Moviedrome Mondays: Get Carter (1971)

Since I could not find a youtube video link of Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox introducing director Mike Hodges 1971 British gangster classic Get Carter, readers will have to rely on his transcript (read here). The episode’s original airdate was May 20, 1990 (read here). Nothing more I can say here about this great film except that I agree with everything Cox said about it.

Here is a youtube video link to the film’s original theatrical trailer

Moviedrome Mondays: Brazil (1985)

I have posted a youtube video link below to Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox’s introduction to director Terry Gilliam’s 1985 darkly satiric masterpiece Brazil. My readers can also read his transcript here. The episode’s original airdate was May 13, 1990 (read here). What else is there to say except that I agree with everything Cox says about this film. While Michael Radford’s 1984 (released a year earlier) was very good, I too think that Brazil is the better film. For me, this is the film one gets If you take Franz Kafka’s The Trial, George Orwell’s 1984 and the surrealist humor of the Monty Python troupe and blend it into one. I do not know If I am the first person to come to that conclusion, but I would not be surprised If others have beaten me to it.

Here is a youtube video link to Alex Cox’s Moviedrome intro to Brazil

Here is  another youtube video link to Alex Cox’s Moviedrome intro to Brazil that my good friend Steve (click here to see his youtube channel) reminded me to post 🙂 While both of us (and hopefully all of you readers) love the above video, I decided to post it on here to see what all of you readers prefer 🙂 But I am concluding that all of us here love both of them no matter what 🙂

Here is a youtube video link to one of the US trailers to Brazil (Universal handling domestic distribution) with praise by critics

Here is a youtube video link to that same one – only without the critical praise

Finally, here is a youtube video link to either the UK trailer (20th Century Fox handling either UK or international distribution)

My Favorite John Huston Films

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   Wise Blood (1979)

2.   The Maltese Falcon (1941)

3.   Fat City (1972)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *)

1.   The Man Who Would Be King (1975)

2.   The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

3.   The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

Moviedrome Mondays: Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

Happy 2020 everybody 🙂 Well I am back, how was the Christmas and New Years of my dear readers 🙂 A new year also calls for the beginning of not only a new Moviedrome Monday entry from me, but also the first episode in the new season of Moviedrome, which in this case would be season 3. I also have a youtube video link of Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox introducing the 1976 cult classic Assault on Precinct 13 by now legendary director John Carpenter. If any of you readers are interested in reading Cox’s introductory transcript, read here. The episode’s original airdate was May 6, 1990 (read here). Though Cox has nice things to say about the film, he seems to give off the vibe that it is “overrated”, which I totally disagree with him on. I love Assault on Precinct 13, but then again, Cox has always been something of a contrarian. If any of you readers are interested in reading my list of my favorite John Carpenter films, read here.

Here is a youtube video link to Alex Cox’s Moviedrome intro of Assault on Precinct 13

Here is a youtube video link to the film’s original theatrical trailer