Sherlock Holmes is, arguably, the most famous literary detective in history. Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce made fourteen Holmes films for 20th Century Fox and Universal Pictures, Robert Downey Jr starred as the gentleman sleuth twice, the BBC made a very successful series that modernised the character, and that’s not even mentioning the numerous radio… Continue reading A Royal Conspiracy: Murder by Decree (1979)
From the amount of participants that we have for this Blogathon, it is very clear that the late, great Christopher Plummer may be gone, but not forgotten. We have a variety of films that have been and will be covered this weekend. So without further chatter from me, let us get right to the entries.… Continue reading The Charismatic Christopher Plummer Blogathon has arrived!
When you talk about actors who had such enduring careers that they were able to transition from the studio ruled cinema of the 20th century to the varied fare of the 21st century, you would be utterly remiss to exclude the legendary Christopher Plummer. He received worldwide fame for his role as the cantankerous Captain… Continue reading Announcing The Charismatic Christopher Plummer Blogathon
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