Alec Guinness: Articles


'Magnificent Obsession' Book: Film Fans' 'Outrageous History' from Classic Hollywood Screenwriters to Gay Porn Actors

Magnificent Obsession book by Anthony Slide. Whereas Lloyd C. Douglas' 1929 Magnificent Obsession book dealt with a playboy's urge to restore the eyesight of the woman he had accidentally blinded, Anthony Slide's latest explores the lives and times of movie buffs. Now, are Twilight, The Dark Knight, and The Avengers fans as consumed with passion […]


'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Premiere: Most Anticipated Event Since Nostradamus

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Premiere: Lupita Nyong'o at the most anticipated event since the days of Nostradamus. 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' premiere in Hollywood The most anticipated event since Nostradamus prophesied World War I, World War II, Climate Change Calamity, and Reality TV, Star Wars: The Force Awakens […]


Alec Guinness Before Obi-Wan Kenobi: The Doomed D'Ascoynes

Alec Guinness: Before Obi-Wan Kenobi, there were the eight D'Ascoyne family members (image: Alec Guiness, Dennis Price in 'Kind Hearts and Coronets') (See previous post: “Alec Guinness Movies: Pre-Star Wars Career.”) TCM won't be showing The Bridge on the River Kwai on Alec Guinness day, though obviously not because the […]


Alec Guinness Movies: 'Star Wars' Star's Fagin Caused Stir

Alec Guinness. Alec Guinness movies: Pre-'Star Wars' Guinness runs the gamut from Dickens' Fagin to Japanese businessman romancing Rosalind Russell Alec Guinness is Turner Classic Movies' “Summer Under the Stars” star on Saturday, August 3, 2013. The bad news: No Alec Guinness TCM premieres or lesser-known Guinness movies, e.g., A […]


'A Passage to India' Review - Judy Davis, Peggy Ashcroft

Judy Davis, A Passage to India Synopsis: In the early 20th century, Miss Quested (Judy Davis) and her soon-to-be mother-in-law, Mrs. Moore (Peggy Ashcroft, right), arrive in India, where they're met by Ronny Moore (Nigel Havers), a young and self-righteous representative of the British Empire. During their stay, a local […]


MGM Files for Bankruptcy + the History of Hollywood & 'The Bridge on the River Kwai'

Marion Davies in King Vidor's Show People Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which decades ago was the most financially stable of the Hollywood studios, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Wednesday. MGM – initially Metro-Goldwyn – was formed through the amalgamation of Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures, and Louis B. Mayer Productions in 1924. Goldwyn, […]


David Lean 'A Passage to India' Screening

A Passage to India, David Lean's final film as a director and a 1984 Best Picture nominee, is the next feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' “Great To Be Nominated” series. The sweeping drama will screen on Monday, June 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy's […]