June 19, 2023 Alan Royle 2

  CLASSIC MOVIE DIRECTORS – A brief look at their most prominent films. My assessment of prominent directors here is by no means all inclusive. I base my opinion on directors pretty much on whether or not their films provide me with memorable entertainment, since I firmly believe entertainment value […]



January 15, 2022 Alan Royle 2

  CAROLE LANDIS: (1919-48)                    [Carole sought fame, like most actors and actresses, but her primary objective seems to have been to find genuine love and marriage and to raise a family. Sadly, that was not to be. Unable to conceive, due to endometriosis, luckless in her quest for true love, […]

‘THE GODFATHER’ (1972 – A Masterpiece.

January 3, 2020 Alan Royle 2

Producer Robert Evans had no time for the vertically challenged Al Pacino, referring to him as ‘The Midget’, when director Francis Ford Coppola made it clear he wanted him for The Godfather (1972). Oddly, Evans considered firing Pacino early in the shoot and replacing with, of all people, Dustin Hoffman, […]

‘The Godfather’ (1972)

August 22, 2015 admin 2

  It has been over 40 years since The Godfather first hit the screens and created a sensation. A lot has been written about the making of the film, its stars and its director. And more gets written every day. I thought it might be interesting to sort through the […]

NICOLAS CAGE – Nepotism, talent, or a bit of both?

February 6, 2015 admin 0

He was born Nicholas Coppola, his father being the brother of screen director Francis Ford Coppola. Young Nicholas changed his name in the early days of his career because he wanted to make his own way in the acting business without his connection to Francis Ford giving him unfair advantages. […]