Seven Smackers On The Lips

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“I’d be quite prepurred…”

Live And Let Die (1973 United Artists)

LALDYou’ll have a rucking good time watching a clown in a tuxedo, I mean Britain’s most famous spy, in his 8th adventure. Buttocks will be kicked and maybe even some names taken in vain. Mix in some racial tension and viola! An above average Bond flick. This time it feels smaller scale and slightly less over the top although it has the action comedy tone which would define the Roger Moore era. Ludicrous yet rooted in the real world and centred on a very real issue rather than the usual world domination or diamond lasers. Director Guy Hamilton manages to get the tone just right. This was a stark change to the usual proceedings: Roger Moore’s debut is about voodoo, the supernatural and the majority of the cast are black people.  [Read more…]

Dreamy Soft Melody

A Nice Elevator Piece

Revolution In The Head (Ian MacDonald)

beatles“Unfortunately [MacDonald] is no longer with us. He died, and so I don’t want to put him down. But while he was around I must say, I would dip into that book and think, “See now, what’s he got to say about this song?” And he’d go, “This is McCartney’s answer to– ” and I’d go, “No, it wasn’t!” It was just, I just wrote a song.” So said Paul McCartney about this author’s often strange viewpoints. I agree. Most of it is contrived and imposes meanings and contexts on to the Beatles’ music even in the cases when there clearly wasn’t any.
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I’m Looking Through YouTube (For Funny Beatles comments)

beatles-1969Some people’s favourite band have always generated vast amounts of personal opinion from the public. It seems inexhaustible and I am guilty of adding to it here. Paul gets bashed the most, but I found insults aimed at all four. OK, most people tend to overlook Ringo because of his limitations. Yes, it can be much fun to read strangers opinions on all this analyzing of Liverpool’s Fab Three (+ Ringo)…with add – ons from this blogger. [Read more…]

A Hard Day’s Night (1964 USA/UK)

4951e6be-2181-4660-8fcd-bb41f0493f00_f_rOjpUlDpHJl5C2vkrpl9mduNmXKKUe45FFNWtxKoH“I thought I was supposed to be getting a change of scenery, and so far I’ve been in a train and a room and car and a room and a room and a room!” You tell em, Grampa. Irish actor Wilfred Brambell works very well in this landmark musical, a much needed focal point in a screenplay that requires some bearings in order to work. [Read more…]

THE FAMILY WAY (1966 Britain)

the-family-way-1966-hayley-mills-16x9-widescreen-54d8dArthur (Hwyel Bennett) and Jenny (Hayley Mills) are like any other newlyweds who probably just like to have some privacy. To get their freak off I suppose, but they can’t seem to get the deed done, as they are constantly under the eye of family, friends, especially Arthur’s father, Ezra (John Mills). Not the sort of aphrodisiac a young chap was hoping for… [Read more…]

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