Gene Hackman’s best films?

August 24, 2016 Alan Royle 0

  I was asked recently, on the radio, who my favorite actor was. I was caught unprepared and blurted out ‘Gene Hackman’. Once I got home, however, I began to think deeply about the question and pretty quickly came to the conclusion that, although I admire Hackman’s work, there were […]

My favourite 50 movies of all time – Pt 1.

February 14, 2016 admin 4

  About ten years ago I published volume one of ‘Hollywood Warts ‘n’ All’, and in it I included my ‘Top 50 Movies’. I pointed out at the time that my choices were based entirely on which films gave me the most viewing pleasure; not on technical quality or directorial […]

Gay/Bisexual Actors in Old TV Shows ( Pt 3 )

June 21, 2015 admin 11

  Nigel Hawthorne (1929 – 2001) The most surprising fact about the superbly written (and acted) Yes, Minister and Yes, Prime Minister is that only 38 episodes in total were made, 22 in the first show and just 16 in the second. Hawthorne was quite brilliant as Sir Humphrey Appleby […]

Get Shorty (1995)

February 25, 2015 admin 0

    Gene Hackman (as Harry Zimm): ‘I once asked this literary agent what kind of writing paid the best. He said ‘ransom notes.’