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Niall McArdle
Attended University College Dublin - National University of Ireland, Dublin
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Z is for Zither

As the story goes, Reed discovered Anton Karas playing the zither in a Vienna bistro during a break in the film's production. As soon as he heard the music, he knew it would be perfect for the film.
As the story goes, Reed discovered Anton Karas playing the zither in a Vienna bistro during a break in the film's production. As soon as he heard the music, he knew it would be perfect for the film...
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X is for Xanadu In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure-dome decree: Where Alph, the sacred river, ran Through caverns measureless to man Down to a sunless sea. – Coleridge I was going to write something about Orson Welles yesterday, but then I…
X is for Xanadu In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure-dome decree: Where Alph, the sacred river, ran Through caverns measureless to man Down to a sunless sea. - Coleridge I was going to write...
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T is for Tracy

He brought his gruff brand of charm and cunning to some of the century's most memorable films, exuding authority, kindness and common decency,
He brought his gruff brand of charm and cunning to some of the century's most memorable films, exuding authority, kindness and common decency,
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I don’t know if Claude Rains had a huge acting range, but what he did, he did exceedingly…

I don’t know if Claude Rains had a huge acting range, but what he did, he did exceedingly well. He was impeccably spoken, usually impeccably dressed, and had the with a twist of humour in it
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Q is for Queens

Q is for Queens Golden Age Hollywood was often obsessed with Ye Olden Days, and the studio backlots would often be jammed with dukes and duchesses, lords and ladies, and princes and princesses. Much of this historical play-acting was down to moguls…
Q is for Queens Golden Age Hollywood was often obsessed with Ye Olden Days, and the studio backlots would often be jammed with dukes and duchesses, lords and ladies, and princes and princesses. Muc...
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Y is for Youth

Y is for Youth Hollywood during the Golden Age at times could seem like an adventure playground filled with children. Child stars were a staple of most of the studios; and a huge draw. At one point Shirley Temple was indisputably The Biggest Star in the…
Y is for Youth Hollywood during the Golden Age at times could seem like an adventure playground filled with children. Child stars were a staple of most of the studios; and a huge draw. At one point...
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W is for Weismuller

Others played the part, but Weissmuller is the only Tarzan I can recall from my childhood. I can still remember the command he gave the elephant ("Umgawa!") and of course his patented yell.
Others played the part, but Weissmuller is the only Tarzan I can recall from my childhood. I can still remember the command he gave the elephant ("Umgawa!") and of course his patented yell.
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U is for Universal

U is for Universal Universal was always the poor man’s studio that churned out B Pictures. MGM had the stars; and the high-end productions; Warner Bros. had the social conscience and pretty much created the crime thriller; Fox had the quality melodramas.…
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S is for Stanwyck

She was often the girl from the wrong side of the tracks, and was generally either ill-used or compelled to do what a lady wouldn't dare to get ahead.
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Originally posted on Oracle of Film:Movies are leaping over to TV quite regularly now. Hannibal is an outstanding success. Bates Motel is apparently a worthy entry to the Psycho canon. Other movies are considering it, even if some of them don’t sound too…
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P is for Publicity

There's nothing new about publicity, of course, but movies were sold a lot differently in the olden days.
There's nothing new about publicity, of course, but movies were sold a lot differently in the olden days.
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From Booterstown, Co. Dublin. Currently in the Ottawa Valley, Canada
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