The second part of Big Finish's celebrations of 50 years of Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons are The Spectrum Files, three enhanced audiobooks of Captain Scarlet novels that were published in 1967. The first of these, simply titled Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, is a globe-trotting adventure with a Bond-esque touch, and features a very novel Mysteron plan. However, it also feels strangely distant from the show as seen on screen and it also feels rather poorly plotted and paced, meaning that it's near four-and-a-half-hour run time does drag considerably, despite the excellent production.
I was online the other day reading about Gloria Swanson when I came across a note that at the time of her death, she wanted to watch a particular movie she was in, but because it was a lost movie she couldn't. Of course, the wording stuck me as odd. Did she lose her copy? Couldn't she just borrow one? What did it mean that the movie was "lost?" Movies don't simply disappear? So I started researching it; turns out they do. There are laws now that every movie made must be put in at least two separate temperature-controlled safe spaces in order to combat this, but in the early film days there were no such rules. Because of the high flammability of film during the beginnings of cinema, a good deal of films would combust, causing massive fires and destroying whole archives of movies.
I hope you liked part one of the list of things I've experienced and had as a child that kids today never knew about. Now, I'll be sharing part two of the things I loved in the 80s and 90s. Again, the list will be broken down into four parts in no particular order, so it'll be a total of 20 items.
In the early days of Hollywood when everything was just coming together, actors and actresses were adored by fans and they all seemed to put them on pedestals. Two such film actors were a much-admired couple: Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. When they got married and went to London, England for their honeymoon on June 21st, 1920, they were greeted by lots of admiring fans. Since 1919, Pickford and Fairbanks had been business partners who got together with Charlie Chaplin and director D.W. Griffith to set up United Artists. After the couple got married, Fairbanks gave Pickford a 22 room estate as a wedding present, which included the first swimming pool in Beverly Hills located in Los Angeles, California. They named the property “Pickfair.”
The Legend of Zelda series is one of the most popular, loved and influential video game series on this planet. So many kids of the 80's, 90's and the 2000's have grown up with these games and the adventures that Link and Zelda get themselves into. This series means an immense amount to a lot of people and honestly, I feel that The Legend of Zelda series means more to me than it does to anybody else on this Earth.
Big budget special effects coupled with a great story can be a wondrous thing. With the aid of CGI, a filmmaker can transport us into the magical worlds they create, giving us, sometimes, a well needed break from reality and the trials and tribulations that come with life. Escapism at its very best. Most notably, for me, the Star Wars franchise. However, somewhere down the line, I feel the CGI revolution seems to have taken over and the true art of movie making, the story, seems to be suffering.
The famous musical ‘Bugsy Malone’ was first released back in 1976 and got a shed load of positive reviews! The sassy singalong by Sir Alan Parker has a cast of lively unknown youngsters (Jodie Foster aside). The youngsters played the characters of the infamous US gangsters and molls. Of course, in the eyes of today, the film is classed as an all-time classic. However, when it was released it had a bit of a flop. It failed to make a huge impact at the US Box Office. But in the critics eyes when it was released, it got a rather lot of positive feedback from them. The film itself then scooped award nominations at the Golden Globes, the BAFTAs and at the Oscars! This article is focusing on the main cast. Looking at them in 1976, and where they are today in 2016. After Bugsy Malone, some of the cast went on to some bigger and better productions. Whereas some has mysteriously disappeared.
The Wizard of Oz started as a children's book and was adapted into a movie in 1939. It is said to be one of the greatest films of all time.
#FawltyTowers star, Andrew Sachs has tragically passed away at the age of 86, following a secret four-year battle with dementia, that had left him in a wheelchair and unable to speak. Andrew Sachs played the iconic role of the clumsy Spanish waiter called Manuel in the classic 1970s, television series, Fawlty Towers. Sachs had reportedly passed away last Thursday and was buried on Thursday.
During the war...Wait. No! Let's start again. One of the UK's biggest comedy sitcoms turns a mighty 35 years old today! 'Only Fools and Horses' was created and written by John Sullivan, the two plonker brothers Derek Trotter/Delboy (David Jason) and Rodney Trotter (Nicholas Lyndhurst) are ambitious and keen market traders in Peckham, south-east London. Well Del is, whereas Rodney doesn't approve as all the stock tends to be "knocked off". The sitcom ran for seven series which were originally transmitted on BBC One from 1981 with its debut episode "Big Brother" until 2003. Without doubt, you celebrate when you see the channel GOLD constantly playing repeats every week. From Del falling through a bar to the trotters running through London as Batman and Robin, it's time to highlight some of the shows most iconic moments of its time.
We all love sitting down to watch the old TV shows from back in the days when sex, drugs and teenage angst weren't the only things that TV writers wrote about. Here I do a roundup of all the old TV shows I personally think are necessary and engaging in today's materialistic and fast-paced world. These are representative of a simpler time, where things were more clear and more fun, where the ambiguity between good and evil, the grey areas in between were less. There may not have been a lot of action but there definitely was a lot of drama. Some shows in these really defined the TV industry. These were the pioneers, the men and women that trail blazed through an unforgiving and unknown terrain. Come with me now to the time of cheesiness and campy TV galore. Who knows? You might actually like it better...
More varieties to how Disney women (princess or not) are portrayed, drawn, and interpreted.