SOME GREAT SCREEN EXCHANGES – PT1

SOME GREAT SCREEN EXCHANGES – PT1

January 25, 2019 Alan Royle 2

A major highlight of most films usually happens when the protagonists, lovers, pals or others indulge in repartee. Of course, how memorable those exchanges are does not just rely on the stars delivering the lines effectively. It is up to the screenwriters to come up with the brilliant dialogue in […]

MEMORABLE SCREEN PAIRINGS – PT2

MEMORABLE SCREEN PAIRINGS – (PT2)

January 23, 2019 Alan Royle 0

  HOW TO STEAL A MILLION (1966)   Peter O’Toole & Audrey Hepburn in How to Steal a Million (1966) A most unusual screen pairing was that of Peter O’Toole and Audrey Hepburn in How to Steal a Million, just four years after O’Toole had taken the world by storm with […]

MY FAVOURITE SCREEN PAIRINGS (PT1)

MEMORABLE SCREEN PAIRINGS (PT1)

January 21, 2019 Alan Royle 0

  I was thinking about what made some movies so superior to others and why I found myself watching them time and again. Of course, a strong story, snappy script, interesting characters and a memorable soundtrack are major ingredients, but there was something more. It was the interaction between the […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT103.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT103.

January 17, 2019 Alan Royle 0

     Zsa Zsa Gabor arrested for slapping a police officer 1989 Zsa Zsa Gabor was 72 years old in 1989 when she was pulled over by police officer Paul Kramer because the registration plate on her Rolls Royce had expired. He asked to see her driver’s license, but she […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT 102.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT 102.

January 17, 2019 Alan Royle 0

            Georgia Hale & Charles Chaplin in The Gold Rush (1925) The part of Georgia (the showgirl) in the 1925 classic silent film The Gold Rush was specially written by Charlie Chaplin for his new wife, Lita Grey. But the actress had fallen pregnant to him while she was still 15, hence […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT101.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT101.

January 15, 2019 Alan Royle 0

Pola Negri & Rudolph Valentino There has never been a shortage of prima donnas among movie stars, especially in Hollywood. Back in the Roaring Twenties it was the outrageously publicity addict Pola Negri who made sure reporters and cameramen were present when she swooned with crying fits at the casket […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT100.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT100.

January 13, 2019 Alan Royle 0

Joan Crawford with her adopted daughter Christina, author of Mommie Dearest Debate still rages over the validity of the claims of child abuse levelled by Christina Crawford against her mother, actress Joan Crawford, in her scathing 1978 book titled Mommie Dearest. Friends and supporters of Joan remain convinced that the volume […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT99.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT99.

January 11, 2019 Alan Royle 0

   Vera-Ellen  Lovely Vera-Ellen hailed from Norwood, Ohio in 1921 and was a dancer from the early age of ten. A few years later she became one of the youngest ever Radio City Rockettes, although she was fired a few weeks later because she showed too much individuality on stage. […]

MOVIE QUOTE QUIZ #1

MOVIE QUOTE QUIZ #1

January 9, 2019 Alan Royle 2

            Just for a change of pace, I thought it might be fun to present 50 well-known (hopefully) movie quotes in the form of a quiz, the answers to which will be listed at the end of the article. Each quote will be accompanied by the year of the movie […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT98.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT98.

January 7, 2019 Alan Royle 3

    They certainly made movies differently back in the forties. In one of the final scenes in The Stranger (1946), Orson Welles’ character is seen rescuing the female lead played by Loretta Young, who is hanging above the church floor as he drags her to safety. In reality, Loretta […]