Tag Archives: Roger Moore

Roger Moore: Nobody Did It Better

In the clip above, Sir Roger Moore talks to Piers Morgan about his life and career. This was 2012; at the age of 84, he’s as charming as ever. Yesterday we lost him, 89 years old, the first of the six onscreen James Bonds to go. For me personally, Roger Moore will always be a … Continue reading Roger Moore: Nobody Did It Better

Gene Wilder Created Comedy Gold

As we learned yesterday that Gene Wilder had passed away at the age of 83, we were also told that he died due to complications of Alzheimer’s. He was diagnosed only three years ago, which incidentally is also the time when the interview above took place. He’s talking about all the great movies he made … Continue reading Gene Wilder Created Comedy Gold

Highlights from 88 Years of Oscars

The Oscars are on tonight, with Chris Rock as host. It’s the 88th annual event since the first Academy Awards were handed out in 1929. The “show” looked decidedly different then – it was in fact a dinner, the ceremony itself took 15 minutes and the awards had already been announced three weeks earlier. There … Continue reading Highlights from 88 Years of Oscars

The Saint

CUNNING. DEVIOUS. DANGEROUS. TREACHEROUS.  Professional thief Simon Templar (Val Kilmer) is hired by a Russian oligarch (Rade Serbedzija) to steal a cold fusion formula, but falls in love with the chemist (Elisabeth Shue) who discovered it. This big-screen adaptation of Leslie Charteris’s character strays from the 1962-1969 TV series starring Roger Moore, but could have … Continue reading The Saint

Christopher Lee: The King of Monsters

In the clip above, Sir Christopher Lee shows us his immense talent for languages – apart from some German, he also knew a bit of Swedish and Russian, among other languages. We lost a great man this week. The death of Lee was announced last Thursday, four days after it happened. When every family member … Continue reading Christopher Lee: The King of Monsters

San Francisco in Films and on TV

Every time I vacation in a major city I feel a need to buy a book that tries to capture either its soul or history. If I’m fortunate, the book does both. When I was in San Francisco last fall, I bought “A Crack in the Edge of the World” by Simon Winchester. I expected this … Continue reading San Francisco in Films and on TV

James Bond 50: Pay Attention, 007…

  As the world’s most famous spy celebrates 50 years as a movie star, the time has come to celebrate everything we love about him. In 22 blog posts, I’ll find something in every Bond movie, from Dr. No (1962) to Quantum of Solace (2008), that’s worth illustrating. Yes, even the bad ones. The sixteenth film in the series, … Continue reading James Bond 50: Pay Attention, 007…

James Bond 50: The Swedish Connection

  As the world’s most famous spy celebrates 50 years as a movie star, the time has come to celebrate everything we love about him. In 22 blog posts, I’ll find something in every Bond movie, from Dr. No (1962) to Quantum of Solace (2008), that’s worth illustrating. Yes, even the bad ones. Honestly, I had a hard time … Continue reading James Bond 50: The Swedish Connection

James Bond 50: Bye, Bye Blofeld

  As the world’s most famous spy celebrates 50 years as a movie star, the time has come to celebrate everything we love about him. In 22 blog posts, I’ll find something in every Bond movie, from Dr. No (1962) to Quantum of Solace (2008), that’s worth illustrating. Yes, even the bad ones. The twelfth Bond opens with a … Continue reading James Bond 50: Bye, Bye Blofeld

James Bond 50: The Jaws of Death

  As the world’s most famous spy celebrates 50 years as a movie star, the time has come to celebrate everything we love about him. In 22 blog posts, I’ll find something in every Bond movie, from Dr. No (1962) to Quantum of Solace (2008), that’s worth illustrating. Yes, even the bad ones. The eleventh Bond stirs up conflicting … Continue reading James Bond 50: The Jaws of Death

James Bond 50: Jumping Off a Cliff – for Britain

  As the world’s most famous spy celebrates 50 years as a movie star, the time has come to celebrate everything we love about him. In 22 blog posts, I’ll find something in every Bond movie, from Dr. No (1962) to Quantum of Solace (2008), that’s worth illustrating. Yes, even the bad ones. The tenth Bond became Roger Moore’s … Continue reading James Bond 50: Jumping Off a Cliff – for Britain

James Bond 50: The Car Twist

  As the world’s most famous spy celebrates 50 years as a movie star, the time has come to celebrate everything we love about him. In 22 blog posts, I’ll find something in every Bond movie, from Dr. No (1962) to Quantum of Solace (2008), that’s worth illustrating. Yes, even the bad ones. The ninth Bond movie was the … Continue reading James Bond 50: The Car Twist