‘ROXIE HART’ & ‘APPALOOSA’

‘ROXIE HART’ & ‘APPALOOSA’

December 22, 2021 Alan Royle 1

  ROXIE HART (1942)            Ginger Rogers as Roxie In order to placate the Hays Commission code, it was necessary to change the storyline for this picture about two murderesses who were called Roxie Hart and Velma Wall here. The tale had its basis on two real life killers whose murder […]

‘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 […]

HOLLYWOOD & THE ‘COMMUNIST CONSPIRACY’.

HOLLYWOOD & THE ‘COMMUNIST CONSPIRACY’.

February 14, 2020 Alan Royle 5

                        To understand how the US Government came to investigate possible links between Hollywood and the Communist Party, we need to go back as far as 1938, when the Moscow show trials preceded the German-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact of 1939, […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT18.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT18.

January 30, 2020 Alan Royle 0

ROCK HUDSON:                                                    [His response in 1978 to whether or not he was gay] ‘I’ve heard that rumour for years and I just don’t care about it. I know lots of gays in Hollywood. Some have tried it on with me, but I’ve always said, ‘Come On, you’ve got the wrong […]

MEMORABLE SCREEN PAIRINGS (PT1)

January 21, 2019 Alan Royle 0

  I was thinking about what made some movies so superior to others and why I found myself watching them time and again. Of course, a strong story, snappy script, interesting characters and a memorable soundtrack are major ingredients, but there was something more. It was the interaction between the […]