First Gig, Best Gig, Last Gig And More. A Concert Music Memory Excursion.

These style things come out during lock-down. The hope that live events will return soon. As music is another strong passion that runs alongside film, I thought I’d play along and add it here for something different to my movie musings. Feel free to play along if you wish.

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4D Man (1959) Bongo Beat Jive Catwoman In The 4th Dimension

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Dr. Tony Nelson (James Congdon) had the crazy idea that he could fuse a 4th dimensional state with pulsating beatnik bongos. Was he insane or visionary? It was certainly a maverick idea and beyond the realms of experimental science fiction. He would be ridiculed in his scientific profession if he failed. He rest assured that with the help of his resourceful brother, Dr. Scott Nelson (Robert Lansing), that the impossible could be achieved. Continue reading

Sapphire (1959) Racial Tension & Jazz On The Streets Of London

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British director Basil Dearden steps forth with another progressive movie centered around London and prejudices. This time it’s deep racial tensions rife through-out the city. It starts with the gruesome find of a young girls body on Hampstead Heath. In comes Superintendent Robert Hazard (Nigel Patrick) and his right hand man Inspector Phil Learoyd (Michael Craig) hot on the case. Following their early investigations they discover that the murder victim was a young feisty girl called Sapphire Robbins (Yvonne Buckingham). This leads them to her college boyfriend David Harris (Paul Massie) and he quickly becomes prime suspect in the case.

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Le Samouraï (1967) – Hitman, Jazz and Sexy Ladies

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What can you say when you read it could be one of the most influential films to a monster amount of classic directors from the likes of Tarantino, Coppola, Jim Jarmusch, Coen Brothers, Scorsese, Nicolas Winding Refn to name but a few, and you realise you didn’t even know it existed. So after a punishing few hour session of flaying myself whilst slowly headbutting the wall to teach myself a well earned lesson I can now say I have seen it, and by god man, it’s a goody. Continue reading