"By 1967 Hollywood was desperately trying to find a way to attract the new youth audience but was too scared to abandon its by-the-book methods. What resulted was often movies that would up looking like a Jaycee in a Nehru jacket: the mod trappings couldn't disguise the square essence."—Charles Taylor re William Friedkin's Point Blank
Roger Ebert writes that Michael Powell's Peeping Tom—which effectively ended his career—"is about the deep psychological process at work when a filmmaker tells his actors to do as he commands while he stands in the shadows and watches."
The Conversation, Croupier, Brother from Another Planet, Tales from the Crypt, The Big Bus, the original The Fly, King Creole, Beat the Devil, Katt Shea's The Rage: Carrie II—both film lore and primo viewing await. Don't miss our noir selections either!
|"This is the stuff of Greek tragedy stuffed into a B movie so full of nutso inspiration it seems amazing that critics of the time shrugged it off." Yee Ha!|