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No Bail for the Judge – The Hitchcock Classic That Never Was

By all accounts the 1950s had proved to be a great success for Alfred Hitchcock. Commencing with his 1951 classic Strangers on a Train,...

A Bit of the Old Ultra-Violence – Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange

In the two decades since his directorial debut, former photographer-turned-filmmaker Stanley Kubrick had carved one of the most prestigious and notorious careers in Hollywood....

I’ll Do Anything for a Woman with a Knife – James Bond’s Licence to Kill

By the time of A View to a Kill‘s release in 1985, Roger Moore had portrayed the charming and deadly British secret agent James...

Ghosts in the Same World – Audrey Hepburn and the Secret People

Released during a successful run of comedies that included the classics The Man in the White Suit and The Lavender Hill Mob, 1952’s Secret...

Anywhere Special You Want to Go? – The Making of Chicago Joe and the Showgirl

Despite having been born in London in 1966, Kiefer Sutherland had spent most of his childhood in Los Angeles and Toronto. The son of...

What Fresh Lunacy is This? – Ken Russell and the Making of The Devils

In the small commune of Loudun, France, in 1634, accusations from the local nuns against the ruling priest Father Grandier of having possessed them...

Murder! Wet Off the Press – The Making of The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog

To many, including the director himself, 1927′s The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog was Alfred Hitchcock’s first true movie. He had directed two...

Man Was Afraid – How All Saints Bared All for Honest

Ever since popular music had been targeted at teenage audiences, pop stars have made the transition from the stage to the big screen. Elvis...