Tuesday, 25 September 2012


Far better than it was expected to be. A kitchen sink style story of fame with the acting of the members of Slade a revelation

Going to the cinema as a kid often involved 'bunking in' to the local fleapit to see an X or an AA film. The Holloway Odeon, The Holloway ABC and cinema's that no longer exist on Essex Road and The Angel. At that time in cinema history there was the beginning of a great era in film, an era of Coppola and Scorsese, Spielberg and Allen and many more. My early cinema going experiences were characterised by a mixture of British movies, pop star vehicles, Kung Fu, War Movies and the controversial. Here's a visual representation of those early movie going experiences.

One of those films that everyone was talking about and certainly had a 'must see' appeal

 Making the case for the Mosquito as being WWII's most underrated airplane

The movie that created a wave of nostalgia; not least with TV's Happy days riding that wave
An overlooked Disney animation that is stylistically a cross between The Jungle Book and 101 Dalmations
Famous, or should I say infamous movie that was worth kudos if actually seen before Kubrick pulled the plug
The creation of the perfect anti hero for the times
Hammer for the young and groovy (featuring the legendary Caroline Munro)
So important as a film about contemporary Britain was Kes that it was shown in my School. So good was Kes that us School boys enjoyed every minute
My least favourite Bond Roger Moore debuted in this blaxploitation tinged adventure (yes Caroline Munro was also in this)
Gritty was the word for this very British revenge tale with Michael Caine on top form
One of many Sit-com movies of questionable quality that I went to see
A challenging movie for a young man, or for any age group but a memorable cinematic experience
We all went to see Tommy and it was probably the first musical that many saw on the big screen.
A film that captured the essence of Bruce Lee's charisma and the genre he created. It was to have been the English language hit that would take him beyond cult status
A tragic tale of success and excess which was a counterpoint to the earlier That'll be the day.

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