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by Alan
Mon 21 Jun, 2010 08:47:48
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Dennis Wheatley's influence on Ian Fleming
Replies: 17
Views: 20810

Alan, I think there are more of those sorts of book published or in the pipeline to be: Queen Victoria as a demon-hunter, Abraham Lincoln as vampire-slayer, that sort of thing. Perhaps someone should do one in which the protagonist is Dennis Wheatley. :)[/quote] Hey, what a great idea - no commercia...
by Alan
Mon 21 Jun, 2010 08:44:09
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Gregory Sallust's sex life
Replies: 2
Views: 3103

The other big difference between the Bourne story and the others one is that in the former, the entire story is built around the amnesia, thus allowing a much richer and more extensive development of the implications. In the other two , the memory loss is just a part of the story, put in purely for ...
by Alan
Thu 17 Jun, 2010 07:07:04
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Gregory Sallust's sex life
Replies: 2
Views: 3103

Gregory Sallust's sex life

Apologies if this subject offends anyone, but it's a thing I've been thinking about lately in connection with Jeremy's "Bourne Yesterday" article over at "The Debrief" . I noticed that at least one poster remarked that the idea of an otherwise highly virile bedroom athlete turning into a parfait gen...
by Alan
Thu 17 Jun, 2010 06:44:55
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Dennis Wheatley's influence on Ian Fleming
Replies: 17
Views: 20810

There's also the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies trend that's just begun - very odd! Apologies if this is off-topic, but Jeremy DID mention it. I've just read PP&Z and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was passed on to me by my partner's son, who loathed it - says it ruined BOTH genres for him - but I foun...
by Alan
Sun 9 May, 2010 13:34:57
Forum: The Devil Rides Out
Topic: What our American Cousins thought of the Devils Bride
Replies: 7
Views: 9291

Re: What our American Cousins thought of the Devils Bride

Chris Lees DRO film was marketed under The Devils Bride in the US in 1968. (In case they thought it was a western under the DRO title) I've just come accross a reveiw of the film from 1968 read on... The Devil Rides Out (1968) December 19, 1968 Screen: 'Devil's Bride':British Feature Delves Into th...
by Alan
Fri 16 Apr, 2010 15:19:16
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Just vaguely possible this is a DW reference
Replies: 0
Views: 3614

Just vaguely possible this is a DW reference

During my last break in the country I read Christopher Priest's excellent "The Prestige". Now, I don't want to ruin it for anyone who is going to read the book (or see the movie that's based on it) so I'll confine myself to a brief summary. Essentially, it's about two feuding magicians, and the them...
by Alan
Fri 16 Apr, 2010 15:11:42
Forum: General Topics
Topic: other DW type characters
Replies: 8
Views: 10338

In his Cadogan Square days, I suppose he could have switched to Chelsea - he could have sat next to Lord Larry![font=Courier New] [/font] Well, it's a well-known fact that ALL great writers support Chelsea. I can't wait till the Pies manage to haul themselves back into the big boys' league so we ca...
by Alan
Thu 15 Apr, 2010 13:32:55
Forum: General Topics
Topic: other DW type characters
Replies: 8
Views: 10338

OK Charles, I promise not to take the mick out of Geordies any more - one has to be kind to Newcastle supporters, they have enough problems already! (ducks)
by Alan
Thu 15 Apr, 2010 13:28:57
Forum: General Topics
Topic: marketing and merchandising
Replies: 28
Views: 20979

Another problem is that several of my favourite authors featured wonderful cars in their adventures, so that I have succumbed to (amongst others) model Rolls-Royces in homage to Dornford Yates... "Where will it all end?" I ask myself. "In bankruptcy or lunacy" I reply.[font=Courier New] [/font] Wou...
by Alan
Wed 14 Apr, 2010 07:39:35
Forum: General Topics
Topic: other DW type characters
Replies: 8
Views: 10338

I admit I haven't seen this show for over a quarter-century, so one can't give anything I say too much credibility, but I remember Jack Ford as the sort of no-nonsense, practical "where there's mook there's brass" sort of person, who would have had little time for caviar, foie-gras and fine vintages...
by Alan
Wed 14 Apr, 2010 07:28:42
Forum: General Topics
Topic: marketing and merchandising
Replies: 28
Views: 20979

Cibator, you're right about the capers - I stand corrected, I remember he hated cold butter (but was fine with the melted stuff over lobster) and totally forgot the caper thing. Steve - You've pointed out a much more embarrassing mistake. Yes, it IS a Matchbox, not a Corgi, from the "Models of Yeste...
by Alan
Tue 30 Mar, 2010 14:53:37
Forum: General Topics
Topic: marketing and merchandising
Replies: 28
Views: 20979

The figurinres is also a good idea, possibly models of various vehicles, eg The Duke's Hispano could also be produced Best to all Duncan[/quote] It already is - or at least at one stage was. I don't know if it's still available, but Corgi toys used to package their model cars with a sort of bas-reli...
by Alan
Sun 28 Mar, 2010 13:22:02
Forum: General Topics
Topic: marketing and merchandising
Replies: 28
Views: 20979

Yes, I DO have problems, actually. I had a mouthful of coffee when I read about the Kazdim kebabs, and the resultant laugh sent it splattering all over my screen. (Er, no remarks about what else may have splattered over my monitor over the years, please!) Anyway, this fast food deal thing is really ...
by Alan
Mon 22 Mar, 2010 05:58:02
Forum: General Topics
Topic: marketing and merchandising
Replies: 28
Views: 20979

[quote="Charles"] Back on-topic (ish) Phil Baker once joked to me that when Chorion got going, we'd be getting plastic models of the Duke dropping out of our cornflake packets into our cereal bowls. Does anyone know - do they still make such things, or is that just a youthful memory ? I think the mo...
by Alan
Fri 19 Mar, 2010 13:34:00
Forum: General Topics
Topic: marketing and merchandising
Replies: 28
Views: 20979

'scuse me replying to my own post but I've just thought of an exception to the "no sport" rule. Channock Van Ryn is a renowned yacht racer, as the first three books in the De Richleau series reveal.

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