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Three Outlaw Samurai (1964)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Apr 26, 2018

Three Outlaw Samurai (Sanbiki no samurai) Directed by Hideo Gosha Written by Keiichi Abe, Hideo Gosha, and Eizaburo Shiba 1964/Japan Samurai Productions First viewing/Netflix rental   After seeing Gosha’s knock-out first feature, I am looking forward to the rest of his work. Peasants h read more

Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Apr 25, 2018

Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (San dikaiju: Chikyu saidai no kessen) Directed by Ishiro Honda Written by Shinichi Sekizawa 1964/Japan Toho Company First viewing/FilmStruck   I was in the mood for a fun, mindless movie and this was just the ticket. As the film begins, a princess’s read more

Behold a Pale Horse (1964)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Apr 24, 2018

Behold a Pale Horse Directed by Fred Zinnemann Written by J.P. Miller from a novel by Emeric Pressburger 1964/USA Columbia Pictures Corporation/Highland-Brentwood production First viewing/Netflix rental   This is a solid action-adventure with beautiful atmospheric black-and-white imagery. As read more

7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Apr 23, 2018

7 Faces of Dr. Lao Directed by George Pal Written by Charles Beaumont from a novel by Charles G. Finney 1964/USA George Pal Productions Repeat viewing/Netflix rental   I still remember this well from its original release.  All these years later, it is still a treat for its acting, makeup, an read more

Man’s Favorite Sport?

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Apr 22, 2018

Man’s Favorite Sport? Directed by Howard Hawks Written by John Fenton Murray and Steve McNeill from a story by Pat Frank 1964/USA Gibraltar Productions/Laurel Productions/Universal Pictures First viewing/Netflix rental Hawks’s homage to his own Bringing Up Baby only had me longing for read more

The Moon-Spinners (1954)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Apr 21, 2018

The Moon-Spinners Directed by James Nielson Written by Michael Dyne from a book by Mary Stewart 1964/US/UK/Argentina Walt Disney Productions First viewing/Amazon Instant     This good family adventure from Disney features Haley Mills’s first screen kiss. Nicky Ferris ( Mills) is a read more

Goldfinger (1964)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Apr 19, 2018

Goldfinger Directed by Guy Hamilton Written by Richard Maibaum and Paul Dehn 1964/UK Eon Productions Repeat viewing/Netflix rental One of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Auric Goldfinger: No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die! The perfect entertainment. James Bond’s  (Sean Connery) next read more

Gate of Flesh (1964)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Apr 18, 2018

Gate of Flesh (Nikutai no mon) Directed by Seijun Suzuki Written by Goro Tanada from a novel by Tajiro Tamura 1964/Japan Nikkatsu First viewing/Netflix rentalIt is   Suzuki’s gonzo cinema investigates the decadence of Occupied Japan. It is sometime just after the end of WWII in Tokyo. read more

Cruel Gun Story (1964)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Apr 17, 2018

Cruel Gun Story Directed by Takumi Furukawa Written by Hisatoshi Kai and Haruhiko Oyabu 1964/Japan Nikkatsu First viewing/FilmStruck This Japanese noir is a darker, more violent version of Kubrick’s The Killing. Togawa (chipmunk-cheeked Jo Shishido) is sprung from prison where he has been read more

Zulu (1964)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Apr 16, 2018

Zulu Directed by Cy Endfield Written by John Prebble and Cy Endfield 1964/UK Diamond Films First viewing/Netflix rental   Adendorff: What the hell do you mean “cowardly blacks?” They died on your side, didn’t they? And who the hell do you think is coming to wipe out your littl read more

The T.A.M.I. Show (1964)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Apr 15, 2018

The T.A.M.I. Sho Directed by Steve Binder Written by William Sargent Jr. 1964/USA Screen Entertainment Co./Screencraft International/Theatrofilm First viewing/Netflix rental   Pure heaven. On three glorious nights in 1964, the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium was lit up by thousands of screamin read more

Marnie (1964)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Apr 14, 2018

Marnie Directed by Alfred Hitchcock Written by Jay Presson Allen from the novel by Winston Graham 1964/USA Universal Pictures/Geoffrey Stanley/Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions Repeat viewing/Netflix rental One of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die   Mark Rutland: What do you believe in? read more

Becket (1964)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Apr 13, 2018

Becket Directed by Peter Glenville Written by Edward Anhalt from a play by Jean Anouih as translated by Lucienne Hill 1964/USA/UK Wallis-Hazen/Paramount Film Service/Keep Films First viewing/Netflix rental Despite the spectacular production values and fine acting, this really wasn’t for me. read more

Girl with Green Eyes (1964)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Apr 11, 2018

Girl with Green Eyes Directed by Desmond Davis Written by Edna O’Brien from her novel 1964/UK Woodfall Film Productions First viewing/FilmStruck   I could watch Rita Tushingham’s expressive face all day. The film is set in Dublin and environs.  Kate Brady (Tushingham) and Baba Br read more

Guns at Batasi (1964)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Apr 10, 2018

Guns at Batasi Directed by John Guillermin Written by Robert Holles, Leo Marks, and Marshall Pugh from Holles’s novel 1964/UK Twentieth Century Fox/George H. Brown Productions First viewing/Netflix rental Richard Attenborough had two great performances in very different roles in 1964 – read more

Viva Las Vegas (1964)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Apr 9, 2018

Viva Las Vegas Directed by George Sidney Written by Sally Benson !964/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing?/Netflix rental If you are looking for your first Elvis movie this would be a good place to start.  Has Elvis being Elvis but WOW that Ann-Margret! Lucky Jackson (Elvis Presley) makes his read more

Bedtime Story (1964)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Apr 8, 2018

Bedtime Story Directed by Ralph Levy Written by Stanley Shapiro and Paul Henning 1964/USA Pennebaker Productions/The Lankershim Company/Universal Pictures First viewing/YouTube   Despite the promising cast, this sex comedy fell flat for me. Lawrence Jameson (David Niven) has spent years perf read more

A Hard Day’s Night (1964)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Apr 7, 2018

A Hard Day’s Night Directed by Richard Lester Written by Alun Owen 1964/UK Walter Shenson Films/Proscenium Films/Maljack Productions Repeat viewing/Netflix rental One of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Still a Beatlemaniac after all these years! This is the filmmakers’ idea of read more

Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Apr 6, 2018

Two Thousand Maniacs! Directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis Written by Herschell Gordon Lewis 1964/USA Jacqueline Kay/Friedman-Lewis Productions First viewing/Netflix rental Tom White: It means this centennial is a centennial of blood vengeance! It means… It means we’re here to be killed! T read more

Black Like Me (1964)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Apr 5, 2018

Black Like Me Directed by Carl Lerner Written by Carl and Gerda Lerner from a book by John Howard Griffin 1964/USA The Hilltop Company First viewing/YouTube   This  the true story of a white reporter who chemically changed the color of his skin so he could experience life for Black people in read more
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