Chris Marker, Farewell.

Written by Joe D on July 31st, 2012

Chris Marker has died. I understand he was still making films and very active until the end. He was 91!Here is his ,masterpiece La Jetee. It shows what can be done with still images, sound, imagination and dedication. Au Revoir maitre!

Nancy And Lee

Written by Joe D on July 14th, 2012

Here it is, on Youtube no less, the doc I saw at the Rock and Roll Film Festival a couple years back,Nancy And Lee. A glimpse into the life of Nancy Sinatra and her musical guru, Lee Hazelwood, as they put on a show in Vegas with Billy Strange as their conductor. Strange supplied the guitar for Bang, Bang, You Shot Me Down and Theses Boots Are Made For Walkling. He also played on the duet between Nancy and her old man, Francis Something Stupid. Hazelwood wrote Boots and a bunch of other hits, many with guitar man Duane Eddy. He was a Producer’s Producer. But here he’s just part of the act. This is a great peek into American culture and backstage at a big Vegas show circa 1972. A follow up to their album of the same name from 1968. Check it out, it’s pretty cool. Thanks to Ken Adamson for turning me onto this Youtube find. We were at the Rock Film Fest together and saw this film projected at the CineFamily. Tres Groovy!

Mario Bava!

Written by Joe D on July 10th, 2012


Mario and Lucio Fulci
Here is a great documentary about the great Mario Bava. Parts are in Italian with no subtitles but a lot of it is in English(with Italian subtitles) but I really enjoyed it!  Plus they used super cool Italian film music from classic scores of the 60’s and 70’s.It’s wonderful, check it out below.

Chiller Theater/Crawlimg Eye

Written by Joe D on July 6th, 2012

Here is a real blast from the past, some enterprising soul has uploaded a broadcast of Chiller Theater from the 70’s, I grew up watching this show on WPIX Channel 11 in NYC.  This is complete with commercials ! Talk about Time Tripping, And the movie is none other than The Crawling Eye! Starring that fugitive from F Troop, Forrest Tucker, The animated title sequence, featuring long arrows entering the frame brought to mind rumors of Forrest’s physical attributes. Anyway in honor of BLOBFEST, check out The Crawling Eye (originally titled The Trollenberg Terror).

Mario Bava’s Caltiki il mostro immortale

Written by Joe D on July 3rd, 2012


Here via Youtube you can watch a movie that scared me to bits as a young impressionable child, Mario Bava’s CALTIKI Il MOSTRO IMMORTALE. Bava took this project over from Riccardo Freda and did an excellent job. There is plenty of his ingenious in camera effect work to check out. And the use of a cows stomach as monster influenced many filmmakers, like David Lynch in ERASERHEAD. Check it out.