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by stuart.uk
August 11th, 2014, 11:25 am
Forum: Dramas
Topic: Judi Dench-Philomena-Jane Russell Controversy
Replies: 7
Views: 2934

Re: Judi Dench-Philomena-Jane Russell Controversy

Anne, thanks for sharing your moving story. I do have some knowledge of the Catholic church, but it doesn't stop me being shocked by some of the things that went on. I think it was you who mentioned the film Evelyn with Pierce Brosnan which highlighted the difficulty for single father's in Irelend a...
by stuart.uk
August 10th, 2014, 6:23 am
Forum: Dramas
Topic: Judi Dench-Philomena-Jane Russell Controversy
Replies: 7
Views: 2934

Judi Dench-Philomena-Jane Russell Controversy

Spoiler I have to start and say I do have a slight problem with the amount of dramatic licence used in what otherwise is a superb film. I also wish more could have been used of Anna Maxwells character (Phil's daughter), who in reality made a major contribution to the real life story. Irish woman Phi...
by stuart.uk
August 10th, 2014, 5:53 am
Forum: Dramas
Topic: The Lady-Ang Sang Suu Kyi
Replies: 0
Views: 2371

The Lady-Ang Sang Suu Kyi

Spoiler I just watched The Lady this morning and thought I'd recomend it. It's about the politcial activist Ang Sang Suu Kyi (who was called Suu, probably becuase of her UK conections), who fought for democrecy in Burma.(Her father liberated Burma for the British Empire after WW2 but was assassinate...
by stuart.uk
August 9th, 2014, 10:44 am
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Talking Pictures narrated by Sylvia Syms
Replies: 1
Views: 1624

Talking Pictures narrated by Sylvia Syms

In the UK we have a usually weekly series called Talking Pictures on BBC 2, which usually followed by a movie starring the subject of the series. Subjects have included Hollywood greats Bette Davis, James Stewart and Clark Gable and British stars Richard Attenbourgh and John Mills. It's brilliantly ...
by stuart.uk
August 9th, 2014, 10:20 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Sandra Bullock and Katharine Hepburn
Replies: 6
Views: 1927

Re: Sandra Bullock and Katharine Hepburn

Can I just addhow nice it was to see Mary Steenburgen act in a modern drama, as Ryan Reynolds youthful lookin mother. In the UK all we ever see her as Clara Clayton in Back To The Future 3 in 19th Century period attire
by stuart.uk
August 5th, 2014, 10:03 am
Forum: Action and Adventure
Topic: Noah-Tripe
Replies: 1
Views: 1618

Noah-Tripe

I bought the Russell Crowe film Noah the other day, expecting the special effects to be over the top, but also expecting the film to have at least some resemblance to the Bible. The film fetaured Angels turned into rock men by God, I thought it was like something from Zena Warrior Princess (no disre...
by stuart.uk
August 3rd, 2014, 11:33 am
Forum: Dramas
Topic: The Lost Chase-Helen Mirren
Replies: 2
Views: 1708

The Lost Chase-Helen Mirren

Spoiler I just watched a film called The Lost Chase, where Helen plays a youngish American woman called Chase, who's married to Beau Bridges and 2 young boys. Its set in a small town American beach front. Chase is slowly recovering from a nervous breakdown so her husband hires Elizabeth (Kyra Sedgwi...
by stuart.uk
August 3rd, 2014, 11:22 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Sandra Bullock and Katharine Hepburn
Replies: 6
Views: 1927

Sandra Bullock and Katharine Hepburn

I recently watched a modern day screwball comedy called Proposal with Sandra Bullock. In the film Sandra's screwy comedy timing reminded of the great Katharine Hepburn, including a very funny nude scene, which would never have been allowed in Katy''s day.
by stuart.uk
August 1st, 2014, 12:59 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Separated at Birth?
Replies: 24
Views: 7814

Re: Separated at Birth?

Moira In the UK, one of our top presenters Clare Balding became a National Treasure at the London Olympics. Last year I thought I spotted a resemblance between her and a young Angela Lansbury. However, Clare in a tv interview said she resembled Kenneth Branagh and by jove she was right, the resembla...
by stuart.uk
August 1st, 2014, 12:47 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: D'Oliveira story would make a great movie
Replies: 0
Views: 2412

D'Oliveira story would make a great movie

I've often thought the life story of black South African Basil D'Olivera would make a great movie and in the wake of the film about Nelson Mandela I think so more than ever. Basil in his younger days Captained the non white South African criket side, but because of Apartheid wasn't allowed to play a...
by stuart.uk
August 1st, 2014, 12:20 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: The Gentle Gunman
Replies: 1
Views: 1580

The Gentle Gunman

Spoiler It's only in recent yrs I've seen John Mills as a star of Film Noir with the likes of The Long Memory, The Visious Circle and this film The Gentle Gunman.In this film Mills plays a character not unlike James Mason in The Odd Man Out, an I.R.A gunman who wants to renouce violent methods, luck...
by stuart.uk
July 21st, 2014, 7:09 am
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: How great is Rory Mcllroy in all time terms
Replies: 0
Views: 2351

How great is Rory Mcllroy in all time terms

Rory Mcllroy has one The British Open Golf Championship, giving him his 3rd major at 25, only Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods can match that acheivement. In fact Rory's dad when his son was 16 along with 2 mates bet £100s he'd win the Open by the time he was 25, which meant £50-000s to each of them. I...
by stuart.uk
July 21st, 2014, 7:03 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: James Garner RIP
Replies: 1
Views: 1011

James Garner RIP

James Garner one of the great modern screen actors has died at 86. It has been suggested however, that his film career, despite its acheivements, didn't reach the heights of his tv roles in Maverick and The Rockford Files. That said his classic films include Darby's Rangers, Cash McColl, The Great E...
by stuart.uk
June 15th, 2014, 1:21 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Another question to my British buddies
Replies: 6
Views: 2188

Re: Another question to my British buddies

Anne

Here's Martin Shaw as Elvis

http://youtu.be/n8yvzYXMBww
by stuart.uk
June 15th, 2014, 12:02 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Martha Hyer RIP
Replies: 0
Views: 1439

Martha Hyer RIP

I was saddened to hear about the passing of Martha Hyer, not realising she had died nearly a month ago. I remember being surprised that the young blonde actress I remembered from the 60s, was already playing adult roles in the late 1940s in films like Rustlers. Martha in Houseboat, Ice Palace and So...

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