A ‘60s teen flick featuring Lovejoy, an infamous character from Coronation Street and Klaus Kinski? It has to be The Pleasure Girls.
Kitchensink and Realism
I’ve watched The White Bus in full twice this week and you know what? I still haven’t a clue what it’s actually about. Not that it matters, this mini movie is a joy on the eye and well worth 40 or so minutes of your time.
One thing is for sure, Paris Blues is a supremely-cool movie. It’s also available for not a lot of cash on DVD.
It really was grim up north in the 1960s – and if you want to know how grim, check out A Taste Of Honey.
Some movies gain a reputation by being seen, others, like Peter Watkins’ Privilege, are noted for exactiy the opposite reason. Thankfully we can now view this 60s cult classic for all the right reasons with the BFI offshoot Flipside kicking off 2010 with a long-overdue reissue.
Think sixties and it’s hard to avoid the word ‘swinging’ in the same sentence. British cinema audiences of the era didn’t want misery on the big screen when they left their miserable jobs – they wanted glamour, colour and above all, entertainment.
Michael Winner – an opinionated, self-obsessed, bloated food critic and part-time insurance salesman. Where did it all go wrong? After all, this was a man responsible for some of British cinema’s finest moments in the 1960s – and you can count The System as one of those.
On the face of it, The Leather Boys is about bikers. But it could have been about mods, rockers, teds or any youth cult of the age – because that’s just background. The Leather Boys is actually a movie about relationships.