Tag Archives: 1960s

Couldn’t Do It Today: “Sweet Deceptions” (1960)

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Via Wikipedia: The film tells one day in the life of a young adolescent girl who is discovering her sexuality. Francesca (Catherine Spaak), a 17-year-old girl, who has a vivid dream of making love to Enrico (Christian Marquand), a … Continue reading

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Notes on “Eight Days a Week”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “Eight Days a Week,” Ron Howard’s new documentary on the Beatles’ touring years, isn’t anything new, and yet it caused me to see its subject in a new light. Like similar works it uses the Beatles as a … Continue reading

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RIP Billy Jack

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I saw that Tom Laughlin died the other day. He was mostly known for playing Billy Jack in a series of films, the most famous being the first two: the 1967 “The Born Losers” and the 1971 “Billy Jack.” You … Continue reading

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Shakin’: An Interview With De De Mollner

Paleo Retiree writes: Yesterday I expressed my enthusiasm for ’60s go-go dancing, which I consider to be a majorly underappreciated popular artform. Who doesn’t love the girls who dance behind rock acts? But how much do you know about them? … Continue reading

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End of the Road (Aram Avakian, 1970)

Sax von Stroheim writes: My list of “Films that Belong to an American New Wave that Didn’t Really Exist” includes De Palma’s Greetings and Hi, Mom!; Norman Mailer’s Maidstone; Robert Downey, Sr.’s oeuvre; Shadows, Faces, and Opening Night; Robert Kramer’s Milestones; Mickey One, The Connection, Dusty and Sweets McGee, The Swimmer, and David Holzman’s … Continue reading

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Campus Cuties, by Louis Marx and Company

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: During the years immediately following the Second World War, Louis Marx and Company was the largest toy producer in the world. The outfit was mainly known for its molded plastic figures, many of them sold in … Continue reading

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