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 […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT141.

October 11, 2019 Alan Royle 2

    Frances Dee Lovely Frances Dee married Joel McCrea after meeting him on the set of The Silver Cord in 1933 when she was 23 and considered to be one of Hollywood’s most beautiful actresses. The marriage would last 57 years until his death in 1990. She was a […]

MOVIE QUIZ N0 1.

May 23, 2019 Alan Royle 4

  For a change of pace I have decided to toss in the occasional movie quiz. If they prove to be popular I might even incorporate a thousand or so into a ‘Movie Quiz’ book one day. There will be 25 questions in each segment and the answers will be […]

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 […]

The many loves of Ingrid Bergman.

August 5, 2017 Alan Royle 27

  INGRID BERGMAN (1915 – 82)                   Most fans are genuinely surprised to find that many of the screen’s biggest movie stars are diminutive in stature. It probably has a lot to do with cinema-goers seeing their idols enlarged on theatre screens, […]

My Top Ten Movies of 1967.

January 13, 2017 Alan Royle 2

                                                                                        #10        THE FLIM-FLAM MAN       […]

Omar Sharif -Egypt’s superstar.

January 25, 2016 admin 4

  Omar Sharif riding into movie history as Sherif Ali Throughout movie history there have been a number of truly memorable debuts, none more so than Omar Sharif and his camel emerging from the Sahara heat-haze in 1962’s Lawrence of Arabia. It ranks right alongside Ursula Andress wading out of the […]

Did you know? Points of interest Pt.11

September 18, 2015 admin 0

  Renee Zellweger prepared for her role in Bridget Jones’ Diary (2001) by gaining 25lbs in weight and then obtaining a job in a London office under an alias, so she could study English accents. Nobody at the firm recognised her. On her desk she kept a photograph of her […]

Did you know? Items of interest Part 2.

August 16, 2015 admin 9

  Mimi Rogers Until 1990 Tom Cruise was a Catholic. In fact, at 18 years of age he studied to become a priest, but changed his mind after one year. His first wife, actress Mimi Rogers, convinced him to renounce Catholicism and embrace the Church of Scientology. In 2003, he […]