Patrick Magee

  • Peter Brook – Marat/Sade (1967)

    Peter Brook1961-1970DramaUnited Kingdom
    Marat:Sade (1967)
    Marat:Sade (1967)

    In an insane asylum, Marquis de Sade directs Jean Paul Marat’s last days through a theater play. The actors are the patients.Read More »

  • Lucio Fulci – Gatto nero AKA Black Cat (1981)

    1981-1990HorrorItalyLucio FulciThriller

    Patrick Magee is a psychic that can communicate with the dead. He also has the ability to control the mind of his cat (who incidently is black). He uses the cat to take vengeance upon his enemies. A photographer (Mimsy Farmer) who happen to be working for the local constables (David Warbeck, Al Cliver) begins to notice cat scratches on some of the accident victims that are turning up. She pays a visit to Magee (kitty just happens to be present) and conveys her suspicions of the cat’s involvement in some of the local deaths. Kitty doesn’t like this at all, and it’s his turn to control the mind of owner Magee to take it’s vengeance out.Read More »

  • Steve Roberts – Sir Henry at Rawlinson End (1980)

    1971-1980ComedyCultSteve RobertsUnited Kingdom


    Vivian Stanshall’s priceless film of exquisite lunacy is is a work of absurd genius. The labyrinthine plot sees Sir Henry, a mad aristocratic war veteran, attempt to exorcise the trouserless ghost of his dead brother, Humbert, whom he accidentally killed in a drunken duck-shooting accident. This is aided, or hindered, by his mad family and servants including the tapeworm-obsessed Mrs. E; Old Scrotum; the eternally knitting Aunt Florrie; the Lady Philippa of Stains, a turkey-legged old soak. With German POW’s in the garden, a mechanical bulldog, a horse in the billiards room and a marriage bed furnished with a barbed-wire divide, the mayhem of Rawlinson End is endless…
    -Vivian StanshallRead More »

  • Roy Ward Baker – — And Now the Screaming Starts! (1973)

    1971-1980HorrorRoy Ward BakerThrillerUnited Kingdom

    In 1795, in England, the young woman Catherine (Stephanie Beacham) moves to the house of her fiancé Charles Fengriffen (Ian Ogilvy) in the country to get married with him. When she arrives, she feels interest in the portraits of the Fengriffen family, particularly in the one of Charle’s grandfather Henry Fengriffen (Herbert Lom), which seems to have a sort of evil entity possessing it. While admiring Henry’s face, a severed hand attacks Catherine through the picture on the wall. Later, she gets married with Charles, beginning her journey of mystery, eerie apparitions, secrets and deaths, and having her days filled with fear and the nights with horrors in a cursed family.Read More »

  • Samuel Beckett – Krapp’s Last Tape & Eh Joe (1972 – 1966)

    ExperimentalIrelandSamuel Beckett

    These two one act plays were shown as part of the “A Wake for Sam” season on the BBC.

    Krapp’s Last Tape (UK, BBC, 1972, 35 mins)

    Theatre play, written 1957 in English
    First published: New York 1958; Paris 1959
    First production: Royal Court Theatre, London, 1958, directed by Donald McWhinnie

    Directed by Donald McWhinnie
    Cast: Patrick MageeRead More »

  • Stanley Kubrick – Barry Lyndon (1975)

    1971-1980DramaEpicStanley KubrickUnited Kingdom

    Stanley Kubrick bent the conventions of the historical drama to his own will in this dazzling vision of a pitiless aristocracy, adapted from a novel by William Makepeace Thackeray. In picaresque detail, Barry Lyndon chronicles the adventures of an incorrigible trickster (Ryan O’Neal) whose opportunism takes him from an Irish farm to the battlefields of the Seven Years’ War and the parlors of high society. For the most sumptuously crafted film of his career, Kubrick recreated the decadent surfaces and intricate social codes of the period, evoking the light and texture of eighteenth-century painting with the help of pioneering cinematographic techniques and lavish costume and production design, all of which earned Academy Awards. The result is a masterpiece—a sardonic, devastating portrait of a vanishing world whose opulence conceals the moral vacancy at its heart.Read More »

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