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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Apr 21, 2019

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Directed by Richard Lester Written by Melvin Frank and Michael Pertwee from the book to the Broadway musical and an ancient play by Titus Maccias Plautus 1966/USA Melvin Frank Production First viewing/Netflix rental Add Stephen Sondheim’s songs to read more

Violence at Noon (1966)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Apr 20, 2019

Violence at Noon (Hakuchu no torima) Directed by Nagasa Oshima Written by Tsutomu Tomura from a novel by Taijun Takeda 1966/Japan Sozosha First viewing/Netflix rental   Director Oshima’s favorite theme is the intersection of sex, violence and death.  Despite the buckets of style applied, read more

Godard and Mr. Chicken(1966)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Apr 17, 2019

I didn’t pay enough attention to either of these movies to write a full review. Masculin/Feminin Directed by Jean-Luc Godard Written by Jean-Luc Godard from stories by Guy de Maupassant 1966/France/Sweden Anouchka Films/Svensk Filmindustri/etc. Repeat viewing/Netflix rental One of 1001 Movies read more

Young Törless (1966)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Apr 13, 2019

Young Törless (Der junge Törless) Directed by Volker Schlöndorff Written by Herbert Asmadi and Volker Schlöndorff from a novel by Robert Musil 1966/West Germany/France Franz Seitz Filmproduktion/Nouvelles Editions de Films First viewing/Netflix rental   I knew going in that I did not want to read more

A Man for All Seasons (1966)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Apr 12, 2019

A Man for All Seasons Directed by Fred Zinneman Written by Robert Bolt from his play 1966/United Kingdom Highland Films First viewing/Netflix rental   The word for this is “sumptuous”.  And what a cast! The film is based on the true story of Henry VIII of England (Robert Shaw) and read more

Tokyo Drifter (1966)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Apr 10, 2019

Tokyo Drifter (Tokyo nagaremono) Directed by Seijun Suzuki Written by Yasunori Kawauchi 1966/Japan Nikkatsu Repeat viewing/Netflix rental   This film is a feast for the eyes.  Not so much for the mind or heart. Tetsuya Hondo is the right hand man to yakusa boss Kurata.  He follows Kurata in an read more

The Battle of Algiers (1966)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Apr 8, 2019

The Battle of Algiers (La battaglia di Algeri) Directed by Gillo Pontecorvo Written by Franco Salinas and Gillo Pontecorvo 1966/Italy/Algiers Casbah Film/Igor Film Repeat viewing/Netflix rental One of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Ben M’Hidi: And doesn’t it seem to you even mor read more

Grand Prix (1966)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Apr 4, 2019

Grand Prix Directed by John Frankenheimer Written by Robert Alan Arthur 1966/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/John Frankenheimer Productions/etc. First viewing/Netflix rental   If not for the splendid racing scenes, this would just be another waste of some good actors on 3 hours of typical mid-sixties m read more

Hunger (1966)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Apr 1, 2019

Hunger (Sult) Directed by Henning Carlsen Written by Henning Carlsen and Peter Seeberg from a novel by Knut Hamson 1966/Denmark/Sweden/Norway Sandrews/Studio ABC/Svenska Film Institutet First viewing/Amazon Instant   I have to be in the right mood to watch a man slowly starve to death while gra read more

Daimajin (1966)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 31, 2019

Daimajin Directed by Kimiyoshi Yasuda Written by Tetsuro Yushida 1966/Japan Daiei Studios First viewing/YouTube     Do not be mislead by false advertising.  This is basically a fairly decent samurai movie with some avenging giant statue action toward the very end. The samurai lord of a pea read more

Incubus (1966)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 30, 2019

Incubus Directed by Leslie Stevens Written Leslie Stevens 1966/US Contempo III Productions/Daystar Productions First viewing/YouTube Listed in They Shoot Zombies, Don’t They Here is your golden opportunity to watch William Shatner speak Esperanto. The setting is an island populated primarily w read more

How to Steal a Million (1966)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 27, 2019

How to Steal a Million Directed by William Wyler Written by Harry Kurnitz based on a story by George Bradshaw 1966/USA World Wide Productions First viewing/Amazon Instant   Nicole Bonnet: Are we planning the same sort of crime? Fans of Audrey Hepburn and Peter O’Toole should be entertaine read more

Seconds (1966)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 26, 2019

Seconds Directed by John Frankenheimer Written by Lewis John Carlino from a novel by David Ely 1966/USA Joel Productions/John Frankenheimer Productions Inc./Gibraltar Productions First viewing/Amazon Instant One of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Killer premise and cinematography are marred read more

The Taking of Power by Louis XIV (1966)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 18, 2019

The Taking of Power by Louis XIV (La prise de pouvoir par Louis XIV) Directed by Roberto Rossellini Written by Philippe Erlanger, Jean Gruaut, and Roberto Rossellini 1966/France Office de Radiodiffusion Television Francaise First viewing/Netflix rental   Rossellini embraces the bizarre in his h read more

Alfie (1966)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 17, 2019

Alfie Directed by Lewis Gilbert Written by Bill Naughton based on his play 1966/UK Lewis Gilbert/Sheldrake Films Repeat viewing/Amazon instant     It’s all about Michael Caine. Alfie (Caine) is a drop-dead gorgeous rotter with an eye for the vulnerable woman.  He keeps them on steady read more

7 Women (1966)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 14, 2019

7 Women Directed by John Ford Written by Janet Green and John McCormick from a short story by Norah Lofts 1966/USA Bernard Smith Productions/JohnFordProductions/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing/YouTube rental Ironic that John Ford’s swan song is Far Eastern rather than Old Western – and read more

A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 12, 2019

A Big Hand for the Little Lady Directed by Fielder Cook Written by Sidney Carroll 1966/USA Eden Productions Inc. First viewing/Netflix rental   A fine ensemble cast ensures an enjoyable movie despite the underwhelming plot payoff. The setting is the Old West.  The richest men in the territory read more

Fahrenheit 451 (1966)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 10, 2019

Fahrenheit 451 Directed by Francois Truffaut Written by Francois Truffaut And Jean-Louis Richard from a novel by Ray Bradbury 1966/UK Anglo Enterprises/Vineyard Film Ltd. Repeat viewing/Netflix rental     Francois Truffaut’s first and only English-language film seems even more releva read more

The Pornographers (1966)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 8, 2019

The Pornographers (1966) (Erogotoshi-tachi yori: Jinruigaku nyumon) Directed by Shohei Imamura Written by Shohei Imamura and Koji Numata from a novel by Akiyuki Nosaka 1966/Japan Imamura Productions/Nikkatsu First viewing/Netflix rental   Another Imamura film that went over my head. Mr. Ogata t read more

Come Drink with Me (1966)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 5, 2019

Come Drink with Me Directed by King Hu Written by King Hu and Shan-Hsi Ting 1966/Hong Kong Shaw Brothers First viewing/Amazon Instant   Good early chop-socky movie was marred somewhat on my viewing by bad English dubbing. Evil henchmen kidnap Golden Swallow’s brother, the Governor’s read more
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