M. ABBOTT

"mikeabbott"
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Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (1 of 1)
Location: Kew, Surrey United Kingdom
Birthday: Feb. 18
 

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Always Patsy Cline ~ Original Cast Recording
Always Patsy Cline ~ Original Cast Recording
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Artist, Feb. 3 2007
I saw this show in the late 1990s with my wife in the small theatre next to Ernest Tubb's record shop (the one with the tour bus), north of Nashville, and was completely blown away by it and the way it was staged (news of the plane crash fed through a local radio station DJ). The actress playing Cline was outstanding and the music of course breathtaking.
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon <b>DVD</b> ~ John Wayne
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon DVD ~ John Wayne
5.0 out of 5 stars John Wayne in his element, March 19 2004
When this film was released I was six years old, living in grey, cold, bankrupt post war Britain, a world of food and clothing rationing. Cinema was pure escapism and I thank my parents for taking me there every week. Westerns were big in those days. They had titles such as "Broken Arrow" or "Winchester 73". As my love of cinema was slowly nurtured "She Wore A Yellow Ribbon" left an indelible impression on my psyche. I loved every bit of it. The odyessic story, with its lack of 'white man good' 'red indian bad' stereotyping. The sophistication of Ford's direction with its cool appreciation of America's big country. The actors - Wayne, of course, towering… Read more
The Day the Earth Caught Fire <b>DVD</b> ~ Edward Judd
The Day the Earth Caught Fire DVD ~ Edward Judd
I saw this film as a 15 year old in 1958 living in a west-of-London suburb and, with the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmanent movement at its height, it resonated as loudly as a church bell. Not only that I was fascinated by how newspapers operated and this film gave me a, probably eroneous glimpse, inside that world, the film laid out a highly convincing scenario. Yes, the film suffered from a massive lack of budget but the British film industry was in crisis (when isn't it?) and there were no bankers for this type of honest story. And yes, Britsh actors were just coming out of the Noel Coward stereotype and finding their angry young man 'Look Back in Anger' feet, so weren't the hottest… Read more