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In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2012 06:13:21 GMT
No this book n movie are quite wellknown but I CANT REMEMBER ANYTHING I will do research on this whole miniseries/bk thing in spare time so pls give a week 2 me,

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2012 02:46:32 GMT
I. Buchan says:
Hi Ron the post was directed to David on the accent. Ron interesting nope I will bow to yourself unless there is another claimant I am in my 60's so you have me well beat. That is quite an array of Battlefields although Bannockburn is Stirling and possibly the Inverness Battlefield you refer to is Culloden near the Moray Firth anyway you are correct re-interesting and constructive comments - I would add courteous to that keep healthy Ian

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jan 2012 23:04:29 GMT
Johnathon Livingstone Seagull and Biplane are excellent books,both by Richard Bach;also Theres no such place as far away by the same author.

Posted on 28 Jan 2012 23:00:38 GMT
Friday,I watched the Tennis,Mens' semi final which was described by commentators and several previous top class players as "The finest game of mens' singles they have ever seen"
One rally had 41 strokes !!,and there were numerous ones of 21 or more.
The Ladies final was a bit of a let down.Who will win the Mens' title - my guess is it will be Nadal.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jan 2012 22:53:37 GMT
David - no problem or hard feelings.I agree with you re R E D and am advising Amazon that he is breaking their code of conduct for this site.
I can't figure out whether he posts comments just to wind everyone up,or whether he really is an complete misfit and extremist.His comments re the JEWS are racist and for this alone he should be banned.I would appreciate your views..................Ron

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jan 2012 21:32:20 GMT
Roger Weston says:
Hi David, Have you read An Unsung Hero: Tom Crean - Antarctic Survivor? I really enjoyed it. Can you provide a link for the Kenneth Branaugh book. Sounds interesting. Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jan 2012 19:47:07 GMT
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btw, best book I have ever read was the book on the Kenneth Branaugh Antarctic bbc thing. That book is wonderful and to be read at leisure. Well....not the best book i've read, but best history "u r there" book. :)))

Posted on 28 Jan 2012 19:26:00 GMT
BUT all you people DO go to the bio on just put in the search engine there, Vivien Leigh biography, and you will find it in 6 parts...She was the equal it is to be said of Laurence Olivier -- at least socially and intellectually if not talent. They say HER Cleopatra is the best on film -- Bernard Shaw's script.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jan 2012 19:22:57 GMT
Yes mr ronald, I didn't mean to be "funny" with you. There is this thing with R E D that has poisoned this whole kit (trying to spk ...i'll stop) but im sorry and apologize for my inopportune comments...much Health and wealth and wisdom (that u prob have ...i dont lolol)

Posted on 28 Jan 2012 14:47:29 GMT
I read your interesting post,although I was born in England and educated at Rugby,my family roots go back to northern Scotland,area around Inverness and close to the famous battlefield of Bannockburn.As to your being "Father of this House",you might well be if you are older than 75 which i myself am.Eitherway it makes little difference so long as we can maintain interesting and constructive comments from members.

Posted on 28 Jan 2012 03:59:07 GMT
here is the link

for vivien leigh's bio on bbc

for alll UK lovers and citizens

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jan 2012 00:43:03 GMT
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Lector says:
Ian, Hello. I probably don't have said accent! I'd describe it as a distinct English southern Hampshire accent, which has no doubt been influenced by my exposure to the media, and people with whom I've worked with over the years in catering and particularly archaeology. It's certainly n-o-t a so-called Southern R.P. (received pronounciation) - or posh type, inspite of many northerners with whom I've come into contact with often thinking otherwise! But then a lot of them are hung up on accents and like to pretend that they don't have their little inferiority complexes! Now I've started something...! ;-) P.s. Re. me being a "Gentleman"...well really! I'll never live that one down at my local retired S.F.'s officers club! ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jan 2012 05:14:56 GMT
I. Buchan says:
Hello DS- THANK YOU! and without reading any following posts subsequent to yours. I take your comments as a compliment and not a 'complaint' ;-) . Vivien Leigh was very famous and well known 'in her time' and although rarely mentioned nowadays was in her time one of the most beautiful and feminine of all women. Without diving into her colourful personal life Lady Olivier was a complex person and a very fine actress who was rewarded with a couple Oscars. All this I'm sure you know and therefore there will be little point in my continuance in her subjectively. Thank you for the offer of the position and Green Card however as I feel I am possibly the ' father of the house' in this Forum as well as a couple others there may be little point although still looking young ;-) You are possibly looking into a mirror of a Typically Very English Accent you will find that I have anything but that Typically English Voice - indeed you will find instead a very deep, gravelly Scots Highland accent even though I have spent 75% of my life very happily in England. On these forums is where I find the most nationalistic and angry people of whom very few would repeat the same face to face. Whether in other countries or other parts of England and the UK mostly people are nice and well mannered - then you come to forums and some just degenerate to neanderthal actions and bragging. You seem to be a rather nice man /young man. We will always keep learning until the day we die therefore all of us should think along those lines and NOT ONE OF US' can claim to know everything. Lec may have the English Accent that you seek and he is a Gentleman - wellllllll to most of us ( EH LEC) take care David and keep healthy IB

