I had not heard of Cinema Retro until I heard about the
interview with David Hedison about Richard Basehart. Then I read the
first part of the story about Richard Basehart and was glad to find this
website. So much about people I remembered from films and television of
my childhood. I just rediscovered Richard Basehart and David Hedison with
the release of the DVD's of "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea".
I have been viewing the films of both actors, and have gained a greater
appreciation of Richard Basehart's acting ability. He was so much
underrated as an actor. Even when the scripts on "Voyage" were
not as good as they could have been, Richard Basehart put the effort into his
role to make it good throughout the life the series. The chemistry
between Richard Basehart and David Hedison helped keep the series
exciting. Thank you for giving us a wonderful website.
- Sue Clark
Retro responds: Thanks very much, Sue. Herb Shadrak's article about Mr. Basehart has certainly generated a good response. I think there are plenty of people who appreciate it when under-rated actors are given their due on our site. We'll be posting an article shortly about a website devoted entirely to Mr. Basehart's work.
Director Robert Zemeckis will employ the same animation technologies he used for The Polar Express and Disney's A Christmas Carol to bring a 3-D remake of The Beatles' Yellow Submarine to the screen. The faux Beatles group The Fab Four will be seen in the film, but the actual Beatles songs will be heard. That's the height of irony: a cover band's music being bumped by original artists. The Beatles were not very interested in becoming involved in the 1968 original and didn't even lend their voices to it, although they did make a brief live action cameo appearance. Click here for more details
In some extraordinarily candid comments, Pierce Brosnan admits he has not seen Daniel Craig as James Bond. Brosnan says he was "devastated" to be fired from the role in 2004 and when he attempted to watch Craig in Quantum Of Solace, fate kept preventing him from doing so. Brosnan felt that he should just let sleeping dogs lie. For more click here