And I look at Walter Hill’s unmade “The Last Gun” here – https://diaboliquemagazine.com/john-wick-with-spurs-a-look-at-walter-hills-unmade-the-last-gun/?fbclid=IwAR0qkzi39QgwTWEzrA_aWKSZchSUA12Ai5KRCXTwqsgAYX4YmKnf9HBTlnQ
Here are some articles I’ve published recently that may be of particular interest to fans of British cinema of the 1950s:
- one on Diana Dors and Belinda Lee (https://www.filmink.com.au/a-tale-of-two-blondes-diana-dors-and-belinda-lee/)
- a look at the relationship between Joan Henry and J. Lee Thompson (https://www.filmink.com.au/joan-henry-the-jailbird-muse/)
- an analysis of the career of Anthony Steel (https://www.filmink.com.au/the-emasculation-of-anthony-steel-a-cold-streak-saga/)
I haven’t updated this for ages. But I’ll start putting some links to articles I’ve written. Here is one on singers turned actors.
The other Saturday I was on Film Buff’s Forecast to talk about the passing of Michael Cimino and Euan Lloyd. A link is attached. (I’m about 1’10 in.)
It’s always nice to be asked back to something? The other Saturday I went into 3RRR to chat “The Richard Burton Diaries” with Paul Harris on 3RRR. A link is here.
The other week Paul Harris was kind enough to invite me back to Film Buffs Forecast on 3RRR to chat about Charlie Brackett and his diaries. You can listen here. (I’m one hour in.)
A documentary on the life and times of Rod Taylor, Rod Taylor: Pulling No Punches, debuted on Foxtel last week. Full disclosure: I’m in it, and am credited as “consultant” – probably the only time in my life I’ll ever co-star with Bryan Brown, Jack Thompson, Rod and Tippi Hedren (among others).
There’s some great “talking heads” especially Rod himself, who was interviewed before he died. It features many of the people I was unable to talk with for my book – Maggie Smith, Angela Lansbury, Murray Niedorf, Stephan Elliot and Rod himself. Worth checking out – the trailer is here.
A blog post on the “Movie Morlocks” section of Turner Classic Movies lists ten things you might not know about Rod Taylor, drawing on my biography on him. Thanks for the shout out, Kimberley Lindbergs! A link to it is here.
Photocopier is going to screen at 2013 BIFF on Sunday 24 Nov at the Palace Barracks. It’s my third film to appear at my old home town’s festival so I’m very excited. Details are here.