copy of First Shot: 10 Stories when you sign up for my author newsletter! This collection of short fiction includes bonus excerpts from two of my novels. (I promise you'll only hear from me every three months or so.) Free download available for Kindle, Nook, iPad, Kobo, and more. Sign up now!

Monday, August 13, 2012

"Shakespeare never said that! It's terrible. You just made it up."

Counting down to our drawing to give away a 'Charade' prize pack, we'll be running clips from the movie the next several weeks. Here's the classic meeting between Peter Joshua (Cary Grant) and Regina Lampert (Audrey Hepburn).

Charade (1/10) Movie CLIP - When Strangers Meet (1963) HD


Charade is a stylish romantic-comedy-thriller directed by Stanley Donen. The cast includes Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, James Coburn, George Kennedy, and Ned Glass. The film is supported by a classic motion picture score by Henry Mancini.

HOW TO ENTER THE DRAWING: Sign up for my author newsletter and watch for details in the Fall 2012 issue! (Deadline to sign up: October 1, 2012.)

PLUS: Everyone who signs up gets this exclusive eBook! (Details below.)

MY GIFT TO YOU!
Get a free copy of First Shot: 10 Stories when you sign up for my author newsletter! This collection of short fiction includes bonus excerpts from two of my novels. (I promise you'll only hear from me every three months or so.) Free download available for Kindle, Nook, iPad, Kobo, and more. Sign up now!

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Win 'Charade' starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn, plus the score by Henry Mancini

Here's the deal: I love the movie Charade. I watched it for the first time as a kid and I've watched it a dozen times over the years. And I still love it. It's exciting, it's funny, it's romantic—and it's got more twists and turns than a film by M. Night Shyamalan. And that music! What a great film.

In the Fall 2012 issue of my author newsletter, which goes to subscribers sometime in October, we'll include details on how you can win a Charade prize pack! The prize includes:

* A DVD of the 1963 film starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn
* A digital copy of the film
* A CD copy of the original score by Henry Mancini

About the movie
When a woman's husband is murdered, a handsome stranger offers to help her find a fortune in stolen gold. But with a CIA administrator needling her and three crooks who will stop at nothing to get to the gold first, who can she really trust?

Charade is a stylish romantic-comedy-thriller directed by Stanley Donen. The cast includes Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, James Coburn, George Kennedy, and Ned Glass. Supported by a classic motion picture score by Henry Mancini.


HOW TO ENTER THE DRAWING: Sign up for my author newsletter and watch for details in the Fall 2012 issue! (Deadline to sign up: October 1, 2012.)

PLUS: Everyone who signs up gets this exclusive eBook! (Details below.)

MY GIFTS TO YOU!
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Die Laughing: Funny Crime and Mystery Fiction

SHE'S THE SHERIFF!

A woman with a complicated past returns home to become the small town's new sheriff. Best Mann For The Job is by the writer/artist team of Chris and Erica Well. Read it from the beginning at StudioWell.com. Watch the trailer on YouTube.