60 MOVIES TO WATCH – PT2

60 MOVIES TO WATCH – PT2

November 13, 2021 Alan Royle 2

  PART TWO OF 60 MOVIES TO WATCH          As I stated in Part One, a lot of my personal favourite movies were eliminated because they were, in my eyes, spoiled by one or two performances or casting decisions. The Carpetbaggers (1964), despite it being mercilessly panned by the critics, is […]

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 […]

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MOVIE TRIVIA – PT55.

September 13, 2018 Alan Royle 2

Per Oscarsson as the priest in The Last Valley I have never fully comprehended why The Last Valley (1971) bombed at the box office and suffered at the hands of the critics. Perhaps, its negative approach to religion (both Catholic and Protestant) and its pointed abhorrence of every aspect of war […]

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Casting Blunders Pt 1.

April 19, 2017 Alan Royle 0

I often watch movies over and over again, just for the pleasure of re-visiting an extraordinary performance. Occasionally, as for instance with Double Indemnity (1944), it is not only an individual performance, but a combination of strong acting from more than one player, a fabulous script, seamless directing, and a […]

My favourite 50 movies of all time – Pt 1.

February 14, 2016 admin 4

  About ten years ago I published volume one of ‘Hollywood Warts ‘n’ All’, and in it I included my ‘Top 50 Movies’. I pointed out at the time that my choices were based entirely on which films gave me the most viewing pleasure; not on technical quality or directorial […]

The Best Movie Music?

May 4, 2015 admin 0

  Brief Note: At last, the day has arrived! After years of research, and months of hard work from my son Peter setting up this site and connecting with Amazon and Kindle, today we launch book two, ‘Movies Based on True Stories’. It is 626 pages in length (on Kindle), covers […]