Paul Walker’s death in the middle of shooting Universal’s main summer 2014 movie has left the studio and the production team scrambling to figure out an answer as to how to move forward. 312 more words
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HE FOUGHT THE HIDEOUS CURSE OF HIS EVIL BIRTH. BUT HIS RAVISHED VICTIMS WERE PROOF THAT THE CRAVINGS OF HIS BEAST-BLOOD DEMANDED HE KILL…. KILL…KILL!!!!!! 730 more words
Let me begin by saying that I have read a translation of Alexandre Dumas’ novel.
I adore the 1973 and 1974 films, starring Michael York, Charlton Heston, Raquel Welch, Oliver Reed, Frank Finlay, Richard Chamberlain, and Christopher Lee (I’m not as fond of the 1989… 811 more words
My mother was born in Poona in India on 24th September 1944 her father Ted Tobin was a member of the military police in India during the British Raj.In other words he kept the natives in line.He then became a civil servant working in some capacity with the British Government after the second world war.He was a private man and didn’t give much a way but he loved his family and they always came first.He was from County Mayo on the west coast of Ireland and was born on the 13th December 1911.He did not see himself as Irish even if he was.He saw himself as English and fought and worked for the crown because as far as he saw it twas England that had given him a living and put food on the table.I don’t know when he left Ireland but I know a lot of English/Irish left Mayo to find work within the British Empire all over the world especially when the IRA rose to a certain prominence with aims of ending British rule in Ireland so with battle lines drawn I suppose sides must have to have been taken.My mothers mother was born Gertrude Taylor on 6th February 1923.She was to become a homemaker while living in Poona but after the war and after the British had been expelled from India and been sent back to Blighty she was to train and became a midwife at Queen Charlotte’s hospital in London in the early 1950`s.She was called a “spoilt little rich girl” by the other trainees and higher ups and they would asked her sarcastically,“where are your servants now?” They would mock her and bully her but my grandmother she was a strong person sensitive to the core but tough and she just got on with getting on.It was how she was brought up you don’t show emotion.You take in on the chin you don’t complain or whine you just get your head down.She took whatever abuse came her way did the work and became a well-respected and loved staff member of Queen Charlotte’s.Her eldest brother my Uncle Leo was a surgeon at St Bartholomew’s Hospital Smithfield.She also had a sister my Aunty Jean who was to become a teacher headmistress and spinster she had another brother my Uncle Henry who like his father before became an engineer.Their father my great grandfather was called Roland Melvin Taylor he was an engineer and had worked in India.He had had something to do with the design and infrastructure of a phone system.I have no details.He was a great big man immaculately dressed a gentleman by all accounts he was kind hearted and generous.My mother loved him very much and would spend a lot of time at his side as a girl she felt safe with him.I never had the chance to meet him but have seen photographs.He looked like a powerhouse of a man he seemed to have class and style.He was from the school of thought as was Churchill that It would be “the liberals who would destroy Britain” and “when the trouble starts it will come from the Middle East.” 1,603 more words