Posts Tagged ‘movie’

Our Man Flint, 1966

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Screenshots from Our Man Flint  (1966) from architectural site Pushpullbar. Our Man Flint was a James Bond parody starring James Coburn.

Not sure if my current trip through 1960s irreverence and parody is unseasonal or not.

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McCabe & Mrs. Miller by Robert Altman: shot in Vancouver, soundtrack by Leonard Cohen

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

McCabe & Mrs. Miller, released in 1971, was one of Robert Altman’s earliest feature films (after M*A*S*H*, That Cold Day in the Park, and Brewster  McCloud). It’s largely considered the first Hollywood film shot in Vancouver, though Altman had already shot That Cold Day in the Park here in 1969 on a lower budget.

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“Suits weren’t more stylish then, there’s just less stylish people now”

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

I love Alan Price who, among other things, was the founder of The Animals in 1962. He wrote the soundtrack for Lindsay Anderson’s 1973 film O Lucky Man! with Malcolm McDowell. The film was a political satire on capitalism and pre-Thatcher Britain. This song is called “Look Over Your Shoulder” and the title song O Lucky Man!

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Bobby Deerfield, 1977

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Proof that the 70s and 80s meet in 1977. In the Hollywood film Bobby Deerfield, Al Pacino plays a troubled race-car driver who leaves his girlfriend, a weaving artist, for  a dying European jetsetter whom I found annoyingly shallow, juvenile and capricious. And that’s all you need to know about the vanquishing of the 70s by the 80s.

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Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Malcolm is an Australian film released in 1986. I’ve been thinking about it for years. Maybe it automatically rates because it is full of homemade Rube Goldberg machines and nerd contraptions, because I grew up around those, but there’s also the enjoyable fact that they’re all produced by a naive and strangely appealing mechanical savant played by Colin Friels.

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Architecture in the movies, Part 5 – Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House in Los Feliz, Los Angeles, has probably appeared in more Hollywood films than any other notable modern house and has also been heavily used for ad and fashion shoots, music videos and television. The house is currently for sale at US$15 million, hence these new photos by Tim Street-Porter for Christie’s Great Estates. 

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