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Mental Health on Film #2: Twisted Nerve (1968)

This blog post contains spoilers.

Forty-six years after its release, it’s difficult to know quite what to make of Twisted Nerve, a British thriller from 1968 that stars Hywel Bennett and Hayley Mills.  823 more words


Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy was broadcast on the BBC in 1979. The series was adapted from the 1974 novel of the same name, written by John le Carré, and it starred Alec Guinness, Michael Jayston, Anthony Bate, George Sewell, Bernard Hepton, Ian Richardson, Ian Bannen , Hywel Bennett and Beryl Reid. 277 more words


46 Make a Man, 47 Make a Killer! The Horror of Genes and Chromosomes [and Typos]! (March, 1969)

“No puppet master pulls the string on high,
A twisted nerve, a ganglion gone awry,
Predestinates the sinner or the saint”

And there you have the gist of the nature vs. 259 more words

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Neil Gaiman‘s rich imagination and ability to tackle larger themes are well-known and here is Neverwhere which runs as precisely as clockwork and reads as smoothly as silk or warm chocolate. 310 more words


Endless Night (1972)

The news was devastating.  In fact, I’m not sure that I have fully recovered.  But it appears that it is true:  the makers of Agatha Christie’s Marple are going to continue to ruin not just the Marple novels, but also the wonderful novels that do not feature any of Christie’s regular detectives.  709 more words


Witness in the War Zone (1987)

aka DEADLINE (original title)

aka WAR ZONE (unoriginal title)

Genre: Middle Eastern Journo-political War Suspense

Walken in Short: He is ‘Don Stevens’, a world-weary journalist, that has been called in (like a substitute teacher) for the guy that usually covers Beirut. 1,434 more words

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