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8 items from 2014


‘Rapture’ Review (Masters of Cinema)

4 August 2014 5:05 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Patricia Gozzi, Dean Stockwell, Melvyn Douglas, Gunnel Lindblom, Leslie Sands, Murray Evans, Sylvia Kay, Peter Sallis, Ellen Pollock | Written by Stanley Mann | Directed by John Guillermin

John Guillermin, the London-born director of the classic disaster film The Towering Inferno directed this moving drama set in France called Rapture in 1965. I am familiar with some of Guillermin’s catalogue, from the aforementioned Towering Inferno to his ’76 version of King Kong to his 60’s war film The Blue Max. I hadn’t seen this though, so it was a treat to see that Masters of Cinema, Eureka’s brilliant line of classic titles, was putting a new version of the film out.

The first thing that struck me upon watching the film was the cinematography. It is just beautiful, and with the new transfer it looks even better than I can imagine it did when it was released those many years ago. »

- Chris Cummings

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Rapture Blu-ray Review

22 July 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: John Guillermin

Starring:  Melvyn DouglasPatricia GozziDean Stockwell, Peter Sallis, Leslie Sands, Ellen Pollock

Running time: 105 minutes

Certificate: 12

John Guillermin’s 1965 Rapture is a strange and mesmerising beast: part melodrama and part dark gothic fantasy. This French and American production explores a teenage girl’s coming of age and sexual awakening, all against the dramatic backdrop of the Brittany coastline. It’s a visually stunning production, filmed in black and white Cinemascope which does the landscape justice. Combined with Georges Delerue’s haunting score, Rapture immediately weaves a spell over the viewer, drawing you into its strangeness.

And this is definitely an odd film. Agnes (Patricia Gozzi) is a sort of girl-woman, kept isolated by her father in the middle of nowhere, frozen on the cusp of womanhood as she plays with her dolls. She exists in a kind of semi-fantasy world where she invests a scarecrow with sentience, »

- Claire Joanne Huxham

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Wallace and Gromit may end due to Peter Sallis's health

16 May 2014 6:01 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Nick Park has revealed that Wallace and Gromit may not return for another adventure.

The Oscar-winning animator has said that he is not sure if the series would continue without Wallace voice actor Peter Sallis.

Park said that the 93-year-old actor is "not too well", and suffers from the eye condition macular degeneration. He has not voiced Wallace in four years.

Sallis has Ben Whitehead as an understudy for Wallace, but Park has yet to decide if he would make another project without Sallis.

Speaking at the 25th anniversary of Leith School of Art, Park said: "He's not too well. It's a big question for us, whether to keep going. We have got an understudy who has stepped in sometimes, Ben Whitehead, a young actor in London.

"He actually started off doing the stuff Peter didn't want to do, like video games, or if we needed a voice for an exhibition. »

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Wallace and Gromit may end due to Peter Sallis's health

16 May 2014 6:01 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Nick Park has revealed that Wallace and Gromit may not return for another adventure.

The Oscar-winning animator has said that he is not sure if the series would continue without Wallace voice actor Peter Sallis.

Park said that the 93-year-old actor is "not too well", and suffers from the eye condition macular degeneration. He has not voiced Wallace in four years.

Sallis has Ben Whitehead as an understudy for Wallace, but Park has yet to decide if he would make another project without Sallis.

Speaking at the 25th anniversary of Leith School of Art, Park said: "He's not too well. It's a big question for us, whether to keep going. We have got an understudy who has stepped in sometimes, Ben Whitehead, a young actor in London.

"He actually started off doing the stuff Peter didn't want to do, like video games, or if we needed a voice for an exhibition. »

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24: Live Another Day episode 3 review

14 May 2014 12:29 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Any old iron? Geezer Jack Bauer is back in London, and lots of people don't like him. Here's our review of Live Another Day's latest...

Review

This review contains spoilers.

I learned a lot about London from watching the third episode of 24: Live Another Day. I'm not a Londoner, although end up visiting the place fairly regularly, and there are some elements of London life I've clearly overlooked.

Firstly, I learned when entering a seemingly empty pub, a cockney geezer of a landlord will instantly greet me and tell me that "I'll be with you in a minute, mate". I half expected the camera to pan round and zoom in on Chas and Dave enjoying a shandy.

Perhaps of more use is what 24: Live Another Day teaches us about the London transportation system. Foolishly, I'd assumed that the quickest way to get from one underground station to another was on an underground train. »

- simonbrew

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How we made Wallace and Gromit

3 March 2014 4:05 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Gromit was a cat, Wallace had a moustache, and their first adventure was meant to be like Star Wars – but with cheese. Nick Park and Peter Lord on creating a British classic

Nick Park, creator

As soon as I started filming A Grand Day Out, the first Wallace and Gromit animation, I realised I was making a film about my dad. He loved tinkering about in the shed. He didn't look like Wallace, but somehow I could see him in his eyes – although my dad's eyes didn't meet in the middle, of course.

It was 1982 and, back then, Wallace had no eyebrows, hardly any cheeks and a moustache. And Gromit was embarrassing: he had a nose like a banana, or a cross between a banana and a pear. When Peter Sallis, who voices Wallace, said "No cheeeese, Gromit" for the first time, I realised how wide and toothy I was »

- Kate Abbott

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How we made Wallace and Gromit

3 March 2014 4:05 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Gromit was a cat, Wallace had a moustache, and their first adventure was meant to be like Star Wars – but with cheese. Nick Park and Peter Lord on creating a British classic

Nick Park, creator

As soon as I started filming A Grand Day Out, the first Wallace and Gromit animation, I realised I was making a film about my dad. He loved tinkering about in the shed. He didn't look like Wallace, but somehow I could see him in his eyes – although my dad's eyes didn't meet in the middle, of course.

It was 1982 and, back then, Wallace had no eyebrows, hardly any cheeks and a moustache. And Gromit was embarrassing: he had a nose like a banana, or a cross between a banana and a pear. When Peter Sallis, who voices Wallace, said "No cheeeese, Gromit" for the first time, I realised how wide and toothy I was »

- Kate Abbott

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1970's TV Movie Frankenstein: The True Story Finally Arriving on UK DVD

27 January 2014 2:00 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

With I, Frankenstein in theatres, The Creature is sure to be on a lot of people's minds; and if you're in the UK, you'll soon get a chance to check out Michael Sarrazin in the role when 1970's TV movie Frankenstein: The True Story finally arrives to your shores.

One of the most acclaimed versions of Mary Shelley’s classic tale, Frankenstein: The True Story, featuring a stellar all-star cast including James Mason and Leonard Whiting, makes its UK DVD debut on 10 March 2014 thanks to Second Sight Films.

Originally airing on NBC in 1973, this much lauded film also stars David McCallum ("The Man From U.N.C.L.E."), Jane Seymour ("Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman"), Tom Baker ("Doctor Who"), Ralph Richardson (Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes), John Gielgud (Ghandi), Peter Sallis (Last of the Summer Wine), and Michael Sarrazin (They Shoot Horses, Don't They?; Feardotcom) as The Creature.

Synopsis:

In 19th century England, »

- Debi Moore

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