DUELING DELONS: SPIRITS OF THE DEAD (1968)

  In the 1960s anthology (also known as omnibus or portmanteau) films became extremely popular and were attractive to producers who wanted to appeal to a broad range of viewers. The segmented format also encouraged audiences to make multiple trips to the concession stand, which pleased theater owners. Sex comedies were particularly trendy but the … Continue reading DUELING DELONS: SPIRITS OF THE DEAD (1968)

February & March at The Movie Morlocks

I've been neglecting Cinebeats again. Having a hard time getting back into the swing of things around here and other endeavors are keeping me from the blog. But I thought I'd finally update with a quick list of some highlights from my February & Mach contributions to TCM's Movie Morlocks. You can read all the … Continue reading February & March at The Movie Morlocks

An Evening with Terence Stamp

Last Friday I had the pleasure of attending an event titled "An Evening with Terence Stamp" that took place during the 2011 San Francisco International Film Festival at the Castro Theatre. Regular Cinebeats' readers are probably well aware that Stamp is one of my favorite actors so I was overjoyed to get the opportunity to … Continue reading An Evening with Terence Stamp

10 Characters I Love

The task: Make a list of 10 of your favorite film characters.As much as I tend to dislike these blog memes, I couldn't say no to The Agitation of the Mind, Coosa Creak Cinema and Bubblegum Aesthetics so I finally took the plunge and decided to participate. Like any self-respecting film enthusiast I have hundreds … Continue reading 10 Characters I Love

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

12 Films I Must See

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

12 Favorite Foreign Language Films

I didn’t want to just list the 12 films I sent in for inclusion that didn’t make the final list of nominees for the Foreign Language Films List without writing a bit about them and why I love them so much. My entire list is filled to the brim with Japanese, Italian and French films … Continue reading 12 Favorite Foreign Language Films

The Mind of Mr. Soames (1970)

I've been interested in seeing Alan Cooke's film The Mind of Mr. Soames (1970) for many years mainly because it's an Amicus production with a great cast that includes Terence Stamp, Robert Vaughn, Nigel Davenport, Christian Roberts, Donal Donnelly and Vickery Turner. The film also features cinematography by the talented Billy Williams. I've seen just … Continue reading The Mind of Mr. Soames (1970)

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