Retreat - part twenty six of The Life and Death Of Sugar Candy is up on AO3, dear readers. It’s Clive and Theo, post-Dunkirk. It’s also approximately 10% trains, 10% breakfast, 10% naps and 70% smut. That’s MY kind of maths. :D
I’d like to dedicate this one to everyone still reading, for being so patient, but especially to clarasteam for being a consistently thoughtful and supportive reader, and an all-round sweetheart.
Instead of filming the static scene that Bolt had written, Lean lets Jack Hawkins walk around the room, testing a mattress, knocking dust off his trousers with his stick (my favorite bit) gazing out at the view from the veranda, and casually ordering drinks. It’s a Ralph Richardson level of acting with props and even though his and Quayle’s back are to the camera through much of it, you can almost feel Harry judging him. (At this point you can picture the squint in your mind’s eye) And that’s why Allenby is pacing around facing the other way. He doesn’t want to look Harry in the eye. It’s the beginning of the end of their friendship. And a key moment for Brighton’s character.
P.S. Miss M Dietrich is a Bitch.
P.P.S. Miss M Dietrich is a Cow.
P.P.P.S. I am still a perfect little gentleman.
(RD in a letter to Bridie in which nothing had been mentioned about Knight Without Armor - 25 January 1937).
Robert Donat, Elissa Landi
The Count of Monte Cristo 1934
I’m writing this article at a retreat in Arizona. I’m staring out at a gorgeous heated saltwater pool with a faux-rock waterslide. Beyond is the desert—miles and miles of sand and cacti and a seemingly endless, perfect blue sky. Downstairs…
Anton Walbrook as Prince Albert in Victoria The Great (1937)
Yeah, Laura Holt, why didn’t you think of this strategy?
Gertrude Bell and T.E. Lawrence in Egypt, 1921.
have some pics of Frank Burns
Happy 75th Birthday, Larry Linville - September 29, 2014 -
Born: September 29, 1939 Died: April 10, 2000
On August 16, 2014 TCM celebrated Herbert Marshall as part of their annual Summer Under the Stars series.
Here are the TCM Produced Intros/Outros with links to the full films (where possible):