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Film Fatales Women In Espionage Films And Television, 1962-1973 by Tom Lisanti and Louis Paul (book review)

April 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Film Fatales Women In Espionage Films And Television, 1962-1973 by Tom Lisanti and Louis Paul    (book review)

As authors Tom Lisanti and Louis Paul point out in their introduction to their 2002 released book ‘Film Fatales Women In Espionage Films And Television, 1962-1973’, it was the James Bond films that put female co-stars on the map and moved them from not only being eye candy but pretty dangerous in their own right. […]

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Path Of The Eclipse: A Bali Trip by: Pauline Morgan

April 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Path Of The Eclipse:  A Bali Trip by: Pauline Morgan

No, this is not a review of another Chelsea Quinn Yarbro novel, this is a personal adventure to Indonesia in order to be present on the day of the recent Total Eclipse of the sun. Before anything, I must say that the whole expedition was brilliantly organised by David Phillips and his colleagues at Intrepid, […]

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Culloden/The War Game (1964/1965) (Blu-ray films review).

April 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
Culloden/The War Game  (1964/1965) (Blu-ray films review).

War dominates this disc containing the films ‘Culloden’ and ‘The War Game’ from the BFI. Both movies are documentary/drama presentation of conflicts that took place which changed our lives forever. The first, ‘Culloden’, being the last battle fought on British soil, that between the Stuarts and the Hanoverians at Culloden near Inverness, in the year […]

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Black Mama White Mama (1973) (film blu-ray review).

April 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
Black Mama White Mama (1973) (film blu-ray review).

In 1958, Tony Curtis and Sydney Poitier made a movie called ‘The Defiant Ones’ where two escapees from prison were shackled together on the run. This movie, ‘Black Mama, White Mama’, from 1972, is somewhat similar in that two women, Lee Daniels (Pam Grier) and Karen Brent (Margaret Markov), escape from custody despite being at […]

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Count your DVD/Blu-ray viewings: change to law means everyone must pay-per-view!

April 1, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Count your DVD/Blu-ray viewings: change to law means everyone must pay-per-view!

Shocking news has reached our ears in the UK that the major DVD/Blu-ray companies have united to collect royalties from all people who’ve watched their products more than six times, which they say, is generous. The cost is uncertain, but as most of the population don’t watch their collection more than a couple of times, […]

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Editorial – April 2016: The necessity of deadlines.

March 28, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
Editorial – April 2016: The necessity of deadlines.

Hello everyone Editorial ideas come from all over the place. Oddly, this one came from a discussion with someone I know who although retired and despite having all the time in the world was finding it difficult to complete anything, especially on the creative front. My comment back was the necessity of setting deadlines to […]

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The Director’s Six Senses by Simone Bartesaghi (book review).

March 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Director’s Six Senses by Simone Bartesaghi  (book review).

The book ‘The Director’s Six Senses’ by Simone Bartesaghi is not about revealing a special extra sense needed by directors to make film but the awareness they have to have during production. Directing is very much a visual/tactile thing and often creating an illusion in the camera frame. Bartesaghi does a convincing test visual of […]

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Crab Monsters, Teenage Cavemen And Candy Stripe Nurses: Roger Corman: King Of The B Movie by Chris Nashawaty (book review).

March 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Crab Monsters, Teenage Cavemen And Candy Stripe Nurses: Roger Corman: King Of The B Movie by Chris Nashawaty (book review).

One test that Chris Nashawaty’s book ‘Crab Monsters, Teenage Cavemen And Candy Stripe Nurrses: Roger Corman: King Of The B Movie’ passes straight away is the flick test because this book is brimming with posters and stills from Roger Corman’s films. Some take over the pages completely. You could buy this book for that alone […]

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Sylvia Anderson (1927-2016): a remembrance by: GF Willmetts.

March 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Sylvia Anderson (1927-2016): a remembrance by: GF Willmetts.

With the death of Sylvia Anderson, we have yet another piece of our childhoods, at least for those of us of a particular age, gone. Gerry Anderson might have come up with the idea for their many series but it was Sylvia Anderson who created and gave the characters their hearts and dimensionality, not to […]

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Chancing It: The Laws Of Chance And How They Can Work For You by Robert Matthews (book review).

March 8, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
Chancing It: The Laws Of Chance And How They Can Work For You by Robert Matthews (book review).

I’ll lay better than even odds that very few of you reading here truly understand the statistics involved when it comes to gambling. Robert Matthews book, ‘Chancing It: The Laws Of Chance And How They Can Work For You’ will at least explain why although I doubt if that will change the number of you […]

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