login bonus betdaq app for iphone_free login no deposit sign up bonus mobile casino australia_free login BetBright Casino Review & Ratings - AskGamblers https://www.google.com//fbe/ Celebrating Films of the 1960s & 1970s en Serendipity 1.5.2 - http://www.s9y.org/ Mon, 21 Jan 2019 19:45:38 GMT /fbe/templates/default/img/s9y_banner_small.png RSS: Cinema Retro - Out of the Past - Celebrating Films of the 1960s & 1970s https://www.google.com//fbe/ 100 21 THE BIZARRE LAWSUIT INVOLVING LUCASFILM AND THE ORIGINAL "STAR WARS" STORM TROOPER HELMET DESIGNS https://www.google.com//fbe/index.php?/archives/10375-THE-BIZARRE-LAWSUIT-INVOLVING-LUCASFILM-AND-THE-ORIGINAL-STAR-WARS-STORM-TROOPER-HELMET-DESIGNS.html Out of the Past /fbe/index.php?/archives/10375-THE-BIZARRE-LAWSUIT-INVOLVING-LUCASFILM-AND-THE-ORIGINAL-STAR-WARS-STORM-TROOPER-HELMET-DESIGNS.html#comments /fbe/wfwcomment.php?cid=10375 0 /fbe/rss.php?version=2.0&type=comments&cid=10375 nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro) <p> </p> <p><!-- s9ymdb:10017 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" src="/fbe/uploads/starwarsstorm.jpg" width="450" height="192" /> </p> <p>Writing on the web site syfy.com, Drew Turney relates the remarkable modern David vs. Goliath story of how a British prop maker became unwittingly ensnared in an international legal case when Lucasfilm filed suit against him and demanded $20 million in damages. His &quot;crime&quot;? Having provided helmets he had previously designed for use by the Storm Troopers in the original &quot;Star Wars&quot; then replicating his own designs for sale decades later as collectibles.&#160; Rather than spill the beans in this synopsis, just <a href="https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/how-lucasfilm-sued-the-guy-who-made-the-stormtrooper-helmets-and-lost">click here </a>to read the fascinating case that ended up having a happy ending, though not for Lucasfilm. <br /> </p> Thu, 31 Jan 2019 13:02:00 +0000 /fbe/index.php?/archives/10375-guid.html http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ OUT OF THE PAST: PROMOTING "BERSERK!" AND "THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY" https://www.google.com//fbe/index.php?/archives/10367-OUT-OF-THE-PAST-PROMOTING-BERSERK!-AND-THE-GOOD,-THE-BAD-AND-THE-UGLY.html Out of the Past /fbe/index.php?/archives/10367-OUT-OF-THE-PAST-PROMOTING-BERSERK!-AND-THE-GOOD,-THE-BAD-AND-THE-UGLY.html#comments /fbe/wfwcomment.php?cid=10367 0 /fbe/rss.php?version=2.0&type=comments&cid=10367 nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro) <p><!-- s9ymdb:10006 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" src="/fbe/uploads/BERSERKWEB.jpg" width="450" height="728" /> </p> <p><!-- s9ymdb:10007 --><!-- s9ymdb:10008 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" src="/fbe/uploads/GBUWEB_edited-1.jpg" width="450" height="703" /> <br /></p> <p>A long time ago in our own galaxy, independent movie theaters prided themselves on creating unique promotional stunts, as evidenced from these photos from a March 1968 issue of Boxoffice magazine. In the parlance of the era, theater owners were &quot;taking it to the streets&quot; in order to drum up awareness of their latest showings. Sometimes models were employed and on other occasions, hapless theater employees were subjected to participating in rather bizarre and comical publicity stunts. These two photos show a model on the streets passing out leaflets to seemingly unimpressed passersby for the Joan Crawford thriller &quot;Berserk!&quot; and a mannequin dressed as Clint Eastwood's Man with No Name for &quot;The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.&quot; Those were the days! <br /></p> Wed, 23 Jan 2019 13:04:00 +0000 /fbe/index.php?/archives/10367-guid.html http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ FOUR GREAT NATALIE WOOD FILMS https://www.google.com//fbe/index.php?/archives/7620-FOUR-GREAT-NATALIE-WOOD-FILMS.html Out of the Past /fbe/index.php?/archives/7620-FOUR-GREAT-NATALIE-WOOD-FILMS.html#comments /fbe/wfwcomment.php?cid=7620 0 /fbe/rss.php?version=2.0&type=comments&cid=7620 nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro) <p> </p> <p> </p> <div class="serendipity_imageComment_center" style="width: 600px;"> <div class="serendipity_imageComment_img"><!