On the run, Nicholas in a jam.
On the run, Nicholas in a jam.
On his own, no one to turn to, or maybe...?
HOT ENOOUGH FOR JUNE. Another of my favourites. Very funny and Dirk and Sylva are so handsome. One movie I have so much pleasure in watching and watching again. Thanks Ladies
Thank you Elaine for the reminder that HOT ENOUGH FOR JUNE is full of gorgeous images of Dirk in his much practiced and successful role of naive innocent. Here he is an unwitting spy who manages to survive in a highly dangerous world. I couldn't resist adding a couple of these in spite of the pull to focus on the love interest.
The raised eyebrow which alerts us to his thoughts.
The shocked expression as his spying is interrupted.
Having retrieved the message he hides it in his pocket.
The book that caused all the trouble.
And to finish off, because I could post these shots of HEFJ all day, that delightful smile of Dirk's. As you said Mo, a joy to watch and a great favourite with both you and me.
Last edited by Elaine; 11-05-12 at 11:40 AM.
Sir Bogarde was in the best spirits when he went before us 13 years ago... because while he was still sit in that chair, suddenly like a POSTILLION STRUCK BY LIGHTNING, he began to feel himself good, happy, recovered... he began to feel how all his difficulties, both physical and emotional, were finally CLOSING RANKS once and for all.
The SNAKES AND LADDERS (snakes: dark/desperate/sad moments; ladders: chances/learnings/teachings of his acting and writing profession) were filling up with joy and nostalgia his very soul... he was about to step into that beautiful GREAT MEADOW displayed before his eyes... his wide open final door of his lifetime corridor was welcoming him.
Sir Bogarde could hear cleary those VOICES IN THE GARDEN from WEST OF SUNSET; and from the other side of his final door as well, while at the same time, his soul was also making him remembering and being thankful for that PARTICULAR FRIENDSHIP he could share and embrace with all those who met him and with whom Sir could enjoy a GENTLE OCCUPATION... A PERIOD OF ADJUSTMENT that it took 78 years to be a beautiful treasure.
That endless and undescribable happiness and quietness he was beginning to feel... grabbing each and every fiber of his weakened body, was like a BACKCLOTH of light, covering him completely; fearless, no wrenching moments of uncertainty... all that was left behind. And like JERICHO, Sir demolished most of the walls; just exactly like AN ORDERLY MAN would.
Everything went blank for a few seconds and Dirk was not afraid, quite the opposite. Then, that warm light which was coming out from his final door, made him feel that he was finally ready... that he was CLEARED FOR TAKE-OFF... he stood up... more gorgeous than ever, grinning... and walked throught it... his door closed gently behind him forever and everybody knew he wasn't going to wake up... but just FOR THE TIME BEING. From A SHORT WALK FROM HARRODS to his own heaven that he also created himself in life and in which he's more alive than ever.
Semper Viridis cherised and admired Sir. I salute you once more. ¡Bonsoir!.
xoxoxo P. (my apologies for my non-stop grammar flaws).
Last edited by Pat_06; 11-05-12 at 11:48 PM.
what a clever use of Dirk's books titles and his description of certain times in his life. A truely inspired piece of work. Bravo Pat
There are no apologies necessary Pat, especially as I didn't notice anything amiss. A most beautiful tribute to our beloved Sir and to his writings.
For those of us in UK there are two films to be screened this Thursday, 17th May. More 4 has DOCTOR AT LARGE at 11.35 am and Film 4 is showing CAMPBELL'S KINGDOM at 2.40 pm. Perhaps they did not get the date of his anniversary correct. But then probably not!!
Pat, what a lovely tribute But surely 'Sir Dirk' and not 'Sir Bogarde'!
Thank you. I'm happy that you guys liked my humble tribute to Sir . The daring feeling of writing this down, assaulted me two nights ago; I just felt that I had to do it and while I was at the office, that feeling kept tugging at my nearly non-existant inspiration. So, when I got home, I had the nerve of trying to put together a somewhat decent piece.
I'm glad that at least, I have tried; but now, I kinda have an idea of how our cherished Sir must have felt himself whenever he finished a book; not an easy thing to do at all; my brain felt like a piece of chewed gum and my hands were shaking at the end, but it was fun at the same time .
Once again, thank you guys for your kind words. They mean a lot to me .
Last edited by Pat_06; 12-05-12 at 07:33 PM.
Dirk appears in 'real time' as it were in photographs attending the 'Modesty Blaise' premiere, here on our very own Britmovie website c/o Mr. Stephen Pickard. The dates are 9th and (today) 16th May (Posts 27 and 29) on the thread entitled "Daily Cinema-1966". Super advertisement from the film too, just one of the few missing from my collection. Snatch! LOL
Last edited by Rick C; 14-05-12 at 10:11 AM.