MOVIE TRIVIA – PT111.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT111.

March 4, 2019 Alan Royle 2

     Marc Lawrence as Vinnie ‘The Cannon’ DiMotti in The Big Easy (1986) Jeff Corey in Little Big Man (1970) Anne Revere in National Velvet (1944) Character actor Marc Lawrence appeared in over 200 films and TV shows during his long career. Avid fans, especially of gangster films, would instantly recognise his face, although […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT 106.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT 106.

February 2, 2019 Alan Royle 1

Jimmy Dean in Giant (1955) Dean photographed with his Porsche – the crash scene. While shooting the movie Giant in 1955, James Dean took the time to film a ‘Public Service Announcement’, warning young people of the dangers of speeding on the highway. ‘I used to fly around quite a bit’, […]

Hollywood philanthropists – a quick look.

July 26, 2017 Alan Royle 2

  In the last 20-30 years there has developed a philanthropic culture in Hollywood involving superstars in the movie industry. Cynics are quick to accuse these people of ‘image-making’, or of diverting media attention from potential career-damaging headlines of a personal nature. In some instances that has certainly happened, but […]

Hollywood & Abortions

April 1, 2017 Alan Royle 2

  Over the past century or more that Hollywood has existed there has been no shortage of abortions performed on many of its aspiring young actresses. Unwanted offspring are not unique to the movie business, but they do tend to interfere with ambitions, not to mention reputations, more often in […]

Did you know? Points of interest. Pt. 9

September 13, 2015 admin 0

    It is generally believed that Stephen Sondheim only agreed to the musically limited Madonna singing his songs in Dick Tracy (1990) because he owed a favour to Warren Beatty who directed and starred in it whilst becoming intimately involved with Madonna during the shoot. Sean Young was to […]

SEAN PENN – Time to cut the guy some slack.

August 20, 2015 admin 2

  Sean Penn is, in my opinion, one of the greatest actors ever, an opinion probably shared by a great many people. Unfortunately, over the years he has acquired a reputation as a violent and difficult man to deal with, especially if you happen to marry him or are involved […]

Sean Penn – an enigma?

February 26, 2015 admin 1

    Throughout the entire two-month shoot of Fast Times at Ridgemont High in 1982, Sean Penn insisted on remaining in the Jeff Spicoli character on and off the set. He immersed himself in his character’s persona and refused to answer anyone unless they called him Jeff. Even his message […]