Category Archives: Flick of the week

>Flick of the Week: “Where’s that money, you silly stupid old fool? Where’s that money?”

> This week’s Flick of the Week takes with Donna Reed from her Oscar winning role as Alma ‘Lorene’ Burke in From Here to Eternity to the movie role she is probably most famous for, Mary Hatch), in Frank Capra’s … Continue reading

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>Flick of the week: “Nobody ever lies about being lonely”.

> This week’s flick of the week (yes I realise it has been a while!) takes us with Burt Lancaster from his role as gossip columnist JJ Hunsecker in Sweet Smell of Success, to his role as Sgt Milton Warden … Continue reading

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>Flick of the Week: “You’re dead, son. Get yourself buried”.

> This week’s flick of the week takes us from the rip-roaring music of Elmer Bernstein from The Great Escape to his jazz-soaked score of Sweet Smell of Success. Using Elmer Bernstein as the link is a bit of a … Continue reading

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>Flick of the week: “Hold on to yourself, Bartlett. You’re twenty feet short”

> This week’s Flick of the Week takes us with Richard Attenborough and his role as advisor to Queen Elizabeth in Elizabeth to his role as Squadron Leader Roger Bartlett (Big X) in John Sturges’ World War II classic, The … Continue reading

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>Flick of the Week: “How can I force you, Your Grace? I am a woman”.

> This week’s Flick of the Week takes us with Geoffrey Rush from his role as Captain Barbossa in Pirates of the Caribbean to his work as Sir Francis Walsingham in Elizabeth. We here in Australia get rather excited when … Continue reading

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>Flick of the Week: That’s not much incentive for me to fight fair, then, is it?

>This week’s Flick of the Weeks takes us with Johnny Depp from his bit part as Learner in Platoon to his role of Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. A funny thing … Continue reading

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>Flick of the week: “Everybody gotta die some time, Red”.

> This week’s flick of the week takes us with Willem Dafoe from his small role as Captain John Darius in Inside Man, to his breakout role as Sergeant Elias in Oliver Stone’s seminal Vietnam War film, Platoon.  Dafoe has … Continue reading

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>Flick of the Week: Who ever heard of a bank robbers escaping on a plane with fifty hostages?

> The last Flick of the Week post I did was back on (ahem) 27 June, which makes this the most overdue one of these posts I’ve ever done. For those who have only been reading this blog for a … Continue reading

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>Flick of the Week: “Nobody can stab a corpse and not know it.”

> This week’s Flick of the Week takes us with director Robert Altmann from his acerbic Hollywood satire, The Player, to his take on the British whodunnit mystery, Gosford Park. Gosford Park concerns a shooting party held at the eponymous … Continue reading

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>Flick of the Week: “It’ll be dark and weird and funny. And with a stroke”

> This week’s Flick of the Week takes us with Tim Robbins from his break out role as minor league pitcher Nuke LaLoosh in Bull Durham to his role as Hollywood exec, Griffin Mill, in Robert Altman’s brilliant Hollywood satire, … Continue reading

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