Top & Center: The many faces of Alain Delon in the '60s Bottom: Alain Delon with Claudia Cardinale at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival Halloween is over and I didn't accomplish everything I set out to do. There are still a few more Bewitching Movies that I'd love to write about in the future but … Continue reading Alain Delon Turns 75
Jane Fonda & Alain Delon stopped by with a cake earlier today and helped me celebrate Cinebeats' four year anniversary. Another year and another day. I considered writing something thoughtful and profound about film blogging in honor of Cinebeats' four year anniversary today but frankly I'm not in the mood to ruminate about why I … Continue reading Happy Anniversary to Me!
The October 1968 issue of ABC Film Review features a great piece by Philip Bradford about the making of Jack Cardiff's Girl On A Motorcycle. In the article the movie's two stars (Marianne Faithfull and Alain Delon) briefly discuss what it was like to work with one another on the film. I thought it would … Continue reading “She is a happening all to herself.”
In a unexpected coincidence the newest issue of Cinema Retro has just been published and it features a terrific in-depth article on Jack Cardiff's 1968 film Girl On a Motorcycle by Dean Brierly. It's definitely one of the most detailed pieces about Cardiff's film that I've come across and it contains many beautiful images from … Continue reading Cinema Retro #14
There were a lot of beautiful posters designed for Jack Cardiff's film when it was originally released. Unfortunately I don't know the names of all the artists who created these posters and ads for The Girl On a Motorcycle (1968), but I hope you enjoy this collection of images. I had to restore and touch-up … Continue reading The Girl on a Motorcycle: Advertising
Jack Cardiff with Marianne Faithfull on the set of The Girl on a Motorcycle (1968) The talented director and cinematographer Jack Cardiff has passed away at the age of 94. As the tributes start to roll out from various news sites and film blogs its become clear to me that most people regard Jack Cardiff … Continue reading Some Thoughts on Jack Cardiff 1914-2009
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but overall 2008 was somewhat of a lackluster year for new Region 1 DVD releases of 1960s and 1970s era films when compared to the previous two years (See: 2006 and 2007). Some of my favorite DVD companies such as BCI Eclipse and most recently New … Continue reading 20 Favorite DVD Releases of 2008: Part I.
Alain Delon and Claudia Cardinale in The Leopard (1963) I came across a recent interview with the lovely actress Claudia Cardinale that I just had to share. It took place on February 3, 2009 and I think it's a fun read. In the brief interview she talks about her past work with director's like Luchino … Continue reading On the Couch with Claudia Cardinale
At the Britannica blog Raymond Benson has finished listing off his Top 10 Favorite Films of 1968 so if you're interested in the final results stop by and give them a look. I've mentioned on numerous occasions how much I dislike making lists of favorite films myself since they're limited by what I've seen and … Continue reading My Top 20 Favorite Films of 1968
I've mentioned before how much I dislike blog memes. I find most of them really dull and pointless, but occasionally I get asked to participate in one that sparks my interest. The following 12 Films I Must See meme was forwarded my way by Dennis at Sergio Leone and the Infield Fly Rule and it's … Continue reading 12 Films I Must See
A smokin hot Alain Delon in La Piscine (1970) This week Lion's Gate is releasing their Alain Delon - Five Film Collection, which features the incredibly handsome and talented French actor starring in Diaboliquement vôtre (aka Diabolically Yours, 1967), La Piscine (aka The Swimming Pool, 1970), La Veuve Couderc (aka The Widow Couderc, 1974), Le … Continue reading DVD of the Week: Alain Delon – Five Film Collection
Pictured Above: High and Low (1963), Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959) Eyes Without a Face (1960) Rocco and His Brothers (1960), Cleo From 5 to 7 (1961) I was invited to participate in putting together a list of Favorite Foreign Language Films at Edward Copeland's blog recently which is now open to online voting and I … Continue reading List Making