MOVIE TRIVIA – PT197

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT197

June 29, 2022 Alan Royle 2

   Bobby Driscoll as Jim Hawkins in Treasure Island (1950) There have been few child stars blessed with the natural talent and charisma of Bobby Driscoll (1937-68). The public loved him in Song of the South (1946) and as Jim Hawkins, opposite Robert Newton as Long John Silver, in another Disney hit […]

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES

June 5, 2022 Alan Royle 4

  THE KARATE KID (1984)                           The Karate Kid (1984) was so successful that it spawned sequels in 1986, 1989 and 1994. Ralph Macchio, who played the high school student Daniel LaRusso, was actually twenty-two years old when the picture was being shot. Furthermore, Elisabeth Shue, his girlfriend in the film, […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT58

RANDOM QUOTES – PT58

May 15, 2022 Alan Royle 4

  MICHAEL CAINE (1933 – )                       [On his many years desperately trying to make it as an actor]: ‘In my worst moments I went on the dole (the last time, Sean Connery was two guys in front of me in the queue)…The other people hanging around with me waiting for […]

THEIR FAVOURITE PERFORMANCES? PT1.

THEIR FAVOURITE PERFORMANCES? PT1.

March 31, 2022 Alan Royle 2

  THEIR FAVOURITE PERFORMANCES? We often hear critics and movie ‘experts’ wax lyrical about the best performance by such and such an actor or actress, but I wonder what the stars themselves think is their best ever performance; which of their films rates as their personal favourite? At the risk […]

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MOVIE TRIVIA

February 23, 2022 Alan Royle 0

  GOLDIE HAWN (1945 – )   Born in Washington, District of Columbia, USA.                                                                                                      Fans might think that Academy-Award winning actress Goldie Hawn’s apparently rapid rise to fame was the result of a combination of blind luck and her newly discovered bubbling personality when she landed a role […]

‘THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING’ (1975)

‘THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING’ (1975)

September 23, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING (1975) Michael Caine and Sean Connery play two ex- British Army non-coms named Peachy Carnehan and Daniel Dravot in this delightful adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s 1888 novella of the same name. It is set in the 1880s in India where Kipling (played by […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT47

RANDOM QUOTES – PT47

September 2, 2021 Alan Royle 4

  DOLORES HART: (1938 – )             Dolores & Elvis Presley [Six years after playing one of Elvis Presley’s girlfriends in Loving You (1957), Dolores turned her back on Hollywood and entered the strictly cloistered Benedictine Regina Laudis Monastery, in Bethlehem, Connecticut, to become a nun. […]

QUOTES – JOHN HUSTON

QUOTES – JOHN HUSTON

June 25, 2021 Alan Royle 10

  JOHN HUSTON: (1906-87)                              John Huston was one of the movie industry’s truly great directors, a man responsible for such classics as (in no particular order): The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), The African Queen […]

GREAT MOVIE DIALOGUE – The Last Valley.

GREAT MOVIE DIALOGUE – The Last Valley.

January 31, 2021 Alan Royle 0

THE LAST VALLEY (1971) This greatly under-rated movie is a fictional piece set in the Thirty Years War which began in 1618. A former teacher named Vogel (Omar Sharif) stumbles upon a village in the mountains that is untouched by the war or the Great Plague, a village rich in […]

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES

February 5, 2020 Alan Royle 0

  DIE HARD (1988)                                          For sheer non-stop action it is hard to go past the Bruce Willis 1988 film Die Hard. Few expected the wise-cracking star of the hit TV […]