Line(s) of the Day #MaryAstor

Mary Astor

There are five stages in the life of an actor: Who’s Mary Astor? Get me Mary Astor. Get me a Mary Astor Type. Get me a young Mary Astor. Who’s Mary Astor?

American Actress Mary Astor (1906 – 1987), who won an Academy Award for her role in ‘The Great Lie’ in 1941.

Film Quizzes: Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall was always more than an actress. A style icon with a mysterious and elegant aura, Bacall had the acting talent to match her attitude of being unafraid of formidable Hollywood bosses. In tribute to her sad passing last week, here in chronological order are six of her most memorable films. See how many of them you can work out.

Film Quizzes - Lauren Bacall Film 1 (1940s)

Film Quizzes - Lauren Bacall Film 2 (1940s)

Film Quizzes - Lauren Bacall Film 3 (1940s)

Film Quizzes - Lauren Bacall Film 4 (1950s)

Film Quizzes - Lauren Bacall Film 5 (1970s)

Film Quizzes - Lauren Bacall Film 6 (1990s)

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Line(s) of the Day #IHearditthroughtheGrapevine

Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine

I know that a man ain’t supposed to cry,
but these tears I can’t hold inside.
Losin’ you would end my life you see,
cause you mean that much to me.
You could have told me yourself
that you love someone else.

Lyrics from ‘I heard it through the Grapevine’ from the iconic Motown star Marvin Gaye, from his 1968 album In the Groove

Things to See: Travel Photographer of the Year

I love photography, especially when it covers parts of the world I’ve never seen. It’s something I’ve always been drawn to and relish the opportunity to see any quality exhibition where a wide range of creative talent is on show. So when I saw that the Travel Photographer of the Year was on show in South Kensington West London, and I wanted to introduce you to it and share my impression.

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Film Quizzes: Robin Williams Parts 1 and 2

This is dreadfully sad to write. I’ve read a lot of wonderful tributes to a man who could do pretty much anything on screen. From as long as I can remember watching films seriously, Robin Williams was always there. Whether he was playing an inspirational professor, a devoted father posing as a British nanny, a rebellious DJ or two very different Presidents of the USA, Williams could bring anybody to life with warmth, energy and compassion. And that’s without saying how funny he was, or how his range even extended to playing sinister and creepy villains. The world will miss both his outrageous acting talent and wonderful nature off it.

Below are 12 different Robin Williams images from different films that capture his incredible ability. I wanted this tribute to be all in one post and Limiting it to six just wasn’t an option. Unlike with the other film quizzes in this set, there are no difficult photographs. It is really more about looking back on a wonderful career.

Robin Williams Film1 1.

Robin Williams Film 2 2.

Robin Williams Film3 3.

Robin Williams Film4 4.

Robin Williams Film 5 5.

Robin Williams Film6 6.

Robin Williams Film7 7.

Robin Williams Film8 8.

Robin Williams Film9 9.

Robin Williams Film10 10.

Robin Williams Film 11 11.

Robin Williams Film12 12.

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Film Quizzes: Natural Disasters

There’s been some torrential rain here in London so umbrellas were at the ready. Nothing too extreme though. Which is more than can be said for the six films below. See if you can correctly work out the films where a natural disaster is the catalyst for the actions of the characters.

Film Quizzes - Natural Disasters Film 1 (1990s)

Film Quizzes - Natural Disasters Film 2 (1990s)

Film Quizzes - Natural Disasters Film 3 (1990s)

Film Quizzes - Natural Disasters Film 5 (2000+)

Film Quizzes - Natural Disasters Film 4 (2000+)

Film Quizzes - Natural Disasters Film 6 (2000+)

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