Archive for the ‘swinging london’ Category

Vanessa Redgrave (Jane), David Hemmings (Thomas), John Castle (Bill), Jane Birkin (The Blonde). Screenplay by Tonino Guerra and Michelangelo Antonioni. Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni. Rating: 15. Running time: 111 minutes. ‘Something fantastic has happened!’ This is how Blowup‘s protagonist responds to the witnessing of what he believes to be an attempted murder. No wonder Hollywood’s […]

Malcolm McDowell (Mick Travis). Screenplay by David Sherwin. Directed by Lindsay Anderson. Rating: 15. Running time: 111 minutes. Surrealist art house cinema straight off the Swinging London scene, If…. is slow, difficult, and undoubtedly a product of its infamous countercultural times. The energy of May ’68 was in the air, and director Lindsay Anderson didn’t […]