Tag Archives: 1960s

Steve Binder – The T.A.M.I. Show (1964)

Filmed just eight months after The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, THE T.A.M.I. SHOW introduced rock ‘n’ soul youth culture to America in the first concert movie of the rock era. One of the rarest and most sought-after performance films from its time, the 1964 concert event featured future Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Rolling Stones, James Brown, Chuck Berry, The Beach Boys, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson And The Miracles, The Supremes and many other American and British Invasion hitmakers in their prime. Read More »

Ishirô Honda – Mosura tai Gojira AKA Godzilla vs Mothra (1964)

Synopsis:
A greedy developer has placed huge machines to suck dry a part of the ocean near Tokyo so he can put luxury condos there. After a storm, a giant egg washes up on the beach nearby and is immediately put on public display. The developer’s plans go awry when he disrupts Godzilla’s rest and the monster goes stomping through Tokyo again. It’s up to the elderly Mothra, and then to its two offspring, to save Tokyo from destruction. Read More »

Seijun Suzuki – Aisaikun konban wa: Aru kettou AKA Good Evening Dear Husband: A Duel (1968)

A writer and his wife have their house invaded by a young man sheltering from a storm. The woman panics and asks her husband to see the stranger off. A shot is fired. What the hell is going on? King, Queen, Jack… Trouble brewing in the palace. Read More »

Masahiro Shinoda – Yûhi ni akai ore no kao AKA Killers On Parade (1961)

Mod-sixties visuals and black humor mark this wild New Wave masterpiece about a vengeful contractor who hires a series of young killers to target a woman muckraker. Trouble brews when an amateur marksman shows up his eclectic competition. Directed from a script by Shuji Terayama, Shinoda’s colorful showcase of action (and unexpected song!) has been compared to a pastiche of Pierrot le Fou and Kubrick’s The Killing. —NYFF 2010 Read More »

Rudolph Cartier – BBC Play of the Month: An Ideal Husband (1969)

An Ideal Husband (BBC1, 1969, dir. Rudolph Cartier)

Rudolph Cartier’s Play of the Month version of Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband (1895) shares the same aesthetic of visual pleasure realised through detail as Cedric Messina’s Pygmalion (BBC1 16 December 1973), as well as many common features of setting and dressing; ballrooms, studies, morning rooms, elegant dresses and eveningwear. However, Cartier’s directorial technique demonstrates a greater awareness of the possibilities of studio technique to comment upon the action of a play, and is an exemplary production in its use of finely realised period detail to achieve dramatic effects, as an interpretation that works on deeper levels than surface aesthetic visual pleasure. Read More »

Janusz Majewski – Ja gore! (1968)

Ja gore! / I Am Burning 1967. Part of TV anthology: Opowiesci Niezwykle (The Amazing Stories). Written and directed by Janusz Majewski. Based on Henryk Rzewuski’s short story.HDTVRip 720p (TVP1 HD broadcast).

Awards: Brazowy Lajkonik in the feature film category at the Cracow Short Feature Festival, 1968. Read More »

David Lynch – The Alphabet (1968)

After Six Figures Getting Sick, Lynch was reluctant to continue working in film due to the high cost involved. However, fellow student H. Barton Wasserman saw Lynch’s moving painting, and gave him $1000 to create similar one. “He (Wasserman) would buy a projector and mount it to the floor next to his chair and it would be bolted down, so he’d just click on the projector and have a screen that this thing would play on. And when the projector was off, the screen would be just like a piece of sculpture.”1 Lynch used $450 of the money to buy a used Bolex camera, then went to work filming. After two months of work, he took the film to be developed, only to discover the film didn’t turn out. Read More »