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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Saturday Night at the Movies 6/28/14!

Who cares what picture we see?


Harvey Keitel? Not likely. In any case, this will be tonight's choice...












This is another of those movies from back in the day that I somehow just never saw. But it's from that golden post-Star Wars period when we were excited by each new big science fiction production to come down the pike - regardless of whether the movie was actually any good or not.



This movie was started by the late great John Barry - not the celebrated composer of 11 James Bond scores - but the celebrated production designer from Star Wars and Superman. After his passing, the project was handed over to Stanley Donen (!) - yes - that Stanley Donen - the director of Singing in the Rain. I don't know why either.


So, credible actors stuck in a three actor story being directed by a man who was far more known for directing movie musicals than science fiction? Yes, that will work just fine.


Because I like cinematic fiascos - this just joined the video vault on Blu-Ray - and you could be watching with me any time - even tonight - if you felt like coming on by...








Until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!

6 comments:

  1. I remember the big deal about this was Farrah's quick boob shot. It's got some interesting stuff going on, but it's butt numb-a-thon for the most part and the acting is pretty horrible across the board. Have a fun Sat. night at the movies !

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  2. Great poster for an odd, mixed up film. The dubbing on Kietel is unforgivable, though the boob might redeem it.

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  3. Starts out great, ends up horrible. I'm not fully sure, but I think I know which scenes were directed by Barry (the few good ones), which by Donen (all the bad ones) :)

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    1. You might well be right there, Mr. M.

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