These are the most important movies of my life. They all deformed me in major ways. Thank you to them!
Two For The Road: One of the most romantic yet realistic love stories ever filmed. Albert Finney gives his usual great performance and Audrey Hepburn is pure heart-pumping lustbait. You will want to get married after seeing this, so keep the girlfriend/fiance-in-waiting out of the house when you watch it.
Quest For Love: If you loved Somewhere In Time, be prepared for a movie that is even better. Based on a short story by John Wyndham called Random Quest, this stars Tom Bell and a non-sleazy Joan Collins. This movie will make you want to fall in love. It’s only available via rare VHS tape. It’s a crime it has never been issued on DVD.
Gumshoe: Another brilliant Albert Finney starring role, this time as a down-and-out stand-up comedian in a Liverpool nightclub who yearns to be a private eye. Billie Whitelaw and Janice Rule are twin lustbaits. This is another great movie only available via rare VHS tape. Another crime committed against those of us with taste that this has never been put on DVD.
The Horse’s Mouth: Alec Guinness adapted the script for this movie from the novel of the same name written by Joyce Cary. Gulley Jimson is an artist always broke and always scheming to secure his place in the art world. This movie is just brilliant from start to end and faithful to its source. To use a line from the novel itself: It skinned my eyes! Available in a status-worthy DVD from Criterion.
A Fine Madness: The story of my frikkin life! Sean Connery gives the best performance of his career as possessed writer Samson Shillitoe. Joanne Woodward wonderfully plays his blue-collar wife. Jean Seberg plays the lustbait would-be patron of Connery’s art. Sue Ane Langdon has a sexy bit part. Written by Elliott Baker, who adapted his novel of the same name. Filled with lines of genius dialogue. Thankfully recently released on DVD.