Sunday, 23 January 2022

#SOUNDBITESUNDAY! IMPRESS YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS WITH YOUR POWERS OF #CUSHINGOSMOSIS!


#SOUNDBITESUNDAY! Over at the Facebook PCASuk Fan Page, why not have a go at listening to the 'soundbite' from a Peter Cushing film, and if you can identify which film it was taken from, post your answer in the comments thread, to prove your impressive powers of #PeterCushingOsmosis, IF  you correctly identify the clip!?  ðŸ˜²ðŸ˜† We'll try a few of these over the coming days, and if facebook doesn't hide them from you or 'lose' our post, if they are popular, I will make this a regular weekly feature with PRIZES! Have fun everyone ðŸ˜‰- Marcus
 



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Saturday, 22 January 2022

WISE WORDS : REMEMBERING ACTOR JOHN HURT TODAY


OVER AT THE Facebook PCASuk Fan Page today, there is quite an impressive show of love and affection as we remember actor, JOHN HURT. Hurts career spanned six decades. He initially came to prominence for his supporting role as Richard Rich in the film A Man for All Seasons (1966). He played leading roles as Quentin Crisp in the film The Naked Civil Servant (1975), John Merrick in David Lynch's biopic The Elephant Man (1980), Winston Smith in the dystopian drama Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984), Mr. Braddock in the Stephen Frears drama The Hit (1984), and Stephen Ward in the drama depicting the Profumo affair, Scandal (1989). 
 





HURT is also known for his television roles such as Caligula in I, Claudius (1976), and the War Doctor in Doctor Who. Seventy Seven seems no age to leave us these days. I think there will always be a very sizeable space, left behind now that Hurt is no longer with us...it would take a very considerable talent and skill, to even approach even the sides of that space... 😉We Remember John Hurt today . . 
 




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Friday, 21 January 2022

MEATLOAF AND #ROCKYHORROR AT BRAY : TELLY SAVALAS CENTENARY #100


THE SAD NEWS of the passing of rock icon and actor, #Meatloaf today, I feel we can't let go by without paying a nod of tribute to a singer and actor who also had a driving role of #Eddie in the #RichardOBrien movie, 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show'... which when filmed in 1974, was shot on the very grounds, interiors and remaining lots of #Hammerfilms home, #BrayStudios... the very place where #PeterCushing and #ChristoperLee made their first box office smashes of 'The Curse of Frankenstein' 'Dracula' 'The Mummy' and more.
 
Meat Loaf was born Marvin Lee Aday in Dallas, Texas, to Wilma Artie (Hukel), a teacher and gospel singer, and Orvis Wesley Aday, a police officer. He moved to Los Angeles in 1967 to play in local bands. In 1970, he moved to New York and appeared in the Broadway musicals "Hair", "Rockabye Hamlet" and "The Rocky Horror Show," and Off Broadway in "Rainbow", "More Than You Deserve", "National Lampoon Show" and the New York Shakespeare Festival's production of "As You Like it;" as well as other productions at the famed New York Public Theatre. He made his film debut with a memorable role in the cult film The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975).
 
In 1977, he and lyricist Jim Steinman released an operatic rock album called "Bat Out Of Hell"; the record was huge and has sold 50,000,000 copies worldwide and is tied with AC/DC for the 2nd best selling record of all time. The tour and promoting the album took a toll on Meat Loaf's voice and left him unable to sing for 2 years, but with months of rehabilitation, he was able to get back in the studio and record the album "Dead Ringer". Meat Loaf stayed in the dark through the 1980s in the US, recording 4 records which got very little airplay or high chart positions in the US but continued to have major chart success in Europe and Australia . Meat Loaf had many film roles, such as the lead character Travis Redfish in Roadie (1980); a pilot in Out of Bounds (1986); in The Squeeze (1987) with Michael Keaton; and Fred in Focus (2001) (based on the Authur Miller book by the same name), with Laura Dern and William H. Macy.
 
When Meat Loaf and Steinman got back together in 1993, they delivered a powerful sequel "Bat Out Of Hell II" which went to #1 in the US and UK and 26 other countries. Bat II has now sold over 22,000,000 copies.
 

Who Loves Ya Baby?...Today we remember the birthday of the late #TellySavalas, who would have been 100 today! 
 



A MUCH LOVED and larger than life man, on and off the screen. His #PeterCushing connection is his rip roaring performance as the Cossack, Captain Kazan in the 'run-away-train-with-a-monster-and-zombies-onboard' epic from 1972, '#HorrorExpress'. It's a film that never stops going up gears through out it's tense 90 mins. When Savalas appears, almost an hour in, it really is full steam ahead! Along with Cushing and Lee, he makes the film a whole lot of fun. 
 



OUR PCASuk review and gallery on 
#HorrorExpress HERE and HERE 
 

MANY OF US remember Savalas as the lolly sucking cop in the excellent tv show, '#Kojak' and his quick to catch on catch phrase, 'Who Loves Ya Baby?'…… Who loves ya Telly? Why we do and always will... A HAPPY CENTENARY TELLY!
 

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