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To look at for Dirk's introduction "so gorgeous" !!
A conference I would love to attend: little Jon Whiteley, now a very grown up Senior Curator of Western Art at The Ashmolean, will discuss his years as a child actor, 8-9 Sept. at the University of Sunderland:
"The conference also features an interview with former British child actor Jon Whiteley who will talk about his experiences making Hunted (Charles Crichton, 1952), The Kidnappers (Philip Leacock, 1953), Moonfleet (Fritz Lang, 1955) and The Spanish Gardener (Philip Leacock, 1956) and his work with actors such as Dirk Bogarde and Stewart Granger.
Jane O'Connor, University of Wolverhampton, will look at the impact childhood fame has on adults in later life, focusing particularly on Michael Jackson. 'Child Actors/Child Stars: Juvenile Performance on Screen' takes place at the Sir Tom Cowie Campus, University of Sunderland, from September 8-9. A limited number of places are available at the special discounted rate of £30.
Deadline for bookings is Thursday, September 1."
2004: Professor Jon Whiteley at an academic reception:
1952: Is this sweet or what, Dirk helping little Jon with his shoe
during the shooting of HUNTED:
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Typical Dirk, ever the father figure. I warm to him even more when I see him in this role. The mother in me I guess. It is such a shame He didn't have children, although he did say on occastion, he wasn't that fond of them. Maybe a way of defense because he didn't. if that makes sense? Of course if he was young now, he would have no problem having them. Look at Elton John. How times change.
GREAT PREMIERE ! Managed to catch THE ANGEL WORE RED on TCM this night (don't ask me how, it's kind of a miracle to catch TCM in Belgium !!) but saw it at last for the very first time (what a joy to discover a "new" Dirk's movies). Thought the plot was not that interesting, but the chemistry between Dirk and Ava was so great !
And Dirk, oh Dirk, even in a rather bad movie he is great. Always so right !! And of course, more handsome than ever. My day is good !!!
This is my first visit to the site but felt I must share the experience with you of seeing 'Death in Venice' on the big screen at the BFI last Friday. As you say a wonderful, unforgettable movie especially as we share so much more on the big screen. His emotions are even more on show and I haven't got over it yet. Coupled with a viewing of 'Justine' it has gone in my memory book a something to be cherished.
Hello and a warm welcome, Maureen,
It's wonderful to have you join us here. You couldn't have a better first post than to talk about seeing Death in Venice on the big screen. It was also shown at the Chichester International Film Festival and John Coldstream gave a moving introduction for it. As you say, it's a thrilling experience in a cinema on a large screen with accompanying sound equipment. I always see nuances, small details that pass me by on a TV screen and especially on a laptop.
Did you enjoy the Mediatheque?
Darling. A film of Love and Betrayal.
I cannot recommend the Bogarde programme at the BFI enough for those who live in GB. The Mediatheque provided the icing on the cake with a super selection of interviews showing Dirk's essential wit and charm and other gems such as Voices in the Garden. And all available free and on demand. Wish we could all go or that it was available longer than the end of September.
BFI. October I could have made it, just one month more and I could have seen Dirk up there on the big screen. I wish I had known earlier in the year about all these fantastic showings. But regrets are useless. I can still see him on the many dvds I have collected over the last months. Oh well..
Can you get to one of the other BFI Mediatheque centers in the UK to view those DB gems? Although not on the big screen, they are priceless viewing. Also, Dirk's 90th hasn't ended yet. Some UK city or another may still screen one of his films before year's end and you can see it.
As soon as I find any listing, I'll post it for you and other members who couldn't make the journey to the Southbank.
Don't give up hope.