‘MOVIE TRIVIA’ – PT182

‘MOVIE TRIVIA’ – PT182

September 26, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  Director James Cameron James Cameron insists he got his big directing break while doing pick-up shots for a minor picture titled Galaxy of Terror (1981) as the second unit director. He was shooting scenes of a dismembered arm supposedly teeming with maggots (they were mealworms actually). He needed to […]

‘THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING’ (1975)

‘THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING’ (1975)

September 23, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING (1975) Michael Caine and Sean Connery play two ex- British Army non-coms named Peachy Carnehan and Daniel Dravot in this delightful adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s 1888 novella of the same name. It is set in the 1880s in India where Kipling (played by […]

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT56.

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT56.

September 20, 2021 Alan Royle 12

SIMONE SIGNORET (1921-85)                 When Simone Signoret won an Oscar for Room at the Top (1959), she became the first woman to win a ‘Best Actress in a Leading Role’ Academy Award in a non-American film. Back in the early 1940s, she took her mother’s maiden name to help hide her […]

‘RANDOM QUOTES’ – PT48

‘RANDOM QUOTES’ – PT48

September 17, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  AARON SORKIN: (1961 – )                                     [The man who wrote some of the best screenplays in movie and television history – A Few Good Men, The American President, Charlie Wilson’s War, The West […]

‘TV WESTERNS’ – PT18

‘TV WESTERNS’ – PT18

September 14, 2021 Alan Royle 2

  HOTEL DE PAREE (1959-60) 33 EPISODES       It is odd that this series did not go into a second season, because it was certainly a western with a difference. The main problem, of course, was that saturation point for the western genre had been well and truly reached […]

‘MOVIE TRIVIA’ – PT181

‘MOVIE TRIVIA’ – PT181

September 11, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  Angelique Pettyjohn in Star Trek: The Original Series (1968) The name Angelique Pettyjohn probably means nothing to all but the most avid fans of Star Trek: The Original Series, and to those ‘Trekkies’ who ventured along to the numerous conventions held over the ensuing years. Devoted fans will no doubt recall […]

‘THE RAZOR’S EDGE’ (1946)

‘THE RAZOR’S EDGE’ (1946)

September 8, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  THE RAZOR’S EDGE (1946)                      It’s a pity that Bill Shakespeare had already used the title ‘Much Ado about Nothing’ a few centuries earlier, otherwise W. Somerset Maugham might have used it for this much-overrated melodrama. The Razor’s Edge takes 148 minutes focusing on Larry Darrell (Tyrone Power) and his […]

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT55.

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT55.

September 5, 2021 Alan Royle 2

  ANN SHERIDAN (1915-67)                                                She was born Clara Sheridan in Denton, Texas during World War One. It has been said that Ann was a direct descendant of Union General Philip Sheridan and maybe she was. Her sister thought she was beautiful enough to win ‘The Search for Beauty’ […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT47

RANDOM QUOTES – PT47

September 2, 2021 Alan Royle 4

  DOLORES HART: (1938 – )             Dolores & Elvis Presley [Six years after playing one of Elvis Presley’s girlfriends in Loving You (1957), Dolores turned her back on Hollywood and entered the strictly cloistered Benedictine Regina Laudis Monastery, in Bethlehem, Connecticut, to become a nun. […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT180

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT180

August 30, 2021 Alan Royle 4

  Peter Lawford Peter Lawford was born in 1923, the son of Sir Sydney Lawford and his lover, a married woman named May Aylen. May’s cuckolded husband generously stayed with her until the baby was born, just so Peter would be born legitimate. All things considered, it was a most […]