Blade Runner (1982)

One of the best sci-fi films ever made. It is packed with brilliant acting perforances, but the spoils go to Rutger Hauer, closely followed by Edward James Olmos and Daryl Hannah. It has the lot - great story, great soundtrack, nice effects (even looks good years later), top acting, brilliant script, and wonderful finale.

I was chuffed to meet Rutger at LFACC 2016 Saturday 30th July 2016. He signed autographs, posed for a photo, and I attended a 30 minute talk he gave.

Rutger Hauer
Roy Batty
Joe Turkel
Dr. Eldon Tyrell
William Sanderson
J.F. Sebastian

Brighton Rock (1947)

My all time favourite film along with Willy Wonka. The perfect acting performance from a young Richard Attenborough as the broken and chilling Pinkie Brown, and an incredible supporting cast packed with talent. Some of the film making on display is remarkable for it's age. The ghost train sequence will capture anyone's imagination.

The Devils (1971)

Ken Russell made some amazing films, but this was his most remarkable. Some wll find it shocking, but it is beautifully made piece about a dark piece of history.

Georgina Hale
Philippe
Judith Paris
Sister Judith
Ken Russell [d]
Producer
Dudley Sutton
Baron De Laubardemont
John Woodvine
Trincant

Elysium (2013)

Not a film to be classed one of the greatest, but this film took me by surprise, and is definitely a favourite modern film. I was expecting a bog standard military sci-fi action fick, but it is a whole lot more with an intelligent script flowing several sub-plots and some brilliant acting performances. A rare sci-fi film where the effects and action is secondary to the story/acting.

Matt Damon
Max Da Costa
Wagner Moura
Spider

The Lost Boys (1987)

My wife and I both love this film - one of the best films from the 1980s. Like Willy Wonka a film that captured youthful imagination, and allowed a fantastic break from reality. Great performances from a young cast, with some brilliant supporting seniors.

Corey Feldman / Jamie Newlander
Edgar Frog / Alan Frog
Corey Haim [d]
Sam Emerson

Mr. Forbush and the Penguins (1971)

John Hurt is one of my all time favourite actors, and I have loved this film for many years. A brilliant performance from John set against nature at it's most beautful, and also harshest. Fabulous supporting cast also. The dvd cover is one of my most treasured autographed pieces.

John Hurt / Hayley Mills / Dudley Sutton / Tony Britton x2 / Sally Geeson / Burnell Tucker
Richard Forbush / Tara St. John Luke / Starshot / George Dewport / Jackie / 2nd Pilot
John Hurt / Hayley Mills
Richard Forbush / Tara St. John Luke

Quadrophenia (1979)

Many have attempted the fusion of rock and films, but this is one of the best from the Who. Marrying the backdrop of mods, rockers, fights, young love, young angst, great music, and some impressive performances from a mainly young cast. I have also included Peter Meadows who wrote the sequel with the permission of Pete Townshend, and did a brilliant job.

Tammi Jacobs
Mod Girl
Linda Regan
Chief Rocker Girl
Timothy Spall
Projectionist
Peter Meadows
Author of Sequel
Peter Meadows
Author of Sequel

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The films featured on this page are among my most treasured, but I have few autographs for each, so this is a nice way of presenting them on this site. The one exception is Gene Wilder's Willy Wonka which has it's own page.