LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT12.

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT12.

July 29, 2020 Alan Royle 0

Over the years I have been on the receiving end of a considerable amount of criticism (not to mention downright abuse) from fans of director Elia Kazan, especially from those self-appointed aficionados of movie-making who seem to delight in informing me that he was (and still is, in their eyes), […]

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT10.

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT11.

July 2, 2020 Alan Royle 4

British actor Charles Laughton only directed one movie in his life, and that was the quite brilliant The Night of the Hunter (1955), although he did direct several plays. The star of his one movie, Robert Mitchum, had no hesitation in stating that he felt Laughton was the best director […]

‘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, […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT138

August 30, 2019 Alan Royle 0

  Judy Garland & her mother Judy Garland spoke about her abominable mother’s handling of money – Judy’s money. ‘When I was put under stock contract at Metro and I had a steady income for the first time, we lived in a four-unit apartment building. I suggested to Mother that […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT2

August 24, 2019 Alan Royle 0

    MARLON BRANDO: ‘With women, I’ve got a long bamboo pole with a leather loop on the end. I slip the loop around their necks so they can’t get away or come too close. Like catching snakes.’ [On Malcolm X] ‘He was a dynamic person, a very special human […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT134.

July 22, 2019 Alan Royle 0

  Ingrid Bergman & Alfred Hitchcock Ingrid Bergman told her first husband, Peter Lindstrom, that she could never work effectively without being in love with either her director or her leading man – hence her affairs with Gregory Peck, Gary Cooper, Spencer Tracy, Omar Sharif and Bing Crosby, to name […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT129.

June 16, 2019 Alan Royle 0

    Lee Fierra as Mrs. Kintner confronting the police chief in Jaws (1975) Lee Fierro played Mrs. Kintner in the 1975 hit Jaws, mother of the boy, Alex, taken by the shark at the beach. She only made three movies; this one, Jaws – The Revenge (1987) and The Mistover […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT126.

June 4, 2019 Alan Royle 2

  Geoffrey Rush as Walsingham in Elizabeth (1998) Conspiracy buffs should enjoy this. In the 1998 film Elizabeth, starring Cate Blanchett in the title role, there is a dining scene featuring Sir Francis Walsingham, Mary of Guise and Duc d’Anjou, during which the Duc says that he cannot marry Queen Elizabeth […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT125

June 1, 2019 Alan Royle 0

      Greer Garson & Ronald Colman in Random Harvest (1942)                                                                  Ronald Colman portrayed a man suffering from shell […]