Sunday 1 March 2020

Adam Bowen's Talkie Talk 2020 #1- A Guide to What's On This Week Beginning March 02/2020

All Night Long (Basil Dearden, UK, 1962)
Monday 10pm – 12am Movie Music on Fine Music Sydney 102.5fm 

The Benny Goodman Story (1956); Bird (1988); All Night Long (1962);The Rat Race (1960); A Walk on the Wild Side (1962); The Fabulous Dorseys (1947); State Fair (1945); South Pacific (1958); Let’s Make Love (1960); Tucker:The Man and His Dream  (1988); The Aviator (2004); Sweet & Lowdown (1999)

Wednesday 2pm and again at 7.15pm: Orson Welles’ elliptical documentary F for Fake (1973) ART GALLERY OF NSW, DOMAIN THEATRE

Orson Welles promises: ‘… everything you’ll hear from us is really true and based on solid facts.’ One of the stories Welles “tells” within F For Fake is of notorious art forger Elmyr de Hory and his biographer, Clifford Irving, who also concocted an “authorised” biography of Howard Hughes. Sharp-eyed film buffs will know that the Elmyr de Hory & Clifford Irving footage was actually directed by Francois Reichenbach for the BBC2’sThe Money Programme, and edited with great skill by Arthur Solomon. (I was Arthur’s assistant film editor at the time.)

TV Wednesday 730pm Smooth/Arts: The Directors; Carol Reed (The Third Man; Fallen Idol; Oliver) documentary.

TV Wednesday 830pm Fox Classics The Maltese Falcon (1941)  

Excellent noir, directed by John Huston. Detective Humphrey Bogart tussles with a fascinating collection of villains (Mary Astor, Sidney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre), who are backstabbing each other over a priceless sculpture. Wordy, but rich in sub-text and character complexity.

TV Thursday Noon Fox Classics: The Maltese Falcon (repeat)

Saturday 6pm Movie Music on Fine Music Sydney 102.5 fm

Murder on the Orient Express (1974); Murder on the Orient Express (2017); The Lady Vanishes (1938); The Girl on the Train (2016); Anna Karenina(2012); Some Like it Hot (1959); The Great Train Robbery (1978); The Taking of Pelham 123 (1974)
TV Saturday 7pm 9Gem: The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) 

Epic, heroic WW2 saga set amongst British POWs in Japanese occupied Burma. Starring Alec Guinness and William Holden. Director David Lean displays his extraordinary devotion to detail.

TV Sunday Noon Fox Classics: Gone With the Wind (1939) 

Based on a best-selling, epic novel by Margaret Mitchell, set during the American Civil War. Vivien Leigh is Scarlett O’Hara, a scheming Southern Belle; Clark Gable is Rhett Butler, a charming, scoundrel. Their passionate love for each other is severely tested by the Civil War...and that’s just a part of this extremely impressive movie.

VALE - British actor/producer Michael Medwin

Medwin has died, aged 96.  He began his career on the stage, and went on to become a popular British character actor in scores of films of the post WW2 period. Later, Medwin co-founded, with Albert Finney, Memorial Films, and co-produced (with Lindsay Anderson) the ground-breaking British films If (1968) and O, Lucky Man (1973). His career spanned seven decades.

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