Movie Guide

Re­views, blu-rays and Take 10

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movie that al­ways makes me cry…

Casablanca (1942). Ev­ery sin­gle time. Be­cause it’s got ev­ery­thing, doesn’t it? It’s a love story, a po­lit­i­cal es­pi­onage thriller, a war movie, a com­edy and, in parts, even a mu­si­cal. What’s not to love?


The fi rst movie quote that springs to mind…

“I’ll think about it to­mor­row” – Scar­lett O’Hara. It works a treat for me.


A movie I al­ways as­so­ciate with my child­hood…

The mu­si­cal Oliver! (1968). Some­how, it al­ways seemed to be on telly over Christ­mas, so I grew up want­ing to be one of the danc­ing or­phans who drank gin and went pick-pock­et­ing around the streets of London. A per­fectly nor­mal as­pi­ra­tion for a ten-year-old, re­ally.


The most ro­man­tic movie mo­ment I can re­call…

See above an­swer re. Casablanca (1942). It’s all the more ro­man­tic be­cause they don’t end hap­pily ever af­ter.


The one movie I’m def­i­nitely tak­ing to that desert is­land…

Butch Cas­sidy and the Sun­dance Kid (1969). Ev­ery line makes me laugh and it’s as fresh to­day as it ever was.


The movie scene that never fails to make me laugh…

Jack Lem­mon and Tony Curtis in Some Like it Hot (1959). “I’m a boy, I’m a boy, keep telling your­self, I’m a boy.”


A movie I’m ashamed to ad­mit I’ve never seen…

Blade Run­ner (1982); Die Hard (1988); and just about any­thing with Arnold Sch­warzeneg­ger. 8 My fi rst movie star crush… John Tra­volta in Grease (1978).


The scari­est movie mo­ment I can re­mem­ber...

The evil step­mother in Sleep­ing Beauty (1959) scared the be­jay­sus out of the three-year-old me.


ac­tor or ac­tress who will play me in the movie of my life…

Oooh, that’s a hard ques­tion! Dream cast­ing? The mighty Meryl. But then, Clelia Mur­phy is my favourite ac­tress!

Clelia Blade Run­ner


Clau­dia Car­roll’s lat­est novel, The Se­crets of Prim­rose Square,is in all good book­shops


Sleep­ing Beauty’s evil step­mother

Butch Cas­sidy


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