Thanks for the Memory Banks
By Ted Smillie on Thursday, May 21st, 2020
Features in QESP NewsletterVolume 32 , Issue 5 - ISSN 1325-2070
One of the agreeable aspects of the COVID19 lockdown is that collectors have been revisiting, and sharing, some of their favourite old films and TV shows. Here are some links to start with, from silent days to more recent:
Buster Keaton’s ‘Sherlock Jnr’ (1924) with live piano
Marty (1953) Rod Steiger – an Award winning early Rod Steiger film with a message that still resonates today.
Jeannie 1941 Michael Redgrave, Barbara Mullen – a big budget romantic comedy, with Michael Redgrave in an unusual leading role.
The Ipcress File 1965 Michael Caine Full Movie HD – based on Len Deighton’s novel The IPCRESS File (1962). It received a BAFTA award for the Best British film released in 1965.
In 2002, Britain’s film censors lifted the ban on the video release of Sam Peckinpah’s notorious 1971 film, Straw Dogs, which has been described as “one of the strongest statements about violence ever put on screen”
Straw Dogs (1971) film Sam Peckinpah – (wimpy Dustin Hoffman gets MAD AS HELL) –