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Sad news from Spain. Legendary director Jesús Franco Manera, aka Jess Franco, aka Clifford Brown and a couple dozen more pseudonyms, often took from the names of the American jazz musicians he so admired, has died at the age of 82. Franco suffered a stroke last week from which he couldn’t recover.
His Erotic Rites Of Frankenstein featured a shrieking, silver-skinned Frankenstein’s monster relentlessly whipping a man and a woman tied together over a bed of spikes. It was but one of countless sublime images from the output of the most prolific Exploitation director of all-time (yes, that includes Corman). With a repertoire of over 200 titles, Franco enriched the world of Eurohorror/Exploitation by writing, directing, and scoring a vast variety of films, including masterpieces such as Female Vampire, Count Dracula, Faceless, Night Of The Bloody Judge, Eugenie De Sade, and Venus In Furs, an epic amount of art, »
- Tom Stockman
Enter The Dragon – A Celebration of Bruce Lee! Bal Theatre, January 12 at 7pm Join Bay Area Film Events as we present an evening celebrating the life of Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee changed the world of film, martial arts, fitness and much more! Born in San Francisco, Bruce taught martial arts in Oakland and went on to a short, but amazing career in TV and motion pictures. He also developed his own martial art, Jeet Kune Do. Saturday night we bring you his most famous film, Enter The Dragon! Also on hand will be Bruce’s long time friend George Lee, who started the Jeet Kune Do schools in Oakland and built and developed many of Bruce’s weapons, including the iconic nun chucks. George Lee has been a member of the Bruce Lee Educational Foundation since inception and is its most senior member until this year. We will talk to »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
2 items from 2013
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