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*contains spoilers The Price of Power (1969) is a spaghetti western directed by Italian Tonino Valerii (1934-2016) at a time when the assassination of public figures and politicians had peaked in the United States. Dead were Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King by assassin’s bullets the previous year, while the nation was still recovering…

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*contains spoilers French director Jean-Marie Pallardy (1940-) made softcore erotic pictures for a while including Emmanuelle 3 (1980) often under the pseudonym Boris Pradley. Then he made some films aimed at the B-movie mainstream market including the slightly kinky White Fire (1984), an adventure which is considered his most ambitious film. Pallardy has more or…

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*contains spoilers After this rare foray into comedy, Forbes wrote and directed the excellent The Whisperers (1967). Again, he has helped his lead actress, this time Edith Evans (1888-1976), deliver a performance which was nominated for an Oscar. She lost to Katherine Hepburn in Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967) in the usual sympathy vote.…

Read more Actor/Director Bryan Forbes Takes Over the Asylum (Part Two)