Film review: camelot   this stodgy 1967 filmm uses the King Arthur story from T H white’s TheOnceandFutureKing, itself a redux of lemort du king arthur, Thefilm is also a musical, unfortunately neither leads can sing very well. The songs are splendid, including Camelot, atke Me to the fair and I wonder what theKing isContinue reading

More Famous Film actor suicides

More Famous Film actor suicides Maggie McNamara Capable but short lived actress. Herman Bing Plump, explosive German who was a former assitant to F W Murnau. Ross Alexander  Leading man of the thirties. He was on stage from his teens. Married actresses Aleta Freel and Anne Nagel. Shot himself aged thirty.    Gia Scala  ItalianContinue reading “More Famous Film actor suicides”

Famous movie suicides

aside from stars who have passed away naturally or died on film in mysterious circumstances, the list of actors committing suicide is surprisingly long   ; the most prominent are: George Sanders The star of Hitchcock classics Rebecca and the Foreign Agent, the super suave Sanders killed himself in 1972, because he couldn’t accept hisContinue reading “Famous movie suicides”


I really cannot stress how much I have been enjoying this series. set in Lillehammer, the northern city in Norway which was host to the 1994 Winter games, its about a Chicago gangster forced to hide out in Norway as part of his relocation process.   just as desperate Housewives uincovered the dark underbelly ofContinue reading “Lilyhammer”

Bob Dylan Rolling Stone interview

Here are the best bits from the Cover story on B.D.: Why do you have the need to reshape things?  Because that’s the nature of existence. Nothing stays where it is for long. You’v described what you do as a calling. everybody has a calling, don’t they? some have a high calling, some have aContinue reading “Bob Dylan Rolling Stone interview”

Old films vs new films

I prefer old films generally to older films, and I’d rather watch a film that I’ve seen before than risk watching an old one. The situation gets more acute as the number of old films that I want to see diminishes in number, a few Hitchcock’s some Bergman’s and some of the Italian masters FelliniContinue reading “Old films vs new films”

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