Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Rat Pack Pool Poster

Hey pallies, here's some Dinofun from a pad tagged "The Original Unoriginal." (ya can clicks on the tagg of this here Dinopost to goes there.) Looks like this site is one of 'em whose mission is to hawk Dinogoods on the net...but at least this one has a bit of class with some cool info and quotes from the original O11.

This is one cool pix of the pack....and note how our Dino is the coolest of 'em all....of Dinocourse. Dinosharin', DMP

The Rat Pack Pool Poster
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The Rat Pack Poster

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Here is the popular Rat Pack Pool Poster from the original Ocean’s Eleven movie with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford and Sammy Davis Jr. This is the sixties version of the Rat Pack (I was unaware the 50s version had Humphrey Bogart as chief, not Sinatra) on the set of the famous 1960 heist film that sparked the clever 2001 Clooney / Pitt remake of the same name.

Cheap Movie Poster: Not a bad price at $7.99 and the Art Print is priced decently at $23.99.

The Rat Pack

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From Wikipedia:

Ocean’s Eleven (or Ocean’s 11) is a 1960 heist film directed by Lewis Milestone and starring five Rat Packers: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford.

Centered around a series of Las Vegas casino robberies, the film’s other stars included Angie Dickinson, Cesar Romero, Richard Conte, Akim Tamiroff, Henry Silva, Ilka Chase, Norman Fell, Harry Wilson, and Buddy Lester, as well as cameo appearances by Shirley MacLaine, Red Skelton, and George Raft.

A gang of ten World War II 82nd Airborne veterans led by Danny Ocean (Sinatra) rob five different Las Vegas casinos (Sands, Desert Inn, Flamingo, Riviera, and Sahara) on a single night.

The gang plans the elaborate New Year’s Eve heist with the precision of a military operation. Josh (Davis) takes a job driving a garbage truck while others work to scope out the various casinos. Demolition charges are planted on an electrical transmission tower and the backup electrical systems are covertly rewired in each casino.

At exactly midnight, while everyone in every Vegas casino is singing “Auld Lang Syne” the tower is blown up, Vegas goes dark. The backup electrical systems open the cashier cages instead of powering the emergency lights. The inside men sneak into the cashier cages and collect the money. They dump the bags of loot into hotel garbage bins, go back inside and mingle with the crowds. As soon as the lights come back on, the thieves stroll out of the casinos. A garbage truck driven by Josh picks up the bags and passes through the police blockade. It appears to have gone off without a hitch.
Anthony “Tony” Bergdorf (Conte), however, has a heart attack in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip and dies. Reformed gangster Duke Santos (Romero) offers to recover the casino bosses’ money for a price. He learns of Danny Ocean and his connection to his fiancĂ©e’s son, Jimmy Foster (Lawford), both of whom he knows to be in Vegas at the moment. Santos pieces together the puzzle by the time Bergdorf’s body arrives at the mortician.

Santos confronts the thieves, demanding half of their take. In desperation, they hide the money in Bergdorf’s coffin, setting aside $10,000 for the widow. The group plans to take back the rest of the money, and make no payoff to Santos, after the coffin is shipped to San Francisco. Alas, this plan backfires when the funeral home talks the widow (Jean Willes) into having the funeral in Las Vegas, where the body (with coffin) is cremated.

Ocean’s Eleven quotes:

Danny Ocean: Why waste those cute little tricks that the Army taught us just because it’s sort of peaceful now.

Danny Ocean: [Answering the phone] Hello, this is a recording, you’ve dialed the right number, now hang up and don’t do it again.

Beatrice Ocean: There’s only one thing you love, Danny: that’s danger. Cliffhanging. You could never love a woman like you love danger.

Adele Ekstrom: Happy burial, dead dog.

Mrs. Restes: [speaking of her son] He met a jiggly little number who was Vegas-bound.
Adele Ekstrom: “Jiggly little number” isn’t exactly how I would describe Danny Ocean… more like a well-mannered shark.
Mrs. Restes: Is he?

Tipsy Girl: I’m so drunk, I don’t think I could lie down without holding on!

Jimmy Foster: I made a cardinal rule: never to answer the ‘phone in December.
Massuese: That’s crazy. Why?
Jimmy Foster: Because one December, every time I picked up the ‘phone they sent me out into the snow to play with my friends. That was at the Bulge.

‘Curly’ Steffens: You’re not gonna make yourself popular, knocking Danny.
Spyros Acebos: Who’s knocking him? I love him. I respect talent. All I’m asking is he should me a little.
‘Curly’ Steffens: Too tough. Don’ ask.

Vince Massler: If it’s so fool-proof, why hasn’t somebody done it yet.
Danny Ocean: Same reason nobody’s gone to the moon yet - no equipment.
Jimmy Foster: And we’re equipped.

Vince Massler: I can’t do it. I’ve got my wife to think of.
Danny Ocean: Think of her rich.
Vince Massler: Think of me dead.

Josh Howard: Look Vince - the brave ones don’t come home. You stay scared.
Vince Massler: Yeah. You were always one of those guys who didn’t want any brave ones on patrol with you, weren’t you?
Josh Howard: It’s simple enough - in my book “brave” rhymes with “stupid”, and it still does.

Josh Howard: They way I figure it is like this: the eleven of us cats against this one city…?

Beatrice Ocean: [to Sam Harmon] I’ll consider mistress, plaything, toy for a night, but I refuse to be your mother. That’s out!

Beatrice Ocean: [to Danny Oceans] Oh, Danny. What a prize you are. The only husband in the world who’d proposition his own wife.

Danny Ocean: Going down.
Lift attendant: Going down.
Danny Ocean: Where they serve the drinks.
Lift attendant: To the bar.

Jimmy Foster: [speaking on the 'phone] Speaking of finances. Could you let me have some more.
Mrs. Restes: More? More what?
Jimmy Foster: Money. M-O-N-Y.
Sam Harmon: “E”
Jimmy Foster: M-O-N-*E*-Y

Duke Santos: It’s not a zircon, it’s a diamond; a big diamond. You don’t think it’s too big, do you? Your mother has excellent taste.
Jimmy Foster: Has she?

Mrs. Restes: You’ll miss my wedding!
Jimmy Foster: Mother, I have never missed one of your weddings.
Mrs. Restes: Yes, you did. My first one.

Sam Harmon: The odds are always with the house,
[slams hand on pool table]
Sam Harmon: with the house!


Keith said...

Hey pallie DMP. I love this poster. I have this one in my living room at my pad. Very cool. Cheers!

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes I remember that...cool that you have it featured at your humble little Dinopad....and btw, don't think that I told ya yet that I diggs the new layout featurin' O11 at your Dinoblog...keeps up spreadin' the Dinomessage...

Denise said...

Do you have any idea where I can find glasses like the ones they used in this scene? I would love to get some for my man for his birthday! I figured you might have a lead. Thanks, d.

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes thanks for the compliment and for droppin' by, but no, I have no expertise in this matter.....wishin' you well in your search....