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The Spanish Gardener
(1956) The story of a minor diplomat who becomes increasingly jealous of the relationship that develops between his son and his gardener.Adapted from AJ Cronin's novel, The Spanish Gardener is the story of a minor diplomat, played by Michael Hordern, who becomes increasingly jealous of the relationship that develops between his son (Jon Whiteley) and the Spanish gardener (Dirk Bogarde) hired for the estate. With acclaimed music from composer John Veale and fine supporting roles for Cyril Cusack and Maureen Swanson.
Thunderbirds Are Go
(1966) Following the success of the TV series, this was the first of two specially made feature films.F.A.B. spin-off movie from Gerry Anderson's cult TV series which sends the marionettes to Mars to rescue an international mission from the villainous Hood
'Thunderbirds' ran on UK TV for 32 episodes between 1964-1966. This was the first of two films made to cash in on its extraordinary success. Written by Gerry Anderson and his wife Sylvia, it is essentially an extended episode, only bigger, weirder and with more Cliff Richard.
The Sons of Katie Elder
(1965) A group of brothers return to their hometown for their mother's funeral and set about trying to reclaim the family ranch from a card shark.John Wayne and Dean Martin star in this western about brothers investigating the death of their father and the virtual eviction of their recently deceased mother
The Sons Of Katie Elder The slightly strange pairing of 'Duke' Wayne and lounge lizard Dean Martin that marked Howard Hawks' 1959 classic Rio Bravo was reprised in this western directed by veteran Henry Hathaway. Hathaway was an old hand at such things, having started his career in the 1930s directing westerns, before going on to make such hits as Rawhide (1951). A few years after The Sons Of Katie Elder he directed Wayne in his first and only Oscar-winning role in True Grit (1965).
(1995) A disparate group set out on safari into the heart of the Congo and are attacked by a troop of intelligent killer apes.A motley crew of scientists and mercenaries embark on a perilous expedition to the Congo to locate the missing son of a tycoon and a stash of priceless diamonds. Action adventure starring Laura Linney, Dylan Walsh, Ernie Hudson and Tim Curry; directed by Frank Marshall
Congo The influence of the B-movies of the 1940s and 1950s on some of Hollywood's most successful film directors is undisputable: George Lucas took his love of Flash Gordon serials and turned it into the billion dollar Star Wars empire, while close pal Steven Spielberg used his affection for the same shorts to create the ever-popular Indiana Jones series.
(2001) David Duchovny and Julianne Moore combat a rapidly developing alien threat. Great special effects, superb dialogue and fast-moving action.David Duchovny and Julianne Moore combat a rapidly developing alien threat in director-producer Ivan Reitman's sporadically funny melding of his own Ghostbusters formula with the 50s B-movie genre
Evolution When a small-town, would-be fireman Wayne Green (Scott, American Pie) is nearly struck by a meteor, local college science teacher Dr Ira Kane (Duchovny) and geology teacher Harry Block (Jones) investigate. What they find is a hunk of space rock oozing living gloop. They immediately recognise the significance of the find - proof of extraterrestrial life. "Is the Nobel prize paid in instalments or a lump sum like the Lottery?" Harry asks, excitedly.
(1986) Jeff Goldblum is a solitary scientist obsessed with matter-transfer who takes things that one step too far in this superior frightener.When a scientific experiment goes wrong, the DNA of a man becomes spliced with that of a house fly. Horror drama starring Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis, and written and directed by David Cronenberg
The Fly If you think horror remakes are a new thing, you're wrong. Dead wrong. Ha, you know nothing. Nothing!
The Tree of Wooden Clogs
(1978) Ermanno Olmi's Cannes-winning drama is set in rural Italy at the end of the 19th century, centred on four families of peasants.Italian filmmaker Ermanno Olmi won the Palme D'Or for this quietly profound portrayal of daily life among a group of Lombardy peasants at the turn of the last century
The Tree Of Wooden Clogs Best known to non-Italian audiences for 1988's The Legend Of The Holy Drinker, Ermanno Olmi carved a niche as a filmmaker dedicated to chronicling the lives of Italy's working class. Here, as with many of his films, a non-professional cast interprets his ideas, and the result is a beautifully shot, determinedly unsentimental depiction of rural life.