LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT2.

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT2.

January 21, 2020 Alan Royle 0

  Daniel Day-Lewis as ‘Bill the Butcher’ Englishman Daniel Day-Lewis is a Method actor and an eccentric one at that. He was working as a cobbler in Florence, Italy when Harvey Weinstein, director Martin Scorsese and star Leonardo DiCaprio lured him into coming back to New York, so they could […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT140.

September 29, 2019 Alan Royle 0

  Gregory Peck & Ava Gardner in On the Beach (1959) I was about 16 when I first saw On the Beach (1959) at a theatre in Perth, Western Australia. I hated it. Too depressing. I got the impression that my grandparents dragged me along to see the thing, because they […]

War Pictures Worth Watching – Pt1.

February 10, 2019 Alan Royle 2

  There have been a lot of very good war pictures churned out over the past 100 years or so. Here is an alphabetical list of those I believe to be worthy of watching. I have every one in my collection and have watched most of them several times. Aldo […]

RANDOM SNAPSHOTS – PT5.

November 7, 2017 Alan Royle 4

BERGMAN, Ingrid  (1915-82)                                                             Joseph Mankiewicz had this to say about Ingrid Bergman. ‘Even when she learned about Spencer Tracy’s involvement with […]

Keeping it in the Family – PT 2

October 16, 2017 Alan Royle 2

RICHARD BECKINSALE (1947 – 79) – Born in Carlton, Nottingham, England. Acting credits: 22. He played Lennie Godber in Porridge (1974-78) and in Going Straight (1978). Tragically, a heart attack claimed him at a young age.   JUDY LOE (1947 – ) – Born in Urmstom, Lancashire, England. Acting credits: […]

The making of ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ (1962).

August 11, 2017 Alan Royle 1

  Lawrence of Arabia (1962) is a remarkable movie for many reasons, not the least of which is that it runs for 227 minutes (the restored Roadshow print) without a single word being uttered by a female! No women, no romance and no love story. Most Hollywood experts would automatically […]

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Heroes & Villains – the HUAC blacklistings 1947-58.

November 8, 2016 Alan Royle 11

  When 79 individuals were subpoenaed in September 1947 by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), and charged with subversive actions and/or injecting Communist propaganda into their movies, the repercussions career-wise for many of them were long and destructive. The charges were never substantiated, but their accusers were not concerned […]

Actors marrying other actors – PT 14.

September 17, 2016 Alan Royle 0

  CILENTO, Diane                              CONNERY, Sean                              1962 – 73 (div.)   Australian actress Diane Cilento is all but unknown today to international audiences. If not for her marriage to the first James Bond, Sean Connery, her career might be pretty much forgotten. Even her Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress […]

Did You Know? Shortcuts to an Oscar PT 1.

September 28, 2015 admin 0

  Since Academy Awards have been introduced there have been, by my count, 32 Best Actor or Best Actress Oscars won by players portraying someone with a medical condition or an affliction. No wonder actors go after these roles with a vengeance. They know that a strong performance will almost […]