Category: Literature & performing arts

writing, film, TV, radio, theatre

Need a haircut and trim?

It was all action in those days – blood on the strings: Luigi Zamboni, for whom Rossini wrote the role of Figaro had urged Rossini and Francesco Sforza-Cesarini, the cash-strapped impresario of the Teatro Argentina, to engage his sister-in-law, Elisabetta…

The Time Machine [2002]

I’m with commenter Rcavey who wrote, under one review: I’ve never seen the other versions of time machine or read the book. This remake is quite entertaining but hollow. You just don’t feel emotionally connected to any of the characters…

The Genesis of Nick Park

Not sure if Nick Park’s first release [though not his first project], Creature Comforts, gets much screentime these days – not having a tele nor going to the cinema nor gaming, I’d not know. Anyway, here’s the original – it…

Very Important Person [1961]

As somene wrote in this review: Your enjoyment of this will entirely depend on how much you enjoy James Robertson Justice being supercilious, as that is the core of the whole thing. Luckily, I consider that his fundamental state and…

Just dropping in

“A training scene goes wrong in the pre-credits sequence for THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS (1987). Timothy Dalton was keen to do as many of his own stunts as possible. Stunt supervisor Paul Weston said: “I knew Timothy was strong enough to…

Book em, Danno, Murder One

I was watching a series of three youtubes on the Great Hawaii Five O Reunion in 1976, a reunion where the Great One himself was not there. As with everything when one delves too deeply, one might not like what…