Author: Bob J

Bob J’s – Vertigo (1958)

When Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo was released in May 1958 it was viewed as just a private-eye murder mystery that infuriated most moviegoers and critics at the time by revealing the “surprise” ending about...

Bob J’s – An American in Paris (1951)

In late 1947, MGM songwriter-producer Arthur Freed attended a live concert at the Hollywood Bowl. He sat mesmerised as the orchestra played George Gershwin’s symphonic composition An American in Paris. During the performance...

Bob J’s – The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

Following the enormous success of his multi-award-winning film On the Waterfront (1954), independent producer Sam Spiegel searched long and hard for his next production. He eventually chose The Strange One, with a screenplay by...

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