Posts Tagged ‘Eleanor Bron’

Review of The Beatles 1965 film HELP! (linked) in the 60s Retrospective Series. This one’s even more comprehensive than my review of A Hard Day’s Night. Director Richard Lester has said that his obituary will begin ‘Beatles director …‘  On the basis of this he has been called ‘the father of MTV video’ and it was the innovative and exciting area of the film. The trouble is the basic storyline is dire.


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Alfie? Which one? The 1966 Alfie with Michael Caine of course (Linked). Helliwell’s Film Guide, usually a strict critic, called it ‘One of the best 60s films’ so it was an essential next one in the 1960s retrospective series. Well worth seeing again.


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We are at the start of Classic Spring Theatre’s London year of Oscar Wilde, produced (and here directed) by Dominic Dromgoole. The first play is A Woman of No Importance, starring Eve Best, Anne Reid and Dominic Rowan. A fabulous cast, great sets and costumes. The first of four Wilde comedies.


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