Monthly Archives: January 2009

‘Prisoner’ star Patrick McGoohan dies at 80

LONDON – Mel Gibson told me that when was casting his Oscar-winning best picture “Braveheart,” he kept saying he wanted someone like Patrick McGoohan to play the vital role of William Wallace’s nemesis, Longshanks, King Edward I (pictured below) Finally, … Continue reading

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‘Yes Man’ Jim Carrey pays tribute to my friend Blackie

By Ray Bennett It was great to see that Jim Carrey still pays tribute to my late friend Bruce Blackadar for helping the Canadian comedian break into the big time. At a London press conference for his new film “Yes … Continue reading

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Angelo Badalamenti’s ‘Edge of Love’ my pick of 2008 film scores

By Ray Bennett Vanity Fair has an interesting rundown of 11 potential candidates for this year’s film score awards. It’s a good list with many of the always deserving usual suspects. Good bets for Oscar nominations include Alberto Iglesias for … Continue reading

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Rock icon Delaney Bramlett dies aged 69

  By Ray Bennett Very sad to hear of the death on Dec. 27 of the great Delaney Bramlett whose recordings with then wife Bonnie (nee Lynn O’Farrell) in the band Delaney & Bonnie were among the most formative of … Continue reading

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