Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Ghostworld, Jun 10, 2017.
There's a DVD of the 1961 original, staring Julie Christie.
There is a free to air channel in the UK called Talking Pictures which has been showing some interesting films that I had not seen before, including The Reckoning(1969) which is worth a watch.
One of the best. Sellers is priceless:
The BBC will be pleased then. They'll want a copy back. You can watch the '62 sequel, minus Christie on dvd though.
Liked his early Peter Quill character in The Smallest Show on Earth.
The Reckoning is available on BD from Indicator. If you’re quick, Zavvi has a 30% off promotion on select Indicator titles, including this one.
And the film is brilliant.
If Jimmy Porter short changes you a few jelly babys you don't argue back.
Knockout performance by Richard Burton.
Secret Ceremony ( 1968)
Directed by Joseph Losey
Locations ... Holland Park, Paddington.
Robert Mitchum, Liz Taylor, Mia Farrow.
Pity, Julie Christie turned down Mia Farrow's part.
Elizabeth Taylor plays a aging hooker in it.
I watched Albert Finney's Charlie Bubbles for the first time the other day. Football fans will love the footage of Old Trafford from 1968 and lots of vintage footage of slum clearance in Manchester too.
Spoke to Albert Finney once mentioned I seen his Gumshoe in a fleabit cinema, he was amused. But ..Charlie Bubbles is another good one. Aside, Albert Finney was the first male white singer to sign with Motown.
Being Mancunian, I love vintage footage of my hometown. Unfortunately, it’s much less common than London. This film is a rare treat.
Sorry, not read all the thread, but I assume someone has nominated The Spy Who Came In From the Cold ?
BFI Flipside returns this month with the Woodfall Films portmanteau feature Red, White and Zero (1967), featuring the Shelagh Delaney-scripted, Lindsay Anderson-directed short The White Bus. Again, plenty of vintage footage of Manchester and Salford on display here. Highly recommended.
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Funny, I had almost the complete opposite experience. Being a film nut from a young age, I had seen (and loved) A Taste of Honey when it aired on our public TV station a few years before I became aware of The Smiths. I later heard a few songs and liked them, but then I saw an interview with Morrissey where he talked about loving Rita Tushingham and I thought "Ok, I'll pay more attention to this band." In my mind, the two will always be linked.
Seen it in the movies ..
Likewise Michael Powell’s
They’re A Weird Mob.
Oh yeah, some great shots of old Sydney in that film. "It's your shout mate"
The Harvest episode of the 'Endeavour: The Young Inspector Morse' directly quotes O Lucky Man. Billy Liar, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, The Wicker Man and lots more I've forgotten.
A bit of mileage left in this thread it seems.
What a cast the British crem de le creme.
This Saint Etienne album samples Billy Liar, That'll be the Day, Peeping Tom, Lord of the Flies, The Reckoning, A Picture of Dorian Gray, Made and more recent stuff like House of Games..
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