RANDOM QUOTES – PT39.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT39.

January 25, 2021 Alan Royle 2

  KEANU REEVES:              ‘I’m a meathead, man. You’ve got smart people, and you’ve got dumb people. I just happen to be dumb.’ [On Patrick Swayze when the two co-starred in Point Break (1991)] ‘He was a beautiful person, an artist! There were some sky-diving sequences in this film we did […]

PROFILES: Olivia Hussey & Anjelica Huston.

PROFILES: Olivia Hussey & Anjelica Huston.

January 22, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  OLIVIA HUSSEY (1951 – )                         She was born Olivia Osuna in Buenos Aires, Argentina in April 1951. Her father was an Argentine opera singer; her mother an English secretary. Olivia was appearing in theatre in London when she was suddenly chosen by Italian director Franco Zeffirelli to play […]

‘THE RIGHT STUFF’ (1983)

‘THE RIGHT STUFF’ (1983)

January 19, 2021 Alan Royle 4

  THE RIGHT STUFF (1983)            From a historical perspective, this is a reasonably accurate account of the recruitment, training and deployment of the seven Mercury Astronauts chosen for America’s first space program back in the 1960s. It mostly looks at the astronauts although, refreshingly, it gives more than a passing […]

TV WESTERNS – PT12.

TV WESTERNS – PT12.

January 16, 2021 Alan Royle 5

  F TROOP (1965-7) 65 EPISODES                                                                                                  The now iconic western comedy series F Troop (1965-7) has achieved a status not unlike that of the original Star Trek series that ran from 1966 -9. Both series were short-lived back in the sixties, but gained cult status decades later. It […]

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT39.

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT39.

January 13, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  DAVID NIVEN (1910-83) David Niven’s father died in action at Gallipoli, Turkey, at the age of 38, in 1915, during the First World War. He was listed as ‘missing’ until 1917. Young David would claim to have been born in Kirriemuir, Scotland, simply because he thought it sounded more […]

LONESOME DOVE – A Mini-Series Masterpiece.

LONESOME DOVE – A Mini-Series Masterpiece.

January 10, 2021 Alan Royle 2

LONESOME DOVE (1989) – A Mini-Series masterpiece. Larry McMurtry wrote Lonesome Dove in 1971 as a movie script. His intention was for John Wayne to play Woodrow Call, James Stewart to portray Gus McCrae, and Henry Fonda to hold down the Jake Spoon role. Hot director Peter Bogdanovich was to […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT38.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT38.

January 7, 2021 Alan Royle 0

   JULIE WALTERS:                         [On Educating Rita (1983)] ‘I thought I was dreadful in it. When I first saw the film, I said, ‘Oh God, it’s awful. And I’m awful in it.’ I went straight to the toilets and started crying. When our lovely director, Lewis Gilbert, was talking […]

RANDON QUOTES – PT38.

RANDON QUOTES – PT38.

January 7, 2021 Alan Royle 0

   JULIE WALTERS:                         [On Educating Rita (1983)] ‘I thought I was dreadful in it. When I first saw the film, I said, ‘Oh God, it’s awful. And I’m awful in it.’ I went straight to the toilets and started crying. When our lovely director, Lewis Gilbert, was talking […]

PROFILES – Hutton & Hutton.

PROFILES – Hutton & Hutton.

January 4, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  BETTY HUTTON (1921 – 2007)                Betty entered this world as Elizabeth Thornburg via Battle Creek, Michigan in February 1921. Her father deserted the family when she was two (and committed suicide sixteen years later). Mum moved the family to Detroit after dad shot through and, in the middle of […]

MORE MOVIE TRIVIA

MORE MOVIE TRIVIA

January 1, 2021 Alan Royle 2

  Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter Daniel Radcliffe was paid one million dollars USD in 2001, to play the lead in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, quite a payday for a twelve year-old. But it was chicken feed compared to what was to follow. A year later the stupendous […]