Tuesday, August 31, 2010

More Voices

The second in my series about special voices and how unforgettable some actors are because of it. Below are  a few more examples of this essential of all actor's instrument, and some of my favorites:  Jeremy Irons, Peter O'Toole and Sian Phillips and Gregory Peck.

I fell in love with Jeremy Iron's voice when I first watched "Brideshead Revisited" on American Public Television (PBS).  I still think he has one of the most mesmerizing male voices of all time:




Peter O'Toole, one of my favorite actors of all time and the star of my favorite movie, "Lawrence of Arabia", and  Sian Phillips, wonderful in every role, but especially as Livia in "I, Claudius".   Here the two of them in
" Taming of the Shrew":



There was a time in the movies when handsome men played men of integrity and made us love and admire them for it.  One of the sexiest male voices of all time for me, Gregory Peck, and one of the great movie speeches of all time, in "To Kill a Mockingbird" :



For the previous post on special voices click HERE

Friday, August 27, 2010

New Varg Veum Interview

New interview on International Mystery's Facebook page with Trond Espen Seim about the new Varg Veum series.

Click HERE to go to the Facebook page.

If you're lucky enough to speak Norwegian, or even if you don't - LOL- enjoy the video below:


If anyone sees this post and can translate the video for the rest of us, please leave me a comment and let me know. Would greatly appreciate it friend!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Spotlight on Errol Flynn on TCM August 7

There's still time tonight for those that get Turner Classic Movies (TCM) in the US and elsewhere to watch one of the biggest stars and best swashbucklers of all movie history: Errol Flynn.

See below for the rest of the schedule on August 7:


I've loved Errol Flynn movies from the time I was a small child watching him on my grandmother's living room TV on lazy afternoons.

Watch a bit of Errol Flynn's mastery of the movie swordfight in the video below:


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Sad Article - Last Carnegie Hall Tower Resident Moving Out


I was so sad to read this article today about the last elderly residents of Carnegie Hall Towers having to move out to make way for a $200 million dollar renovation and a "new and improved" plan for use of the building. How sad that these artists, many who have lived more than 40 years in the building are now being moved from the home they loved at one of the most vulnerable times of their lives. We really don't appreciate the value and wisdom of age and experience and our debt to those of our parents and grandparents generation. As the article makes clear, we also don't value our architectural heritage either, since some of the renovations will do away with many unique architectural elements of the towers, built in the 1890's by industrialist Andrew Carnegie.
Click HERE to read the entire article.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

My Skin - YouTube Video - Guy & Marian - BBC's Robin Hood

I love this song, and have been listening to it frequently lately. I've seen several videos on YouTube using this lovely and emotional song by Natalie Merchant, but the version below from HeathDances is my favorite. The music and lyrics go perfectly with the story it tells, though you have to know about the characters involved already, but his is a fan video after all. Check out all her wonderful videos on YouTube:


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