TALKING WITH TRINA: AN INTERVIEW WITH TRINA PARKS

Tomorrow night TCM Underground will be airing the surprisingly surreal and smart blaxploitation comedy, DARKTOWN STRUTTERS (1975). I hesitate to tag DARKTOWN STRUTTERS with a simplistic label like “blaxploitation” because it’s really a cult movie that deserves a category of its own. The film manages to combine just about every popular movie genre imaginable including classic westerns and musicals, biker films and revenge fantasies as well as science fiction … Continue reading TALKING WITH TRINA: AN INTERVIEW WITH TRINA PARKS

Discussing THE DEVILS (1971) with Kevin Flanagan

Kevin M. Flanagan received his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 2015 in English/Film studies (his dissertation: The British War Film, 1939-1980: Culture, History, and, Genre). A book based on this project is under contract with Palgrave (part of the Britain and the World series). Flanagan is also the editor of 2009’s Ken Russell: Re-Viewing England’s Last Mannerist and he contributed essays and an audio commentary to the … Continue reading Discussing THE DEVILS (1971) with Kevin Flanagan

Remembering Alan Sillitoe: “Don’t Let the Bastards Grind You Down!”

On Saturday, Nov. 19th (and Jan. 17th) TCM will be airing Karel Reisz’ SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING (1961). This bleak but beautifully shot kitchen-sink drama features Albert Finney in his screen debut as one of Britain’s original angry young men. The film is based on a novel by the British author Alan Sillitoe who also wrote the screenplay. Alan Sillitoe died last year at age 82 but I recently … Continue reading Remembering Alan Sillitoe: “Don’t Let the Bastards Grind You Down!”

Musique Fantastique: An Interview with Author Randall D. Larson

I recently got the opportunity to ask Randall D. Larson, the author of Musique Fantastique, a few questions for the Movie Morlocks. Please follow the link below to read his responses. – Musique Fantastique: An Interview with Author Randall D. Larson @ TCM’s Movie Morlocks Blog Continue reading Musique Fantastique: An Interview with Author Randall D. Larson

The 2012 San Francisco Fashion Film Festival

The inaugural San Francisco Fashion Film Festival takes place in April and they’re screening one of my favorite fantasy/sci-fi films, Roger Vadim’s BARBARELLA (1968) along with classics like ZIEGFELD GIRL (1941) and modern movies such as MARIE ANTOINETTE (2006) and THE MATRIX (1999). The originators kindly took the time to answer some of my questions about the festival for TCM’s Movie Morlocks blog and I … Continue reading The 2012 San Francisco Fashion Film Festival

Talking With Trina

Trina Parks in Diamonds Are Forever (1971) I recently had the opportunity to interview the actress Trina Parks who appeared in the James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever (1971) and the fascinating blaxploitation movie Darktown Strutters (1975). Trina was really fun to talk to and I learned a lot about her during our exchange. You can read my interview with Trina Parks over at TCM’s … Continue reading Talking With Trina

10 Questions with Shane Briant

Shane Briant in Straight on Till Morning (1972) The talented British-born actor Shane Briant made his screen debut in the Hammer horror film Demons of the Mind. Since then he’s gone on to appear in over 60 films and television productions including Straight On Till Morning (1972), The Picture of Dorian Gray (1973), The Mackintosh Man (1973), Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter (1974), Frankenstein and the … Continue reading 10 Questions with Shane Briant

10 Questions with Tom Lisanti

Book author Tom Lisanti was kind enough to answer some questions for me over at Cinedelica about his new book Glamour Girls of Sixties Hollywood, which I reviewed here over the weekend. The interview is well worth reading if you’re a fan of sixties-era film starlets and Tom talks a lot about his upcoming book projects such as the Gail Gerber memoir Strange Love: Terry … Continue reading 10 Questions with Tom Lisanti