Archive for Charlton Heston

In the Year 2022, You Are What You Eat. (September, 1973)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 23, 2016 by WB Kelso

 
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Man, it’s depressing to think about but, for every year that has passed since I first saw this as a Movie of the Week back in the 1970’s, Soylent Green (1973) seems less and less like speculative science fiction and more like a self-fulfilling prophecy. The North Pole is a lake, GMO’s are propagating, and the decimation of the pollinating bee is the first link in a possible catastrophic collapse of the food chain. We’ve already achieved Idiocracy status, people. Next stop, Cheese and Crackers — only their ain’t gonna be any cheese. Still worth a look whether you know the ultimate twist or not due to the fantastic supporting efforts of Edward G. Robinson; from his crotchety cussing to his magnificent, Kevorkian send-off. Watch and be prepared to be really, really depressed after.

Soylent Green (1973) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) / P: Walter Seltzer. Russell Thacher / D: Richard Fleischer / W: Stanley R. Greenberg, Harry Harrison (novel) / C: Richard H. Kline / E: Samuel E. Beetley / M: Fred Myrow / S: Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Leigh Taylor-Young, Chuck Connors, Joseph Cotten, Brock Peters, Paula Kelly

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Second Run Showcase :: Most Tremendous Motion Picture Ever! Original Roadshow Version! Intact — Complete! (April, 1959)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 14, 2016 by WB Kelso

 
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An Event! A Walloping Piece of Entertainment! You’ll FEEL It as Well as See It! (October, 1975)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 13, 2014 by WB Kelso

 
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You know, I’m not sure what did more damage to L.A. in this flick: the earthquake, or the scenery chewing done by the majority of the cast. The levels on the Richter Scale were about even, after all, making it too close to call.

Earthquake (1974) The Filmakers Group :: Universal Pictures / EP: Jennings Lang / P: Mark Robson, Bernard Donnenfeld / D: Mark Robson / W: George Fox, Mario Puzo / C: Philip Lathrop / E: Dorothy Spencer / M: John Williams / S: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, George Kennedy, Lorne Greene, Geneviève Bujold, Richard Roundtree, Victoria Principal, Marjoe Gortner

Multiplex Mash-Up :: Evil Does Not Die, It Waits to Be Reborn! (June, 1978)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 5, 2014 by WB Kelso

 

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And now, Boils and Ghouls, I give you William Girdler’s completely demented The Manitou, whose plot of an ancient Indian shaman being reborn from a tumorous growth on the back of Susan Strasberg’s neck — that’s more malignant than benign, and the fruitless efforts of her boyfriend, in the form of Tony Curtis, and a modern medicine man, in the from of Michael Ansara, to stop him until the patient manages to channel the inner-spirits of technology to send the massacring midget-man back to hell in a laser-disco light-show finale for the ages will definitely leave you boggling. For more on Girdler, The Manitou, and the rest of his catalog, I strongly suggest you check out this wonderful tribute site.

The Manitou (1978) Mid-America Pictures :: Simon Productions :: Manitou Productions Ltd. :: AVCO Embassy / EP: Melvin G. Gordy, David Sheldon, Melvin Simon, Herman Weist / P: William Girdler / AP: Jon Cedar, Scott M. Siegler, Gilles de Turenne / D: William Girdler / W: William Girdler, Jon Cedar, Thomas Pope, Graham Masterton (novel) / C: Michel Hugo / E: Bub Asman / M: Lalo Schifrin S: Tony Curtis, Susan Strasberg, Michael Ansara, Stella Stevens, Burgess Meredith

Mightiest of Motion Pictures! Now At Popular Prices! (October, 1952)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 20, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) Paramount Pictures / P: Cecil B. DeMille / AP: Henry Wilcoxon / D: Cecil B. DeMille / W: Fredric M. Frank, Barré Lyndon, Theodore St. John / C: George Barnes / E: Anne Bauchens / M: Victor Young / S: Charlton Heston, Betty Hutton, Cornel Wilde, Dorothy Lamour, Gloria Grahame, Lawrence Tierney, Jimmy Stewart

One of These People is a Maniac With a Bomb (June, 1972)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 9, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 

 

 
Skyjacked (1972) Walter Seltzer Productions :: MGM / P: Walter Seltzer / AP: James Pratt / D: John Guillermin / W: Stanley R. Greenberg / C: Harry Stradling Jr. E: Robert Swink / M: Perry Botkin Jr. / S: Charlton Heston, Yvette Mimieux, James Brolin, Rosie Greer, Walter Pidgeon