I wrote last time regarding the absence of tough guys in today’s cinema world. There is little of that style of actor - with a few exceptions. I neglected to mention one brilliant piece of modern noir film making with an unlikely ‘tough guy’ in the person of Tom Hanks and ever cool Paul Newman.... Continue Reading →



A few months back I came across yet another biography of Humphrey Bogart titled TOUGH WITHOUT A GUN: THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE OF HUMPHREY BOGART by Stefan Kanfer. It is a slim volume by Bogart biography standards clocking in at a mere 320 pages compared with others on the same subject. I had read Ann Sperber... Continue Reading →

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