Dedications: My four late friends Rory, Stan, Bryan, Jeff - shine on you crazy diamonds, they would have blogged too. Then theres Garry from Brisbane, Franco in Milan, Mike now in S.F. / my '60s-'80s gang: Ned & Joseph in Ireland; in England: Frank, Des, Guy, Clive, Joe & Joe, Ian, Ivan, Nick, David, Les, Stewart, the 3 Michaels / Catriona, Sally, Monica, Jean, Ella, Anne, Candie / and now: Daryl in N.Y., Jerry, John, Colin, Martin and Donal.

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Just because ... they look so good

Visconti's THE LEOPARD from 1963 remains as sumptuous as ever, with Lancaster, Delon and Cardinale all mesmerising - and that final ball sequence with the Verdi waltz ... it is one book I love that is perfectly brought to life and, according to the British Film Institute, is "a film one could live in"; it will be having an extended run in London during July and is one film ideal for the big screen... I also love Gina's Sheba in that 1959 opus SOLOMON AND SHEBA - not as good, perhaps, as BEN HUR but rather more fun...

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