British New Wave Mondays In March On TCM

Top: Tom Courtenay & Julie Christie in BILLY LIAR (1963) Middle: Richard Lester, John Schlesinger & Tony Richardson Bottom: Richard Harris & Rachel Roberts in THIS SPORTING LIFE (1963) I recently took a quick look through my blog archives and discovered that I've written about British Cinema more than any other topic. I shouldn't have … Continue reading British New Wave Mondays In March On TCM

‘Tis the Season

Happy Holidays from Cinebeats & Julie Christie! 'Tis the season. I've been preoccupied with home renovations, work and holiday plans lately so I haven't had a lot of free time to watch movies or blog and I don't think I'll be updating much in December. In an effort to keep things interesting here at Cinebeats … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season

Summer Under the Stars: Julie Christie

Julie Christie in an early promo shot for Billy Liar (1963) I recently wrote a lengthy piece about Donald Cammell's science fiction thriller Demon Seed (1977), which has been published at the Turner Classic Movies site. My article coincides with TCM's annual Summer Under the Stars event that celebrates the careers of various actors and … Continue reading Summer Under the Stars: Julie Christie

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 … Continue reading New John Dankworth Compilation

The Eyes Have It

My blogging buddy Peter Nellhaus over at Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee has asked me to contribute my own list of "20 Favorite Actresses" to a new film meme making the rounds of the blogosphere. Frankly I was just going to blow him off and ignore his request because these meme things tend to make … Continue reading The Eyes Have It

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 … Continue reading My Top 20 Favorite Films of 1968

Terence Stamp Turns 68

One of my favorite actors is the handsome, talented and all-around extraordinary Terence Stamp who is celebrating his 68th birthday today. Stamp got interested in acting at the tender age of four after seeing Gary Cooper in Beau Geste (1939), but he didn't decide to seriously pursue acting until he was seventeen years old. On … Continue reading Terence Stamp Turns 68

Favorite DVD Releases of 2006 – Part II.

This is the second part of my 30 Favorite DVD Releases of 2006 list that I've been slowly working on putting together. You can find Part I. here. Please keep in mind that these are all official NTSC Region 1 DVDs originally released between 1960 and 1979 and the numerical order means absolutely nothing except … Continue reading Favorite DVD Releases of 2006 – Part II.