Ready for some more movies from our Bond actors in which they play everything but Bond? Of course you are! For the wonderful contributions from our first day of the Blogathon, please click here. Sean Connery as a dragon you say? Classics and Craziness shares her thoughts on Dragonheart. Phyllis Loves Her Classic Movies rewinds… Continue reading The Second Day of You Knew My Name: The Bond Not Bond Blogathon
Jane, Jane: Timothy Dalton in Jane Eyre (1983)
The Brontë Sisters are incredibly famous. I don’t think this point can be overstated. Their contribution to the English literary canon, especially Gothic literature, has influenced countless authors, filmmakers and musicians (I’m looking at you, Kate Bush.) They revolutionised a genre that had been seen as low brow, melodramatic trash for almost a century, and… Continue reading Jane, Jane: Timothy Dalton in Jane Eyre (1983)
You Knew My Name: The Bond Not Bond Blogathon has arrived!
The day has finally arrived! We are very excited to share all of the wonderful posts dedicated to the six wonderful Bond actors from Connery to Craig. So without further ado! First up is my post, in which I discuss Timothy Dalton’s performance in the 1985 made for TV movie Florence Nightingale. Next is my… Continue reading You Knew My Name: The Bond Not Bond Blogathon has arrived!
The Man Who Loved the Lady with the Lamp: Timothy Dalton in “Florence Nightingale” (1985)
Okay so Florence Nightingale is probably the most famous nurse to ever live, with good reason, as she pretty much revolutionised the field by introducing sanitation measures (seriously, wash your hands) in hospitals, and establishing the first secular nursing school in the world. A famous lithograph of Nightingale from a painting by Henrietta Rae. So,… Continue reading The Man Who Loved the Lady with the Lamp: Timothy Dalton in “Florence Nightingale” (1985)
Announcing the You Knew My Name: The Bond Not Bond Blogathon
You knew his name. So It's been a while since I blogged. Life happens. But when one of my favourite bloggers, Gill from Realweegiemidget Reviews approached me about co-hosting a Blogathon dedicated to the six official Bond actors' non-Bond films, I knew that it was time to get back on the blogging wagon! I have… Continue reading Announcing the You Knew My Name: The Bond Not Bond Blogathon
A tangled web: Agnes Moorehead in “Dark Passage” (1947)
Dark Passage is Bogie and Bacall's penultimate film together, coming after To Have and Have Not and The Big Sleep. It's a film that seems to divide their fans and those who enjoy film noir, due to its subjective camera perspective for the first half of the movie, as well as Bogie's more subdued performance.… Continue reading A tangled web: Agnes Moorehead in “Dark Passage” (1947)
The intensity of “Frenzy” (1972)
This review contains major plot point spoilers. Don’t read any further if you haven’t seen the film. Frenzy is, in my humble opinion, Hitchcock’s most intense and disturbing film. Because it was made long after the production code had folded, it has all the graphic imagery that the 1970s, with its lack of overarching censorship,… Continue reading The intensity of “Frenzy” (1972)
Announcing the Cool Rider: Maxwell Caulfield Blogathon
So many of you who know me, also know that I am a HUGE Maxwell Caulfield fan. It's so bad that when I make a decision, I often think: What would Michael Carrington do? Yes. It's indeed... that... bad... Maxwell Caulfield is best known now for portraying British geek heartthrob, Michael Carrington, in the cult… Continue reading Announcing the Cool Rider: Maxwell Caulfield Blogathon
The Queen of Sass: Barbara Stanwyck Blogathon has arrived!
Hooray! The day for our wonderful Queen of the Silver Screen and Sass, Barbara Stanwyck, to be celebrated, has arrived! So without further ado, let's get into the lovely entries from our awesome participants! First up we have Kevin, who writes about Stany and Capra's work together. Then Lê writes about Barbara's performance in one… Continue reading The Queen of Sass: Barbara Stanwyck Blogathon has arrived!
Announcing The Queen of Sass: Barbara Stanwyck Blogathon
Barbara Stanwyck, or Missy or Stanny as she is often referred to with great affection in the classic film community, is one of the greatest actresses to ever live. Hands down. No contest. Even people who have never, or will never (pity on them) ever watch a classic film, are pretty likely to know who… Continue reading Announcing The Queen of Sass: Barbara Stanwyck Blogathon