Ed Harris; that charismatic and ever so versatile character actor who has a knack for popping up in so many movies. I can honestly say I can’t think of a bad performance from him, that’s how reliable he is. I admire the guy a hell of a lot for his talent and ability. So which of his many performances really stands out to you?
After the fine response to my last royalty post, I thought it good to feature another one. Historical drama can sometimes feel too formal, which is why I’m sure things are often sexed up. And sometimes it is in keeping with various scandals of history involving royalty, which is even more fun. So which depictions of real life monarchy where the sexiest for you on television of in film. I have a feeling The Tudors is going to get a deserved mention.
And on a related note and after discussion with the fabulous Gill, I think that I should host a blogathon on celluloid versions of monarchy. Royalty in movie and television should make for fine posts. At the moment, I’m busy but in the nearby future, I promise to do a blogathon.
Anyone who knows me well, will be aware of my passion for history. It presents such interesting subjects and is amazing to read how times have changed over centuries. The monarchs of old always got my interest for their power and majesty, which has been presented many times on television or film. So which depiction of famous monarchy is your favourite? There’s a good many to take cues from and I may just discover some I wasn’t aware of yet. Below is a video with some suggestions.
After recently coming across a most excellent post by Suzanne on the Carry On movies and with a recent gift to me being the box set of the beloved comedy series, it seemed only right to begin a feature on here for it. Even if you’ve never seen a Carry On movie, you’ll know of the bawdy franchise of British comedies that contain copious naughtiness and a stalwart cast. I must admit that I’ve only seen two of them, which is pretty shameful. That’s why I’m taking it upon myself to watch and review the long running movie series for your reading pleasure. So keep your eyes out for Carry On reviews. And while I’m discussing them, what are some of your favourite Carry On movies?
Over the years, I’ve seen that a lot of bloggers make it their mission to see films that are ones everyone should have seen. I am no exception to this and will be doing just that. I mean we all have those movies that we should have seen but haven’t for whatever reason. Below is a list of films of that sort that I plan to watch and review to continue my learning as a student of cinema.
The Golden Age of Hollywood is attributed mainly to the late 1920’s to the early 1960’s. This was the era of glamour, big budget film making and more stars than in heaven. Today, I’m curious to know your favourite stars from this bygone time of cinematic excellence. I have many, but will list a few because if I listed them all the post would be never ending.
So now I’ve shared some of mine, which stars from the Golden Age are the ones you love?
I have seen social dramas and examples of the kitchen sink variety in the past, but I believe I must expand upon that. It’s interesting to see movies that reflect society and the struggles of the everyday for working class people. I was inspired to delve into the respective genres when I came across some work I had done in college that spoke of how society was reflected in movies. I remember my film teacher, a very proud working class guy, telling us all that instead of wasting our time with blockbusters, our attentions should be on more thinking fare that reflected the world around us. Going from this, I’ve decided to seek out social dramas and kitchen sink movies. As I trust you all, I want to ask for your recommendations in these genres.
Whenever someone says the words consummate professional and staying power, I immediately think of Angela Lansbury. The Grand Dame has been acting since the 40’s and is still going in her 90’s. Now that’s what I call a killer work ethic. With her dedication to her work, she has been seen in movies, television and stage. To many people of different ages, she can be remembered for countless roles. And adulation for her is well-earned. So which role of her illustrious career is your favourite?
I was glancing over my review index the other day and it came to my attention that I’ve reviewed quite a number of movies directed by women. It got me pondering on the fact that even though there are many women directors, there is still a large gap in comparison with male counterparts. But this post of mine is to celebrate the excellence of women directors everywhere and give praise to their unique vision. Plus, I wish to shine a light on many of the ladies in the profession. And I will ask you all, who is your favourite female director? Which films directed by ladies would you suggest to me? Below are two videos that feature many respected female directors.
My answer to the question I pose is that I find her to be an extremely gifted and beautiful director. The way she creates a mood and feeling through visuals and music is gorgeous. Her movies tap into real emotions of alienation and loneliness, while still having something of a quirky humour. You’ve heard what I think, now I want to know what you make of Sofia Coppola?