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Lord of the Rings ( Part 2 )

Then on to Bree

there to encounter a stranger ,

who knew of their quest

and warned them of the danger .

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Popular Culture

Sherlock Holmes: ten favourite portrayals

Following yesterday’s look at my choice of Watsons, today I turn to the Great Detective himself, Sherlock Holmes.

It’s a much harder choice to restrict my list of Holmes interpreters to just ten, as probably thirty actors are worth careful consideration.  439 more words

Archive Television

The Fountainhead, Often and Oftener Viewings Makes It Better and Better

With each viewing of The Fountainhead rather than growing tired of the 65 year old picture, I admire it more and more. Raymond Massey was never more sleazy (in the first two-thirds of the movie), Cooper, strong, silent, never more Cooperesque than in The Fountainhead and Patricia Neal, never more beautiful.  20 more words

Classic Cinema

Thoughts on Apocalypse Now (1979)

I had the immense pleasure of seeing Apocalypse Now on the big screen last weekend. Having seen it previously only on a regular TV screen, I found it… 1,794 more words


Book Review: Hitchcock’s Stars: Alfred Hitchcock and the Hollywood Studio System

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Release Date: September 11, 2014

“Rarely when authors talk about Hitchcock’s filmmaking team do they address the contributions of his actors. There is little or no serious attention paid to them or any in-depth study of their contributions to his films… While actors are often the focus of the gossip surrounding Hitchcock’s life, the contributions and performances given are rarely approached with any seriousness…

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Good Will Hunting - a classic revisited

Yesterday I re-watched Good Will Hunting, that was the second time this year and about the fifth time overall (yes, I like it a lot) Released in 1997, this film never loses its relevance or impact, and is scripted so well you cant help but be captivated by its intelligence and wit. 611 more words