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American character actor Michael Emmet Walsh (March 22, 1935 —) has the distinction of being among a special class of SAG members in Hollywood, one that I'm not sure there's a name for but which critics have recognized. He used to be in that group of "actors whose names you don't know but you recognize them immediately", but he's so remarkably talented that, in my opinion, he transcended that group many decades back. Harry Dean Stanton was in this company as well, at least according to film critic Roger Ebert who came up with the "Stanton-Walsh Rule" which states that any film featuring either actor has to have some merit. Ebert later conceded that Walsh broke this rule by appearing in Wild Wild West (1999).

Born in Ogdensburg, New York just across the St. Lawrence River from greater Ottawa, Canada, he was raised in rural Vermont and graduated from Clarkson University School of Business in 1958. He

In 1893, a boat drifts into the storm-battered Whitby shore. The crew has pulled a Mary Celeste. The dead captain remains, "fastened by his hands, tied one over the other, to a spoke of the wheel." It's the seventh chapter of Bram Stoker's Dracula. What the novel leaves to the fevered imagination, André Øvredal's film presents in occasionally gory detail. Think Alien, set at sea rather than in space.

The 2023 film begins well, its introduction owing more to classic

You didn’t realise what damage you were causing when you cut me.
You probably thought it made clinical sense, to clip the end of my penis with scissors.
But that wasn’t the worst of it.

Once a wound like that has been made it mustn’t be allowed to heal, but you can’t tell an 18 month old that, so my mother got the job of reopening the wound at bath time every day.
Yes I was old enough to scream, and to shout NO!
But it turns out that wasn’t the worst of it.

That while I

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