Posts Tagged ‘alec guinness’

Leonardo DiCaprio (Howard Hughes), Cate Blanchett (Katharine Hepburn), Kate Beckinsale (Ava Gardner), Alec Baldwin (Juan Trippe), Gwen Stefani (Jean Harlow), Jude Law (Errol Flynn). Screenplay by John Logan. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Rating: 12. Running time: 170 minutes. Watching The Aviator, I realised that Scorsese has seldom made a film in his career that hasn’t […]


Alec Guinness (Professor Marcus), Herbert Lom (Mr. Harvey), Peter Sellers (Mr. Robinson), Danny Green (Mr. Lawson / One-round), Cecil Parker (Major Courtney), Katie Johnson (Mrs. Wilberforce). Screenplay by William Rose. Directed by Alexander Mackendrick. Rating: U. Running time: 91 minutes. Classic black comedy and now an exemplary, infamous piece of British cinema, The Ladykillers gives […]


Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Alec Guinness (Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi). Written by George Lucas. Directed by George Lucas. Rating: U. Running time: 121 minutes. What a world (or should I say galaxy?). Just how on earth does a film make ‘names’ like C3-PO and R2-D2 become common knowledge? […]