THE FLYING CLIPPER (aka MEDITERRANEAN HOLIDAY) (CINERAMA, CINEMASCOPE, 70mm, WONDERAMA!… YOU NAME IT!)


Today marks the 64th Anniversary of the premier of This Is Cinerama in New York City on September 30th, 1952. So, today we are taking a look a something a little different. The Flying Clipper (1963) is a 70mm travelogue, described by some as "budget version" of the 1958 Norwegian Cinemircle production, Windjammer: The Voyage Of … Continue reading THE FLYING CLIPPER (aka MEDITERRANEAN HOLIDAY) (CINERAMA, CINEMASCOPE, 70mm, WONDERAMA!… YOU NAME IT!)

CASINO ROYALE (1967)


1967 DIRECTORS: Ken Hughes, John Huston, Joseph McGrath, Robert Parrish, Val Guest & Richard Talmadge This is the second "filmed" of the three versions of Ian Fleming's inaugural 007 novel. The first was a 1954 episode of the U.S. TV series Climax!, in which James Bond was rewritten as an American, rather than British spy. The latest is the better known … Continue reading CASINO ROYALE (1967)

STAR TREK @50: LOOKING BEYOND THE FINAL FRONTIER


THE HUMAN ADVENTURE IS JUST BEGINNING... It all began not in 1966, but 1964 with Gene Rodenberry's first pilot, "The Cage". No Kirk, but instead the Enterprise's maiden voyage was helmed by Jeffrey Hunter, when he was not play Jesus Christ, King Of Kings (1964) of course. Even though, this is possibly one of Classic Star Trek's … Continue reading STAR TREK @50: LOOKING BEYOND THE FINAL FRONTIER

AVATAR 2, 3, 4 & 5 -WHY THE DELAY?


After watching Avatar in 3-D for the first time since theatres in 2009, I began to think about the long delay in the production of the sequels. I remembered how long it took to bring the original to the screen, a decade to be precise, with talk of "developing something new and innovative". It was … Continue reading AVATAR 2, 3, 4 & 5 -WHY THE DELAY?