The Rebel

The Rebel UK (1961) Dir. Robert Day Any Millennials reading will find it hard to believe that back in the 1950’s and early 1960’s a six-note tuba riff would signal the country coming to a standstill as the nation crowded around their radios and later their TV sets. Why? Because  that meant it was time … Continue reading The Rebel

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book US (1967) Dir. Wolfgang Reitherman Yes, I know there is a new CGI version of this classic Rudyard Kipling tale out but the reason for reviewing this eximious Disney version now is twofold - first, the 2016 version will be held up against this film making it necessary to watch for the … Continue reading The Jungle Book

Rebecca

Rebecca US (1940) Dir. Alfred Hitchcock Having made his name in his native Britain Alfred Hitchcock set sail across the pond to the glitzy centre of filmmaking in the west, Hollywood. His first film made on US soil was an adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's 1938 novel Rebecca, and was produced by none other than … Continue reading Rebecca

All About Eve

All About Eve US (1950) Dr. Joseph L. Mankiewicz Celebrated Broadway actress Margot Channing (Bette Davis) is introduced to über obsessive fan Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter) by close friend Karen Richards (Celeste Holm), wife of playwright Lloyd (Hugh Marlowe). The group welcome poor Eve into their circle with Margot taking her on as her personal … Continue reading All About Eve