St_George

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St_George
Location
Swanning about with Madeleine
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Favourite Fleming Novel
On Her Majestys Secret Service
Favourite Bond Film
On Her Majestys Secret Service
Favourite Bond Actor
Roger Moore

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    December 2015
    • Benny
      Benny
      Well, well, well. What a pleasant surprise.
      Good too see you @St_George.
    • St_George
      St_George
      Merci beaucoup, @Benny. :)
  • dragonsky
    We want you back ! :D
    May 2014
    • Thunderfinger
      Thunderfinger
      Be careful what you wish for. He slays dragons.
    • Dragonpol
      Dragonpol
      But not this dragon...
  • 4EverBonded
    Miss you, St. George. Still enjoying your splendid, fab, and utterly thorough blog. :) (Superb piece on Peter O'Toole, by the way; how I love him!) I do miss you being on here, though. Hope you rejoin us from time to time.
    February 2014
  • St_George
    They combined beauty and brains with wit, wisdom and some fantastic fashions - yes, as my blog continues to celebrate 50 years of Doctor Who, here's a pictorial tribute to two of The Doc's best ever - and only Gallifreyan - companions, both the guises of Romana, Mary Tamm and Lalla Ward... :) http://georgesjournal.org/2013/09/13/tardis-party-mary-tamm-lalla-ward-time-ladies
    September 2013
  • St_George
    You may be able to say no a Pink Panther movie nowadays, I suppose (if it's a quality one, I'm hard pressed to, must say), but you surely can't say no to two of the finest beauties to have featured in their film series, namely Elke Sommer and Catherine Schell. Here's my blog's pictorial tribute to 'em both, peeps... http://georgesjournal.org/2013/08/22/purrfectly-pink-elke-sommer-catherine-schell-clouseaus-muses-2/
    August 2013
  • St_George
    'We owe everything to Flash!' says Prince Barin at the end of 1980's Flash Gordon. And the cult classic movie certainly has its fair share of fans (including its detractors), but what of its hard-to-find novelisation? Here's my blog's review of both the film AND the book, peeps... :) http://georgesjournal.org/2013/08/20/gordons-alive-flash-gordon-1980-flash-gordon-the-novelisation-arthur-byron-cover-reviews-2/
    August 2013
  • St_George
    Just a note to let you know, I've updated what you might refer to as one of my blog's (were it as popular as it should be) classic posts. Yes, she may be all over our screens right now advertising vitamins and yoga (or something), but she'll always be the world's greatest ever advert for self-sufficiency... peeps, I present you Felicity Kendal - and her perfectly formed posterior, of course... ;) http://georgesjournal.org/2010/04/03/felicity-kendal-the-good-lithe/
    August 2013
    • Creasy47
      Creasy47
      The August playlist is phenomenal. 'Sinnerman' by Nina Simone is one fantastic, catchy song.
  • St_George
    If you're anything like me, when summer rears its head the sounds of The Mamas & The Papas' California Dreamin' and Jefferson Airplane's Somebody To Love drift into your bonce. And, by sheer coincidence, my blog's latest post is a pictorial tribute to two of those tunes' primary - and certainly fairest - performers, the indomitable Grace Slick and the indubitable Michelle Phillips. Enjoy, peeps...! ;) http://georgesjournal.org/2013/08/03/grace-slick-michelle-phillips-sixties-survivors/
    August 2013
  • St_George
    Everything seems to be celebrating a 50th anniversary these days. Even cats. And no cat's cooler surely than that royally rosé-tinted star of the big and small screen that's the Pink Panther (he shared movies with some hilarious feller named Peter Sellers, you may recall). Here it is then, the centrepiece of my blog's golden jubilee-marking season of The Pink Panther movies and TV shows, peeps... :) http://georgesjournal.org/2013/07/20/purrfectly-pink-clouseau-karate-and-cartoons-50-things-you-always-wanted-to-know-about-the-pink-panther/
    July 2013
  • St_George
    "What are you, some kind of doomsday machine?!" Far from it, if you're partial to a little 007, my latest blog post may very well make your day. In honour of the one, the only Live And Let Die's 40th anniversary this month, it's a video clip-filled, music-brimming and behind-the-scenes, rare picture-featuring tribute to the funk-tastic Bond classic... :) http://georgesjournal.org/2013/07/13/voodoo-kudos-40-years-of-live-and-let-die/
    July 2013
  • St_George
    What's it all about, Alfie? Well, my latest blog post, er, Alfie, is all about Maurice Micklewhite - or Michael Caine, to refer to him by his stage name. For yes, The Cainester (Blighty's Greatest Ever Movie Star™) is 80 years young today. Check out my top 10 moments from his long, rather wonderful big screen career here, peeps... :) http://georgesjournal.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/cockney-octogenarian-happy-80th-birthday-michael-caine/
