My late father was French-Mauritian, a distinction that he always made very clear to people. And I think that is perhaps why he was such a devotee of Agatha Christie’s famous Belgian detective. My father took great delight in the parts where British characters insulted Poirot by calling him a French so and so, and… Continue reading You’re the Top!: Diana Rigg in “Evil Under the Sun” (1982)
So it’s finally here! The weekend long celebration of the actresses who played that much overlooked, derided and parodied role of the Bond “girl”. The chosen topics for this Blogathon show the rich, and sometimes unexpected, careers of these lovely ladies! First up we have my wonderful cohost, Gil, with her golden thoughts on Luciana… Continue reading The Not Just A Bond Girl Blogathon has arrived!
Whilst most people think of James Cameron’s blockbuster when anyone brings up the sinking of the RMS Titanic, the Roy Ward Baker, Rank distributed film, A Night To Remember, put in place many of the things that would later make Cameron’s film what it was. Cameron was influenced in his crafting of the film by… Continue reading Tragedy for the masses: A Night to Remember (1958)
I cannot recall the first time I watched Airport. But I know that it was a very, very long time ago, and that I absolutely loved every moment of it, from the incongruously brilliant casting of Dean Martin as an airline pilot, the heavy banged beauty of Jaqueline Bisset, to the stowaway with a heart… Continue reading Star studded disaster: Airport (1970)
Strap in my pretties, because after weeks of checking your warning system, battening down the hatches, and building up your supply of plum preserve and peaches in syrup, the Second Disaster Blogathon has whirled into— erm— town…? So without further ado, get into your cellar and light your paraffin lamps as the Blogathon posts rush… Continue reading The Second Disaster Blogathon has arrived!
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Whilst every element of Bond films, from the Bond actor to the cars, gadgets and locations are stuff of pop culture legend; one of the most iconic, and often derided elements, is that of the Bond “girl”. She is not only the part of the Bond films that humanises Bond himself, but also a critical… Continue reading Announcing the Other Than A Bond Girl Blogathon
I’m not actually sure when my love of disaster films formed and then fermented and here we are, with me cohosting a Blogathon about these films because I enjoy them so much. Me, the disaster film expert, getting ready to cohost this Blogathon I’ve pretty much seen every major disaster film released (at least in… Continue reading It’s a disaster warning! Announcing the Second Disaster Blogathon
I must say that I am utterly humbled and thrilled by the calibre of entries that Paul and I have had for this Blogathon. I would like to thank each and every blogger who took the time to write a wonderful, thoughtful contribution to our Blogathon. We hope to do it again next year, and… Continue reading A Thank You to Our Costume bloggers
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that Jane Austen is one of the greatest, and most influential, authors to ever live. Her six completed novels have been translated into about thirty five languages, and Pride and Prejudice alone has sold some 20 million copies. In addition to being one of the best selling authors of… Continue reading Passion and Perseverance: Sense and Sensibility (1995)