Category Archives: showbusiness

Star Wars: Oz in Space?

I saw a gif the other day on Facebook which showed a short clip of Han, Chewy, Leia and C3PO in the woods (obviously from The Empire Strikes Back), followed by a shot of the four main characters from The … Continue reading

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A Prodigal Son?

Is Saroo Brierley’s story “Lion” a modern parable? The Storyline In 1986, Saroo, a five year old, lives with his elder brother Guddu, his mother and his younger sister in Khandwa, India. Guddu and Saroo steal coal from freight trains … Continue reading

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Tron: Legacy

It took 30 years for a sequel to follow the original Tron movie, and in the meantime, computer graphics and games have advanced beyond all comparison to those early days. The Storyline In 1989, seven years after the events of … Continue reading

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Thanks to Christopher

In 1961, at the tender age of 11, I drew a portrait of Charlton Heston in pencil, and he sent me the above-noted photograph, personally signed. The sketch is as shown here: The original print and El Cid photo are … Continue reading

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Try Not to Think of…

The Bay One of the most effective advertising campaigns occurred in the early 1980’s on British Columbia television. I’m not sure if it was a Canada-wide campaign because the actors in it were based in Vancouver. Meet the Actors Franz … Continue reading

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Hidden Figures?

Can you imagine what it must have been like for these women in the early 1960’s? They had two strikes against them before they could even begin to count in society: their colour and their sex. Even though they were … Continue reading

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What is a Dog’s Purpose?

The Psychology of the Dog (from Chinese Zodiac Signs) ‘In vain I could cheat and keep my eyes tight shut: there will always be a lost dog somewhere who will keep me from being happy…’ The best qualities that can … Continue reading

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