Is there a more important and more influential individual in music than Elvis Presley? ‘The King’ had everything. Looks, charm, sex appeal, the most wonderful voice and a love of music that always shone through. John Lennon himself said The Beatles would have never existed without him. That’s why demand was so strong for another Elvis exhibition at the 02, only two years after the last one. Below are eight of the most striking outfits worn by Elvis in the early 1970s, as shown in Elvis on Tour. Do you have a favourite? Can you ever imagine wearing any of them?
Monthly Archives: January 2018
Line(s) of the Day #CookieMonster
Sometimes me think, what is friend? And then me say a friend is someone to share last cookie with.
Awesome forummer Tosha was in town for the week so was great to see her. And no, neither of us got close to the cookies. You can see more words of wisdom from the food loving monster (minus my scarf) here.
Film Quizzes: Female Directed Films Part 2
As shown in my previous quiz, there have been some seriously talented females behind the camera in charge of all kinds of critical and commercial successes within the last few decades. One quiz just wasn’t going to be enough, so I’ve added an extra set. And that’s without including the most recent smashes of Lady Bird and Wonder Woman, and films co-directed by women, like Persepolis, Shrek and Frozen. How many of the 15 below will you get?
Film 1 (1980s)
Film 2 (1980s)
Film 3 (1990s)
Film 4 (1990s)
Film 5 (1990s)
Film 6 (1990s)
Film 7 (1990s)
Film 8 (2000s)
Film 9 (2000s)
Film 10 (2000s)
Film 11 (2000s)
Film 12 (2000s)
Film 13 (2000s)
Film 14 (2010+)
Film 15 (2010+)
Line(s) of the Day #Frasier
Daphne: Well, if you think so much of her why don’t you ask her out?
Frasier: Well, we agreed we wouldn’t pursue things. Frankly, she hasn’t given me any indication since that she’s even had a second thought about me.
Niles: Added to which, if Frasier did pursue her and she rejected him, he could hardly rationalise it by saying she doesn’t know what she’s missing. She would know exactly what she’s missing – she just didn’t miss it!
Line(s) of the Day #CyrilleRegis
I kept it as a reminder of the evil some people had inside them. For the rest of my playing days, it was a motivation that they weren’t going to stop me.
As said by Cyrille Regis (1958 – 2018), the hugely inspirational and much loved former footballer, who has sadly passed. As well a huge goalscoring talent on the field, he also faced racist bigotry off the field which he dealt with a dignity and class that inspired later generations of black footballers. The quote refers to a bullet being sent to him before his senior England debut.
Film Quizzes: Female Directed Films Part 1
There have been some truly inspirational females in Hollywood making their voices heard, matching with a growing increasing of films with female leads. That includes films like Wonder Woman, Bridesmaids, Ghostbusters and Hidden Figures, with a wide array of talented female stars. But it’s not just on screen where this talent is starting to show. Behind the camera, there have been some fantastic work going on by a number of women in all kinds of genres. You’ll notice some great films from up to 30 years ago as well. How many of these women-directed films do you recognise? Did any of them surprise you?
Film 1. (1980s)
Film 2. (1990s)
Film 3. (1990s)
Film 4. (1990s)
Film 5. (1990s)
Film 6. (1990s)
Film 7. (2000s)
Film 8. (2000s)
Film 9. (2000s)
Film 10. (2000s)
Film 11. (2010+)
Film 12. (2010+)
Film 13. (2010+)
Film 14. (2010+)
Film 15. (2010+)
Line(s) of the Day #AllTheMoneyInTheWorld
(v/o) To be a Getty is an extraordinary thing. My grandfather wasn’t just the richest man in the world, he was the richest man in the history of the world. We look like you, but we’re not like you. It’s like we’re from another planet where the force of gravity is so strong it bends the light. It bends people too.
John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) in All the Money in the World (2018), which tells the story of Getty’s kidnapping and the issues surrounding the paying of the ransom.
Line(s) of the Day #WishingWell
Kissing like a bandit stealing time
Underneath the sycamore tree
Cupid by the hour sends valentines
To my sweet lover and me
Yours appetite is more than I know
I’m falling in love with you
The opening verse of US number one Wishing Well by the super slick Terence Trent D’Arby, from his debut studio album Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D’Arby (1988)