Dance With The Devil

Barbara Parkins in The Mephisto Waltz (1971) Apologies for the lack of updates but as usual, life keeps getting in the way of my blogging plans. I promise to try and post something else here in the next few days but in meantime you can find my latest Bewitching Movies update over at TCM’s Movie Morlocks Blog. In my latest post I discuss the 1971 … Continue reading Dance With The Devil

New John Dankworth Compilation

Laurence Harvey, Julie Christie & Dirk Bogarde in Darling (1965) During the recent Dirk Bogarde movie marathon on TCM I ended up watching John Schlesinger’s Darling (1965) again which stars Dirk Bogarde along with the wonderful Julie Christie and jaw-droppingly gorgeous Laurence Harvey. I’ve seen the film many times before but I love all three of the film’s stars so I never get tired of … Continue reading New John Dankworth Compilation

My Top 20 Favorite Films of 1968

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 are subject to change at anytime. Roger Ebert recently asked … Continue reading My Top 20 Favorite Films of 1968

John Barry’s BOOM! Soundtrack

Cover art for the new Boom! soundtrack release Apologies for the lack of updates. I’ve been extremely busy lately and I expect to be busy all summer long but hopefully I’ll find some free time to update a bit more in the coming weeks. In the meantime I wanted to let fans of the Oscar winning British composer John Barry (the James Bond films, Seance … Continue reading John Barry’s BOOM! Soundtrack

Joseph Losey’s Boom! (1968)

Joseph Losey’s Boom! (1968) is one of the most famously criticized and misunderstood films from the late sixties. Its original $3.9 million dollar budget ballooned into 10 million by the time shooting stopped and that money was mainly used to pay the enormous salaries of the film’s two stars (Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton) and dress Elizabeth Taylor in her amazing Tiziani costumes (many designed … Continue reading Joseph Losey’s Boom! (1968)

James Fox: Subverting Sexual Identity & Social Class in British Cinema

THE EARLY YEARS When critics discuss the movies James Fox starred in during the ’60s and early ’70s his costars often seem to overshadow him. This is somewhat understandable since Fox’s greatest films from that period feature amazing talents from the decade such as actor Dirk Bogarde and musician Mick Jagger. But Fox is an extremely talented and unique performer who possessed the uncanny ability … Continue reading James Fox: Subverting Sexual Identity & Social Class in British Cinema