Rogues & Vagabonds

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

“Either the camera will dance, or I will.” Fred Astaire | BEGUILING HOLLYWOOD

“Either the camera will dance, or I will.” Fred Astaire | BEGUILING HOLLYWOOD.

12/12/2015 · Leave a comment

The Cinema of William A. Wellman: A Film Primer – CURNBLOG

How many really good movies does a director need on his résumé before you begin considering him truly great? Here are 13 by William A. Wellman. The die, in hindsight, … Continue reading

11/30/2015 · 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

Great Scott! Rocky Horror is 40 years old!

Originally posted on In My Not So Humble Opinion:
Happy Halloween!  Today I’m taking a brief look at the horror comedy musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which made its…

11/01/2015 · 4 Comments

October 12, 1940: The Suitcase of Death

My mother was potty about Tom Mix and even mentioned him in her memoir — ‘…let my shadow freewheel into yours, Tom Mix’.

10/12/2015 · 2 Comments

ZAFAA GLOBAL AWARDS 2015 NOMINATION Announced Sept 13 2015 Nollywood

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09/17/2015 · Leave a comment

BBC1 classic adaptation is as relevant now as when it was written – sadly | Vox Political

Originally posted on Vox Political. SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t seen An Inspector Calls, and don’t want to have it ruined for you, it would be a good idea not to … Continue reading

09/14/2015 · 2 Comments

Favorite direction, ever, “Good. Do it again, and this time make it something resembling human behavior.” David Fincher. Fabulous! Happy birthday!

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08/29/2015 · Leave a comment

Martin Scorsese to Direct Macbeth Movie | Seroword

Originally posted on Seroword. Something wicked this way comes — Shakespeare fans can look forward to seeing the director behind GoodFellas and The Wolf on Wall Street bring another blockbuster hit … Continue reading

08/26/2015 · 1 Comment

July 29, 1887: Naughty Nomads and Singing Sots

07/29/2015 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday, John Gilbert!

Originally posted on Font and Frock:
John Gilbert, my favourite silent movie actor, was born on 10 July 1897.* Let’s celebrate with some photos of the great matinée idol! *I…

07/10/2015 · 3 Comments

June 28, 1926: It’s Good To Be the King

06/28/2015 · Leave a comment

“A painter paints, a musician plays, a writer writes – but a movie actor waits.” Mary Astor

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04/25/2015 · Leave a comment

“Listen, there is no acting style. Most people just play themselves.” Myrna Loy

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02/07/2015 · Leave a comment

“I’ve been close to Bette Davis for thirty-eight years – and I have the cigarette burns to prove it.” Henry Fonda

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01/29/2015 · Leave a comment

Hollywood’s First Outdoor Talkie Western

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On the 20th of January 1929, the movie In Old Arizona was released on the wide cinema screen. This American Western…

01/24/2015 · Leave a comment

Full program: 3rd Edition of Luxor Egyptian & European Film Festival (24-31 January 2015)

On its 3rd edition starting on 24th of January, Luxor Egyptian & European Film Festival shows 66 films this year and dedicating this edition to the late great Egyptian actress … Continue reading

01/20/2015 · Leave a comment

“Actors and actresses who say they never go to see their own pictures are talking through their hats. You don’t have to be a [Sigmund Freud] to know that the most fascinating person in the world – actors or anybody – is yourself.” Paulette Goddard

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10/30/2014 · 6 Comments

Top Greek Films

10/20/2014 · Leave a comment

Nigel Kneale: Manx writer of intelligent British Isles horror and science fiction

Originally posted on SO IT GOES – John Fleming's blog:
Nigel Kneale, writer (1922-2006). So it goes. (Photograph by Mark Gudgeon) When I recently chatted to writer Chris Lincé about…

09/29/2014 · Leave a comment

The British New Wave: 5 Movies About Gritty Brits – CURNBLOG

Originally posted on CURNBLOG. Before 1960, most films about the British working people showed them in a patronising, if affectionate way. They always worked hard, paid their bills, and endured hardship … Continue reading

06/18/2014 · 2 Comments

On This Day • Edith Head • Costume Designer • 1897-1981

Grace Kelly poses in an evening gown designed by Edith Head. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) On this day in 1987, the great American costume designer Edith Head was born. She won … Continue reading

10/28/2013 · 4 Comments