MOVIE TRIVIA – PT140.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT140.

September 29, 2019 Alan Royle 0

  Gregory Peck & Ava Gardner in On the Beach (1959) I was about 16 when I first saw On the Beach (1959) at a theatre in Perth, Western Australia. I hated it. Too depressing. I got the impression that my grandparents dragged me along to see the thing, because they […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT6.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT6.

September 23, 2019 Alan Royle 2

    HARRY BELAFONTE:   President George W. Bush [Remarks made to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in January 2006 during a speech in which Belafonte compared the American Government to the 9/11 terrorists] ‘No matter what the greatest tyrant in the world, the greatest terrorist in the world, George W. […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT5.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT5.

September 20, 2019 Alan Royle 0

  JANE RUSSELL:   Jane in The Outlaw (1943) ‘Howard Hughes invented a bra for me. Or, he tried to. And one of the seamless ones like they have now. He was way ahead of his time. But I never wore it in The Outlaw (1943). And he never knew. He wasn’t […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT4.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT4.

September 14, 2019 Alan Royle 2

    JULIE ADAMS   Julie in Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) ‘No matter what you do, you can act your heart out, but people will always say, ‘Oh, Julie Adams – Creature from the Black Lagoon’.   CLAUDIA CARDINALE ‘I wasn’t speaking a word of Italian until I was […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT139.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT139.

September 11, 2019 Alan Royle 4

  Garry Marshall & Julia Roberts Given his successful directing career, one is left to wonder why American director Garry Marshall, the man who helmed Pretty Woman in 1990, chose to make the sadism & masochism feature Exit to Eden four years after his greatest achievement. He has since written […]

WW2 – The Stars & Their Stories – PT1.

WW2 – The Stars & Their Stories – PT1.

September 2, 2019 Alan Royle 2

                            When I first decided to write about the wartime stories of movie personnel touched by the Second World War, I thought of categorizing individuals, of presenting my findings under group headings: ‘Those who saw action, those […]