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* Dementia 13 – The first feature film directed by Francis Ford Coppola

Posted by the editors on Saturday, 11 February 2012

Dementia 13 (1963)  Written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather (1972), Apocalypse Now (1979), Youth Without Youth (2007)), starring William Campbell (Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)), Luana Anders (Night Tide (1961), That Cold Day in the Park (1969)) and Patrick Magee (A Clockwork Orange (1971), Barry Lyndon (1975)).  Dementia 13, a horror thriller, and the first feature film directed by the immense Francis Ford Coppola, is, at best, at pseudo-quasi-Hitchcockian psychological thriller, with a screenplay, written by Coppola, that is extraordinarily fragmented, if not desperately lost in its loose ends.  Nevertheless, as Coppola’s first feature directorial effort, at the very least, and thanks to some wonderfully moody directing of scenes in an ancient, and haunted, Scottish castle, and a clear feel for the building of psycho-thriller tension, Dementia 13 is a must-see for any fan of Coppola, B-movie psychology, or, in fact, kitsch. Perhaps the promotional film poster says it all. (PR)

See our post on the film Youth Without Youth, written, directed and produced by Francis Ford Coppola.

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Kiss Me Deadly

Posted by the editors on Saturday, 5 February 2011

Theatrical Release Poster

Kiss Me Deadly, (1955), (DVD).Directed by Robert Aldrich (What Ever Happened to Baby Jane; Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte; The Dirty Dozen), with Ralph Meeker.  Kiss Me Deadly, a cult-film classic, is an atomic-era suspense based on Mickey Spillane‘s eponymous best-seller and is thought to have had an important influence on French New Wave cinema. Meeker plays Mike Hammer, a hard-boiled detective, a tough-guy with a heart .  Cops, loonies, poetry, murder, cocktails, opera, great truly first-generation answering machine, snazzy ’55 cars, sexy dresses, sexy dames, and even modern art, not to mention nuclear weapons!  Shades of the cold war. (PR)

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