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Posts tagged ‘Thrillers and Suspense Films’

1
Sep

Photo Play – Underworld Beauty (1958)

by HELEN GEIB

elevated by style

Underworld Beauty (1958)

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7
Apr

Photo Play – Thunderball (1965)

by HELEN GEIB

reveling in production design

Thunderball (1965)

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17
Mar

Photo Play – Hard-Boiled (1992)

by HELEN GEIB

smoke-filled rooms

Hard-Boiled (1992)

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10
Mar

Photo Play – Hard Target (1993)

by HELEN GEIB

fireball escalation

Hard Target (1993)

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3
Mar

Photo Play – From Russia with Love (1963)

by HELEN GEIB

framing the fight

From Russia with Love (1963)

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10
Feb

Photo Play – The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)

by HELEN GEIB

a witty preface to the getaway

The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)

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27
Jan

Photo Play – Jackie Brown (1997)

by HELEN GEIB

looking up from a place of death

Jackie Brown (1997)

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19
Dec

The Connery Years: Q’s Handiwork

by HELEN GEIB

A rather well equipped briefcase in From Russia with Love (1963)

From Russia with Love (1963)

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18
Dec

The Connery Years: Credits by Binder x2

by HELEN GEIB

Dr. No (1962)

Maurice Binder’s iconic images (Photo Play stills gallery). The inimitable “James Bond Theme”. These are the credits that launched the world’s most famous franchise. Read more »

12
Dec

Capsule Review – You Only Live Twice (1967)

by HELEN GEIB

I’m pretty sure I watched You Only Live Twice years ago, but I can’t be positive since nothing seemed familiar as I watched it for (what I think was) the second time. It isn’t terrible exactly, at least, not compared to what I remember of some later franchise entries- but then again it kind of is. There’s certainly not much good to say. The spirit and energy of the preceding movies is gone and that takes the fun out of it. Read more »