FILM TALK Episode #8: Goodfellas (1990), Robert de Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco – Championed by Morris Bright

Martin Scorsese’s 1990 Goodfellas stars Robert de Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, Paul Sorvino, telling the story of the rise and fall of mob associate Henry Hill, his friends and his family over a twenty-five year period between 1955 and 1980. Continue reading “FILM TALK Episode #8: Goodfellas (1990), Robert de Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco – Championed by Morris Bright”

FILM TALK Episode #7: Gladiator (2000) Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Oliver Reed, Richard Harris, directed by Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott’s epic 2000 historical drama, Gladiator is set in AD 180 and tells the story of Hispano-Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius. Emperor Marcus Aurelius tells Maximus that his own son, Commodus, is unfit to rule, and that he wishes Maximus to succeed him. Commodus, murders his father, seizes the throne and attempts kills Maximus’ family. Reduced to slavery, Maximus rises through the gladiatorial ranks to avenge his family and the emperor. Gladiator stars Russell Crowe, Connie Nielsen, Joaquin Phoenix, Richard Harris and Oliver Reed. Championed by Mark Priest. Continue reading “FILM TALK Episode #7: Gladiator (2000) Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Oliver Reed, Richard Harris, directed by Ridley Scott”

FILM TALK Episode #6: The Apartment (1960) Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, dir. Billy Wilder – Championed by Phil Campbell

Billy Wilder’s classic 1960 romantic comedy, The Apartment stars Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine, ably supported by Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston, Jack Kruschen, David Lewis, Willard Waterman, David White, Hope Holiday, and Edie Adams. Championed by Phil Campbell. Continue reading “FILM TALK Episode #6: The Apartment (1960) Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, dir. Billy Wilder – Championed by Phil Campbell”

PRODUCTION DIARY #15: Quayle on Quayle: Jenny Quayle reflects on family and her father’s career, legendary actor Sir Anthony Quayle

QUAYLE ON QUAYLE (2018) Actress Jenny Quayle and Director Richard Edwards

Actress Jenny Quayle reflects on family and her father’s career, legendary stage and screen actor, Sir Anthony Quayle. From her earliest memories to Sir Anthony establishing his own theatre company, Jenny talks openly and at length about his life, family and career. Continue reading “PRODUCTION DIARY #15: Quayle on Quayle: Jenny Quayle reflects on family and her father’s career, legendary actor Sir Anthony Quayle”

FILM TALK Episode #5: Rear Window (1954) James Stewart, Grace Kelly, directed by Alfred Hitchcock – Championed by Morris Bright

Alfred Hitchcock’s classic 1954 thriller stars James Stewart as a freelance photographer, more used to war zones and high-octane sporting events, laid up in his apartment with a broken leg. With only his observations of his neighbours to help pass the time he begins to suspect that one of them may have committed a murder, and along with his girlfriend, played by the exquisite Grace Kelly, they set about investigating. Championed by Morris Bright. Continue reading “FILM TALK Episode #5: Rear Window (1954) James Stewart, Grace Kelly, directed by Alfred Hitchcock – Championed by Morris Bright”

PRODUCTION DIARY #14: Judy Matheson – From Bristol Old Vic to Twins of Evil & Hammer Horror (Part 2)

Time to unwrap a wonderful Christmas present… As a special festive treat here’s part two of our PRODUCTION DIARY with the lovely Judy Matheson, the star of Twins of Evil, The Flesh and Blood Show, Z Cars and Blakes 7, to name but a few. Continue reading “PRODUCTION DIARY #14: Judy Matheson – From Bristol Old Vic to Twins of Evil & Hammer Horror (Part 2)”