Tag: Sean Connery

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March 17, 2011 Rhonda
Darby O’Gill and the Little People

Today is the bog holiday where everyone in the world wants to be Irish, or at least help them celebrate. We’ve been doing this all week here at Musings, and today we bring you a Disney classic, Darby O’Gill and the Little People. Darby O’Gill (Albert Sharpe) is an old lazy layabout who loves nothing more that to tell stories about the Little People as he sips on his stout down at the pub in his little town. There is a mountain just outside the town, Knocknasheega, which is said not only to be haunted by bain sidhe, but under the mountain is the home of the leprechauns. Darby is a caretaker for Lord Fitzpatrick, a kind, but firm landowner,……

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March 9, 2011 Cleave
I Captured The King Of The Leprechauns

Part of the Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color TV series this Disney Special episode was done to help promote the then new film Darby O’Gill and the Little People. It is a carefree heart warming look at how the idea for the film came about in the first place. Walt Disney has always been a story teller and has always wanted to make us believe in that which we normally don’t even consider. We get a wonderful glimpse into that mindset with this TV episode that aired on the 29th of May in 1959. At that time there were no color TV sets so it is all in back and white but that in no way takes away from……

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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
September 22, 2010 Cleave
Review: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is one of my more favorite films. With Sean Connery as Allan Quatermain in it why wouldn’t it be. It also stars Naseeruddin Shah as Captain Nemo, Peta Wilson as Mina Harker, Tony Curran as Rodney Skinner (An Invisible Man), Stuart Townsend as Dorian Gray, Shane West as Tom Sawyer and Jason Flemyng as Dr. Henry Jekyll. To be honest I don’t remember seeing any of the other actors till I saw LXG, but then I actually had to look up the names, all except Connery, for this review. I know I have seen this film at least half a dozen times or more and is definitely one of the films I am always re-watching.……

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