‘MOVIE TRIVIA’ – PT182

‘MOVIE TRIVIA’ – PT182

September 26, 2021 Alan Royle 2

  Director James Cameron James Cameron insists he got his big directing break while doing pick-up shots for a minor picture titled Galaxy of Terror (1981) as the second unit director. He was shooting scenes of a dismembered arm supposedly teeming with maggots (they were mealworms actually). He needed to […]

HOLLYWOOD – DID YOU KNOW? – Volume 5.

HOLLYWOOD – DID YOU KNOW? – Volume 5.

December 2, 2020 Alan Royle 15

Fans of 1939’s Gone with the Wind will doubtless be familiar with the following sentiments, for they appeared on the screen as the film began. ‘There was a land of cavaliers and cotton fields called the Old South. Here in this pretty world gallantry took its last bow. Here was […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT25.

May 24, 2020 Alan Royle 0

SONDRA LOCKE:                                                                                                  [Regarding the suppression of her scathing 1997 autobiography after it was revealed that her live-in lover of 14 years, Clint Eastwood, had fathered at least eight children by at least six different women, and that only three of those children were by the two women he […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT131.

July 13, 2019 Alan Royle 0

    Helen Mirren & River Phoenix in The Mosquito Coast (1986) The Mosquito Coast (1986) is a disappointing film, mostly because of Harrison Ford’s somewhat over-the-top performance in the lead. Oddly, of all the films he has so far made, he considers it to be his favourite. Considering it is […]

The making of ‘Caligula’ (1979)

March 12, 2017 Alan Royle 5

  Legendary movie critic Roger Ebert went along to see and review Caligula and did something he admitted he rarely ever did. He walked out of the theatre part-way through the showing. It was during the Brothel-Boat-orgy sequence, which he described as ‘sickening, utterly worthless, shameless trash.’ He went on […]