Articles by: Simon

by / on May 30, 2013 at 3:00 pm / in Reviews, Vintage Vault

CLASSIC COLUMB: CHINATOWN (1974)

“Forget it Jake, it’s Chinatown…” Introduction Since Cul-de-sac, many things had changed for Polanski. After one-year and half of marriage to Sharon Tate, in 1969, she was murdered – while pregnant – by the Charles Manson ‘family’. Chinatown was released […]

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by / on May 16, 2013 at 3:00 pm / in Reviews, Vintage Vault

CLASSIC COLUMB: TOP GUN (1986)

“I feel the need…the need for speed!” Introduction Watching a film feels far more comfortable with a cold beer and hot pizza in hand. The Prince Charles Cinema, off Leicester Square, is home to evenings that celebrate “old school” classics […]

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by / on May 9, 2013 at 3:00 pm / in Reviews, Vintage Vault

CLASSIC COLUMB: FATAL ATTRACTION (1987)

“Well, what am I supposed to do? You won’t answer my calls, you change your number. I mean, I’m not gonna be ignored, Dan!” Introduction According to Barry Norman, on BBC’s Film ’87, Fatal Attraction was “the most talked about movie […]

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by / on May 2, 2013 at 3:00 pm / in Reviews, Vintage Vault

CLASSIC COLUMB: MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE (1985)

“You need to know how to squeeze the tits of the system.” Introduction Following from last weeks The Long Good Friday, we continue a streak in British 80’s drama with My Beautiful Laundrette. Unlike The Long Good Friday, in Stephen […]

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by / on April 25, 2013 at 3:00 pm / in Reviews, Vintage Vault

CLASSIC COLUMB: THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY (1980)

What I’m looking for is someone who can contribute to what England has given to the world: culture, sophistication, genius. A little bit more than an ‘ot dog, know what I mean?” Introduction “My pitch was terrorism meets gangsterism” says […]

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by / on April 18, 2013 at 3:14 pm / in Reviews, Vintage Vault

CLASSIC COLUMN: DUCK SOUP (1933)

Despite writing about Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton on the Classic Columb, I haven’t managed to truly explore the Marx Brothers. Guest writer Todd Liebenow from Forgotten Films though has managed to write a short article on a classic Marx Brothers film Duck Soup… […]

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by / on April 4, 2013 at 11:00 pm / in Reviews, Vintage Vault

CLASSIC COLUMN: CHARADE (1963)

One thing I love is James Bond – anyone who listened to the Skyfall LAMBcast or read the Classic Columb on From Russia with Love and Dr No will be aware of this so, happy days when Steve at 1001 plus chose a film with […]

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by / on March 28, 2013 at 3:00 pm / in Reviews, Vintage Vault

CLASSIC COLUMN: ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST (1968)

This week, Dan – the self-titled Public Transportation Snob – write’s about Sergio Leone’s iconic Once Upon A Time in the West. The opening sequence alone has inspired film-makers as diverse as Paul Thomas Anderson and Quentin Tarantino. Here on the Classic […]

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by / on March 21, 2013 at 4:13 pm / in Reviews, Vintage Vault

CLASSIC COLUMN: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF COLONEL BLIMP (1943)

As I am knee-deep in marriage preparation over the next few weeks, I thought it was a perfect opportunity for others to write a ‘Classic Columb’ (obviously, without me, it is an actual Column…). This week, a new blogger on […]

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by / on March 7, 2013 at 3:00 pm / in Reviews, Vintage Vault

MODERN CLASSIC COLUMB: THELMA & LOUISE (1991)

“I don’t ever remember feeling this awake.”  Introduction This was my achilles heel. The conversation would begin whereby the group sing the praises of Ridley Scott. I love Alien. I love Blade Runner. I love Gladiator. I love Black Hawk […]

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