MOVIE TRIVIA – PT81

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT81

November 20, 2018 Alan Royle 2

            Scarlett O’Hara and Tara in Gone with the Wind (1939) In 1935, David O. Selznick purchased the old Thomas Ince Studio near MGM for his own independent productions, one of which was 1939’s Gone with the Wind. When he needed to film the burning of Atlanta […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT80

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT80

November 18, 2018 Alan Royle 0

  Ann Sheridan Errol Flynn’s old buddy from his early days in New Guinea, the fortyish Dr Gerrit Koets, a Dutch adventurer, made a surprise visit to Hollywood after Errol had hit it big in the movies. Flynn put him up at his home and invited his old friend to […]

MEMORABLE PERFORMANCES PT5

MEMORABLE PERFORMANCES PT5

November 16, 2018 Alan Royle 2

Ellen Barkin as Helen Cruger in Sea of Love (1989) Ellen & her husband Gabriel Byrne Ellen Barkin said in an interview that Sea of Love (1989) was not her best work, an observation that movie-goers would probably not agree with, especially those of the male gender. Most men would […]

MEMORABLE PERFORMANCES PT4

MEMORABLE PERFORMANCES PT4

November 14, 2018 Alan Royle 0

Alan Arkin as Lester Siegel  in Argo (2012)                                  Argo is an entertaining film but should it have won the Best Picture Oscar? It followed the ‘cliff-hanger’ formula right down the line which was hardly anything […]

MEMORABLE PERFORMANCES PT3

MEMORABLE PERFORMANCES PT3

November 12, 2018 Alan Royle 0

  CELESTE HOLM as Liz Imbrie with Frank Sinatra  in High Society (1956)   Celeste and husband Frank Basile Although Celeste Holm appeared in some wonderful movies, even winning a Supporting Actress Oscar for Gentleman’s Agreement (1947), she much preferred stage work and returned there at every opportunity. Indeed, it […]

MEMORABLE PERFORMANCES – PT2

MEMORABLE PERFORMANCES – PT2

November 10, 2018 Alan Royle 0

Michael Caine as Peachy Carnehan in The Man Who Would Be King (1975) and Sean Connery as Daniel Dravot Michael Caine and Sean Connery were the fifth intended pairing for Rudyard Kipling’s terrific The Man Who Would be King to be transferred to the screen. In the fifties it was to […]

MEMORABLE PERFORMANCES – PT1

MEMORABLE PERFORMANCES – PT1

November 8, 2018 Alan Royle 2

  Every once in a while a picture or a performance comes along that seems to possess a bit of movie magic. Usually it is through a combination of things; an above average screenplay boasting memorable one-liners, a particularly charismatic star in just the right setting to suit his or […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT79.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT79.

November 6, 2018 Alan Royle 2

Michael Caine in Play Dirty (1969) Play Dirty (1969) is a rather lack-lustre WW2 action film starring Michael Caine and a couple of ‘Nigels’ (Davenport & Green). It was filmed on location outside the southern Spanish town of Almeria, a region that became synonymous with spaghetti westerns after Sergio Leone shot The […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT78.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT78.

November 4, 2018 Alan Royle 4

Irving ‘Swifty’ Lazar Irving ‘Swifty’ Lazar has been described by many, and with good cause, as one of the greatest agents of all time. Standing just over five feet tall, this pocket dynamo acquired his famous nickname when, in accordance with a bet they had, he successfully completed three deals […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT77.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT77.

November 2, 2018 Alan Royle 6

Ali MacGraw & Robert Evans Robert Evans bought the rights to the novel The Great Gatsby in 1971, his intention being to have his wife Ali MacGraw play Daisy. A shooting script was not quite ready yet, so Ali went off to star in The Getaway (1972) opposite Steve McQueen […]