RANDOM QUOTES – PT65

RANDOM QUOTES – PT65

September 28, 2022 Alan Royle 0

  CHARLES LAUGHTON (1899 – 1962)                  [The man who played Edward Moulton-Barrett in The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934) and Captain Bligh in Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) admitted struggling with the characterizations]: ‘When I have a part like Father Barrett or Bligh, I hate the man’s guts so […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT63.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT63.

August 31, 2022 Alan Royle 0

  BEN AFFLECK (1972 – )                                        [On the celebrity women the tabloids have falsely linked him to]: ‘Sometimes it’s Britney Spears, and sometimes it’s Carrie Fisher. I can’t tell if I have a Lolita complex or an Oedipus complex.’ [When asked why he thought President George W. Bush, after hearing […]

THE REAL ‘MEMPHIS BELLE’

THE REAL ‘MEMPHIS BELLE’

August 10, 2022 Alan Royle 8

  THE MEMPHIS BELLE: A Story of a Flying Fortress (1944)                  I recently had the privilege of watching the 2018 restored print of William Wyler’s 1944 film of the twenty-fifth and final bombing mission of a B-17, the ‘Memphis Belle’, as it participated in a raid on the U-boat pens […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT62

RANDOM QUOTES – PT62

August 4, 2022 Alan Royle 2

  MALCOLM MCDOWELL (1943 – )                     ‘The best thing I did was abuse myself when younger – I dabbled in everything, cocaine, booze, women – because now I don’t have to do it anymore.’ ‘I did a picture I loved called Time After Time (1979), and the people who saw […]

THE REAL BUTCH & SUNDANCE

THE REAL BUTCH & SUNDANCE

August 1, 2022 Alan Royle 2

  BUTCH CASSIDY & THE SUNDANCE KID (1969) (Paul Newman & Robert Redford in the 1969 film)                     Ever since this popular movie emerged and highlighted the exploits of Butch and Sundance, there have been theories and rumours that the two desperadoes […]

HEDDA & LOUELLA

HEDDA & LOUELLA

July 26, 2022 Alan Royle 8

  HEDDA & LOUELLA                                Movie-struck columnist Louella Parsons used extortion and blackmail to rule Hollywood’s gossip mill with an iron glove for decades. It would be accurate to say that it was more the stories she did not print that gave her a vice-like grip on the studios and their […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT61.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT61.

July 2, 2022 Alan Royle 0

  JOHN CLEESE (1939 – )                 Graham Chapman [From the eulogy he gave at his friend and fellow Python, Graham Chapman’s memorial service]: ‘…and I guess that we’re all thinking how sad it is that a man of such talent, a man of such capability and kindness, of such unusual […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT60.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT60.

June 14, 2022 Alan Royle 4

    BOBBY DRISCOLL (1937-68)                   [The child star of Treasure Island (1950), and the voice of Disney’s animated Peter Pan in 1953, fell victim to drug addiction and was dead at 31]: ‘I wish I could say that my childhood was a happy one, but I wouldn’t be honest. I […]

..MOVIE QUIZ # 10

MOVIE QUIZ # 10

June 2, 2022 Alan Royle 2

  MOVIE QUIZ #10   Q1       ANNE BANCROFT PLAYED MRS. ROBINSON IN THE GRADUATE (1967).  NAME HER DAUGHTER PLAYED BY KATHARINE ROSS?   Q2       IN CRAZY RICH ASIANS (2018), CONSTANCE WU (RACHEL CHU) TRAVELS TO WHICH CITY TO MEET HER BOYFRIEND’S FAMILY?   Q3       WHO WON A BEST ACTOR OSCAR […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT59.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT59.

May 27, 2022 Alan Royle 2

  ANN SHERIDAN (1915-67)                        [Born Clara Lou Sheridan in Denton, Texas, she was used as a body double (hands, legs & shoulders) by Paramount in her early days in the industry]: ‘I used to go to Grauman’s Chinese or Pantages and sit there waiting to see my faceless body on […]