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SPEAKING OUT

February 29, 2024 Alan Royle 0

  HERBERT LOM (1917-2012)                                  ‘Peter Sellers was always a mixed-up guy, a childish fellow. But if you’re fond of children, you’re also fond of childish men. He was always very helpful to me. After […]

DID YOU KNOW?

DID YOU KNOW?

February 21, 2024 Alan Royle 1

Aware of Elvis Presley’s infatuation with actress Debra Paget on the set of the 1956 film Love Me Tender, fourteen year old Priscilla Beaulieu, the future Priscilla Presley, copied Debra’s hairstyle in the hope of meeting Presley when he came to West Germany with the US Army in 1959. Elvis […]

QUOTES FROM THE 1975 FILM ‘JAWS’

QUOTES FROM THE 1975 FILM ‘JAWS’

February 18, 2024 Alan Royle 1

JAWS (1975) This movie was chock-full of many memorable lines of dialogue, none of which were more riveting than the monologue delivered by Robert Shaw (as Quint) when he described in detail the sinking of the USS Indianapolis by a Japanese submarine during World War Two. The horrific and tragic […]

LGTTM – The Bandwagon & Back to the Future 3

LGTTM – The Bandwagon & Back to the Future 3

February 11, 2024 Alan Royle 0

  THE BAND WAGON (1953)                                       One of the most delightful musicals ever to reach the screen, The Band Wagon concerns a pretentiously artistic director hired to make a new Broadway musical and […]

DID YOU KNOW?

DID YOU KNOW?

February 8, 2024 Alan Royle 0

  The scene in which Arthur (Dudley Moore) and his ‘hooker’ date, Gloria, are dining in the 1981 film Arthur, was filmed at the famous Oak Room inside the Plaza Hotel in New York City. This was the same restaurant where Cary Grant’s character, Roger Thornhill, was abducted in the […]

LGTTM: Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid (1969)

LGTTM: Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid (1969)

February 2, 2024 Alan Royle 3

  BUTCH CASSIDY & THE SUNDANCE KID (1969)                    It was a pleasant experience back in 1969 to watch a western that was devoid of the slaughter of Indians by twits like George Armstrong Custer who, somehow, managed to achieve, whilst doing so, hero status along the way. It was also […]

SPEAKING OUT

SPEAKING OUT

February 1, 2024 Alan Royle 1

PERRY COMO (1912-2001) ‘I’ve done nothing that I can call exciting. I was a barber. Since then I’ve been a singer. That’s it. For the amount of talent I had – I couldn’t dance, act or tell a joke – yet I enjoyed a tremendous career.’ KRIS KRISTOFFERSON (1936 – […]

DID YOU KNOW?

DID YOU KNOW?

January 30, 2024 Alan Royle 3

  The scene in which Arthur (Dudley Moore) and his ‘hooker’ date, Gloria, are dining in the 1981 film Arthur, was filmed at the famous Oak Room inside the Plaza Hotel in New York City. This was the same restaurant where Cary Grant’s character, Roger Thornhill, was abducted in the […]