Too Late for Tears is a classic film noir from 1949 from director Byron Haskin. The film is based on a “Saturday Evening Post” serial and screenplay by Roy Huggins. 286 more words
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Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964) | Holy spacemen! The futuristic castaway sci-fi crash-lands on Blu-ray
Out on Blu-ray and DVD for the first time in the UK comes the colourful, cartoony 1964 sci-fi adventure Robinson Crusoe on Mars.
While following Daniel Defoe’s classic castaway novel, this Boy’s Own adventure transports its hero into outer space. 363 more words
“No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinized and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinize the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water.” 1,483 more words
If there are faults with The Naked Jungle, ones not the result of having to follow the Hays Code–which the film skirts thanks to Ben Maddow and Ranald MacDougall’s excellent dialogue, Eleanor Parker’s fantastic, intelligent performance and Charlton Heston’s brute force approach–they fall on director Haskin. 470 more words
Robinson Crusoe on Mars is silly. It’s inconsistent and silly. The film survives a weak first act–the narrative trick of opening with one character (played, poorly, by Adam West) and then transferring to another (Paul Mantee) is fine, only Mantee doesn’t get any good material for quite a while. 278 more words