Here are some personal 'Top five' ratings

Top five movies


The Thomas Crown Affair. Original version starring Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway.  Directed by Norman Jewison.  Story and screenplay by Alan Trustman, from whom I have a couple of interesting letters.  I also visited Thomas Crown's house in Boston.

Lawrence of Arabia, starring Peter O'tool and directed by David Lean.  I saw this movie when I was a teenager, on a cold and rainy day in Birmingham, and was transformed by this vision of Arabia!

Romeo and Juliet, starring Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting.  Directed by Franco Zeffirelli. By the way, whatever happened to those two?

The Lover.  1929 Vietnam, then a French colony, beautifully photographed. Did I mention beautifully photographed?

Creature Comforts.  The original Nick Parks Aardman short in claymation, well before Wallace and Gromit.


Top five hotels

I'm a hotel collector - I will visit a country to stay at a particular hotel.  The best guide to world-class hotels is the Andrew Harper Hideaway Report. 

Top five cities

Top five stores

Top five places I would like to go (back) to

Top five people from history

Top five photographers

Top five restaurants

Top five novels

 Top five authors

Top five most annoying performers

Top five recent technical innovations

By the way, does anyone remember a company called Sony, before Apple made all the good stuff.

Top five sports teams

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