Mr. Derek R. Osbourne

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Location: New Malden, Surrey United Kingdom


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Marty [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Ernest Borgnine
Marty [DVD] DVD ~ Ernest Borgnine
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
What a delightful little movie this is - and possibly the only movie that Ernest Borgnine top billed in. The first ever winner of the Besr Picture Oscar and the Palme d'Or at Cannes this is such a gently rich tale you end up wondering what you have seen happen. It is simply one 24 hour slice of life that changes a man and a woman in a simple but fundamenatal way. No bangs, no explosions, no histrionics - just a group of people showing how actors can understand simple people and make them warchable and lovable.

I ended up feeling smiley and uplifted.
Out Of The Past [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Kirk Douglas
Out Of The Past [DVD] DVD ~ Kirk Douglas
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Twists and turns, 14 Dec 2011
Marvellous for the genre with a marvellous cast and enough twists and turns for a cat trapped in an alley.Robert Mitchum of course dominates but the absence of Kirk Douglas from the screen most of the time builds up his character as the powerful big hitter with the charming manner. Jane Greer is of course as flawless to look at as her character is fatally flawed - does she lurch from situation to situation or is she always one step ahead?

And how many of his films did Mitchum survive anyway?

Marvellous photography - especially the interiors and masterful direction.
The Marx Brothers: Duck Soup [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ The Marx Brothers
The Marx Brothers: Duck Soup [DVD] DVD ~ The Marx Brothers
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A little dated, 8 May 2011
Of course the set pieces such as the hat routine are still timeless and the mirror scene retains its clever magnificence - but the links are ore often no longer funny.

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