The Day I Met Ray Harryhausen

One Million Years BC poster

They say you should never meet your heros as they’re bound to let you down or disappoint in one way or another. I’ve been very lucky to have met both my musical hero, Brian Wilson, and also my film hero, Ray Harryhausen, and neither one disappointed me. The meeting with Brian Wilson was kind of … Read more

“Stagecoach” – The First John Wayne / John Ford Film?

John Wayne on set with John Ford

Early John Wayne Films Directed by John Ford There is a suggestion in a number of Wayne filmographies that his first appearance in a John Ford film was as an extra in the silent Mother Machree, released in 1928. The film, however, was actually shot in 1926 but held back for release until 1928 whilst … Read more

Remember These 1960s Movie Double Bills

Pirates of Blood River and Mysterious Island double bill poster

This is a short celebration of some of those great movie double bills that I remember from the 1960s. Prior to the advent of video / DVD, the only way you could watch one of your favourite movies again after their original release was to hopefully catch it on re-release at the local flea pit. … Read more