Saturday, August 29, 2009

Sunday, August 23, 2009

man with the indonesian golden gun

Thanks to my pal Carol for pointing me to this Indonesian comic book adaptation of The Man With The Golden Gun. Visit the source link for more pics and also this link for more wild action and horror comics from Indonesia.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Two great CDN posters

iPhone pics of two of the newly mounted posters in my girlfriend's office. And yes, she works in the industry. Stalkers go here: twitter.com/katarinag

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

hand job

Over at This Blog Rules, found these Russian hand painted posters for American films. More over at their blog.


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

watching

Replying on the interweb to see this film have been waiting and watching for it to arrive via my nefarious applications. Rip Torn as a psychopath! I am so there! As a kid, my dad worked as an administrative librarian and had a catalogue of films that could be rented from MGM. I remember the synopsis for the film in it and image they used for it has stuck with me throughout my years.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Beat the heat with horror

This was sent to us from Eric over at 32 Elvis Movies (one of the Cinema Patrons on our blog roll on the side aisle), found in a Toronto newspaper from July 1972. The Titania is now The Music Hall and tomorrow night is celebrating its 90th birthday by recreating the opening night by screening the silent film Dollars and Sense. Read Eric's piece on it that he wrote for The Toronto Star: http://www.thestar.com/article/681010

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Caine rolls the dice

Been on holiday and will get back to regular postings shortly. In the
meantime, found this great photo spread over at The Scandy Factory: http://scandyfactory.blogspot.com/2009/08/war-games-w-michael-caine-1969_07.html

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Mondo del Mondo!

A celebration of our world of worlds!

After the 1962 release and success of the seminal film, Mondo Cane, a flood of similarly styled exploitation/documentary films were unleashed with varying degrees of reality, relevance or ridiculousness, just like the original they were imitating. I just assume that everybody online is so savvy and beyond being taught that I feel a lesson in the history of the films is unnecessary and you all have such googly skills that my words are a waste of our collective time when I could be riding my bicycle.

Mondo Cane and the other films of Prospero/Jacopetti are certainly well made and definitely interesting in the context of what they were trying to do, (both real and by lucky error) how it hadn't been done quite that way and tat it touched off a stream of curiosity in (often faux) realism that, arguably, is still being processed today through reality television and our desire to tsk-tsk and tut-tut at all the oddballs, perverts and zealous whosits in the world from the safety of the cinema seat or our couch. We're so above all that baseness that it's laughable, really. Film viewing is almost purely voyeurism so it's nice to see the honesty represented in this oft-maligned genre. Besides, they can be fun too, you know?

I collect anything (and I mean anything) poster related with the word Mondo on it. I'm serious. It's not a huge dossier here but it is well stocked and will continue to grow for as long as I draw breath.