Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Halloween Horror Flicks to Die For! The Most Dangerous Game~ Watch it Here! Made in 1932 with Real Actors on a Real Set!

"Kill, then love! When you have known that, you have known ecstasy!"

The Most Dangerous Game - Zarkoff threatens his guests
The Plot! 

 The personal philosophy of Russian Count Zaroff (Leslie Banks) as he prepares to hunt down human prey Bob Rainsford (Joel McCrea) on a remote island in the motion picture The Most Dangerous Game (1932).
After a shipwreck, the Count and his assistant rescue a number of survivors and invite them to the comfort of his mansion on Baranka Island. Soon, the survivors dwindle in number and the remaining surviviors discover the Count is a mad and using his guests as reluctant participants in an usual big game hunt. “I have invented a new sensation.”
Giving his human prey a head start, the Count cries, “First the hunt...then the revels” as he follows closely behind with snarling dogs and bow and arrow.


The Most Dangerous Game - Count Zarkoff hunts his human prey

Unfortunately, for the Count, his prey becomes the hunter. As the Count admits defeat (“Yes...yes I insist you have beaten me.”) Rainsford stabs him to death.

The Most Dangerous Game - Rainsford becomes the hunter

"This world's divided into two kinds of people: the hunter and the hunted. Luckily I'm the hunter. Nothing can change that." - Bob Rainsford
In other great movie quotes!  In the film Flesh for Frankenstein (1974) Udo Kier as Baron Frankenstein says, “To know death, Otto, you must first fuck life in the gall bladder!”

The Most Dangerous Game - Movie Poster
The Most Dangerous Game - Map of Baranka Island

Enjoy! 


Sunday, May 29, 2016

Soundtrack Sunday with Miles Davis for the movie ' SIESTA '




To this day one of my very favorite soundtracks. I remember buying the album in the University District with my then boyfriend Andrew Wood, of Mother Love Bone. He loved Miles Davis. We then saw that it was a movie that was just coming out and went to see it down the street. 



I'm always surprised when I meet someone who's never seen it. With a huge cast starring Gabriel Byrne, Julian Sands, Isabella Roselinni, Martin Sheen, Ellen Barkin, and Jodie Foster, and even a fun cameo with Grace Jones, it was one of the most interestingly cast movies and one of the sexiest I've even seen. 




Ellen Barkin was also married to Gabriel Byrne at the time, I believe they had 5 children together. 

via Wiki~ The screenplay was written by Patricia Louisianna Knop, based on a novel by Patrice Chaplin. The film was shot on location inSpain, released by Lorimar Motion Pictures, and debuted in New York City on November 11, 1987. The film's themes are sex and death. Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis performed on the score for the film, Music from Siesta, which was written and arranged by frequent Davis collaborator Marcus Miller. Film critic Janet Maslin called it an "excitingly bad, artily experimental film".





Speaking of siestas, why don't Americans practice the art of napping like they do in Spain? 

Disqus for at the drive in