Étiquettes » Charles Laughton

Advise & Consent (1962)

This is an Otto Preminger film about politics. That should send off fireworks because such a divisive topic is only going to get more controversial with a man such as Preminger at the helm — a man known for his various run-ins with the Production Code. 672 mots de plus



The « Sanctuary! » scene from the classic 1939 version of Victor Hugo’s « Hunchback of Notre Dame, » starring Charles Laughton as Quasimodo and Maureen O’Hara as Esmeralda. 129 mots de plus


Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)

Directed by Leo McCarey
Written by Walter DeLeon and Harlan Thompson

To begin, Ruggles of Red Gap is not a Western. Certainly I can see why, or rather how, this title came up when I was researching for this Western marathon, but there were some titles which consistently came up on lists I saw which I easily identified as NOT being Westerns. 685 mots de plus


'The Silver Tassie' by Sean O'Casey

The Silver Tassie is a four-act Expressionist play about the First World War, written between 1927 and 1928 by playwright, Seán O’Casey. It was O’Casey’s fourth play and attacks imperialist wars and the suffering that they cause. 391 mots de plus

Irish History

Beware! The Blob aka Son of Blob (1972)

Superstar Steve McQueen returns to face off against the screen villain that he first met back in 1958 for debuting director and star of the recently cancelled I Dream of Jeannie, Larry Hagman.  796 mots de plus


Sixty Years Ago Today, Elvis Presley played the Ed Sullivan Show for the First Time. Introduced by Charles Laughton.

Sixty years ago, Elvis appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show for the first time.  He’d had a few other high profile TV slots in the course of the year, in the course of which the nature, extent and purpose of his pelvic performances were exhaustively discussed.   413 mots de plus

Don't Look at the Camera

Since I’ve been writing about those moments when characters can’t quite help but look at the machinery observing them, and by so doing make eye contact with the audience, documentarist Harry Watt’s memoir… 1 013 mots de plus