I finally created a little video with Gregory Peck. Classic movie, classic song. Hope you like it.
Music: Siouxsie and the Banshees – Spellbound (1981)
Music: Inkubus Sukkubus – Spellbound (Cover)
Spellbound is a 1945 American psychological mystery thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock. It tells the story of the new head of a mental asylum who turns out not to be what he claims. The film stars Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Michael Chekhov and Leo G. Carroll.
The Great Sinner is a 1949 American drama film directed by Robert Siodmak. Based on the 1866 short novel “The Gambler” written by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, the film stars Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Frank Morgan, Ethel Barrymore, Walter Huston, Agnes Moorehead and Melvyn Douglas. (Wikipedia)
The film flopped at the box office, and I can imagine why. The Herald Tribune called it “pompous and dull”, I call it silly. Everybody who enters the casino in Wiesbaden immediately suffers from gambling fever, Peck’s character, Fedya, even physically. Well, it’s light entertainment, not a great Dostoyevsky adaptation.
I first heard that song on True Blood (Season 7) and fell in love with it. I simply had to use it for one of my videos:
“The Snows of Kilimanjaro” (1952)
starring Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, and Hildegard Knef (credited as Hildegarde Neff).
Writer Harry Street reflects on his life as he lies dying from an infection while on safari in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro.
“Kilimanjaro is a snow-covered mountain 19,710 feet high, and is said to be the highest mountain in Africa. Its western summit is called the Masai ‘Ngje Ngi,’ the House of God. Close to the western summit there is the dried and frozen carcass of a leopard. No one has explained what the leopard was seeking at that altitude.”
A few weeks ago, the folks at BTSCelebs suggested to shoot a remake of the Hollywood classic “Roman Holiday” (1953) starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. Their perfect cast for the reboot: Keira Knightley and Daniel Henney.
I love the idea, since Gregory Peck and Daniel Henney are two of my favorite actors. They have a lot in common, especially their good looks. Enjoy! 😀
Poor Gregory has no netbook.
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