Rogues & Vagabonds

theatre, film & tv past and present 2001-2008 & 2013…

Dad’s Army at 50: the secret history of ‘comedy’s finest half-hour’ | Television & radio | The Guardian

The inimitable Dad’s Army is one of my favourite comedy series of all time. I find it extraordinary that it is 50 years old this year, which means I was eleven … Continue reading

07/27/2018 · 11 Comments

“Papillon”: A flawed but fascinating film with a tangled real-life history. – SeanMunger.com

Although a well-made and interesting film, Schaffner’s “Papillon” suffers from the identity crisis of its source material: is it fact or fiction? Source: “Papillon”: A flawed but fascinating film with … Continue reading

04/22/2017 · Leave a comment

Willkommen, again: “Cabaret” and its renewed relevance.

“Wilkommen, bienvenue, welcome…” These words, sung by Joel Grey, open the classic 1972 musical/drama film Cabaret, directed by Bob Fosse, which is based on the 1966 Broadway musical, itself based on … Continue reading

11/25/2015 · 1 Comment

Archive Interview • SIMON CALLOW • The Woman in White • 2005

Buy books by Simon Callow SIMON CALLOW, actor, writer, director and self-confessed lover of expansive characters – certainly one himself – is currently appearing at the Palace Theatre as Count … Continue reading

11/20/2015 · 1 Comment

The “Dress Doctor” Edith Head

Originally posted on FROM THE BYGONE:
Edith Head (1897 – 1981) was an American costume designer who won a record eight Academy Awards for Best Costume Design, starting with The Heiress…

09/20/2015 · Leave a comment

On this day: the premiere of Fawlty Towers

Originally posted on In Times Gone By…:
The iconic British comedy, Fawlty Towers, had its premiere on the 19th of September 1975. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6EaoPMANQM

09/19/2015 · 1 Comment

Vertigo at midnight: The psychology of my “Alfred Hitchcock dream.” | www.seanmunger.com

Originally posted on www.seanmunger.com. Do you occasionally have nightmares? Almost all people do, although interestingly the incidence of scary dreams tends to drop off between the ages of 25 and 55. … Continue reading

06/02/2015 · Leave a comment