Discovered in her native Mexico by the film star Errol Flynn, who reportedly became her lover and convinced her to move to Hollywood when she was barely out of high school, Linda Christian starred as “Valerie Mathis” in a TV adaptation of Ian Fleming’s first Bond novel, Casino Royale, in 1954 — almost a full decade before Andress starred as Honey Ryder in Dr. No.
You have been doing some proper research into the British Secret Service: are the books complete fiction or do certain elements of this really exist?
It is not complete fiction. There was a man called Biffy Dunderdale whom Fleming knew and who was the MI6 Head of Station in Paris in the 1930s. He was a man of great sangfroid and style who liked fast cars and pretty women and was quite an important figure. He travelled under the name of John Green, and was a glamorous figure a bit like Bond. On the other hand, …
Read entire interview: James Bond’s real-life inspiration – Salon.com.
As a tribute to recently demised well known legend of science fiction, Ray Bradbury, I found this article absolutely remarkable. I’m sure my fellow readers will enjoy it.
In the 1940s, when a young Ray Bradbury began a series of stories that would eventually become The Martian Chronicles, man had yet to even send a satellite into space. Since then, six U.S.-launched landers have touched down on Mars, with a seventh, Curiosity, due to land in 60 days.
The first images sent back by Viking 1 in 1976 confirmed what scientists already knew — nothing like the advanced Martian societies of Bradbury’s imagination existed on the planet. Still, scientists are hopeful that we’ll find signs of past life; more importantly, many of them were inspired to explore Mars in the first place thanks to works like The Martian Chronicles and The Illustrated Man.
One of those people was Ashley Stroupe. She first read his work as a 10-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Washington…
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All footage taken from the original Rear Window (1954) directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
The order of events is pretty much as seen in the movie.
more info: http://www.jeffdesom.com/hitch/
Hungarian Dance No. 5
composed by Johannes Brahms
arranged for easy listening by Hugo Winterhalter
I absolutely adore this composition. This is used as title melody for one of my favorite movies, The Fall, directed by Tarsem. The movie is so picturesque that whenever I listen to this, I remember the scenes from the movie.
- Tarsem Singh’s Immortals (updated) (satyamshot.wordpress.com)
- The Immortals (calculi.wordpress.com)
- First Look: Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer and Lily Collins in Tarsem’s ‘Snow White’ (slashfilm.com)
This song was specially composed for NGO, SOS-Kinderdörfer Patenschaft. I love this beautiful melody. According to several sources, the name of the song is Un sueño en el corazón, composed by Michael Berg, Eduardo Garcia, Axel Mackenrott. I cannot confirm it, because there is no sign of this song apart from in this advertisement.
This is the third movie by one of my favorite director, Tarsem. He directed and made two great monumental movies, The Cell and The Fall. And this new movie looks to be as monumental and visually appeasing as those older ones. I’m excited about it. Here the trailer of The Immortals:
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Welcome to Macintosh Documentary to Premiere at Wisconsin Film Festival | MacMegasiteThere’s gonna be new documentary on how Apple had impact on our daily life. Apple changed our life forever, so rapidly that we never had time to recall it. Now it’s the time!