Goldfinger (1964) Eon Productions :: United Artists P: Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman / AP: Stanley Sopel / D: Guy Hamilton / W: Richard Maibaum, Paul Dehn, Ian Fleming (novel) / C: Ted Moore / E: Peter R. Hunt / M: John Barry / S: Sean Connery, Gert Fröbe, Honor Blackman, Shirley Eaton, Harold Sakata, Bernard Lee, Lois Maxwell, Desmond Llewelyn
Thunderball (1965) Eon Productions :: United Artists / P: Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman, Kevin McClory / AP: Stanley Sopel / D: Terence Young / W: Richard Maibaum, John Hopkins, Jack Whittingham, Kevin McClory, Ian Fleming (novel) / C: Ted Moore / E: Ernest Hosler / M: John Barry / S: Sean Connery, Claudine Auger, Adolfo Celi, Luciana Paluzzi, Bernard Lee, Desmond Llewelyn, Lois Maxwell
From Russia with Love (1963) Eon Productions :: Danjaq :: United Artists / P: Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman / AP: Stanley Sopel / D: Terence Young / W: Richard Maibaum, Johanna Harwood, Ian Fleming (novel) / C: Ted Moore / E: Peter R. Hunt / M: John Barry / S: Sean Connery, Daniela Bianchi, Robert Shaw, Lotte Lenya, Pedro Armendáriz, Bernard Lee, Desmond Llewelyn, Lois Maxwell
Psycho-Biddies, Hagsploitation, or Grande Dame Guignol — call ‘em whatever you like, but after the financial success of the rancorous onscreen/off-screen antics of Crawford and Davis in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane a new Hollywood cottage industry was born, where an aging ingenue is tossed to the wolves in some over-cooked and warped psychological thriller — with plenty of available scenery to sink their teeth into. And as far as they go, this one is actually pretty good with a rock-solid performances by de Havilland as our trapped spinster and Caan, making his big screen debut, as the lead psycho, that all culminates in a truly ghoulish ending (that the ads kinda give away.)
Lady in a Cage (1964) AEC :: Luther Davis Productions :: Paramount Pictures / P: Luther Davis / D: Walter Grauman / W: Luther Davis / C: Lee Garmes / E: Leon Barsha / M: Paul Glass / S: Olivia de Havilland, James Caan, Jeff Corey, Ann Sothern, Jennifer Billingsley
For those just tuning in, WordPress has implemented a new software change (I simply refuse to call something an upgrade when it isn’t) that really screwed the pooch on image-sizing and manipulation, removing the simple percentage adjustment and ushered in a new era of intricate tinkering that requires breaching many levels of pop-ups, updates, and save changes in a sterling example of over-redundancy. I’ve messed with it a bit and found it sorely lacking. (It’s so full of bugs and changes simply do not take.) I’ve pinged WP to let them know how much the new feature stinks but I doubt they will make any efforts to fix these short-comings or bring the old options back as they seem to be taking the silent approach on the forums, hoping, perhaps, to ride it out until the cries from the masses subsides.
Look, I know it’s a free platform, I totally get that. Tough titties, etc. etc. etc. It’s not really WordPress’s problem, or your problem, but my problem to make this work. Alas, the lack of precision image editing, replaced by a manual sizing free for all, unless you wanna go exploring in those aforementioned pop-ups (no thanks), or settle for their pre-sizes of large, medium or thumbnail, means our sister site, the Poster Archive, is dead in the water. I think I can flail along, here, OK, but, at the moment, too depressed to post anything for awhile because I simply do not want to deal with the new system. So, consider Scenes from the Morgue on hiatus until I’m finally comfortable with new layout tools.
Thanks for listening,
Other Points of Interest:
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965) Eve Productions / P: Russ Meyer, Eve Meyer / AP: George Costello, Fred Owens / D: Russ Meyer / W: Jack Moran, Russ Meyer / C: Walter Schenk / E: Russ Meyer / M: Igo Kantor / S: Tura Satana, Haji, Lori Williams, Susan Bernard, Stuart Lancaster, Paul Trinka, Dennis Busch
Motorpsycho (1965) Eve Productions :: Harlequin Pictures / P: Russ Meyer, Ross Massbaum / AP: Eve Meyer / D: Russ Meyer / W: James Griffith, Hal Hopper, Ross Massbaum, Russ Meyer, Billy Sprague / C: Russ Meyer / E: Charles G. Schelling / M: Paul Sawtell, Bert Shefter / S: Haji, Alex Rocco, Steve Oliver, Holle K. Winters, Coleman Francis
The William Shatner Blogathon :: Somewhere in the Darkest Reaches of the Universe, a Battle is About to Begin. A Battle Between a Warrior and a Madman… (June, 1982)Posted in 1980-1989, Movie Ads with tags Bibi Besch, DeForest Kelley, George Takei, James Doohan, Kirstie Alley, Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols, Nicholas Meyer, Paramount Pictures, Ricardo Montalban, Sci-Fi, Star Trek, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, The William Shatner Blogathon, Walter Koenig, William Shatner on March 23, 2014 by WB Kelso
C’mon! Say it with me! All together now. Three … two … one …
Way back in June of 2010, the fine folk behind the magnificent She Blogged by Night held The Shatnerthon!, a tribute to the great William Tiberius Shatner. Scenes from the Morgue heeded the call and participated back then, and now, to celebrate Wild Bill’s birthday this weekend, it was high time we migrated those ads over to the new site plus a few more treats mixed in. Alas, this will be the last entry in the Captain’s Log for this Blogathon. Hope you enjoyed it. Until next time, Fellow Red-Shirts, ‘Beam me up, Scotty.’
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) Paramount Pictures / EP: Harve Bennett / P: Robert Sallin / AP: William F. Phillips / D: Nicholas Meyer / W: Harve Bennett, Jack B. Sowards, Gene Roddenberry (TV series) / C: Gayne Rescher / E: William Paul Dornisch / M: James Horner / S: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, George Takei, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, Bibi Besch, Kirstie Alley, Ricardo Montalban
Way back in June of 2010, the fine folk behind the magnificent She Blogged by Night held The Shatnerthon!, a tribute to the great William Tiberius Shatner. Scenes from the Morgue heeded the call and participated back then, and now, to celebrate Wild Bill’s birthday this weekend, it was high time we migrated those ads over to the new site plus a few more treats mixed in. Enjoy.
Visiting Hours (1982) Canadian Film Development Corporation (CFDC) :: Filmplan :: Victor Solnicki Productions :: 20th Century Fox / EP: Pierre David, Victor Solnicki / P: Claude Héroux / D: Jean-Claude Lord / W: Brian Taggert / C: René Verzier / E: Jean-Claude Lord, Lise Thouin / M: Jonathan Goldsmith / S: Lee Grant, Linda Purl, Michael Ironside, William Shatner, Lenore Zann, Harvey Atkin