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23 January 2013 @ 12:55

We went, with a friend and some family members to see 'Lincoln'. As fine an actor as DD Lewis is, the film was a disappointment. It bordered on boring in places. I expected to see more about the American Civil war instead of a bunch of US politicians pontificating for much of the film.

Some good 'In English' films here on the CDS of late. Anna K. looks like a good one, and we're off to see Jack Reacher soon. How 5 foot 5 inch Tom Cruise turns himself into 6 foot 5 inch Jack Reacher will be interesting to see... I remember years ago a 5 foot 2 inch star actor named Alan Ladd had to get his leading ladies to stand in specially dug ditches so that they could kiss on the same level for the camera!

Sad to hear of the demise of Michael Winner. A character and an excellent Director. RIP.

Movie makers tend to have big ego's. Sam Goldwyn once said to a journalist, "Tell me, how did you love my latest picture?"

Did you see Arnie S. on TV this morning? He plays the same character in every film he's ever made, a bit like Michael Caine really.

Have you noticed that in Westerns whenever the goodie walks into the town bar the barman is always wiping a glass with a towel....

My lady and I both love Musicals, but she thinks nudity on stage is disgusting. I bet if she were 22 again and had a fantastic body again she would consider it 'Artistic,tasteful, and a progressive religious experience !

I hear that 'Godspell' is coming back to London. For those who missed it the first time around, this is your golden chance to miss it again!

My wife's nephew came from a long line of actors, it's called the Dole Queue. Roger Moore had a huge range to his acting abilities, it went like this: 'One eyebrow raised, one eyebrow lowered'.

They reckon a certain Hollywood actress can speak 12 languages, and can't say 'No' in any of them....

Of course at my ripe old age I knew Doris Day before she was a virgin.

When in a store in Norwich in the UK doing a book signing, I took a walk around the store to stretch my legs. An old lady stopped me in the next department and said, "You look exactly like that author Joseph Dickerson that's in the Books Department signing the books today. What's your name?" I replied "Joseph Dickerson", and she then said, "My God! What a fantastic coincidence!"  I hope she takes more water with it in the future.......

In the UK just before the New Year a man came to my house and said, "I'd like to read your gas meter", I told him, "Get a life! Go and buy a book or a magazine, they're far more interesting".

Oh well, back to my latest novel, the second book in a trilogy. I'm a third of the way through it. The Saturday Pledge - Books 1,2, and 3 have taken a long time to research but it's blowing my mind writing them. My wife says the publishers will never agree to publish them, they're a bit too risque in too many 'forbidden' area's, she says. We'll see.....







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