He was often a suave crook, but he also had a good line in kindly patriarchs and jovial villains, and he enjoyed himself enormously: he has an indecently good time playing evil Prince John in The Adventures of Robin HoodRead more "R is for Rains"
Composer Maurice Jarre is famous for lush, romantic and epic soundtracks, notable for their use of percussion and synthesizers, as well as frequent use of ethnic instruments.Read more "J is for Jarre"
by Niall McArdle MovieRob and SporadicZoe are co-hosting a Hitchcockathon during the month of August, to celebrate the Master of Suspense’s 115th birthday. Every feature film he directed (55 in all) has been reviewed, and I urge all of you to take a look at some of the articles, which are being posted from Sundays […]Read more "Steady on, old girl: Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)"
By Niall McArdle The Master of Suspense is going to be celebrated this August with a massive Hitchcock Blogathon co-hosted by MovieRob and Zoe All bloggers are welcome to submit a review of a Hitch classic. Details and sign-up list hereRead more "The Hitchcock Birthday Blogathon: One Month – 55 Films. Thrills! Suspense!! Murder!!!"
By Niall McArdle Like her contemporary, Una O’Connor, Sara Allgood came to films by way of the Abbey. Indeed, their careers ran on similar paths and intersected several times. They both worked for Alfred Hitchcock in Britain and they were both favourites of John Ford. They both parlayed their Irishness into success. O’Connor, bone-thin and […]Read more "Diasporational Part Fifteen: Sara Allgood"