-- s9ymdb:6516 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" src="/fbe/uploads/natalietub.jpg" width="600" height="339" /></div> <div class="serendipity_imageComment_txt">Natalie cools off even as she heats up the audience in Splendor in the Grass. </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Kimberly Lindbergs of the Movie Morlocks site presents her &quot;Four Reasons Why I Love Natalie Wood&quot; through analyzing Love With the Proper Stranger, This Property is Condemned, Rebel Without a Cause and Splendor in the Grass. (What? No West Side Story or Bob &amp; Carol &amp; Ted &amp; Alice???) &#160;We concur that Natalie Wood's screen presence just seems to get better with time. <a href="http://moviemorlocks.com/2013/08/15/four-reasons-why-i-love-natalie-wood/">Click here</a> to find out why.&#160;</p> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:37:00 +0000 /fbe/index.php?/archives/7620-guid.html http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ OUT OF THE PAST: PROMOTING "THE ITALIAN JOB" (1969) https://www.google.com//fbe/index.php?/archives/10365-OUT-OF-THE-PAST-PROMOTING-THE-ITALIAN-JOB-1969.html Out of the Past /fbe/index.php?/archives/10365-OUT-OF-THE-PAST-PROMOTING-THE-ITALIAN-JOB-1969.html#comments /fbe/wfwcomment.php?cid=10365 0 /fbe/rss.php?version=2.0&type=comments&cid=10365 nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro) <p><!-- s9ymdb:10001 --><!-- s9ymdb:10002 --><!-- s9ymdb:10003 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" src="/fbe/uploads/italianalbum.jpg" width="458" height="374" /><br /> </p> <p><!-- s9ymdb:10004 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" src="/fbe/uploads/italiannovel.jpg" width="436" height="355" /> </p> <p><strong>BY LEE PFEIFFER<br /></strong></p> <p>Those of us of a certain age can recall collecting movie pressbooks (called campaign books in the UK). These were sent by movie studios to theaters and served as a guide to the specific film, loaded with promotional ideas and alerting theater owners to merchandise they could tie into when showing the movie. Pressbooks are now a thing of the distant past, a casualty of the more cost-efficient method of providing publicity materials through on-line sites for which the press is given passwords. It may be more practical but there was great joy for collector's thumbing through these marvelous guides page-by-page. Here are some promotional blocks from the American pressbook for the 1969 comedy crime classic &quot;The Italian Job&quot; starring Michael Caine and Noel Coward. They recall a golden era when you could count on a vinyl soundtrack and paperback novel tie-in to accompany the release of a movie. It may surprise our readers to know that the film wasn't a hit in America but over the decades it has built a very loyal following in the UK where you can still buy a reproduction of the quad movie poster in souvenir stores in Piccadilly. As for the Americanized remake starring Mark Wahlberg, well, the less said the better. <br /> </p> Mon, 21 Jan 2019 13:14:00 +0000 /fbe/index.php?/archives/10365-guid.html http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "THE HAUNTING" (1963): READ THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER'S ORIGINAL REVIEW https://www.google.com//fbe/index.php?/archives/10351-THE-HAUNTING-1963-READ-THE-HOLLYWOOD-REPORTERS-ORIGINAL-REVIEW.html Out of the Past /fbe/index.php?/archives/10351-THE-HAUNTING-1963-READ-THE-HOLLYWOOD-REPORTERS-ORIGINAL-REVIEW.html#comments /fbe/wfwcomment.php?cid=10351 0 /fbe/rss.php?version=2.0&type=comments&cid=10351 nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro) <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/SrE9FQwWTcA" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe> <p> </p> <p>Shirley Jackson's famed ghost story novel &quot;The Haunting of Hill House&quot; was originally made into an MGM film by director Robert Wise in 1963 Jan de Bont's 1999 remake was poorly received and most recently, there is a hit Netflix series inspired by Jackson's book. However, for pure brilliance, Wise's interpretation of the story still stands as a masterpiece of the horror film genre in which ambiguity and unexplained events prove to be more chilling than most films that employ over-the-top special effects. For all of respect accorded the film today, it was not particularly well-received by critics when it originally opened. One of the more positive and insightful reviews was written by James Powers for The Hollywood Reporter. <a href="https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/haunting-review-1963-movie-1133377">Click here</a> to read. <br /> </p> Sat, 05 Jan 2019 13:39:00 +0000 /fbe/index.php?