Persons Of Interest

Biography Of The Month: Howard Hughes (1905 – 1976)

A multi-millionaire with a strange childhood, known for his famous lovers, his ambitions and his odd behaviour in later life, Howard Hughes was a man who inherited a lot of money, but who made major innovations to the aviation industry and also became a movie mogul. Challenging convention, pushing boundaries, and living an incredibly lonely… Continue reading Biography Of The Month: Howard Hughes (1905 – 1976)

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Persons Of Interest, The Reading List

Biography of The Month: Nobody’s Perfect: Billy Wilder, A Personal Biography by Charlotte Chandler

Born in Vienna, Billy Wilder started out as a newspaperman, and fled to America to escape the Nazi occupation. He had already started his forays into screenwriting that would lead him to working as a writer and later director of some of the Hollywood's most famous and successful films. In this book, he talks about… Continue reading Biography of The Month: Nobody’s Perfect: Billy Wilder, A Personal Biography by Charlotte Chandler

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

Starring: Tim Holt, Joseph Cotton, Dolores Costello, Anne Baxter, Agnes Moorehead Director: Orson Welles, Fred Fleck Adapted from the well known book by Booth Tarkington, a man Orson Welles claimed to know during his childhood, the film is often noted to have a certain parallel to the directors life. It's the story of the Amberson… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

Persons Of Interest

Biography Of The Month: Louis B Mayer

The story of Louise B Mayer is the story of Old Hollywood and it’s Golden Age. He and the other players of his era shaped the industry from it’s inception and used the studio system to control and create stars. It was a very different time both socially and culturally. Under Mayer’s days as head… Continue reading Biography Of The Month: Louis B Mayer

Film Reviews

The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)

  Starring: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Bruhl Director: Niki Caro Based on a true story, adapted from the book by Diane Ackerman, The Zookeeper's Wife is the story of Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who were the zookeepers of the Warsaw Zoo in 1939 when war broke out. As the Germans invade, they can do… Continue reading The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: The Lady Eve (1941)

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn Director: Preston Sturges A family of grifters on a cruise ship meet their mark in the person of “Hopsie” Pike (Fonda), a wealthy heir to an ale fortune and a snake enthusiast. Whilst the daughter, Jean (Stanwyck) starts to seduce him, all appears to go well, until he… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Lady Eve (1941)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

Starring: Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway Director: Tay Garnett Lana Turner stars as a blonde bombshell Cora, married to an old man who owns a diner. When Frank, John Garfield, enters their lives, looking for odd jobs, he's quite taken with her, and slowly a romance develops. But the only way they can truly… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

Persons Of Interest

Biography Of The Month: Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall is one of my favourite actresses from Hollywood's so called Golden Age. A beautiful actress, she starred as a knowing femme fatale in films like The Big Sleep and Key Largo, and went on to do more comedic roles in films like How To Marry A Millionaire. Her relationship with husband Humphrey Bogart… Continue reading Biography Of The Month: Lauren Bacall

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Laura (1944)

Starring: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price Director: Otto Preminger While investigating the murder of Laura, the detective in charge finds himself falling under the dead woman's spell, but all is not what it seems. Everyone is in love with Laura (Tierney) who sparkles and shines in the memories of those who loved… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Laura (1944)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Secret Beyond The Door (1947)

Director: Fritz Lang Starring: Joan Bennett, Michael Redgrave, Anne Revere I was drawn to add this film to my watch list for two reasons. Firstly, the central idea concept in this film of a man collecting rooms in which people have been murdered, and his new wife not realising this until she's already living with… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Secret Beyond The Door (1947)