Category Archives: Movies / TV

Kill For The Sake Of Cali

GUNGA DIN was one of my favorite movies as a child. The cinematic version of Rudyard Kipling’s poem about an untouchable bisthi or water carrier had elephants, fakirs, religious fanatics, comedy, thrills, and the horror of the Thuggees, who killed the innocent for their multi-armed goddess, Cali.

John ‘Wabbit’ Wayne

In 1969 John Wayne appeared on Rowan & Martin?s Laugh-In as a pink rabbit. His performance got plenty of laughs, but not as much as Sean Connery for his he-man throng outfit in ZARDOZ. The things actors do for their art. Hairy balls alert.

James Bond Aston Martin Cool

Sean Connery epitomized cool. Aston-Martin. Saville Row suit. The Alps. GOLDFINGER.

FASTER PUSSYCAT KILL KILL / Tura Santana

The South Shore Drive-In was located off 128 outside of Boston over the Blue Hills from my suburban development of split-level houses. No one went to the twin screens in the daytime, but on summer nights my father drove my mother and their six children to the open-air theater, where we watched THE TEN COMMANDMENTS […]

Cassavates’ HUSBANDS

Movies were more than movies in the 1970s. Producers and directors sought to change the audience with films about life rather than escapism. John Cassavetes was the king of American realism and in 1970 released HUSBANDS about three suburban family men waking their dead friend with a Manhattan drinking bout. Upon their return to their […]