Barbarella…It was what I thought it was. And I was still surprised.

My March contribution to Cinema Shame the cult classic Barbarella with Jane Fonda

Cinema Shame

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Oh 1968. A great year in film that brought us 2 seminal science fiction pictures, Planet of the Apes and 2001: A Space Odyssey. However we forget there was a third.

Barbarella.

That mind shattering Science Fiction epic starring Academy Award winner Jane Fonda in a groundbreaking roll.

To answer your question, I did not use the incorrect word. I meant roll as in the opening credits that have Fonda rolling in zero-g as she removes her space suit.

As far as legitimate substance in the movie Fonda’s body is all you get. Which isn’t bad when you get a chance to see it. However you do have to go through portions of the actual movie to get there.

I know I’m being unfair, it was a bad movie that became a cult classic. I get that. For me however it just wasn’t fun to get through. Every movie doesn’t…

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An Original Vision

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I am a huge Star Wars fan. I love both the original and prequel trilogies. I know most people generally love the originals. In a recent trip to the comic book store, I noticed on the shelves the first couple issues of The Star Wars. This is an adaptation of George Lucas’ original rough draft screenplay from 1974. I have read issue #1 and recently bought 2-3. There will be 8 issues total. After reading one issue, this clearly was a different animal Lucas created. Yet there is a familiarity with some characters and situations. Keep an eye out as I read through the series and have a more comprehensive look later on. May The Force Be With You

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A Spur of the Moment Shame

Had a chance to view the classic thriller Cape Fear.

Cinema Shame

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I was fortunate to have had a day off today and took a moment to watch a movie on demand. I was searching for something old to watch and noticed that both versions of the thriller Cape Fear were on demand for free. I then realized that I had never seen either movie and so I figured this would be a great opportunity to add to my list. I then sat down and prepared myself to view the original 1962 version of the movie.

Based on the novel The Executioners by John D. McDonald, the film is about a lawyer Sam Bowden played by Gregory Peck, and his psychological standoff with criminal Max Cady, played by Robert Mitchum.

First I must say, I loved Peck’s performance in this. Perhaps even more than his Oscar winning role in To Kill A Mockingbird. He doesn’t come across as the all-out “good guy.”…

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