    March 2013
  • St_George
    So my final blog post of the year - that is, yesterday's blog post - was a tribute to yet another precious-stone anniversary celebrated in 2012, that of possibly the greatest film ever made, the multi-layered trifle that's that desert dessert of cinema, Lawrence Of Arabia. Don't get the hump, peeps, click on the link... ;) http://wp.me/pR1dA-3uI
    January 2013
  • St_George
    So in just a matter of hours - or moments - that big, jolly, chubby chap'll be coming down your chimney, er, so to speak. We all know Santa, don't we? But do we, truly? Where does he actually come from and who actually is he? Yes, my blog's latest post - and its final one before Christmas - is all about the legend of the season himself, good old Crimbo. Merry Christmas, peeps...! :) http://georgesjournal.wordpress.com/2012/12/24/retro-crimbo-2012-legends-father-christmas-saint-or-santa/
    December 2012
  • St_George
    Well, it's just ten days away, peeps... yup, we've almost reach Christmas touchdown and my blog continues its charge to the line with its latest festive-themed post - a seasonal gallery featuring everyone from The Rat Pack to Wham!, Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly to Mr T and Ghostbusters, and JFK to, erm, Blankety Blank. Plus, oh-so many more... ;) http://georgesjournal.wordpress.com/2012/12/13/retro-crimbo-2012-yule-love-the-look-of-this-a-pictorial-tribute-to-the-yuletide/
    December 2012
  • St_George
    Christmas is coming, as one or two of you may know, and my blog's countdown to the seasonal season continues apace with its latest post - a celebration of The Snowman's 30th anniversary, no less. The story of how the original book and the film came to be be, as well as David Bowie and his scarf and Aled Jones' unlikely rocketing to superstardom are all contained herein, peeps... :) http://wp.me/pR1dA-3tQ
    December 2012
  • St_George
    Yes, I know you've been waiting for it with almost as baited breath as you were for the flick itself... well, peeps, yes, it's finally here - my blog's review of Skyfall no less. So what's my verdict and where does it rate and rank among the 24 other 'Bondathoned' Bond films? You'll just have to click on the link below and find out, won't you? But don't all rush at once now... ;) http://georgesjournal.wordpress.com/2012/11/23/00750-old-dog-new-tricks-skyfall-2012-review/
    November 2012
    • Creasy47
      Creasy47
      Nice to see the placement of SF on your list; glad you loved it!
  • Creasy47
    Would you have any problem with me copying your Bondathon ranking layout, as seen in the separate film review threads? I love your style of it, and plan on doing my own Bondathon detailed list starting tomorrow.
    November 2012
    • St_George
      St_George
      Yep, do what you like, Creasy - not like I have a patent on it or anything. Guess I'd see it as quite the compliment, actually... ;)
  • St_George
    So that's it... after four long, gruelling months of viewing and reviewing, my 24-flick chronological Bondathon has reached its end with the three '00s efforts, Die Another Day, Casino Royale and Quantum Of Solace. What do I think of them? Click on the link and find out. Oh, and it's not really over yet because I'm still to review Skyfall - sorry about that... ;) http://georgesjournal.wordpress.com/2012/11/18/00750-the-bondathon-reviews-2000s/
    November 2012
  • St_George
    Today is a day of double celebration. Yes, not only has America re-elected Barack Obama, but my blog's also published the conclusion to its four-part series on the casting merry-go-round of the cinematic James Bond. You're welcome, world... ;) http://georgesjournal.wordpress.com/2012/11/07/007-50-my-names-bond-james-bond-4-dalton-brosnan-and-craig-1987-2006/
    November 2012
  • St_George
    What's the best way of burying your head in the proverbial sand and avoiding those pesky trick-or-treaters this evening? Why, turning all the lights off, pushing the TV into the remotest corner of your home so nobody will see its glow outside and throwing on a Bond film to forget about the whole Hallowe'en hullabaloo. Or you could just read my thoughts on the '90s 007 epics by checking out the latest trio of reviews in my blog's Bondathon. I mean, yes, of course, you could do that... ;) http://georgesjournal.wordpress.com/2012/10/31/00750-the-bondathon-reviews-1990s/
    November 2012
  • St_George
    What do you get if you mix a 58-year-old Roger Moore, Christopher Walken, Grace Jones, Timothy Dalton, A-ha, the guy who sings opera in The Goonies and a very bad haircut? Why, A View To A Kill, The Living Daylights and Licence To Kill, that's what - and here's the latest trio of flicks, having been viewed in my 'Bondathon', to be reviewed on my blog... http://georgesjournal.wordpress.com/2012/10/15/00750-the-bondathon-reviews-1980s-2/