/archives/10351-guid.html http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ MOVIE BOMBS THAT BANKRUPTED THEIR STUDIOS https://www.google.com//fbe/index.php?/archives/10347-MOVIE-BOMBS-THAT-BANKRUPTED-THEIR-STUDIOS.html Out of the Past /fbe/index.php?/archives/10347-MOVIE-BOMBS-THAT-BANKRUPTED-THEIR-STUDIOS.html#comments /fbe/wfwcomment.php?cid=10347 0 /fbe/rss.php?version=2.0&type=comments&cid=10347 nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro) <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/SMvMU5rtYno" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe> <p> </p> <p>The web site Looper provides some video evidence of mega-budget cinematic misfires that caused their studios and/or production companies to fold. With the benefit of hindsight, we can all say &quot;What were they thinking???&quot; but at the time these were deemed to be &quot;can't miss&quot; blockbusters. <br /></p> Fri, 04 Jan 2019 13:09:00 +0000 /fbe/index.php?/archives/10347-guid.html http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ SERGIO LEONE'S "THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY": THE AMERICAN TRAILER https://www.google.com//fbe/index.php?/archives/10331-SERGIO-LEONES-THE-GOOD,-THE-BAD-AND-THE-UGLY-THE-AMERICAN-TRAILER.html Out of the Past /fbe/index.php?/archives/10331-SERGIO-LEONES-THE-GOOD,-THE-BAD-AND-THE-UGLY-THE-AMERICAN-TRAILER.html#comments /fbe/wfwcomment.php?cid=10331 0 /fbe/rss.php?version=2.0&type=comments&cid=10331 nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro) <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/WCN5JJY_wiA" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe> <p> </p> <p>Feast your eyes on the outstanding American release trailer for Sergio Leone's 1966 masterpiece &quot;The Good, the Bad and the Ugly&quot; starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef and Eli Wallach- although composer Ennio Morricone deserves co-star billing for his legendary score.&#160; <br /></p> Fri, 28 Dec 2018 13:05:00 +0000 /fbe/index.php?/archives/10331-guid.html http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ OUT OF THE PAST: COLUMBIA PICTURES' HOLIDAY FILMS, 1967 https://www.google.com//fbe/index.php?/archives/10292-OUT-OF-THE-PAST-COLUMBIA-PICTURES-HOLIDAY-FILMS,-1967.html Out of the Past /fbe/index.php?/archives/10292-OUT-OF-THE-PAST-COLUMBIA-PICTURES-HOLIDAY-FILMS,-1967.html#comments /fbe/wfwcomment.php?cid=10292 0 /fbe/rss.php?version=2.0&type=comments&cid=10292 nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro) <p> <!-- s9ymdb:9928 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" src="/fbe/uploads/AMBUSHERS45OXMAS.png" width="450" height="342" /></p> <p>This ad culled from the New York Times Archive shows quite a disparity in the films that Columbia Pictures was promoting for the holiday season in 1967: the Oscar-winning &quot;A Man for All Seasons&quot; (which had been in release since the previous year!) along with the third guilty pleasure Dean Martin Matt Helm flick &quot;The Ambushers&quot;. Those were the days, indeed.&#160; <br /></p> Fri, 21 Dec 2018 13:35:00 +0000 /fbe/index.php?/archives/10292-guid.html http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ FAILED ATTEMPTS TO REBOOT FILM FRANCHISES https://www.google.com//fbe/index.php?/archives/10306-FAILED-ATTEMPTS-TO-REBOOT-FILM-FRANCHISES.html Out of the Past /fbe/index.php?/archives/10306-FAILED-ATTEMPTS-TO-REBOOT-FILM-FRANCHISES.html#comments /fbe/wfwcomment.php?cid=10306 0 /fbe/rss.php?version=2.0&type=comments&cid=10306 nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro) <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/w3ugHP-yZXw" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe> <p> </p> <p>The AV Club sets its sights on misguided and largely failed efforts to reboot initially popular film franchises. In general, the article illustrates how a franchise can be diminished when its continued without artistic passion but merely for the purpose of creating artificial enthusiasm through aggressive marketing. Among the celluloid victims: Ghostbusters, Robin Hood, the Terminator, Superman and Jack Ryan.