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The Birds Are Silent!

The eclipse was something not to be missed, and as luck would have it the skies over the Moorlands were (for once) clear enough to view  a celestial event! 227 more words

Musings

Scarface Set For Remake

Universal Studios are surging forward with their plans to remake the classic gangster flick ‘Scarface’. The project has now signed up ‘Straight Outta Compton’ writer Jonathan Herman to pen the script. 105 more words

News

Film review: Marnie (1964)

Rating: 3.5 out of 4

You may not feel it at first, but Marnie‘s heart is a lot colder than the melodrama and sentimentality which often surrounds it. 1,061 more words

Film Reviews

The cyclist's The Birds!

Try to picture Tippi Hedren, in this image from Hitchcock’s, The Birds, on her bicycle and you’ll get a flavour of the momentary terror I felt on todays bike ride! 146 more words

Cycling

Best Special Effects: 1963

Official Nominations: Cleopatra. The Birds.

Two entirely different films with two entirely different approaches to effects were nominated this year. Cleopatra’s epic scope in every facet of film-making means that Special Effects were also considered, with Emil Kosa Junior picking up the official win for some terrific matte work. 346 more words

The Oscars

Close Encounters of the Feathered Kind: Hastings Point and Lennox Head

In true mildly extreme fashion, I waited until I was driving along the motorway before deciding if our exploration would be to northern rainforests  or  southern beaches. 1,644 more words

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