    October 2012
  • St_George
    So in honour of 'James Bond Day' on Friday, I put together this wee little blog post featuring my ten greatest moments from the cinematic 007. Life should be full of variety, so if you don't agree with my choices, please don't shoot me (especially not with a Walther PPK)... ;) http://georgesjournal.wordpress.com/2012/10/05/00750-ten-of-the-best-james-bonds-golden-moments-on-the-silver-screen/
    October 2012
  • St_George
    We're not far away from 'James Bond Day' now, folks (the cinematic icon's official fiftieth anniversary), and my blog's celebratory season of all things 007 is far from over. The latest post takes a look at the curious and surprising tale of the casting of Lazenby, re-casting of Connery and eventual casting of Moore - it's a good 'un, oh yes... ;) http://georgesjournal.wordpress.com/2012/09/27/007-50-my-names-bond-james-bond-3-the-four-years-of-three-bonds-1969-73/
    September 2012
  • St_George
    Yes, it's still going on... my 'Bondathon' (marathon of watching Bond movies for no good reason) and reviewing each and every one of them has reached the '70s. Together, perhaps the five most eclectic and eccentric Eon efforts, Diamonds Are Forever, Live And Let Die, The Man With The Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me and, yes, Moonraker are all reviewed here, peeps - so check 'em out, but don't all rush at once... ;) http://georgesjournal.wordpress.com/2012/09/21/00750-the-bondathon-reviews-1970s/
    September 2012
    • Creasy47
      Creasy47
      No good reason? It's James Bond - any reason is good enough!
    • St_George
      St_George
      Ha, indeed, Creasy. In fairness, that above teaser was taken from my Facebook feed - for, you know, potential non-Bond fans who (maybe rightly) don't understand the point of a Bondathon... ;)
    • Creasy47
      Creasy47
      Touche ;)
  • St_George
    So, summer's over (did it ever properly get going?) and so's the '60s in my epic 'Bondathon'. My mental health may already be creaking in trying to get all 24 Bond flicks watched before the latest one arrives in cinemas, but my blog's reviews of 'em certainly aren't - Casino Royale (the spoofy one), You Only Live Twice and On Her Majesty's Secret Service are now up, peeps...! ;) http://georgesjournal.wordpress.com/2012/08/31/00750-the-bondathon-reviews-1960s-2/
    September 2012
  • St_George
    You know you're in trouble when the story behind the making of the movie you've just made is better than the movie's story itself - or indeed the movie itself. Just so is the case with the 1967 film Casino Royale, the curious, original Bond movie spoof. But it's making certainly is one hell of a story. Read it here, peeps... http://georgesjournal.wordpress.com/2012/08/23/007-50-my-names-bond-james-bond-2-the-fiasco-at-casino-royale-1967/
    August 2012
  • DarthDimi
    Wow, George, those first four reviews are such good fun to read, interesting and insightful, as well as highly entertaining. Please keep posting them here as well; you raise the bar significantly for all the reviewers who are to follow your example. Respect, sir.
    August 2012
  • St_George
    Ah, that old 'seemed a good idea at the time' chestnut. File under that heading the 'Bondathon' (marathon of watching Bond films, yes, all in chronological order) I've just begun, leading up to the 50th anniversary of the series and the release of the latest entry and the fact I'm reviewing them all for my blog - all of them, that's 24 films, by the way. See how well it's started here (reviews of Dr No, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger and Thunderball), you know, if you really want to... ;) http://georgesjournal.wordpress.com/2012/08/21/00750-the-bondathon-reviews-1960s-1/
    August 2012
  • St_George
    So in less then two months James Bond will be celebrating his golden anniversary on the silver screen and continuing its celebration of all things Bond, my blog's latest post is the first in a new series looking at the casting of each of the individual 007s - kicking off, of course, with the one, the only Sean Connery in Dr No. How did the former Edinburgh bricklayer become Bond? Take a look, the story's all here, peeps... :) http://georgesjournal.wordpress.com/2012/08/13/007-50-my-names-bond-james-bond-1-connery-and-eons-bond-begins-1962/
    August 2012
  • St_George
    So, like it or loathe it, it's less than an hour now until the Olympics juggernaut kicks-off, which means it's time to call, well, time on my blog's marathon celebration of Olympics-past with the first of the truly modern Games - Barcelona '92. Enjoy the thing, peeps, and if you can't, bury your head in the sand for two weeks... ;) http://georgesjournal.wordpress.com/2012/07/27/olympic-lore-amigos-para-siempre-the-1992-barcelona-games/
    July 2012