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“To give a character life… arrive on screen with a past.” – Art of Quotation

“To give a character life in a short space of time, it helps if you arrive on screen with a past.” — Jeanne Moreau, French, actress Source: “To give a … Continue reading

06/28/2017 · 4 Comments

Churchill (2017) | CineMuseFilms

While historians debate facts audiences judge movies on expressive qualities, human insight and entertainment value. The beautifully produced Churchill (2017) is being criticised for its interpretation of history, leaving the … Continue reading

06/27/2017 · 3 Comments

Elsa Lanchester – Catford’s Bride of Frankenstein | Running Past

48 Farley Road is an ordinary looking Victorian terraced house in Catford; it has a brief, but important, place in British cinematographic history – in the early 20th century it … Continue reading

06/24/2017 · 10 Comments

Clara Bow in “Call Her Savage” (1932) | FROM THE BYGONE

Hal Phyfe, Clara Bow in “Call Her Savage” directed by John Francis Dillon, 1932… Source: Clara Bow in “Call Her Savage” (1932) | FROM THE BYGONE

06/22/2017 · 6 Comments

Ruth Gordon: On Assholes

Interview with Ruth Gordon Conducted by James Grissom By Telephone 1984 Oh, there are a lot of lousy people in the world. Also, a lot of terrific people. You’ve gotta … Continue reading

06/19/2017 · 4 Comments

Billy Connolly leads the way in Queen’s birthday honours list | UK news | The Guardian

Actor knighted in recognition of services to entertainment and charity, and is joined by Paul McCartney, JK Rowling and Delia Smith on the list Source: Billy Connolly leads the way … Continue reading

06/17/2017 · 5 Comments

BEAUTIFUL GERMAN ACTRESS: HELI FINKENZELLER | THE CABINET CARD GALLERY

This vintage real photo postcard features pretty German film actress Heli Finkenzeller (1911-1991). During her career, she appeared in more than 80 films and television shows between 1935 and 1991. … Continue reading

06/17/2017 · 2 Comments

Elizabeth Taylor on Mike Nichols: He Freed Me

I knew specifics of film. I was aware of specificity, you know? I knew where the lights were or should be; I knew how to move around a set like … Continue reading

06/15/2017 · 8 Comments

Katharine Hepburn on SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER: Guess and Fly

Interview with Katharine Hepburn Conducted by James Grissom New York City/Turtle Bay 1990 I didn’t understand that woman at all. [Violet Venable in Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly, Last Summer]. Not at … Continue reading

06/14/2017 · 2 Comments

The Essential Marilyn Monroe films – If It Happened Yesterday, It’s History

The world would truly be a dull place without the extraordinary charisma and talent of American actress and model Marilyn Monroe, born on June 1st 1926, at the Los Angeles … Continue reading

06/12/2017 · 3 Comments

Maggie Smith: “I led a perfectly normal life until Downton Abbey”

Dame Maggie Smith, who plays the Dowager Countess of Grantham in ITV’s costume drama, talks to Mark Lawson about why her character should be killed off, forgetting which film she’s … Continue reading

06/10/2017 · 10 Comments

Peter Sallis: Last of the Summer Wine actor dies aged 96 – BBC News

Last of the Summer Wine actor Peter Sallis, voice actor in Wallace and Gromit, dies aged 96. Source: Peter Sallis: Last of the Summer Wine actor dies aged 96 – … Continue reading

06/05/2017 · 8 Comments

The Ups and Downs of Lina Basquette | Travalanche

Lina Basquette (Lena Copeland Baskette) was born on April 19, 1907. Basquette was a star of stage and screen through several different phases but is perhaps best remembered today for … Continue reading

06/04/2017 · 1 Comment

“Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Art of Quotation

“Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” — Will Rogers, Quotes for Now, writer, columnist, humorist, actor source: New York … Continue reading

06/02/2017 · 7 Comments

Quote • MICHAEL CAINE • Not Such a Class Act

‘I am being tough on him, but only because the world has been far too kind. [Michael] Caine can do good work, in a limited range: he is very interesting … Continue reading

05/30/2017 · 12 Comments

The Country Doctor (2016) | CineMuseFilms

To urban eyes, the rural doctor stereotype is a walking museum of what village medicine used to look like in bygone days. French filmmakers excel in portraying this endangered species … Continue reading

