Musical

Herbert Wilcox – Irene (1940)

Sent by her employers on an errand to the home of the wealthy Mrs. Vincent, Irene O’Dare
meets Don, a friend of Bob, Mrs. Vincent’s son. Attracted to Irene, Don decides to invest
some money in Bob’s latest venture, the “Madame Lucy” dress shop, in order to give Irene a
job there as a model. She is very successful and Bob also becomes attracted to her. Read More »

Jacques Demy – The Pied Piper (1972)

Synopsis:
Greed, corruption, ignorance, stupidity, and disease. Midsummer, 1349: the Black Death reaches northern Germany. A family of strolling players travel to Hamelin for the Mayor’s daughter’s wedding to the Baron’s son. He wants her dowry to pay his army, while his father taxes the people to build a cathedral he thinks will save his soul. A local Jewish apothecary tries to find a treatment for the plague. The Priests charge him with heresy and witchcraft. A mysterious minstrel (Donovan), who joined up with the players and who has soothed the Mayor’s daughter with his music, promises to rid the town of rats for a fee. The Mayor agrees, then reneges after the rats have been dealt with. In the morning, the plague, the Jew’s execution, and the Piper’s revenge come at once. Read More »

Clark Santee – Graffiti Rock (1984)

Quote:
Graffiti Rock resembled a hip hop version of the popular television dance shows at the time such as Soul Train and American Bandstand. It was created and hosted by Michael Holman, who was the manager of the popular break-dancing crew, the New York City Breakers. It features Run-D.M.C., Shannon, The New York City Breakers DJ Jimmie Jazz, Kool Moe Dee and Special K of the Treacherous Three. The New York City Breakers, who were fresh off of their success from the movie Beat Street, made a showcase appearance. Read More »

Peter Neal & Nicolas Roeg – Glastonbury Fayre (1972)

Synopsis:
In the Summer of 1971 the Glastonbury legend was born when the organisers decided to try and create a festival that would be a forerunner for an ‘alternative and utopian society’. The festival encompassed Midsummer’s Day, and in true medieval tradition, the area of Worthy Farm, Pilton was given over to music, dance, poetry, theatre, spontaneous entertainment and nudity. Read More »

Borivoj Zeman – Fantom Morrisvillu AKA The Phantom of Morrisville (1966)

The Phantom of Morrisville is parody upon cheap crime mystery books. The story takes place on old mysterious english mansion. Its filled with typical pulp fiction characters who are grotesque just by themselves. The Movie starts in theatre where one of the musicians with easy part of Bizets Carmen opera reads crime story and identifies himself with noble Lord Hanibal Morris and his adventure. He is going to be married to beautiful Clarence but she has a terrible secret. Notorious villain Manuel Diaz is about to be executed but with help from his criminal buddys Dixi and Miki he is able to escape at the very last moment. Now he is on his way to Morrisville. Read More »

Charles Walters – Dangerous When Wet (1953)

A young woman enters a contest to be the first to swim the English Channel. Read More »

Arthur Lubin – Abbott & Costello: In The Navy (1941)

Russ Raymond, America’s number one crooner, disappears and joins the Navy under the name Tommy Halstead. Dorothy Roberts, a magazine journalist, is intent on finding out what happened to Russ and she tries everything she can to get a picture of him to prove he’s Russ Raymond. Tommy’s friends, Pomeroy Watson and Smokey Adams,help him while Pomeroy writes love letters to Patty Andrews. But because Smokey makes Pomeroy lie about himself in the letters, and when Patty comes to the Navy base, she’s furious at Pomeroy. When Pomeroy, Smokey, Tommy and the Andrews sisters set sail for Hawaii, Pomeroy discovers there’s a tomato in the potato locker, and she’s been snapping shots of Tommy the whole trip. Whether Pomeroy’s proving that 7 x 13 = 28 – three different ways, having Smokey help him play ship captain for Patty, or falling out of his hammock, it’s an Abbott and Costello classic. Read More »