Archive for Social Commentary

Bright, Sophisticated, Sparkling, Grown Up-Comedy! (August, 1967)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 11, 2016 by WB Kelso

 
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Two for the Road (1967) Stanley Donen Films :: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation / P: Stanley Donen / AP: James H. Ware / D: Stanley Donen / W: Frederic Raphael / C: Christopher Challis / E: Madeleine Gug, Richard Marden / M: Henry Mancini / S: Audrey Hepburn, Albert Finney, Eleanor Bron, William Daniels, Jacqueline Bisset

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If You’re Looking for the Unconventional, You’ve Found It! (November, 1963)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , on August 6, 2016 by WB Kelso

 
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Mondo Cane (1962) Cineriz :: Times Film Corporation / P: Gualtiero Jacopetti, Angelo Rizzoli / D: Paolo Cavara, Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi / C: Antonio Climati, Benito Frattari / E: Gualtiero Jacopetti / M: Nino Oliviero, Riz Ortolani / S: Stefano Sibaldi, Rossano Brazzi, Yves Klein

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

A Hoodlum Paradise of Sin and Crime! (January, 1956)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 27, 2016 by WB Kelso

 
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The Phenix City Story (1955) Allied Artists Pictures / EP: Walter Mirisch / P: Samuel Bischoff, David Diamond / D: Phil Karlson / W: Crane Wilbur, Daniel Mainwaring / C: Harry Neumann / E: George White / M: Harry Sukman / S: John McIntire, Richard Kiley, Kathryn Grant, Edward Andrews, Lenka Peterson, Biff McGuire

From the Halls of Montezuma to the Shock Masters Who Shatter Your Senses (June, 1971)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 11, 2015 by WB Kelso

 
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For the Love of Science-Fiction :: The Laugh Genius of Modern Times (May, 1936)

Posted in 1930-1939, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 13, 2015 by WB Kelso

 
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This post is part of the For the Love of Film: The Film Preservation Blogathon hosted by Ferdy on Films, This Island Rod, and Wonders in the Dark. This year’s theme is science-fiction, and we’ll be leaning hard toward the “mad science” portion of the genre, here’s an exception. Hope you enjoy, and please click on the link above and donate to help restore the silent film, Cupid in Quarantine. The goal is to raise $10,000. Give what you can, won’t you? Thank you!

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Modern Times (1936) Charles Chaplin Productions :: United Artists / P: Charles Chaplin / D: Charles Chaplin / W: Charles Chaplin / C: Ira H. Morgan, Roland Totheroh / E: Charles Chaplin, Willard Nico / M: Charles Chaplin / S: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Tiny Sandford, Al Ernest Garcia

Assault or Murder? A Story as Daring as the Screen Can Be! (April, 1951)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 15, 2014 by WB Kelso

 

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Other Points of Interest:

Film review of Storm Warning at the Brewery.

Storm Warning (1951) Warner Bros. / P: Jerry Wald / D: Stuart Heisler / W: Daniel Fuchs, Richard Brooks / C: Carl Guthrie / E: Clarence Kolster / M: Daniele Amfitheatrof / S: Ginger Rogers, Ronald Reagan, Doris Day, Steve Cochran, Hugh Sanders

Hot Romance! Cool Music! Sizzling Story! (May, 1956)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 6, 2014 by WB Kelso

 
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Rock Around the Clock (1956) Clover Productions :: Columbia Pictures / P: Sam Katzman / D: Fred F. Sears / W: James B. Gordon, Robert E. Kent / C: Benjamin H. Kline / E: Saul A. Goodkind, Jack Ogilvie / M: Fred Karger / S: Johnny Johnston, Alix Talton, Lisa Gaye, Alan Freed, Bill Haley and the Comets

Apache Woman (1955) Golden State Productions :: American Releasing Corporation / EP: Alex Gordon / P: Roger Corman / D: Roger Corman / W: Lou Rusoff / C: Floyd Crosby / E: Ronald Sinclair / M: Ronald Stein / S: Lloyd Bridges, Joan Taylor, Lance Fuller, Paul Birch, Jonathan Haze

A Man with a Gun and a Back-Street Beauty, Tangled in Trouble Outside the Law! (November, 1951)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 13, 2014 by WB Kelso

 
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Cry Danger (1951) Olympic Productions Inc. :: Wiesenthal-Frank Productions :: RKO Radio Pictures / P: W.R. Frank, Sam Wiesenthal / D: Robert Parrish / W: William Bowers / C: Joseph F. Biroc / E: Bernard W. Burton / M: Paul Dunlap, Emil Newman / S: Dick Powell, Rhonda Fleming, William Conrad, Jean Porter, Richard Erdman

The Company She Keeps (1951) RKO Radio Pictures / EP: Sid Rogell / P: John Houseman / D: John Cromwell / W: Ketti Frings / C: Nicholas Musuraca / E: Robert Swink / M: Leigh Harline / S: Lizabeth Scott, Jane Greer, Dennis O’Keefe, John Hoyt, Fay Baker

They Got a Murder on Their Hands. They Don’t Know What to Do With It. (January, 1968)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 15, 2014 by WB Kelso

 
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In the Heat of the Night (1967) The Mirisch Corporation :: United Artists / P: Walter Mirisch / D: Norman Jewison / W: Stirling Silliphant, John Ball (novel) / C: Haskell Wexler / E: Hal Ashby / M: Quincy Jones / S: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant, William Schallert, Peter Whitney

Kill a Dragon (1967) Aubrey Schenck Productions :: United Artists / EP: Aubrey Schenck / P: Hal Klein / D: Michael D. Moore / W: William Marks, George Schenck / C: Emmanuel I. Rojas / E: John F. Schreyer / M: Philip Springer / S: Jack Palance, Fernando Lamas, Aldo Ray, Kam Tong, Hans William Lee