The unknown original movies.

Who doesn’t know the classic movie Ben Hur starring the legendary Charlton Heston, which won 11 Oscars Most people will have seen it. However what many don’t realize that the 1959 version had in fact been the 2nd remake of the story of Ben Hur, The 1st time it hit the screens was in inContinue reading “The unknown original movies.”

Heinz Rühmann-Hero or Villain?

Heinz Rühmann-Hero or Villain? The honest answer is I don’t know but I expect the answer is somewhere in the middle, he was neither a hero or a villain or he was a bit of both. For anyone living in an English speaking country or who grew up outside of Europe, the name Heinz RühmannContinue reading “Heinz Rühmann-Hero or Villain?”

Brats-Laurel and Hardy were so ahead of their time.

I know I have written about Laurel and Hardy before but now with the biopic of their lives in cinemas across the world, I was reminded how brilliant they were. Unlike their contemporaries like Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, Laurel and Hardy’s humor stayed fresh and still appeals to audiences nowadays. Perhaps this is becauseContinue reading “Brats-Laurel and Hardy were so ahead of their time.”

Twilight Zone fatal accident

    On this day in 1982, Vic Morrow and two child actors, Renee Shinn Chen and Myca Dinh Le, are killed in an accident involving a helicopter during filming on the California set of Twilight Zone: The Movie. Morrow, age 53, and the children, ages six and seven, were shooting a Vietnam War battle sceneContinue reading “Twilight Zone fatal accident”

High Noon

I contribute this movie to have triggered my long lasting love affair with the silver screen.I vividly remember watching this movie on one of the German TV Channels. Although even at a young age I found it annoying that the Germans just couldn’t resist dubbing any non German movie, I forget how often I haveContinue reading “High Noon”

Patton

At his 131st birthday it is a good time at the controversial historical figure who has meant so much to so many.   One of the most complicated military men of all time, General George Smith Patton, Jr. was born November 11, 1885 in San Gabriel, California.He believed in reincarnation, and believed himself to haveContinue reading “Patton”