‘Films – Wartime Romances’

‘Films – Wartime Romances’

October 8, 2021 Alan Royle 2

  YANKS (1979)                        Richard Gere & Lisa Eichhorn Yanks (1979) is a film directed by British-born John Schlesinger and is set in England in the year leading up to the Allied Second Front of June 1944. It is a […]

‘RANDOM QUOTES’ – PT49.

‘RANDOM QUOTES’ – PT49.

October 2, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  SOPHIA LOREN: (1934 – )                          [On why she, although being a nominee, could not attend the 1961 Academy Awards]: ‘I decided that I could not bear the ordeal of sitting in plain view of millions of viewers […]

WAR PICTURES WORTH WATCHING – PT2.

February 12, 2019 Alan Royle 1

    Cate Blanchett in the title role CHARLOTTE GRAY (2001)            World War Two – Espionage in Nazi-occupied France Sebastian Faulks’ based his 1999 novel Charlotte Gray on the exploits of Nancy ‘the White Mouse’ Wake, the Allies’ most successful female agent operating behind Nazi lines during the war. Nancy […]

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STARS WHO WENT TO WAR 1939-45 – PT2.

July 23, 2018 Alan Royle 2

Part two of ‘Stars Who Went To War 1939-45’ looks at some of the ‘lesser lights’ who signed up to fight for their country – and a few who chose not to.           Eddie & his son Edward Jr EDDIE ALBERT:   The future star of Green Acres won a […]

Robert Shaw – Thanks for the memories.

October 6, 2017 Alan Royle 6

ROBERT SHAW (1927 – 78)                                             I suppose we all have our favourite character actors. I have several, but near the top of the list is Lancashire-born Robert Shaw. […]

Past Oscar-winners – some observations – Pt 3.

October 9, 2016 Alan Royle 0

    1949               All the King’s Men – Best Picture                         Broderick Crawford – Best Actor for All the King’s Men   Broderick Crawford Greg Peck as General Savage in Twelve O’Clock High Having seen all five nominated films for 1949, I am surprised that All the King’s Men came out on […]

Actors in WW2 – The final word.

December 30, 2015 admin 3

  Brilliant actor Sir Alec Guinness, who will probably (and unforgiveably) be best remembered by the general public for his portrayal of Obi-Wan-Kenobi in the Star Wars series of films, saw a lot of action during World War Two. This gentlest of men joined the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve in […]