LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT24.

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT25.

May 17, 2021 Alan Royle 6

  OUT OF AFRICA (1985)                 I recently treated myself to another viewing of the wonderful Out of Africa, quite simply because I wanted to bask in Meryl Streep’s stunning performance yet again. I read that she perfected her Danish accent by listening to recordings of author Karen Blixen reading her […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT10.

October 26, 2019 Alan Royle 0

  SHARON STONE:                                        ‘Any man in Hollywood will meet me if I want that. No, make that any man anywhere.’ ‘I feel at great pain when the spotlight is on the […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT28.

July 3, 2018 Alan Royle 0

             Greer Garson & Walter Pidgeon                     Greer & her husband Richard Ney                     Teresa Wright, Ney & Garson in Mrs Miniver I just watched Mrs. Miniver (1942) on television […]

Random Snapshots – Vol. 3.

October 4, 2017 Alan Royle 0

Sharon Stone                     ‘Any man in Hollywood will meet me if I want that’, proclaimed Sharon Stone after achieving worldwide fame in Basic Instinct (1992). ‘No, make that any man anywhere’, she added. One of her former boyfriends was Hart Bochner, the […]

DUSTIN HOFFMAN – An acquired taste.

September 16, 2017 Alan Royle 0

DUSTIN HOFFMAN                                                Maybe he has mellowed as he has aged, but I doubt it. Dustin Hoffman’s contemporaries, actors, directors and producers alike, have always found him a […]

Hollywood philanthropists – a quick look.

July 26, 2017 Alan Royle 2

  In the last 20-30 years there has developed a philanthropic culture in Hollywood involving superstars in the movie industry. Cynics are quick to accuse these people of ‘image-making’, or of diverting media attention from potential career-damaging headlines of a personal nature. In some instances that has certainly happened, but […]

Past Oscars Pt 8 – (1982-88).

January 11, 2017 Alan Royle 2

          1982              Gandhi – Best Picture                         Ben Kingsley – Gandhi                         Meryl Streep –  Sophie’s Choice                         Lou Gossett Jr – An Officer and a Gentleman                         Jessica Lange – Tootsie             Kingsley as Gandhi         Meryl Streep in Sophie’s Choice Lou Gossett Jr – An Officer […]

Did you know? Shortcuts to an Oscar Pt. 3

October 2, 2015 admin 0

  2010    Natalie Portman played a schizophrenic ballet dancer in Black Swan. This would become the first of five consecutive Best Actress Oscars going to portrayals of characters with mental illnesses. Natalie trained for an entire year (at her own expense) as a dancer for this role. She also lost […]

Stolen Oscars? Pt. 3

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  Part 3 of ‘Stolen Oscars?’ looks at some of the individual Academy Award winners who, for want of a better word, purloined their statuettes. I shall start with the Best Actor category. 1930/1             Lionel Barrymore for A Free Soul I haven’t actually seen any of the other nominated performances […]