The blog will be quiet for the next few weeks as I head off to see the family in Sydney for the New Year. As always, special thanks to my followers (apparently several hundred of you!) and all my great … Continue reading
I really enjoyed this Australian private eye mystery from the 1990s, especially for its gender-bending sensibility, though it remains otherwise comparatively conservative in terms of its genre boundaries. What it did do though was make me ponder on the kind … Continue reading
With the success of The Lady Vanishes, Hitchcock got a contract with producer David O Selznick and headed to Hollywood to make the Oscar-winning Rebecca – and never looked back. This period saw the director blossom as he got to … Continue reading
Posted in 'In praise of ...', Alfred Hitchcock, Amnesia, Anthony Berkeley, Australia, California, Cold War, Courtroom, Daphne Du Maurier, England, Espionage, Film Poll, Francis Beeding, London, Los Angeles, New York, Noir, Patrick Hamilton, Philip MacDonald, Screwball, Spy movies, The Netherlands, World War II
Fedora will be ‘going dark’ while I visit my family in Australia. Wishing you all a very happy new year and hope to see you again sometime soon.
As I have blogged before, I love legal drama on the screen. Maybe it’s because I trained to be a lawyer (in the interests of full disclosure, my legal background informs the work I do in education in terms of … Continue reading
Posted in 'Best of' lists, Australia, California, England, France, India, Scott Turow, Tuesday's Overlooked Film
Tagged Billy Wilder, George Clooney, Glenn Close, Gregory Peck, Henry Fonda, James Stewart, John Travolta, Julia Roberts, Katharine Hepburn, Kirk Douglas, Lee Remick, Merlene Dietrich, Meryl Streep, Nigel Hawthorne, Orson Welles, Paul Newman, Tilda Swinton
This was Howell’s first book and launched the Ella Marconi series, which has reached its 8th volume (so far). Set in Sydney, Australia – I place I have recently come to know and love – this is a tense thriller … Continue reading
Fedora will be ‘dark’ for the next month while I visit my family in Australia. Wishing you all a very happy new year and hope to see you again in February.