05/27/2017 · 1 Comment

“I’ve never received a nomination for an Academy Award – and that after I went to the trouble of learning two more facial expressions.” – Art of Quotation

“I’ve never received a nomination for an Academy Award – and that after I went to the trouble of learning two more facial expressions.” — Roger Moore, 1927-2017, English, ac… … Continue reading

05/25/2017 · 6 Comments

Actor Sir Roger Moore dies aged 89 – BBC News

Actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, has died aged 89, his family announces. Source: Actor Sir Roger Moore dies aged 89 – BBC News

05/23/2017 · 9 Comments

The Amazing Lauren Bacall by Nina Leen for Life Magazine (1945) | FROM THE BYGONE

Lauren Bacall (1924 – 2014) began her career in the 1940s as a model, before making her debut as a leading lady with Humphrey Bogart in the film To Have … Continue reading

05/23/2017 · 5 Comments

PRISCILLA DEAN: TALENTED SILENT FILM ACTRESS AND LESS TALENTED “TALKIE” ACTRESS | THE CABINET CARD GALLERY

Priscilla Dean (1896-1987) was a popular American actress who appeared in both silent films and theatre productions. Her career spanned two decades. She was born in New York to a … Continue reading

05/21/2017 · 2 Comments

Joseph Cotten: Courtliness Personified | Travalanche

Joseph Cotten (1905-1994) was born on May 15. The late year of his death surprised me. Cotten’s last film had been in 1981 and I couldn’t imagine him ever not … Continue reading

05/19/2017 · 1 Comment

James Nesbitt gives passionate speech supporting equal pay for actresses at BAFTA TV Awards

James Nesbitt showing his support for equal pay in the industry. Source: James Nesbitt gives passionate speech supporting equal pay for actresses at BAFTA TV Awards

05/16/2017 · 1 Comment

Favorite Horror Films of the 1920s Continued: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari – charles french words reading and writing

In this post, I will continue my series on favorite horror films, specifically of the 1920s. Another  brilliant horror movie of the 1920s is Robert Weine’s The Cabinet of Dr. … Continue reading

05/16/2017 · Leave a comment

The Zookeeper’s Wife (2016) | CineMuseFilms

The diversity of Holocaust-themed movies has increased over recent years as filmmakers try different storytelling approaches to keep alive our collective memory of what happened. One film that has divided … Continue reading

05/15/2017 · 3 Comments

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975): The Darkest of Comedies

MovieBabble’s attempt to watch and review every movie on the IMDb Top 250 list starts with a classic, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest! Source: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s … Continue reading

05/14/2017 · 8 Comments

Vintage Photos of Berlin Cabaret Artists (1920s-1930s) | FROM THE BYGONE

Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992). Her earliest professional stage appearances were as a chorus girl on tour with Guido Thielscher’s Girl-Kabarett vaudeville-style entertainments, and in Rudolf Ne… Source: Vintage Photos of Berlin Cabaret Artists … Continue reading

05/11/2017 · 1 Comment

“Thank you and Farewell” to an old, quintessentially English actor and ‘lovely human being’ called Moray Watson

Moray, who has died at the age of  88, had a voice which, with its perfectly enunciated diction, exuded a natural confidence, which probably explains why, over his 60-year career, … Continue reading

05/06/2017 · 4 Comments

Maybe I’m a grumpy old luvvie – but I think young actors have a lot to learn | Michael Simkins | Opinion | The Guardian

As Dame Judi Dench has noted, many actors under the age of 30 haven’t even heard of the titans who preceded them. And as for their diction … Source: Maybe … Continue reading

05/05/2017 · 3 Comments

Why the Armenian-Genocide Film ‘The Promise’ Is Crucial Cinema – CURNBLOG

Terry George’s ‘The Promise’, set during the Armenian-Genocide, is a great movie. The talents of Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale are… Source: Why the Armenian-Genocide Film ‘The Promise’ Is Crucial … Continue reading

04/28/2017 · 1 Comment

“…The last time I was unknown I was too busy trying to become known to realize …” – Art of Quotation

“I never knew how good it is to be unknown until now. The last time I was unknown I was too busy trying to become known to realize the advantages … Continue reading

04/26/2017 · 1 Comment