Étiquettes » Charles Laughton

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. 374 mots de plus


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



From the second we drew this film, I just kept singing the Beastie Boys’ lyric – can you blame me? Had that sweet drum beat in my head too – isn’t that the Zeppelin sample? 1 336 mots de plus

Academy Awards

The Night of the Hunter

Ask most people today for a few Hollywood films from the 1950s, and you’ll probably get a slew of titles of Technicolor escapism: Hitchcock thrillers, MGM musicals, a few big-budget Biblical epics. 886 mots de plus