WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT52.

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT52.

July 25, 2021 Alan Royle 0

   HAROLD RUSSELL (1914-2002)                          Born in North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1914, Harold Russell moved with his family to Cambridge, Massachusetts when he was just five years old. He was training paratroopers and working on an Army film at Camp MacKall, North Carolina on June 6, 1944, when some […]

PROFILE – GRACE KELLY – PT2.

PROFILE – GRACE KELLY – PT2.

July 22, 2021 Alan Royle 3

  GRACE KELLY  (1929-82) Grace & Jimmy Stewart – Rear Window Her predatory reputation followed her onto the sets of her films. She was well-known as a lover of married, older men when she joined Jimmy Stewart in the Hitchcock thriller Rear Window. His wife, Gloria, was not about to allow […]

PROFILE – Grace Kelly (PT1)

PROFILE – Grace Kelly (PT1)

July 19, 2021 Alan Royle 1

  GRACE KELLY (1929-82)                          A great many truly beautiful faces have adorned movie screens down the decades since motion pictures became an industry, but few could match Grace Kelly at the height of her brief career. The term […]

MOVIES – Double Jeopardy – True Women

MOVIES – Double Jeopardy – True Women

July 16, 2021 Alan Royle 2

  DOUBLE JEOPARDY (1999)                     Box-office returns of over $100 million in the USA alone, coupled with it topping the popularity poll for three weeks in the year it was released, indicate that Double Jeopardy (1999) has been a financially successful movie, despite the critics (generally) being unimpressed by it, and […]

QUOTES FROM DIRECTORS.

QUOTES FROM DIRECTORS.

July 10, 2021 Alan Royle 6

  BRUCE BERESFORD: Breaker Morant (1980), Tender Mercies (1983), Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Double Jeopardy (1999).                    Jodie Foster [Director Bruce Beresford attached Jodie Foster to his thriller Double Jeopardy (1999), and met with her several times about the script.       This is his assessment of the conversations that eventually saw Ashley […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT177.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT177.

July 7, 2021 Alan Royle 4

  Dorothy Malone Dorothy Malone was one of five children. Her two older sisters died very young of complications from polio. A younger brother had the incredible misfortune to be struck and killed by a bolt of lightning whilst on a Dallas golf course! When Dorothy won a Best Supporting […]

PROFILES: KATY JURADO – DIANE KEATON

PROFILES: KATY JURADO – DIANE KEATON

July 4, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  KATY JURADO (1924-2002)                     Katy began life as Maria Garcia in Mexico City, Mexico in January 1924, but was known as ‘Katy’ throughout her childhood by all those close to her. Many sources give Guadalajara as her place of birth, but her birth certificate clearly names Mexico City. She spent […]

MOVIES – An Officer & a Gentleman (1982)

MOVIES – An Officer & a Gentleman (1982)

July 1, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN (1982)                                Oscar-winner Lou Gossett Jr. This movie proved to be a box-office hit in 1982. Leading man Richard Gere plays Zack Mayo, a navy brat with a bad attitude, […]

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT50.

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT50.

June 28, 2021 Alan Royle 4

EDWARD G. ROBINSON (1893-1973)                                                                                                                 Eddie was born in Romania to Jewish parents who raised him in the Lower East Side of New York City after immigrating to the United States in 1904. After starring in Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939), he joined numerous groups such as […]