Alfred Hitchcock and his Birds

Behind the camera, his pendulous lips exhaling bad breath and extraordinarily obscene jokes in a lugubrious Cockney accent, stood the corpulent figure of Alfred Hitchcock, acknowledged as cinema’s master of murder, mayhem and suspense. In front of the camera, poised, elegant, remote, and seemingly unattainable, reclined the exquisitely beautiful Tippi Hedren, his latest star, and … [Read the full story]

The hunt is on

Seventy years ago the search began for the leading lady to star in, ‘Gone With The Wind’. Now in Hollywood the search is on for the leading lady to star in, ‘Shades of Grey’, based on the best-selling novel by E.L. James. As with GWTW the male lead was a certainty for Clark Gable. It … [Read the full story]

The truth behind Cannes Film Festival

Always the best film event of the year Cannes is again exciting and filled with the finest films of the year. The judges however, should be taken aside and guided into what makes a good film and also a good actor. Todays cinema seems to be far inferior to the halcyon days of the early … [Read the full story]

Moore can’t understand Connery

Sir Roger Moore has told a reporter that he “can’t understand” fellow Bond actor Sir Sean Connery’s accent. He also said he was unimpressed with the last Bond film, Quantum of Solace, starring Daniel Craig. Sir Roger, 84, described the movie as “a long disjointed commercial”. On his Bond predecessor, Sir Roger, who is known … [Read the full story]

Ex Mrs Sean Connery dies

Oscar-nominated Australian actress Diane Cilento, who was once married to Sean Connery, has died aged 78. The star, who passed away at the Cairns Base Hospital, close by her Queensland home, rose to fame in the early 1960s opposite stars such as Charlton Heston. She was nominated for a supporting actress Oscar for her role … [Read the full story]

James Bond’s Aston Martin is 001

James Bond’s legendary Aston Martin DB5 is a bloke’s top star car, according to a new poll. The 1964 silver coupé was driven by Sean Connery in Goldfinger and Thunderball. It won by pulling 16.5% of the votes, ahead of The Italian Job’s Mini Cooper and Back To The Future’s Delorean. The accolade comes as … [Read the full story]