Film Archive (111)
Never one to pander to the expectations of an audience, Sean Hughes opens a show about the death of his father by ambling on stage dressed as a jockey who has just won the Derby. Within minutes he has co-opted a supporting cast from members of the audience and introduced a comedy show that's rooted in one of life's most charged situations – the loss of a parent.
- Never one to pander to the expectations of an audience
- Sean Hughes opens a show about the death of his father by ambling on stage dressed as a jockey who has just won the Derby Within minutes he has coopted a supporting cast from members of the audience and introduced a comedy show that's rooted in one of l
It is one o'clock in the morning, you are restless with eyes wide open and your once familiar and safe bedroom now seems like an unknown place as the shadow of the wardrobe towers over you. Suddenly the silence of the night is broken when you hear a creak on the stairs, it startles you, but you reassure yourself that it's the water pipes, and then hear it again but this time it's louder. Like a scared child you pull the duvet over your head, as the anxiety kicks in, as the creak becomes thunderously loud drawing nearer.....
Kubricks is the first feature film from Dean Cavanagh and Alan McGee's Bad Transformer Production Co. Miniscule budget, experimental and transgressive, Kubricks revolves around a wannabe filmmaker and his attempts at trying to make a film without a script, cast or crew.
- Kubricks is the first feature film from Dean Cavanagh and Alan McGee's Bad Transformer Production Co Miniscule budget
- experimental and transgressive
- Kubricks revolves around a wannabe filmmaker and his attempts at trying to make a film without a script
- cast or crew Imagine Chris Morris collaborating with Kenneth Anger and being edited by Joe Meek Kubricks had an onset psychiatrist so that might tell you something It was written and directed by Dean and Josh Cavanagh and features Roger Evans
- Joanna Pickering and Gavin Bain The next Bad Transformer production is called Lucifer Over Lancashire and features a young man haunted by the punk past of his dead father
Dean Cavanagh is no stranger to ZANI. We've covered his film and theatre work with Irvine Welsh in the past and now he's taken a leap into directing. "Kubricks" is written and directed by Dean and his son, Josh Cavanagh, produced by Alan McGee and stars Roger Evans, Joanna Pickering and Gavin Bain.
Made in 2009, The Disappearance of Alice Creed is a tense psychosocial thriller centring on the abduction of a young heiress and her two kidnappers in a run-down flat in a high rise block somewhere in London. Written and Directed by J Blakeson, starring three talented British actors, Martin Compston,(True North, Red Road, Tickets) Eddie Marsan (Happy Go Lucky, Gangs of New York, Sherlock Holmes) and Gemma Arterton (Tamara Drew, Clash of the Titans, RocknRolla).
Acorn Media UK has released six episodes of the hugely successful BBC's TV show Dixon of Dock Green. Prior to becoming a TV series, PC George Dixon (Jack Warner) was a character in an Ealing Film, The Blue Lamp (1950), where Dixon was shot and killed by the distressed and naïve criminal Tom Riley (Dirk Bogarde). Dixon was a kind hearted and conscientious copper, patrolling the streets of Paddington London, and just about to retire from the police force, before his murder. A subplot used by Hollywood many times. It was paramount that the British public had warmed to Dixon and his demonstrative ways. Yet he was shrewd and did not suffer fools gladly. Hence his own TV show with a move to East London; which ran from 1955 to 1976.
I am sat in the garden at Revolver in Holland Park waiting for Scorcher to arrive. He walks in through the gate joshing loudly with one of his friends. His energetic personality shakes the garden, but it comes with bundles of fun and some significant charm. He beams out a smile like an affable lighthouse. It's a smile that should be sent to war zones to broker peace. His striking presence in the garden, -tall, muscular, perfect skin and deeply thoughtful eyes, chatty and engaging, lucid and thoughtful. And he's so down-to-earth that within seconds you forget you're in the presence of a great actor and rapper.
- I am sat in the garden at Revolver in Holland Park waiting for Scorcher to arrive He walks in through the gate joshing loudly with one of his friends His energetic personality shakes the garden
- but it comes with bundles of fun and some significant charm He beams out a smile like an affable lighthouse It's a smile that should be sent to war zones to broker peace His striking presence in the garden
- perfect skin and deeply thoughtful eyes
- chatty and engaging
- lucid and thoughtful And he's so downtoearth that within seconds you forget you're in the presence of a great actor and rapper
Ghost hunting has become quite a popular hobby over the past few years. So I went up to the North to an isolated cottage in North Northumberland, to meet 'The Psychic Biker' Paul Green and Historian, researcher and Ghost Hunter Stephen Lambert. I arrived just after midday and, for fun decided to leave my car at the bottom of the lane and walk up to the Cottage, ducking and diving between branches and plants, because I did not want Paul or Stephen to know I was arriving.
- Ghost hunting has become quite a popular hobby over the past few years So I went up to the North to an isolated cottage in North Northumberland
- to meet 'The Psychic Biker' Paul Green and Historian
- researcher and Ghost Hunter Stephen Lambert I arrived just after midday and
- for fun decided to leave my car at the bottom of the lane and walk up to the Cottage
- ducking and diving between branches and plants
- because I did not want Paul or Stephen to know I was arriving
Essex 1967, the careers officer raises his eye brows at the school boy, as he searches for the right words so he doesn't hurt the kid's feelings, "An actor, that's what you want to do as a job when you leave school? ". The blonde school boy with a small frame and short in height, nods with no enthusiasm. Since he yearned to become an actor, he has grown accustomed to the mocking, a disguise for jealously and envy. His peers recite lines from Shakespeare, which, most of the time, are misquoted. In fact the ridicules have hardened him. As living on a council estate in Essex has made him tough. He knew how to handle the lads,
There's a scene in the film of The Krays (1990), where Steven Berkoff, as George Cornell, is infuriated due to the fact that the only name he is hearing on the street is the surname of the twins, Ronnie and Reggie, and the respect it has. In addition, at the start of 2012, that is exactly how I felt when I kept on hearing the name of Stephen Moffat and the media labelling him as genius.
Any history of martial arts movies and movie-stars inevitably centres upon the handful of motion pictures made by the legendary Bruce Lee and the impact these movies had upon successive generations of both fans and budding martial artists.
In these days of global information sharing networks and investigative journalists, very few movie icons have areas of their lives which remain secret or unexplored and yet much of Martial Arts Master and action-movie legend Steven Seagal's reputation is largely based upon the unconfirmed – and much rejected –
Corrupt which was made in 1981, yet not released until 1984, stars two heavyweights from the world of film and music, Harvey Keitel and John Lydon AKA Johnny Rotten, in a film about corruption, guilt and murder. Harvey Keitel plays Lt. Fred O'Connor, a New York policeman who doesn't say no to a backhander, and from his ill gotten gains he is able to purchase an uptown apartment with colleague Bob Carvo (Leonard Mann).
- stars two heavyweights from the world of film and music
- Harvey Keitel and John Lydon AKA Johnny Rotten
- in a film about corruption
- friends and the outside world in general Yet meanwhile in the streets of New York
- a cop killer is on the loose
- John Lydon
- Harvey Keitel
- New York
When people talk about classic British gangster films, invariably they mention Get Carter or The Long Good Friday, yet other classic British gangster films like Villain starring Richard Burton are frequently ignored. Moreover The Hit (1984) directed by Stephen Frears, starring Terence Stamp, John Hurt, Tim Roth & Laura Del Sol is certainly a very much overlooked British gangster film.