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 […]

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT38.

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT38.

December 29, 2020 Alan Royle 2

GEORGE NADER (1921 – 2002)                                                                                                                           George was an actor and writer who hailed from Pasadena, California where he was born in 1921. In the fifties he starred in a short-lived TV series called The Man and the Challenge (1959-60), and was a close friend of actor […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT34.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT34.

November 8, 2020 Alan Royle 2

BRAD PITT:                                                 ‘You shouldn’t speak until you know what you’re talking about. That’s why I get uncomfortable with interviews. Reporters ask me what I feel China should do about Tibet. Who cares what I think China should do? I’m a fucking actor! They hand me a script, I act. I’m […]

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT5.

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT5.

April 6, 2020 Alan Royle 2

The 1986 film Heartbreak Ridge is a pretty lame war picture that culminates in the real-life USMC invasion of the Caribbean island nation of Grenada in October 1983. The assault was successful inside four days but was not the ‘walk in the park’ depicted in this picture, although the outcome […]

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 […]

THE GOOD OLD SIXTIES

July 4, 2019 Alan Royle 2

  I was a ‘baby-boomer’, born in 1947, and grew up in Fremantle, Western Australia, in an era when drive-in movies were the big thing during the 1960s. My mates and my brothers and I would zoom off to the drive-in, two or three times a week during the summer […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT115.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT115.

March 20, 2019 Alan Royle 4

  The Blue Bird (1940) was 20th Century Fox’s intended answer to The Wizard of Oz (1939). It starred 12 year-old Shirley Temple, yet it flopped dismally. Audiences were not willing to accept her in a ‘not too nice’ role. Consequently, it became the picture that ended her remarkable run […]

MEMORABLE SCREEN PAIRINGS (PT1)

January 21, 2019 Alan Royle 0

  I was thinking about what made some movies so superior to others and why I found myself watching them time and again. Of course, a strong story, snappy script, interesting characters and a memorable soundtrack are major ingredients, but there was something more. It was the interaction between the […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT74.

October 27, 2018 Alan Royle 2

Johnny Depp in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) Johnny Depp’s maternal grandfather was a full-blood Cherokee, which probably helps to account for Johnny’s sharp cheekbones and sculptured visage. As a youngster Johnny was smoking at 12, lost his virginity at 13 and had done every kind of drug there was by […]

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MOVIE TRIVIA – PT68

October 15, 2018 Alan Royle 0

    Anastasia (1956) has often been referred to as Ingrid Bergman’s ‘Hollywood comeback’ film, but that is misleading. She had been effectively blacklisted by Hollywood since 1949 over the affair with director Roberto Rossellini that produced a child out of wedlock prior to their marriage. Studios refused to cast […]