Retro Ramblings

Reports from the dusty corners of filmland

Archive for February, 2009

Valerie Leon exclusive event in March!!

Friday, February 27th, 2009

I recently interviewed Valerie Leon for an upcoming issue of Cinema Retro magazine. She contacted me this morning to let me know about a one-woman show she is putting on next month to talk about her career. She is worried about selling tickets, as it’s the first time she’s carried a show on her own […]

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The Stranglers of Bombay (1959)

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

I have been a Hammer fan for just about as long as I can remember. I have early memories of watching Dracula - Prince of Darkness, and seeing Chris Lee scrabble about on the broken ice as if his life depended on it (which of course, it did). I don’t know why my Mum so […]

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Love Is The Devil (1998)

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

To be honest, until recently I’d not had any awareness of Francis Bacon the artist. I’d heard of Francis bacon, contemporary of Shakespeare, but that was it. It’s not until I’ve become an art teacher (by mistake) that I’ve discovered all sorts of artists I really should have known about before. Bacon’s stuff is so […]

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Jaws III (1983)

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

One of my earliest movie memories is Jaws. I’m not sure why, or how old I was when I first saw it as I was born the year after it’s release, but it’s there, possibly forming the basis of my entire life time love of movies, and more specifically horror movies. I also had the […]

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