Archive for August, 2012

I Shall Return…

Posted in Movie Ads with tags on August 29, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 
For those unfamiliar with my routine, here’s the dope: Every year since I started face-planting on my keyboard and posting the resulting gibberish, I’ve taken the month of September off, a sabbatical if you will, to let my nose heal up properly before hammering away again for the rest of the year. And a quick check of the calendar shows it’s time to sign off, then. But, before I go, I will leave you all with a couple of clues of what’s coming up in October and November when I get back.
 

Coming Halloween Week, October, 2012

 

Coming November, 2012

 

Until then, via con queso Boils and Ghouls.

 

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For Greater Comfort and Freedom of Movement (June, 1970)

Posted in 1970-1979, Vintage Ads with tags , , , , on August 27, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

Multi-Plex Mash-Up :: February, 1979

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 27, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 

When Knowing Comfortable is Half the Battle (September, 1976)

Posted in 1970-1979, Vintage Ads with tags , , , , , on August 27, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

Spoils of War, Fresh Off the Battlefield (July, 1943)

Posted in 1940-1949, Vintage Ads with tags , , on August 27, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

Man or Astro-Man? (July, 1969)

Posted in 1960-1969, Vintage News Articles with tags , , , , on August 26, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

“Every human has a finite number of heartbeats
and I don’t intend to waste any of mine.”

                                — Neil Armstrong, Rocket Jockey

 

(1930-2012)

 

9 Wild and Angry Men Who Came too Late and Stayed too Long! (November, 1969)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 22, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 
The Wild Bunch (1969) Warner Brothers/Seven Arts / P: Phil Feldman / AP: Roy N. Sickner / D: Sam Peckinpah / W: Walon Green, Roy N. Sickner, Sam Peckinpah / C: Lucien Ballard / E: Lou Lombardo / M: Jerry Fielding / S: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O’Brien, Warren Oates, Ben Johnson, Jaime Sánchez, Emilio Fernández, Strother Martin, L.Q. Jones, Albert Dekker

Dry, Mellow, with Only a Kiss of the Hops. (June, 1953)

Posted in 1950-1959, Vintage Ads with tags , , on August 22, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

A Fiery Beauty and an Inhuman Beast = the Strangest Pair in the Annals of Passion! (November, 1957)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 22, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 

 
You know how folks are always talking about giving the edge to apples over oranges when comparing two things they like against each other when either would do? Well, when I compare film adaptations of Victor Hugo’s novel, Notre Dame de Paris, we gotta add some bananas into the mix because even though Jean Dellannoy’s 1956 version lacks the overall cinematic scope and spectacle of both Wallace Worsely’s silent version or William Dieterele’s 1939 adaptation, I still kinda dig it. And don’t even ask me to try to choose between Lon Chaney, Charles Laughton or Anthony Quinn’s Quasimodo, let alone which gypsy dance I’d rather see: Maureen O’Hara’s or Gina Lollobrigida’s. On second thought. Screw it. I’ll just have the fruit salad.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1956) Panitalia :: Paris Film Productions :: Allied Artists / P: Raymond Hakim, Robert Hakim / D: Jean Delannoy / W: Jean Aurenche, Jacques Prévert, Victor Hugo (novel) / C: Michel Kelber / E: Henri Taverna / M: Georges Auric / S: Gina Lollobrigida, Anthony Quinn, Jean Danet, Alain Cuny, Robert Hirsch

Now Showing :: August, 1964

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads, Now Showing with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 22, 2012 by WB Kelso