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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.

Price : £ 15.99

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Performance: The Biography of a 60s Masterpiece

Posted by Notcot on Jan 27, 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.

Price : £ 16.99

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Performance: The Biography of a 60s Masterpiece

Posted by Notcot on Jan 27, 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.

Price : £ 16.99

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Inside the “Wicker Man”: How Not to Make a Cult Classic

Posted by Notcot on Jan 2, 2013 in Cult Film
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“Inside The Wicker Man” is a treat for all cinemagoers, exhaustively researched and achieving a near-perfect balance between history, trivia and serious analysis. Allan Brown describes the filming and distribution of the cult masterpiece as a ‘textbook example of How Things Should Never Be Done’. The omens were bad from the start, and proceeded to get much, much worse, with fake blossom on trees to simulate spring, actors chomping on ice-cubes to prevent their breath showing on film, and verbal and physical confrontations involving both cast and crew. The studio hated it and hardly bothered to distribute it, but today it finds favour with critics and fans alike, as a serious – if flawed – piece of cinema. Brown expertly guides readers through the film’s convoluted history, attempting along the way to explain its enduring fascination, and providing interviews with the key figures – many of whom still have an axe to grind, and some of whom still harbour plans for a sequel.

Price : £ 10.56

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Inside the “Wicker Man”: How Not to Make a Cult Classic

Posted by Notcot on Jan 1, 2013 in Cult Film
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“Inside The Wicker Man” is a treat for all cinemagoers, exhaustively researched and achieving a near-perfect balance between history, trivia and serious analysis. Allan Brown describes the filming and distribution of the cult masterpiece as a ‘textbook example of How Things Should Never Be Done’. The omens were bad from the start, and proceeded to get much, much worse, with fake blossom on trees to simulate spring, actors chomping on ice-cubes to prevent their breath showing on film, and verbal and physical confrontations involving both cast and crew. The studio hated it and hardly bothered to distribute it, but today it finds favour with critics and fans alike, as a serious – if flawed – piece of cinema. Brown expertly guides readers through the film’s convoluted history, attempting along the way to explain its enduring fascination, and providing interviews with the key figures – many of whom still have an axe to grind, and some of whom still harbour plans for a sequel.

Price : £ 10.56

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Happy Birthday Cake Mould

Posted by Notcot on Aug 18, 2012 in Gadgets
Happy Birthday Cake Mould

In terms of life-improving substances Silicon has always been pretty high up there on the list. Responsible for amongst other things; microchips explosives breast implants and most importantly we think you’ll agree quick release cake moulds such as this fantastic Happy Birthday Cake Mould. If ever there was an opportunity to get your pinny on and do some proper old-fashioned baking then this is it. The silicon cake mould is in a whole different league to baking trays of old – not only does it do the stressful job of decorating for you (with a swish ready made Happy Birthday moulded into the design) but you can also bung it in the dishwasher after creating your masterpiece saving you from the mundane ritual of the kitchen sink. It’s non-stick so your cheeky cake greeting won’t get stuck to the mould like well a really sticky thing (let’s face it there’s nothing worse than a hapy birtdy cake) and with a whopping 23cm diameter there’s bound to be enough cake for everyone!

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Price : £ 14.99

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A Brief History of Time

Posted by Notcot on Jul 15, 2012 in Cult Film
A Brief History of Time

Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries? These are just some of the questions considered in an internationally acclaimed masterpiece which begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos from Newton to Einstein before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time.

Price : £ 5.07

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Inside The “wicker Man”

Posted by Notcot on May 21, 2010 in Cult Film
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Describes the filming and distribution of the cult masterpiece as a ‘textbook example of How Things Should Never Be Done’. This title guides readers through the film’s convoluted history, attempting along the way to explain its enduring fascination,

Price : £ 12.99

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