Spy Games: The Prize (1963)

My latest installment of “Spy Games” is available to read at the Movie Morlocks and this time I’m discussing Mark Robson’s sxy espionage thriller THE PRIZE (1963) starring Paul Newman, Elke Sommer, Edward G. Robinson and Diane Baker. Here’s a little sample from my Morlock post: “THE PRIZE was based on a bestselling novel by Irving Wallace and scripted by Alfred Hitchcock collaborator, Ernest Lehman. … Continue reading Spy Games: The Prize (1963)

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

Paul Newman 1925-2008

“Joanne has always given me unconditional support in all my choices and endeavors, and that includes my race car driving, which she deplores. To me, that’s love.” “Why go out for hamburger when you have steak at home?” “You should see us when we get back to the bedroom.” – Paul Newman on his relationship with Joanne Woodward. There is going to be so much … Continue reading Paul Newman 1925-2008

The Fine Art of Fashion: Yves Saint Laurent

Catherine Deneuve and Yves Saint Laurent, 1966 Since Flickhead’s Buñuel Blog-a-thon is sill going strong and I’ve clearly got Belle de Jour on my brain, I couldn’t resist sharing a few more brief thoughts about my favorite Louis Buñuel film. One of the most memorable things about Buñuel’s Belle de Jour is the fabulous fashions designed by Yves Saint Laurent and worn by the lovely … Continue reading The Fine Art of Fashion: Yves Saint Laurent

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 that I got the reviews written in the order that … Continue reading Favorite DVD Releases of 2006 – Part II.