Posts Tagged ‘Victor Spinetti’

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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The 60s Retrospectives. I’ve been avoiding A HARD DAY’S NIGHT, (Linked) simply because it has had so much written about it, but it is unavoidable as probably the key “Swinging Sixties London” movie. A lot on the film, The Beatles, the album …  definitely a pleasure to rewatch.


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This 1963 film, SPARROWS CAN’T SING, featuring many of the later British sitcom stars, led by Carry On films Barbara Windsor has been added to the 60s Retrospective film reviews. It’s there because I was interested in Joan Littlewood and the Theatre Workshop which provided almost the entire cast.



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