Category Archives: Lee Marvin

The weird & wonderful hidden history of the Logies

The 57th annual Logie Awards will take place this coming Sunday, so start looking forward to the red carpet procession, those strange looking statues, and the local and international celebrities. And sure, it’s easy and a bit predictable to bag … Continue reading

Toshiro Mifune, Lee Marvin & Hell In the Pacific

If he was still alive, Legendary Japanese actor Toshiro Mifune would have been 95 years old this week. He was born on April 1, 1920. I was idly looking on the Internet for images of the imposing Mifune, when I … Continue reading

Bob Hoskins and The Long Good Friday

A couple of years ago I had a lengthy exchange on social media with a British crime writer on the subject of what was the best crime film to come out of the UK, Get Carter (1971) or The Long … Continue reading

Richard Burton and the face of a Villain

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xsL4zBmbl0

Richard Burton has been on my mind ever since I watched him a couple of weeks ago in the strange 1971 British film, Villain. Burton was a regular fixture on the TV screen in our house when I was young. … Continue reading

The Don Siegel Rule

I had to give it a name, so I called it the Don Siegel Rule. I was watching Charley Varrick recently, the 1973 heist film directed by Siegel, starring Walter Matthau as an ex-crop duster and stunt pilot turned bank who, … Continue reading