4 items from 2011
Cinema Sex Sirens, published by Omnibus Press, is a unique collection of photographs of female stars of the '60s and '70s.
That period marked a new era of frankness in society and the movie industry lost no time in following suit after some 25 years of censorship and self-imposed regulations. The women who became the new erotic goddesses also became world-famous and defined a generation's view of sexuality.
Dave Worrall and Lee Pfeiffer's gallery illustrates a luminous collection of idealized women and offers a fascinating insight into the movies' depiction of female sexuality during the '60s and '70s. From the indisputable legends to actresses whose used their beauty to gain fame in the short-term through exploitation movies, this book provides little-known insights into their lives and careers.
Foreword by Sir Roger Moore
Hollywood Or Bust: The Early Years
...And God Created the Sex »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
Why Harvey Weinstein's parties are the best fun, a producer who's struck gold early on, and the stars come out for the London Critics' bash
What a swell party that was
After the Baftas, there was really only one place to be — the Weinstein/Momentum party that opened the new W Hotel on Leicester Square. I had a nice chat about vintage sunglasses with Mark Ruffalo; discussed favourite works of art with Anton Corbijn and Sally Hawkins; talked at length with Colin Firth (yes, he still wears Tom Ford); was dwarfed between David Gandy and Lily Cole, the two supermodels who reportedly checked into a suite together soon after and became the hotel's first guests — I hope I was some sort of aphrodisiac; I met Tim Burton, who's rather shy in such situations, and Helena Bonham Carter, who isn't; Ronnie Wood was sitting on a couch with a girl »
- Jason Solomons
Best Male LeadRonald Bronstein"Daddy Longlegs"Beginner's luck? Ronald Bronstein is an award-winning writer-director of indie films. But in writer-directors Josh Safdie and Benny Safdie's film "Daddy Longlegs," he makes his film acting debut. Here he plays Lenny, a divorced father of two young boys who has little grasp on parental responsibility and skill, and even less good judgment.When we first meet Lenny, he pompously mouths off to the school principal in a juvenile defense of his two boys. That scene sets our teeth on edge for what's to come. Lenny takes his sons on vacation with a woman he first met at a bar the night before. He brings the kids to his job as a projectionist, then lets them run wild and even operate the projector—badly. Told he can't bring them again, he gives them a wee dose of sedatives that sends them into Stage 4 sleep for days on end. »
During a remarkable four-year stint in the mid-’50s, Frank Tashlin, a famed Warner Brothers animator turned live-action writer-director, launched a sustained, multi-faceted satirical attack on a broad spectrum of entertainment. In 1955, he took on comic books and the hysteria they provoked in Artists And Models. In 1956, he turned his attention to a crazy, seemingly ephemeral fad called rock ’n’ roll with The Girl Can’t Help It.The same year, he reunited with Artist And Models stars Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis on the cinematic satire Hollywood Or Bust before ending his glory years with the giddy »
4 items from 2011
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