Spaceship Archives – 2016 Posts 2

 Month: April 2016

Toby Dammit (1968)

Toby Dammit (1968) c. 30 Min. Color. In the third episode of the film anthology Spirits of the Dead, Fellini freely improvised on Bernardino Zapponi’s gothic screenplay of Edgar Allen Poe’s “Never Bet Your Head on the Devil,” keeping only the ending from the original.   Fame spreads its miasmic glow, Airport to airport, yellowing … MoreToby Dammit (1968)

Lady Snowblood (1973)

Lady Snowblood (1973) Color. Starring the beautiful and talented Meiko Kaji , directed by Toshiya Fujita, from a screenplay by Norio Osada based on the 51-issue manga by Kazuo Koike and illustrated by Kazuo Kamimura. The original title, Shurayuki-hime, plays on the Japanese name for Snow White, Shirayuki. Blood white. Snows cross black slats. Ma … MoreLady Snowblood (1973)

Myra Breckinridge (1970)

Myra Breckinridge (1970) Granted full control over this adaptation of Gore Vidal’s vicious satire, Michael Sarne made a “degradation” film, a 70s genre where famous actors degrade themselves by playing the parts assigned. Caught between the resurrected body of Mae West and the sexy Raquel Welsh, Sarne lost control. Rex Reed said afterwards, “This was … MoreMyra Breckinridge (1970)

The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

  The Manchurian Candidate (1962) John Frankenheimer, using documentary techniques from live television, created this classic of paranoid cinema, starring Frank Sinatra as the Major, Lawrence Harvey as the war hero, and Angela Lansbury as his mother, the Red Queen. It addressed unfounded public fears that soldiers captured by North Korea had been returned brainwashed … MoreThe Manchurian Candidate (1962)