Rupert Pupkin Speaks: Film Discoveries of 2015 - Peter Jewkes ""

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Film Discoveries of 2015 - Peter Jewkes

Peter Jewkes (aka Hippowithhiccupsredux) has been obsessed with movies since he was 10 yrs old & his dad took him to the library to see Lon Chaney in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.  He has seen a movie a day for approximately the last 30 years.  He posts fanatically to Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/hippowithhiccupsredux/
---------------

LAUGHTER IN THE DARK (1969) - Tony Richardson's stunning version of the Nabokov novel featuring astounding performances by Nicol Williamson & Anna Karina.

STAVISKY... - A dynamite Jean Paul Belmondo as the notorious 1920s swindler in this Alain Resnais buried treasure.  Charles Boyer co-stars and there is an oddball music score by none other than Stephen Sondheim.

CRAZY JOE (1974) - Peter Boyle has the title role as "crazy" Joe Gallo in this Italian made/New York set mafia bloodbath.  Exciting, weird, extremely well acted by Boyle, Rip Torn, Eli Wallach and Paula Prentiss.  

IN A LONELY PLACE (1950) - Certainly one of the strangest film noirs!  Humphrey Bogart is a screenwriter with a lot of anger management issues who may or may not have comitted a murder...much to the horror of Gloria Grahame.  Directed by Nicholas Ray.

LE CHAT (1971) - Love fades! Denys dela Patelliere's film of a marriage that has list its lustre in the most horrifying way for Simone Signoret & Jean Gabin.

WHERE LOVE HAS GONE (1964) - A masterpiece of high-strung camp.  Socialite sculpture Susan Hayward endures a bad marriage to war hero/alcoholic Mike Connors.  Hayward smokes a lot, Connors yells a lot and Bette Davis (as Hayward's mom) wears a lot of weird clothes.

THE HIRELING (1973) - Class structure run wild.  Robert Shaw is the chauffer for the not so stable Sarah Miles.  Mayhem ensues when Shaw "mis-reads" signals from Miles.

1 comment:

beamish13 said...

Great pics. Such a shame that Laughter in the Dark is stuck in purgatory and can't get an official DVD release. The British Film Institute screened it in 35mm last year

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...