Harley Cokeliss

  • Harley Cokeliss – Black Moon Rising (1986)

    1981-1990ActionHarley CokelissThrillerUSA

    Buckle up for ride in the Black Moon, a sleek, high-tech supercar, powered by hydrogen and capable of speeds of over 300mph! Tommy Lee Jones (Rolling Thunder, Under Siege) stars as Sam Quint, a master thief working for the government who hides a computer disc loaded with evidence of corporate crime in a prototype supercar, the Black Moon. When a gang of thieves steal the car, Quint seduces their leader, Nina (Linda Hamilton, Terminator), to get to the disc. But in order to reclaim his property, Quint and Nina must break into an impenetrable skyscraper and take down Ed Ryland (Robert Vaughn, The Delta Force), the head of a dangerous stolen car syndicate…A fast-moving, hydrogen-fuelled action thriller written by John Carpenter (Halloween, The Thing), Black Moon Rising has earned admiration from cult movie audiences for its thrilling chase sequences, pounding synth score, and slick direction courtesy of Harley Cokeliss (Battle Truck, The Glitterball).Read More »

  • Harley Cokeliss – Crash! (1971)

    Harley Cokeliss1971-1980ExperimentalShort FilmUnited Kingdom

    A surreal, moody short about the fetishization of automobiles and auto accidents.

    Short film produced by the BBC about JG Ballard’s Crash. “The film was a product of the most experimental, darkest phase of Ballard’s career. It was an era of psychological blowback from the sudden, shocking death of his wife in 1964, an era that had produced the cut-up ‘condensed novels’ of Atrocity plus a series of strange collages and ‘advertisers’ announcements’. […] After Freud’s exploration within the psyche it is now the outer world of reality which must be quantified and eroticised.’ Later there were further literary experiments, concrete poems and ‘impressionistic’ film reviews, and an aborted multimedia theatrical play based around car crashes. After that came an actual gallery exhibition of crashed cars, replete with strippers and the drunken destruction of the ‘exhibits’ by an enraged audience.”Read More »

  • Harley Cokeliss – That Summer (1979)

    1971-1980DramaHarley CokelissRomanceUnited Kingdom


    This mostly unknown film starring Ray Winstone was filmed mainly on location in Torquay Devon in the spring of 1978. That Summer is a cult Ray Winstone film that was shot almost entirely on location in Torquay Devon. The film follows Steve played by Ray Winstone who has just got out of bortstal, fed up with his life going no where in London, he decides to travel to Torquay to try and win the annual Torbay swimming race.
    At the same time two girls travel to Torquay from the North of England to work as chamber maids for the summer. They meet the two boys.From then on it’s a slightly punky coming-of-age flick set by the seaside.Read More »

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