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Drive, He Slurred

Posted in FILM, literature with tags , , , , on October 23, 2014 by dcairns

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Those two popular pastimes, drink and driving, feature prominently in this fortnight’s edition of The Forgotten –

Hammer director Terence Fisher is at the wheel, while author Patrick Hamilton barks instructions from the back seat.

As an added bonus, by clicking through to MUBI you can see the whole film as well as just reading about it.

Rex rears his ugly head again

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , , on October 9, 2014 by dcairns

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The not-really-so-ugly Rex Harrison with the dashed lovely Peggy Cummins in ESCAPE. A few quotes/paraphrases from my telephonic chat with P.C. can be read in this week’s edition of The Forgotten (so soon!) over at The Notebook, care of MUBI. Peggy is unfailingly discrete, so expect no salacious gossip or shocking revelations, but there are some good jokes.

Rex and the Single Girl

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , , , , on October 2, 2014 by dcairns

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To celebrate the Joseph L. Mankiewicz retrospective in New York, The Forgotten this week looks at a very engaging late work.

Excitingly, I had a chance to speak to Peggy Cummins on Wednesday morning. She worked for Mankiewicz twice (THE LATE GEORGE APLEY, ESCAPE) and Sexy Rexy once (ESCAPE). I mentioned to her that my friend Lawrie had worked with Rex and found him difficult. She wasn’t having any of it!

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