Retro Ramblings

Reports from the dusty corners of filmland

Archive for July, 2010

Having now watched this twice, I can say I am eagerly awaiting the Director’s “Gopher” Cut.

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A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend the launch of the new Harryhausen exhibit at The London Film Museum. The great man was there himself to celebrate not only the exhibition but also his 90th birthday. Family and friends were also in attendance, including some well known movie directors. Click on […]

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The Black Dahlia (2006)

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

I didn’t realise that in the 1940’s everything was so brown. This is a very brown film. Brian De Palma clearly loves digital grading.
I remember when this film came out. I was pleased to see De Palma managing to do some sort of mainstream film after almost a decade in the wilderness. I was also […]

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The British ‘B’ Film

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

The British ‘B’ Film by Steve Chibnall and Brian McFarlane
Published by BFI/ palgrave macmillan 2009
356 pages
Whilst the fortunes of the British film industry have been told in much detail over the years, both the highs and the lows, one significant element has often been overlooked: the hundreds of low budget films churned out from small […]

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