Category Archives: showbusiness

Breaking the Law: Our Spies

James Bond The concept of a secret agent having a “licence to kill” was not created out of thin air by Ian Fleming after WWII. And 007 was not the first either. (There were obviously six other agents before him.) … Continue reading

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Michael Moore’s Prediction

  Canadian Bacon (1995) Thousands of former employees are outraged with military businessman R.J. Hacker (G. D. Spradlin), who had closed down his weapons manufacturing plant, Hacker Dynamics. At a conference held at the former plant, he pins the blame … Continue reading

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Seasons as Time Passages

Doctor Zhivago I’m almost finished reading this classic 20th Century novel. The overall impression I have is the use of the changing seasons to show the passage of time. The movie by David Lean more or less followed the same … Continue reading

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Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

Crazy Rich Asians Who would have thought that a film about Chinese family values would prove to be such a lovely film? There are many themes running through its two hour length, so it can get a bit confusing at … Continue reading

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Janis Joplin Reincarnated?

Courtney Hadwin America’s Got Talent seems to get a lot of performers from other parts of the world. This young lady (13 years of age) comes from England. She is not a novice, when it comes to performing on stage … Continue reading

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Impossible Mission: Regime Change

The Impossible Missions Force The term ‘black ops’ is more common now than when this television show premiered in 1966. And there seemed something ‘real’ about it, even though it was supposed to be a fantasy. Especially the opening sequence … Continue reading

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The Prequel Refines the Character

Endeavour Morse John Thaw played the beloved character Inspector Morse for more years than I care to remember. Then Colin Dexter, the author, decided to kill him off in his final book,┬áThe Remorseful Day.┬áThe television show followed suit. Now ITV … Continue reading

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