Tag Archives: Patrick Magee

Lucio Fulci – Gatto nero AKA Black Cat (1981)

Synopsis:
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)


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PLOT:
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 Stanshall Read More »

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

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 Magee Read More »