<a href="https://film.avclub.com/false-re-start-24-failed-attempts-to-reboot-a-movie-f-1830565494"> Click here</a> to read. <br /> </p> Tue, 18 Dec 2018 13:16:00 +0000 /fbe/index.php?/archives/10306-guid.html http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ OUT OF THE PAST: KIRK DOUGLAS RECEIVES HONORARY OSCAR IN 1996 https://www.google.com//fbe/index.php?/archives/10315-OUT-OF-THE-PAST-KIRK-DOUGLAS-RECEIVES-HONORARY-OSCAR-IN-1996.html Out of the Past /fbe/index.php?/archives/10315-OUT-OF-THE-PAST-KIRK-DOUGLAS-RECEIVES-HONORARY-OSCAR-IN-1996.html#comments /fbe/wfwcomment.php?cid=10315 0 /fbe/rss.php?version=2.0&type=comments&cid=10315 nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro) <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/wBF-0j1IPXw" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p> </p> <p>Relive the moving moment at the 1996 Academy Awards at which Kirk Douglas received an honorary (and well-deserved) Oscar, presented by Steven Spielberg. Though compromised by the effects of a stroke, the screen legend looked as handsome as ever and was gracious in his acceptance of the award. <br /> </p> Wed, 05 Dec 2018 13:00:00 +0000 /fbe/index.php?/archives/10315-guid.html http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ OUT OF THE PAST: MOVIES IN RELEASE, NOVEMBER 1965 https://www.google.com//fbe/index.php?/archives/10293-OUT-OF-THE-PAST-MOVIES-IN-RELEASE,-NOVEMBER-1965.html Out of the Past /fbe/index.php?/archives/10293-OUT-OF-THE-PAST-MOVIES-IN-RELEASE,-NOVEMBER-1965.html#comments /fbe/wfwcomment.php?cid=10293 0 /fbe/rss.php?version=2.0&type=comments&cid=10293 nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro) <p> <!-- s9ymdb:9929 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" src="/fbe/uploads/NYTIMESNOVEMBER65copy.jpg" width="450" height="954" /></p> <p><!-- s9ymdb:9930 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" src="/fbe/uploads/NYTIMESNOV652.png" width="481" height="564" /> </p> <p>This advertisement from the New York Times Archive from November, 1965 illustrates the wide variety of fine movies that were playing in New York theaters simultaneously. Among them: &quot;The Cincinnati Kid&quot;, &quot;The Hill&quot;, &quot;Darling&quot;&#160; &quot;King Rat&quot;, &quot;The Ipcress File&quot;, &quot;The Leather Boys&quot;, &quot;Ship of Fools&quot;, &quot;Repulsion&quot;, &quot;The Greatest Story Ever Told&quot;,&#160; &quot;Return from the Ashes&quot;, &quot;The War Lord&quot; and &quot;Sands of the Kalahari&quot;.&#160; <br /></p> Tue, 20 Nov 2018 13:00:00 +0000 /fbe/index.php?/archives/10293-guid.html http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "TRAILERS FROM HELL": ALAN SPENCER ON "THE SAND PEBBLES" https://www.google.com//fbe/index.php?/archives/10267-TRAILERS-FROM-HELL-ALAN-SPENCER-ON-THE-SAND-PEBBLES.html Out of the Past /fbe/index.php?/archives/10267-TRAILERS-FROM-HELL-ALAN-SPENCER-ON-THE-SAND-PEBBLES.html#comments /fbe/wfwcomment.php?cid=10267 0 /fbe/rss.php?version=2.0&type=comments&cid=10267 nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro) <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/sHrQlMBdc8o" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe> <p> </p> <p>Joe Dante's &quot;Trailers from Hell&quot; presents Alan Spencer analyzing Robert Wise's 1966 epic &quot;The Sand Pebbles&quot;, which afforded Steve McQueen his only Oscar nomination for his superb performance. Spencer succinctly nails down the key aspects of this superb film, which received wide acclaim when released but which is often ignored by the critical establishment today. <br /></p> Sat, 17 Nov 2018 13:01:00 +0000 /fbe/index.php?/archives/10267-guid.html http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ OUT OF THE PAST: "THE GHOST IN THE INVISIBLE BIKINI" (1966) https://www.google.com//fbe/index.php?/archives/10258-OUT-OF-THE-PAST-THE-GHOST-IN-THE-INVISIBLE-BIKINI-1966.html Out of the Past /fbe/index.php?/archives/10258-OUT-OF-THE-PAST-THE-GHOST-IN-THE-INVISIBLE-BIKINI-1966.html#comments /fbe/wfwcomment.php?cid=10258 0 /fbe/rss.php?version=2.0&type=comments&cid=10258 nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro) <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/mghTPnEDKsU" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe> <p> </p> <p> </p> <div class="serendipity_imageComment_center" style="width: 450px;"> <div class="serendipity_imageComment_img"><!