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Performance: The Biography of a 60s Masterpiece

Posted by Notcot on Mar 5, 2013 in Cult Film
Performance: The Biography of a 60s Masterpiece

Released in 1970, Performance starred James Fox, Mick Jagger and Anita Pallenberg. Chas, a violent and psychotic East London gangster needs a place to lie low after a hit that should never have been carried out. He finds the perfect cover in the form of guest house run by the mysterious Mr Turner, a one-time rock superstar, who is looking for the right spark to rekindle his faded talent. A thorough analysis of the making of the film featuring original interviews with those involved. How Performance came about and the involvement of key players such as James Fox who journeyed into the criminal underworld and how real gangsters were involved in the research for the film. Reveals how Marlon Brando was originally considered for the role of Chas. The various conflicts and intrigues that arose during filming, how the film was edited, the censorship pressures, the unseen footage and how it eventually made its way to the big screen. Critical reaction to the film and how it turned into a cult classic. An overview of the careers to date of directors Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roag.

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Official The Wanted 2012 Calendar

Posted by Notcot on Mar 5, 2013 in Cult Film
Official The Wanted 2012 Calendar

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The Saturdays 2012 Calendar

Posted by Notcot on Mar 5, 2013 in Cult Film
The Saturdays 2012 Calendar

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Diaries: The Python Years 1969-1979

Posted by Notcot on Mar 4, 2013 in Cult Film
Diaries: The Python Years 1969-1979

Michael Palin’s diaries begin when he was newly married and struggling to make a name for himself in the world of television comedy. But Monty Python was just around the corner …Enjoying an unlikely cult status early on, the Pythons then proceeded to tour the USA and Canada. As their popularity grew, so Palin relates how the group went their separate ways, later to re-form for stage shows and the celebrated films THE HOLY GRAIL and LIFE OF BRIAN. Living through the three-day week and the miners strike, and all the trials of a peripatetic life are also essential ingredients of these perceptive and funny diaries.

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Official Take That 2012 Calendar

Posted by Notcot on Mar 4, 2013 in Cult Film
Official Take That 2012 Calendar

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Official Shakira 2012 Calendar

Posted by Notcot on Mar 4, 2013 in Cult Film
Official Shakira 2012 Calendar

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Hitler and the Nazi Cult of Celebrity

Posted by Notcot on Mar 4, 2013 in Cult Film
Hitler and the Nazi Cult of Celebrity

Hitler’s rise to power in Germany owed much to the creation of his own celebrity. Hitler believed he was an artist, not a politician, and in his Germany politics and culture became one. This celebrity was cultivated and nurtured by Joseph Goebbels, Germany’s supreme head of culture. Hitler and Goebbels enjoyed the company of beautiful female film stars, and Goebbels had his own ‘casting couch’. In Germany’s version of Hollywood there were scandals, starlets and secret agents, premieres and party politics, and an actress who was the key to killing Hitler. In Nazi Germany, the cult of celebrity was the embodiment of Hitler’s style of cultural governing. The country’s greatest celebrities, whether they were actors, writers or musicians, could be one of only two things: if they were compliant they were lauded and awarded status symbols for the regime, but If they resisted or were simply Jewish they were traitors to be interned and murdered. Meticulously researched, this book is the shocking account of Hitler’s fantasy of power and stardom, of the correlation between art and ambition, of films used as a weapon, and of sexual predilections.It reveals previously unpublished information about the ‘Hitler film’, which Goebbels envisaged as ‘the greatest story ever told’, while Hitler was planning on his own Wagnerian finale

Price : £ 20

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Official Robbie Williams 2012 Calendar

Posted by Notcot on Mar 4, 2013 in Cult Film
Official Robbie Williams 2012 Calendar

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Official Robbie Williams 2012 Calendar

Posted by Notcot on Mar 3, 2013 in Cult Film
Official Robbie Williams 2012 Calendar

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Hitler and the Nazi Cult of Celebrity

Posted by Notcot on Mar 3, 2013 in Cult Film
Hitler and the Nazi Cult of Celebrity

Hitler’s rise to power in Germany owed much to the creation of his own celebrity. Hitler believed he was an artist, not a politician, and in his Germany politics and culture became one. This celebrity was cultivated and nurtured by Joseph Goebbels, Germany’s supreme head of culture. Hitler and Goebbels enjoyed the company of beautiful female film stars, and Goebbels had his own ‘casting couch’. In Germany’s version of Hollywood there were scandals, starlets and secret agents, premieres and party politics, and an actress who was the key to killing Hitler. In Nazi Germany, the cult of celebrity was the embodiment of Hitler’s style of cultural governing. The country’s greatest celebrities, whether they were actors, writers or musicians, could be one of only two things: if they were compliant they were lauded and awarded status symbols for the regime, but If they resisted or were simply Jewish they were traitors to be interned and murdered. Meticulously researched, this book is the shocking account of Hitler’s fantasy of power and stardom, of the correlation between art and ambition, of films used as a weapon, and of sexual predilections.It reveals previously unpublished information about the ‘Hitler film’, which Goebbels envisaged as ‘the greatest story ever told’, while Hitler was planning on his own Wagnerian finale

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