Saturday, 17 April 2010

Watching old movies.

I’ll be watching this movie tonight. Always had a soft spot for it.
Starring the beautiful Catherine Deneuve, and the great Gene Hackman, both brilliant in their roles.

Surprisingly the film was produced by Sir Lew Grade, the same guy who optioned Jim Henson’s “Muppet Shows” in the 1970s, even when: all of the American TV networks had turned it down.

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Photo from another time

The image below conveys a young Vietnamese woman, surrounded by opium pipes: dated 1919 Hanoi, Vietnam. It suits the character of Dai Long, the lover of L├ęgionnaire Miller in my novel "SLAVES TO THE GENERALS" perfectly.

The dedicated ‘Albert Kahn’, a French photographer took this, and other great photographs during that time period. The link to his excellent book is here

Monday, 5 April 2010

Paratroopers Indochina

Paratroops In Indochina

Troops of the 1st B.E.P. (Bataillon Etranger de Parachutistes - a paratroop batallion of the French Foreign Legion) in action near the RC-6 road in Indochina (now Viet Nam), January 1952. (Photo by Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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Yeah okay "getty" I understand.
I wanted this picture for my book trailer - great shot.

Saturday, 3 April 2010


I've always fancied myself as a film star.
This program I found does just that.

But after watching my ugly mug; then it peering down from a skyscraper, think
I'll leave it to the LA types.