It may seem strange to choose a nun as the subject for a post written for The Reel Infatuation Blogathon. But, it is not strange when you think of the tremendous courage of both the character, based on a real woman of this marrow, and the actress who played her, who had these same traits.… Continue reading Obedience, that impossible thing: Audrey Hepburn as Sister Luke in “The Nun’s Story” (1959)
Tag: Classic Film
A Dark Web: Cornel Wilde as Lt. Leonard Diamond
Last year November I took part in Noirvember's delightfully dark shadows and winding back alley plots. And I discovered a myriad of wonderful films that I had never heard of or had the opportunity to see, and one of these was The Big Combo (1955). I knew absolutely nothing about the film except that Cornel… Continue reading A Dark Web: Cornel Wilde as Lt. Leonard Diamond
Close Quarters: Audrey Hepburn in “How To Steal A Million” (1966)
Although choosing an Audrey Hepburn film is like choosing a favourite child, How To Steal A Million is right up there. It's the perfect vehicle for Audrey. While she's wonderful in everything, this film shows how brilliant her comedic timing was and also how sophisticated her image became in the late 1960s. With Breakfast… Continue reading Close Quarters: Audrey Hepburn in “How To Steal A Million” (1966)
An Apple So Sweet
I am pleased to say that I will be writing about a truly memorable villainess for The Great Villain Blogathon hosted by Shadows and Satin, Speakeasy and Silver Screenings. So please watch this space!
The Best Reporter in Town
I am pleased to say that I will be participating in The Rosalind Russell Blogathon hosted by In The Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood, so please watch this space!
A Spy Glass
I will be taking part in The Second Marvellous Michael Caine Blogathon hosted by Realweegiemidget Reviews, so please watch this space!
I'll be taking part in the Audrey at 90 Salute to Audrey Hepburn Blogathon hosted by Sister Celluloid. So please watch this space!
A Penchant for the Master: Angela Lansbury in Gaslight
When I first watched Gaslight (1944), I was blown away by the standard of the performances overall. It is still my favourite Charles Boyer role, and I think that Ingrid Bergman really shows her capacity for exhaustive emotional depth in her portrayal of the beleaguered woman, desperate to not succumb to insanity. But I think that Angela… Continue reading A Penchant for the Master: Angela Lansbury in Gaslight
I will be taking part in The Third Doris Day Blogathon hosted by Letters to Old Hollywood, so please watch this space!
Seeing with the Heart: Arthur Kennedy in Bright Victory
Love will see you through Larry Nevins (played by Arthur Kennedy) is shot in the head by a German sniper in West Africa whilst in a landmine riddled zone. At first, none of the medical practitioners at the first military hospital he is taken to are sure about the condition of his eyes, and Larry… Continue reading Seeing with the Heart: Arthur Kennedy in Bright Victory