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Emmaus, PA
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Age:  81
Gender:  Male
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Last Active:  8/18/2008
Member Since:  12/25/2007
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Flicks I Currently Want to See: My Latest Movie Reviews:
Charlie Wilson's War
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom ...
The Dark Knight
The Diving Bell and the Butter...
The Kite Runner
King Arthur
Something New

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My FlickFriends:
Ventura, CA
The Fisher King
Charlotte, NC
True Romance
Hackettstown, NJ

Flick Facts:
My Favorite Flick of All Time: The Seven Samurai
My Favorite Movie Snack/Candy: Popcorn with butter
Film Character I Most Relate To: Jimmy Stewart in 'A Wonderful Life'
Film Character I Most Want To Be: James Cagney in 'Yankee Doodle Dandy'
I Go to the Movie Theater: less than 1 time a month
I Watch a Movie at Home: more than 4 times a month

Other Favorite Flicks:
A History of Violence, A Walk In The Sun, Chicago, Citizen Kane, Gone with the Wind, Ikiru, I Married a Witch, It's a Wonderful Life, Juno, Knight Without Armour, La Dolce Vita, Memphis Belle, Ninotchka, Random Harvest, Red River, The Seventh Seal, The Wizard of Oz, Unforgiven, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Yellow Sky

Favorite People in Film:
Akira Kurosawa, Alfred Molina, Federico Fellini, Frank Capra, Greta Garbo, Ingmar Bergman, Jane Fonda, Joe Pantoliano, John Ford, John Wayne, Laura Linney, Marlon Brando, Meryl Streep, Oliver Platt, Paul Giamatti, Toshiro Mifune, Viggo Mortensen, Vivien Leigh, Walter Matthau, William Wyler

Movies I Hate:
Bad Lieutenant, Fargo, His Girl Friday, Mystic River, No Country for Old Men

People in Film I Hate:
Coen Brothers, Harvey Keitel, Judd Nelson, Rosalind Russel, Sean Penn

My Guilty Pleasures:
Bagdad Cafe, Dances With Wolves, Ever After: A Cinderella Story, Notting Hill, The Wedding Singer

Favorite Movie Quotes:
frankly, my dear, i don't give a damn.
surrender dorothy!

My Interests:
movies and metaphysics.

About Me:
Emmy winning TV producer and editor. Emmy nominated writer in news and sports. 5 films at MoMA, dozens at Museum of TV & Radio. Sufi reverend. Divorced father of 2. Here's my resume: Simon Gribben Emmaus, PA 18049 simplysimon2@verizon.net 1966-1968 WRITER-EDITOR Tel Ra Productions, Phila., PA. Wrote and edited film highlights for syndicated sports programming. Everything from one minute features to hour specials. Qualified for WGA membership. 1968-1970 WRITER-PRODUCER-DIRECTOR-EDITOR NFL Films, Phila., PA. Wrote produced, directed and edited syndicated pro-football films. Three in the Museum of Modern Art: “The Headcracker Suite”, “Game Today” and the original “Football Follies”. 1970-1975 WRITER-PRODUCER-DIRECTOR-EDITOR Free-lance in New York. On various projects, both TV and industrials, did one or all of the above including writing, directing and editing an ABC Monday Night Special on college football. Supplied segments to UPITN (before it morphed into CNN) for first news feed. 1975-1977 EDITOR-WRITER ABC Sports, NY Staff film editor on “Wide World of Sports”. Won national Emmy as a film editor. Wrote and edited an “American Sportsman” show on cliff climbing that won a “Teddy”. 1977-1980 WRITER-PRODUCER-DIRECTOR-REPORTER Post-Newsweek Stations, DC & Detroit. Wrote, produced and directed news features, series and specials. Was twice nominated for Emmys as a writer, won three Emmys as a producer, two of which he co-wrote. Wrote, produced and reported news features. 1980-Present WRITER-PRODUCER-DIRECTOR-EDITOR-REPORTER Free-lance in New York & LA. Various clients including CNBC as a writer-producer on a magazine show with subjects ranging from spiritualism to cancer survival and a feature reporting stint at News 12, Long Island. Poetry published in “Nomads Choir”. Videotape editor at ABC News, CBS News and WABC-TV 7. Morning Call newspaper published 2 essays written in 03 & 04. 6 radio essays on WDIY. EDUCATION BA in English/Education Muhlenberg College ’61, 15 graduate credits in Communications at Temple U.

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