PROFILES – Robert Shaw & others

PROFILES – Robert Shaw & others

February 2, 2020 Alan Royle 0

   Robert Shaw It is sad when we consider just how many wonderful performances we were deprived of with Robert Shaw’s untimely death in 1978. The man was only 51 when a massive heart attack killed him on a country road in County Mayo, Ireland. His career consisted of only […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT146.

November 28, 2019 Alan Royle 0

  Jonathan Harris of Lost in Space fame Jonathan Harris played Dr Zachary Scott in the popular sci-fi series Lost in Space (1965-8). While he became the acting mentor and lifelong friend of Bill Mumy (Will Robinson in the series), he did not get along at all with the star of the […]

THE GOOD OLD SIXTIES

July 4, 2019 Alan Royle 2

  I was a ‘baby-boomer’, born in 1947, and grew up in Fremantle, Western Australia, in an era when drive-in movies were the big thing during the 1960s. My mates and my brothers and I would zoom off to the drive-in, two or three times a week during the summer […]

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 – PT 14.

May 24, 2018 Alan Royle 0

      Ben Fisz Former Polish World War Two fighter pilot Ben Fisz discovered a book called ‘Skis Against the Atom’ in a London public library and convinced himself it would make a terrific movie. He quietly purchased the film rights from the author, then hired a writer to work […]

SIXTIES MOVIE TRIVIA – PT1

April 4, 2018 Alan Royle 7

The American backers for the projected James Bond film Dr No (1962) were unimpressed with Sean Connery’s test footage. Co-producer Cubby Broccoli sent a memo to his partner Harry Saltzman: ‘Feel we can do better.’ In fact, they could not do better at all. Cary Grant, James Mason, Michael Redgrave, […]

My Top 10 Movies of 1968.

January 27, 2017 Alan Royle 2

  #10 WHERE EAGLES DARE       Ingrid Pitt as Heidi                                            Schloss Werfen in the background Alistair MacLean wrote this screenplay in six weeks – and then he wrote the […]

Planet of the Apes (1968)

February 25, 2015 admin 0

  Charlton Heston (as George Taylor): ‘I can’t help thinking that somewhere in the universe there has to be something better than man – has to be.’