In 1992, a Vanity Fair writer called Maureen Orth wrote what is still considered to be the most succinct account of the legal facts of the prosecution of Woody Allen by the state of Connecticut. You can read the original article here and I'll link to a couple of others throughout this post. There are … Continue reading What people forget about the Farrow / Allen court battle
This blog post could just as appropriately be called: When I finally realised that I have either a) too much time on my hands or b) a natural inclination to waste precious time I can't really afford to spare. You see, as those of you who follow the Sophie's Voice Facebook page may have correctly … Continue reading Which Chris?
Margot Kidder 17th October, 1948 - 13th May, 2018
I have just had a wonderful day. Really, truly delightful - so delightful, in fact, that I forgot the date. What's in a date, anyway? It's just a number, after all. However, without dates and holidays and big, pertinent events, blogs would probably dry up. There's only so much that I can draw on from … Continue reading What to do on a Friday 13th – “Get out of the Water”!
Part of the point of Blogtober is to challenge yourself. The title 'Car' is a lot more difficult than I expected. I grew up around car crazies and 'race bunnies'. I like speed. I like glossy, shiny things. I like engineering. Basically, I like cars. I just don't really want to talk about them. So … Continue reading Car – day 3 of #Blogtober2017
In 2009 Kathryn Bigelow took home the Academy Award in the Best Picturess category for The Hurt Locker. Not since 1973 had a Produceress taken the top prize in this category when Julia Phillips won it for The Sting. Also in 2009, Kathryn Bigelow won the Academy Award for Best Directoress for The Hurt Locker. … Continue reading Requiem For “Actress” by Matt Rasnick
Two years ago, I posted this on my personal Facebook feed - "Finding it so depressing that the original digital art I worked with is now going to die out because the original technology is obsolete. Future generations will miss out because we're so keen on always progressing.".I work with digital marketing and social media … Continue reading Times change so quickly – yet, somehow, not at all…
I'm going to begin this post with a confession - I love Bond films. All of them. Obviously, some are better than others - and one of my top three is considered a bit ridiculous now - Thunderball - but I'm not fussy on a rainy Saturday or Sunday afternoon. I love everything about them … Continue reading Good evening, Mr Bond – I’ve been expecting you…since I was 17 years old.
This week, I stand corrected. Seriously – as surprising as that statement is, not least to me! I recently wrote about the end of ‘old Hollywood’ and the loss of legends. Well, this week, my faith has been strengthened and hope (at least slightly) renewed. This is because, after almost twenty years, Doris Day has … Continue reading Too good to be true, too sweet to be sexy?
Ye Gods – what is happening? Every time I get ready to write some incisive entry, life throws out a curve ball (a sporting analogy – I’m starting with baseball as I can’t quite work out the parallel with cricket…it’s a little less easy to work into the vernacular) which I just have to respond … Continue reading The Queen is dead…what chance ‘old Hollywood’ now?