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Thursday, 13 February 2014 14:06

Laurel and Hardy meet Norman Wisdom Say Sir

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/Stan Laurel Oliver Hardy Norman Wisdom.j
© Words - A.J Marriot
There is a very strong, indefinable spiritual bond that binds comedians together, one which makes them want to seek out each other's company – regardless of the distance or hardship involved. Thus it was that the lives of the three greatest screen clowns that England has ever produced were destined to cross. Such was the impact of these meetings, that the lives of at least two of them were changed and sustained during their formative comedy years.
Justine Kerrigan Tracy Corkhill  Brookside 4

© Words - Justine Kerrigan

My mum passed away when I was eleven, after this I spent a lot of time with family including my grandparents. One of my most vivid memories from the months that followed were my granddad, who was actor Peter Kerrigan taking me to a close just off Deysbrook lane in west derby and leaving me with a fabulous young man called Francis Harcombe. The close turned out to be Brookside close and the young man was a floor manager and was to become a very good friend of mine in the not so distant future. This was August 1982 and I had no idea how important this little close would become to me and my family and friends.
Sunday, 02 February 2014 14:14

Dave Allen Part One of Two

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Dave Allen 1

© Words Laurence Marcus.
David Tynan O'Mahony was born on 6th July 1936 in Dublin. He later changed his name to Dave Allen on advice from his agent who felt that his given name was 'unpronounceable'. However, that didn't hold back other members of the O'Mahony family of whom his grandmother, Nora O'Mahony edited Freeman's Journal, a publication that could boast W.B. Yeats among it's contributors, and his cousin, Eoin O'Mahony, a respectable barrister and something of a wandering scholar, who was affectionately given the nickname of 'The Pope', because one day when he was asked what he wanted to be -that's what he replied.
Sunday, 02 February 2014 13:18

Baby You've Been Had : a review of "American Hustle"

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American Hustle 1.j
© Words - Scott Powhatan Collins

Dear readers, as I have often expressed to you, I am no film expert. I am only a film enthusiast. When I write my reviews and postings, I am only offering my opinion of the films that I have seen and not truly expressing a "set-in-stone" assessment designed to be the final word. Essentially, you have your opinions and I have mine, no one is inherently right or wrong and that is exactly how it should be. Even so, there are times in which my opinion seems to fall directly against what is seemingly the mass consensus,
Saturday, 18 January 2014 16:23

Harry H. Corbett

Written by
Harry H Corbett 1.

© Words Laurence Marcus.

Born on 28th February, 1925, in Rangoon, Burma, the son of a British Army officer, Harry Corbett was only three when his mother died and he was sent back to England to be raised by an aunt in Wythenshawe, Manchester. Corbett first showed an interest in the theatre when, as a child, he was taken to the Manchester Opera House to see the comedian Leslie Henson.
Enough Said starring James Gandolfini.
© Words William Goodchild

In this her fifth feature, writer and director Nicole Holofcener brings us a good-humoured and extremely likeable tale of a couple and their surrounding relationships. This is not to say it’s a rose-tinted view. The darker and more unpleasant aspects of love are also explored but its general mood is one of tenderness and warmth.
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