Archive | January 2017

Iconic Michael Caine photos, by Brian Duffy

Brian Duffy (15 June 1933 – 31 May 2010) was an English photographer and film producer, best remembered for his fashion photography in the 60s and 70s. One of his many sitters was the gorgeous Michael Caine (1964). Check out these iconic shots.
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Michael Caine by Brian Duffy, 1964

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Steve McQueen & Jacqueline Bisset on set of Bullit!

Steve McQueen and Jacqueline Bisset riding a Triumph Motorcycle in 68 while filming the movie Bullitt in San Francisco. 

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Check out a Belgian poster of “Bullitt” righthere

Steve McQueen and Jacqueline Bisset riding a Triumph Motorcycle in 68 while filming the movie Bullitt in San Francisco.

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On set of “Blow Up” (1966)

Michelangelo Antonioni’s masterpiece, here is “Blow Up” (1966) with Vanessa Redgrave, David Hemmings and Veruschka. 

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Check out Antonioni and Wim Wenders on set of “Beyond The Clouds” righthere

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Vanessa Redgrave by Bert Stern

Vanessa Redgrave by Bert Stern for Vogue, February 15, 1967.

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Check out Redgrave and Michelangelo Antonioni on set of Blow Up righthere

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SCRIPT TO SCREEN: Department S – ‘Six Days’



First Broadcast: March 9th, 1969

The script is bound in a handsome light-blue folder with the Department S logo printed in black in the lower left corner. The episode title, Six days, is printed on the middle of the cover.

Inside the cover are 88 pages of different colours; 51 white, 33 pink, 3 blue and 1 yellow. The different colours signify changes and revisions, common practice in the TV and film business.

The first page of the script has the Department S logo printed in red and the typed message: The Series Created by: Monty Berman and Dennis Spooner. 

Page two has “Six Days” Screenplay by Gerald Kelsey, and Kelsey’s autograph.

Page 3 says:

  • Produced by Monty Berman
  • Script Supervision by Dennis Spooner

A Scoton Production

A.B.P. Elstree Studios

Boreham Wood


Elstree 1600.

 Page 4 presents us with the cast list, divided into Principals, Supporting and Extras.

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Casting Ripley

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May 1978, and production, with all its attendant problems, was well underway at Shepperton Studios.

Though sets were being mapped out and constructed, some were being hotly debated; the Alien had been committed to canvas, if not rubber (Giger had not, for now, been tasked with the actual construction of his monster); the script was in a constant state of flux, and tensions between the producers and the film’s writers were beginning to break out with Ridley, trying to compromise between the O’Bannon script and the Giler/Hill rewrites, being stuck in the middle of a writers feud that had opened, and would probably close, the film’s inception and completion.

There was another, arguably more pertinent problem: in a month the cameras would finally roll, but the part of Ripley had yet to be cast. Auditions for the part had seemingly wrung Los Angeles and New York dry. British-American actress Veronica…

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Barton MacLane

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Birth Name: Ernest Barton MacLane

Date of Birth: December 25, 1902

Date of Death: January 1, 1969

Number of Films Barton MacLane Made with Humphrey Bogart: 6

Barton MacLane is a memorable guy. Large, gruff, and generally projecting a face that makes you assume that his stomach has been sour for several hours, MacLane was a staple tough guy in Hollywood films and television for five decades.

While many recognize MacLane from his role as Lieutenant MacBride in the Torchy film series, or his extended run as General Peterson on I Dream of Jeannie, I would guess that most casual Classic Film fans know him from his work alongside of Bogart in The Maltese Falcon, High Sierra, and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.

MacLane has been an actor that I’ve long planned on placing into The Usual Suspects. While most of his characters in Bogart films – either…

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The Maltese Falcon

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malt-1Birth Name: The Maltese Falcon

Date of Birth:  October 18, 1941


Number of Films that The Maltese Falcon Made with Humphrey Bogart: 3

The Lowdown

I couldn’t be fonder of you if you were my own son. But, well, if you lose a son, it’s possible to get another. There’s only one Maltese Falcon.” – Kasper Gutman, The Maltese Falcon

To be fair, there are more than one of those little beauties out there. Sydney Greenstreet marred one with his pen knife for the film. Several extras were made of varying weights for backups. Bogart supposedly even dropped one and dented the tail. Several years ago, one came back into the spotlight when Leonardo DiCaprio purchased it at auction for a little over $300,000. (Nearly the original budget of the film.)

Oh, I…

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Have No Fear, Bond is Here: 50 Years of Casino Royale

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Poster for Charles K. Feldman's 1967 version of Casino Royale Poster for Charles K. Feldman’s 1967 version of Casino Royale

By Nicolás Suszczyk, Guest Writer

It was a day of 2002 when my father bought me a VHS tape of the 1967 satirical version of Casino Royale, then the only film tied to Ian Fleming’s much different book that initiated the literary saga of James Bond.

That video had no subtitles in Spanish, and by then my English knowledge was good but not good enough to understand a movie. If the film’s plot was already confusing, misguided and in many aspects “incomplete,” just imagine a 12-year-old boy trying to get something out of it, barely understanding a few words and having not read the novel.

Strangely enough, I was fascinated by the movie. I still am.

The Charles K. Feldman production is a colorful, bombastic and very funny film: you won’t be laughing for hours, but there are a few…

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