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Home from the Hill (1960)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 25, 2017

Home from the Hill Directed by Vincente Minnelli Written by Harriet Frank Jr. and Irving Ravetch from a novel by William Humphrey 1960/USA Sol C. Siegel Productions First viewing/Netflix rental 1960 has been heavy on dysfunctional family melodramas.  They are wearing out their welcome with me.  W read more

Blood and Roses (1960)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 23, 2017

Blood and Roses (Et mourir de plaisir) Directed by Roger Vadim Written by Roger Vadim and Roger Vailland; original story by Claude Brule and Claude Martin; novel by Sheridan Le Fanu 1960/France/Italy Documento Film/Films EGE First viewing/YouTube The erotic meets the supernatural in this story of read more

Can-Can (1960)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 23, 2017

Can-Can Directed by Walter Lang Written by Dorothy Kingsley and Charles Lederer from a musical comedy by Abe Burrows 1960/USA Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation/Suffolk-Cummings Productions Repeat viewing/Netflix rental There are a lot of nice Cole Porter standards and some glorious dancing i read more

La Dolce Vita (1960)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 22, 2017

La Dolce Vita Directed by Federico Fellini Written by Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli, and Brunello Rondi 1960/Italy/France Riama Film/Cinecitta/Pathe Consortium Cinema/Gray-Film Repeat viewing/Netflix rental One of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Life is bittersweet in th read more

The Warped Ones (1960)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 21, 2017

The Warped Ones (Kyônetsu no kisetsu) Directed by Koreyoshi Kurohara Written by Nobuo Yamada 1960/Japan Nikkatsu First viewing/FilmStruck   Warped is right. Three delinquents are released from the reformatory.  They are all weirdos who immediately revert to their lives of crime and meanness. read more

Sons and Lovers (1960)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 20, 2017

Sons and Lovers Directed by Jack Cardiff Written by Gavin Lambert and T.E.B. Clarke from the novel by D.H. Lawrence 1960/UK The Company of Artists First viewing/YouTube rental This handsome film is a well-acted adaptation of Lawrence’s classic novel of desire, both repressed and unleashed. read more

BUtterfield 8 (1960)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 14, 2017

BUtterfield 8 Directed by Daniel Mann Written by Charles Schnee and John Michael Hayes 1960/USA Afton-Linebrook First viewing/Netflix rental     Elizabeth Taylor is not bad here but was better in other, better, films. The Hayes Code is still in force.  Gloria Wandrous (Taylor) works as read more

Breathless (1960)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 13, 2017

Breathless (À bout de souffle) Directed by Jean-Luc Godard Written by Jean-Luc Godard; story by Francois Truffaut 1960/France Les Films Imperia/Les Productions Georges de Beauregard; Societe Nouvelle de Cinematographie Repeat viewing/Netflix rental One of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die read more

Village of the Damned (1960)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 12, 2017

Village of the Damned Directed by Wolf Rilla Written by Stirling Silliphant, Wolf Rilla and Ronald Kinnoch from the novel The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham 1960/UK Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer British Studios First viewing/Netflix rental Before Rosemary’s Baby, we had Village of the Damned. It is read more

North to Alaska (1960)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 11, 2017

North to Alaska Directed by Henry Hathaway Written by John Lee Mahin, Martin Rakin and Claude Binyon from a play by Ladislas Fodor and an idea by John H. Kafka 1960/USA Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation First viewing/Netflix rental This is the first of the series of entertaining two-fisted r read more

Late Autumn (1960)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 11, 2017

Late Autumn (Akibiyori) Directed by Yasujiro Ozu Written by Kogo Noda and Yasujiro Ozu from a novel by Ton Satomi 1960/Japan Shochiku Eiga Repeat viewing/Netflix rental In the late autumn of his career, Ozu made this comic twist on his eternal marriage plot.  I smiled throughout. As the film begi read more

The Lost World (1960)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 10, 2017

The Lost World Directed by Irwin Allen Written by Irwin Allen and Charles Bennett from the book by Arthur Conan Doyle 1960/USA Irwin Allen Productions First viewing/Amazon Instant Lizards in dinosaur suits just don’t cut it. The irascible Professor Challenger (Claude Rains) arrives in Londo read more

Shoot the Piano Player

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 9, 2017

Shoot the Piano Player (Tirez sur le pianiste) Directed by Francois Truffaut Written by Francois Truffaut and Marcel Moussy from a novel by David Goodis 1960/France Les Films de la Pleiade Repeat viewing/Netflix Rental One of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Truffaut goes meta for his seco read more

Spartacus (1960)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 8, 2017

Spartacus Directed by Stanley Kubrick Written by Dalton Trumbo from a novel by Howard Fast 1960/USA Bryna Productions Repeat viewing/Netflix rental One of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die I am not big on 3 1/2 hour sword-and-sandal epics.  This one is so grand, however, that it keeps my read more

The Time Machine (1960)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 7, 2017

The Time Machine Directed by George Pal Written by David Duncan from a novel by H.G. Wells 1960/USA George Pal Productions/Galaxy Films Inc. First viewing/Amazon Instant I’ve read the source novel and was looking forward to the movie.  It is nowhere near as thought-provoking but still a fun read more

Psycho (1960)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 6, 2017

Psycho Directed by Alfred Hitchcock Written by Joseph Stephano from a novel by Robert Bloch 1960/USA Shamley Productions Repeat viewing/My DVD collection One of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die I would give anything to have seen this, uncontaminated, on opening night.  I knew the ending be read more

Sink the Bismarck!

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 6, 2017

Sink the Bismarck! Directed by Lewis Gilbert Written by Edmund H. North from a book by C.S. Forrester 1960/UK/USA Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation First viewing/YouTube     This WWII sea battle epic could have been so much more compelling than it was. This true story was changed b read more

Where the Boys Are (1960)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 5, 2017

Where the Boys Are Directed by Henry Levin Written by George Wells from a novel by Glendon Swarthout 1960/USA Euterpe Repeat viewing/Netflix Rental     I like this chauvinistic trip down memory lane more than it probably deserves. Merritt (Dolores Hart), Melanie (Yvette Mimeaux), Angie read more

Ocean’s 11

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 4, 2017

Ocean’s 11 Directed by Lewis Milestone Written by Harry Brown and Charles Lederer; story by George Clayton Johnson and Jack Golden Russell 1960/USA Dorchester/Warner Bros. First viewing/Netflix rental A bunch of friends got together to make a movie and it’s not half bad. Danny Ocean ( read more

Elmer Gantry (1960)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 3, 2017

Elmer Gantry Directed by Richard Brooks Written by Richard Brooks from the novel by Sinclair Lewis 1960/USA Elmer Gantry Productions First viewing/Netflix rental     This film’s failure to decide what it wants to be drags it out to an interminable 2 1/2 hours. The story is set in read more
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