Posted on 27 Jan 2012 01:30:12 GMT
oh well, im out of my depth, so you'all keep talking...ty again.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jan 2012 01:28:08 GMT
lets bury hatchett u meant someone not a grudge match person.:)

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jan 2012 00:43:03 GMT
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Hi Lector .....The sequal is appropiatly named "As Time Goes By",
written by Michael Walsh,ISBN No..0 316 64804 3
Published in UK 1998 by Little,Brown & Co.
You will i'm certain,enjoy it.As i mentioned before,part of it is based on fact (circa WW2").Will say no more about it as i don't want to spoil it for you.I rate it a 5 Star read.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jan 2012 00:31:44 GMT
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Lector says:
Ronald, I know exactly what you are saying, but if you read his reviews THEY are actually quite coherent - believe it or not! ;-) I could almost believe it was a different person entirely - which it might well be anyway! ;-)

Well I'm off to read a bit more of the book before I get some sack-time.

Ni, night.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jan 2012 00:26:36 GMT
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Lector says:
Ronald, Hi again. Well it's good to know that you are on the mend.

Yes, you did mention about the sequel to Casablanca. I'm afraid that l always cringe a bit when sequels are mentioned, as I hate the possibility that if they are rubbish they might kind of almost contaminate the original story, if you see what I mean? But as you are a huge fan, and like the book of the same name yourself, I hope to get to read it sometime. So yes please, I'd appreciate the details. Thanks.

Also, I'm fascinated by the real-life stories of the other cast members in Casablanca, Conrad Veidt, Peter Lorre, S.Z. Sakall, Trudy Berliner, Dina Smirnova and Madelaine LeBeau in particular. I like the way the author of the I. Bergman book, L. Leamer, mentions in relation to the film on page 81, para 2, about; "Each one of these roles, then, was touched with a vraisemblance unusual in Hollywood films. It was as if in Gone With the Wind Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable had lived through the Civil War and the black actors had themselves once been slaves." Very well put indeed by him, I thought.

Best wishes for a speedy and full recovery. Lector.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jan 2012 23:32:16 GMT
Thanks for you kind message,am on the mend but have to have a couple of weeks rest after the operation.
Did i mention to you that Time/Warner were planning a sequal to Casablanca;the script was written but they decided against filming.The script however was published in book form,appropiatly named "As Time Goes By" - an excellent book,part of which is based on fact (circa WW2) won't say any more or it will spoil it for you.Let me know if you need further details etc....................R

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jan 2012 23:20:31 GMT
Suit yourself -as I will ignore your childish postings.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jan 2012 23:10:56 GMT
I entirely agree with you.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jan 2012 23:03:40 GMT
I most definately am sane - but judging by you childish last post i questioned whether you are,or are you just fooling about??

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jan 2012 22:05:46 GMT
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Lector says:
RHGSB, Sorry to hear that you've been in hospital. Are you ok now?

Two big film choices there, Ronald. I could quite easily watch either anyday.

Re. 'As Time Goes By' The Life of Ingrid Bergman', 1986, biography; Yes, collected it from my local library on Tuesday. It's quite a chunky one though, isn't it?! Only got 200 odd pages to go! But then I do like to take my time reading, only really being able to concentrate and enjoy reading in a very low-noise environment. The photo's in it are ok, but I'd liked to have seen more, especially of her in various films. I was interested to read about the making of Casablanca, 'though the author, Lawrence Leamer doesn't go into it in any great detail, he does give the distinct impression that Bogie was a little in awe of her, as she was the first big star he'd played opposite. It would seem that according to Bogie's publicist on Casablanca, Bob William, "...he was kind of smitten with her" - which is completely understandable of course! Apparentlly she like-wise could be star-struck herself though. Also, to make things more difficult, Michael Curtiz, the Director, wouldn't tell her which guy she would end up with either, Victor or Rick, which must have made it even more difficult for her to play the part. I watched her in 'The Inn of the Sixth Happiness', 1958, only a little while before Christmas. That one is another particular favourite of mine too. Where are all the great actors these days like Curt Jurgens though? You just don't see that type (Vincent Price is another). Of course that film was the last the marvelous Robert Donat ever made, wasn't it? Who could ever forget him in the wonderful classics; 'Goodbye Mr. Chips' and 'The 39 Steps'?. Anyway, yes, a really enjoyable read so far.

I'm, not very knowledgable about opera, but I could listen to the great Pavarotti any day. I must admit to only really discovering him when he sang for the World Cup, Italia '90, which I watched while in Edinburgh while on short holiday break that Summer. I particularly like the passion of Puccini's operas. Although I'm a big fan of Placido Domingo and Jose Carerras, I do really miss the one and only and truly GREAT Pav' though...

Well I hope you recover soon, Ronald.

Re. 'the mentally disturbed one'. I notice that when I challenge him to answer a question that he doesn't want to answer (for fear of exposing his true nature any further any more that he already has), he just suddenly disappears into the bush. He'll pop up again very soon, thinking his little 'smoke grenade' has concealed his previous conduct - it hasn't! :-)

Posted on 26 Jan 2012 21:11:31 GMT
its ok mr rhg s-b. Sanity can be a problem on a blog--trolls stroll un restricted. So, I'll just avert my gaze when u speak to me from now on:)

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jan 2012 21:10:03 GMT
Am I, myself, sane. Well, I can't speak for myself...but I had thot so. ARE YOU?
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