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Directed by Roger Vadim
What many people don’t realize is that Barbarella is a French science fiction comic book created by Jean-Claude Forest for serialisation in the French magazine V-Magazine in spring 1962. In 1964 Eric Losfeld later published these strips as a stand-alone book, under the title Barbarella. The stand-alone version caused a scandal and became known as the first “adult” comic-book, despite its eroticism being slight. The original comic book version of Barbarella was modelled on Brigitte Bardot. Interesting enough the actress was once married to the director of the 1968 film, Roger Vadim. Barbarella is also mentioned in Serge Gainsbourg’s song “Qui est In Qui est Out”. Bardot at one point in her life also had a romantic relationship with the French singer.
A kitsch cult classic about a 41st-century female astronaut on a mission to find Duran Duran, a scientist who »
By Bruce R. Marshall
It’s that time of year when everyone seems to have a ‘Ten Best Films of the Year’ list.
As this is the last year of the decade, we can also count on being deluged with ‘Best Films of the Decade’ lists (mine will be coming; be patient).
Before I started writing about classic films for Cinema Retro, I primarily wrote about motion picture and television music. So, for a change of pace I humbly offer ....
“Bruce’s Baker’s Dozen of Great Film Music: 2000-2009”.
The best score of the decade is a dazzling, haunting work from newcomer Reynolds. The Austin based composer/performer brings all his considerable skills to bear– he performs and composes jazz, rock, and classical music- in this wholly original score. To date this is his only major Hollywood assignment. If it were up to me, »
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2 items from 2010
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