-- s9ymdb:9870 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" src="/fbe/uploads/ghostbikini450.jpg" width="450" height="357" /></div> <div class="serendipity_imageComment_txt">Nancy Sinatra and Aron Kincaid are menaced by George Barrows. </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Enjoy the original trailer for the so-bad-it's-fun 1966 horror movie spoof &quot;The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini&quot; that somehow boasts an eclectic cast consisting of esteemed movie greats along with cult film favorites. It's painful to see such fine, legendary actors as Boris Karloff and Basil Rathbone so discarded by the major studios that they had to appear in celluloid dreck such as this. There were some brighter horizons for some of those involved: Nancy Sinatra would go on to star in &quot;The Wild Angels&quot; and &quot;Speedway&quot; (opposite Elvis Presley). Karloff would still get to appear in two genuinely good films - &quot;The Venetian Affair&quot; and Bogdanovich's classic &quot;Targets&quot;, but poor Rathbone only had one more film on his horizon: the equally abysmal &quot;Hillbillies in a Haunted House&quot;.&#160; <br /></p> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:00:00 +0000 /fbe/index.php?/archives/10258-guid.html http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "TRAILERS FROM HELL" PRESENTS JOHN LANDIS ON "THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE" https://www.google.com//fbe/index.php?/archives/10259-TRAILERS-FROM-HELL-PRESENTS-JOHN-LANDIS-ON-THE-FALL-OF-THE-ROMAN-EMPIRE.html Out of the Past /fbe/index.php?/archives/10259-TRAILERS-FROM-HELL-PRESENTS-JOHN-LANDIS-ON-THE-FALL-OF-THE-ROMAN-EMPIRE.html#comments /fbe/wfwcomment.php?cid=10259 0 /fbe/rss.php?version=2.0&type=comments&cid=10259 nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro) <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/WS-zJEVSR20" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>If you're among the many Cinema Retro readers who have read our Movie Classics special issue devoted to epic films of the 1960s, you'll know that the story behind producer Samuel Bronston's ill-fated 1964 epic &quot;The Fall of the Roman Empire&quot; played out like a Greek tragedy (with apologies to the Romans.) Director Joe Dante's addictive &quot;Trailers from Hell&quot; web site presents another esteemed director, John Landis, analyzing the film through its original trailer.&#160; While we don't agree with his conclusion that it is a &quot;terrible movie&quot;, we did laugh out loud at some of his observations: especially the bizarre tag lines used on screen during the trailer that promise the film displays not just a few emotions, but ALL emotions! In fact, the trailer appears to have put together by someone for whom English was a fourth language. <br /></p> Sun, 11 Nov 2018 13:39:00 +0000 /fbe/index.php?/archives/10259-guid.html http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ VISIT THE "1966: MY FAVORITE YEAR" WEB SITE https://www.google.com//fbe/index.php?/archives/7484-VISIT-THE-1966-MY-FAVORITE-YEAR-WEB-SITE.html Out of the Past /fbe/index.php?/archives/7484-VISIT-THE-1966-MY-FAVORITE-YEAR-WEB-SITE.html#comments /fbe/wfwcomment.php?cid=7484 0 /fbe/rss.php?version=2.0&type=comments&cid=7484 nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro) <p> </p> <p><!-- s9ymdb:6393 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" src="/fbe/uploads/gfuapril.jpg" width="492" height="640" /> </p> <p> </p> <p><!-- s9ymdb:6394 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" src="/fbe/uploads/batmanprojector.jpg" width="422" height="640" /> </p> <p>Retro movie lover Steven Thompson has put together a marvelous web site that pays tribute to his favorite year: 1966. It's hard to argue with his logic, especially if you were growing up then. The Beatles, James Bond, Batman, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., British invasion rock, great comic books, and so much more all at your fingertips. The site features vintage ads for movies, TV shows and products of the day, as well as vintage comic strips and film clips. <a href="http://1966myfavoriteyear.blogspot.com/">Click here</a> to view &#160;</p> Sat, 10 Nov 2018 13:00:00 +0000 /fbe/index.php?/archives/7484-guid.html http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/