Posts Tagged ‘John Barry’

The 1960s series continues with THE KNACK- AND HOW TO GET IT (linked) from 1965. It’s the second Rita Tushingham film in a row. It was directed by Richard Lester, sandwiched between A Hard Day’s Night and Help!  The other stars were Michael Crawford, Ray Brooks and Donal Donnely. Like so many “Swinging 60s” films it was based on a stage play, The Knack, by Ann Jellicoe. At least half of the film is new visual material. It suffers nowadays from the ending and the rape accusations by Nancy (Rita Tushingham). It still has a lot going for it visually, and you can tell where Michael Crawford would be heading with screen comedy.


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The series of late 1960s films revisited continues with Deadfall (FOLLOW LINK) directed by Bryan Forbes, starring Michael Caine, Eric Portman and Giovanna Ralli. The John Barry soundtrack is the best thing of all.


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