Category Archives: Film Talk

FILM TALK Episode #13: Victim (1961), Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms, Dennis Price, dir. Basil Dearden – Championed by Morris Bright

Victim is a classic 1961 British suspense film directed by Basil Dearden and starring Dirk Bogarde and Sylvia Syms. Bogarde plays a successful barrister, Melville Farr, who has a thriving London practice and is on course to become a judge and is happily married to Laura, played by Sylvia Syms. Farr is approached by Jack, a working class man with whom he had a brief relationship. Farr turns him away, suspecting that he is attempting to blackmail him, but Jack has fallen victim to blackmailers himself and is desperate for help. Championed by Morris Bright. Continue reading

FILM TALK Episode #12: The Poseidon Adventure (1972), Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Shelley Winters, dir. Ronald Neame – Championed by Mark Priest

The Poseidon Adventure is a classic disaster film based on Paul Gallico’s bestselling novel. As was typical of many subsequent disaster films of the era, it starred an incredible ensemble cast, including five Academy Award winners, Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Jack Albertson, Shelley Winters and Red Buttons. Championed by Mark Priest. Continue reading

FILM TALK Episode #11: La La Land (2016), Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, directed by Damien Chazelle – Championed by Morris Bright

La La Land is a highly acclaimed and multi-award winning musical starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. Directed by Damien Chazelle, La La Land tells the story of a jazz pianist and an aspiring actress, who fall in love while trying to realise their dreams in modern-day Los Angeles. Championed by Morris Bright MBE. Continue reading