Saturday, September 22, 2007

Un giorno nella vita

I know this is a bit of a long shot but I was wondering if you could help me track down a copy of an Italian fim called Un giorno nella vita directed by Alessandro Blasetti and released in 1946.

Sorry, no.

My late father took part in this film (presumably as an extra) when he was in the British army in Rome at the end of the war. He is prominent in some of the publicity stills which I have. Do you know of any video outlet or fim society which might be able to help me find a copy?

Again, sorry, no.

I would be very grateful for any help.

How about writing an article on your Dad, the film etc etc, with photos etc and we'll place it on site?
Best wishes

Alan Walker, Balkan Books, London
A loyal and humble subscriber to Reelstreets

..............a tug of the forelock is sufficient!

Monday, September 17, 2007

The Offence & The Passenger

Do you know when my pics for the film that I submitted will be posted onto your site?

....................Within 12 months, I hope

12 months?? How come it takes that long?

..............because we've over 100 films to "grab" / title/ load etc,
there are at least 50 people who have submitted pics in the queue in front
of you, and I have to earn a living in the meantime to support the site that
costs some £2500.00 per month.

Does that mean that contributors don't get £10 until then?


Lady Godiva Rides Again

Pauline Stroud who stars in this film is my dad's cousin and still performs in Covent Garden despite her years.

...........How wonderful. Let's plug her next show on our blog.

My dad has always wanted to see this film but not been able to get hold of copy - is becoming more and more difficult to find these old films.

if the shots shown are from this film

...........yes, of course they are

or you would like to know more about the film

........yes please, any information is always helpful.

in exchange then we can show them to Pauline and/or ask her information about it that you would like to know.

...........I'd be happy to give her space on the site for anecdotes / recollections / photos etc etc wishes
John Tunstill

Saturday, September 01, 2007

a little puzzle for you

Now here’s a little puzzle for you film buffs.

How is it that so many of you look at the site; some three million so far; a few of you write in with grumbles, grunts, requests etc; lots of you send in “now” pics; and some of you want to swap films; and a few of you have films that I want, and who say that they’ll do copies for me, so how is it that whilst I’m working my fingers to the bone to provide endless pleasure and amusement for all of you out there, so few of you, even when you’ve offered me something, never manage get your acts together?

Promises, promises.

There are more than 50 of you who have offered copy films, and still, after all these months, and in some cases, years, haven’t come up with the goods. But you’re still looking at the site, still taking, but unhappily, not giving.

Human nature, floods, sickness, house moves, the excuses are endless. So come on, you have in the past, and are still, taking full advantage of my work and generosity, I haven’t asked you for anything for access to a couple of hundred films, except an occasional tenner; which many of you have had back ten-fold; you offered me, remember?

And then there are those who know the locations used in various films, but won't or don't tell, then there are those who "reserve" films for three months, so that they can take the pics and claim the what happened to them? You know who you are and I know who you are.

Cheat me once, shame on you, cheat me twice, shame on me. So it won't happen again.

Hopefully your conscience will now prick you, you’ll get a grip and honour your offer, but I shan’t hold my breath. Just remember next time you log in………..that I too, remember.

...............and to those who are innocent out there, happy viewing and best wishes

from sunny Umbria
John Tunstill