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*contains spoilers “We’ve been dealt their doomwatch/Doomwatch,” says a local villager on the Hebridean island of Summerisle off the coast of Scotland in The Wicker Man (1973) … On the surface there seems to be an unhappy conspiracy on this island (Earth!) as actor Edward Woodward (1930-2009 in Truro, Cornwall) is an incorruptible puritan virgin…

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*contains spoilers Fans of Gene Wilder (1933-2016 Alzheimer’s disease) and Zero Mostel (1915-77 heart aneurysm) who appeared together in the Mel Brooks comedy The Producers (1968) are probably not aware of the theatre of the absurd movie version of playwright Eugene Ionesco’s (1909-94) Rhinoceros (1974). While this isn’t a great movie, part of the absurdist…

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*contains spoilers Name: PhilAge: 56 Occupation: Former Storeman Favourite Movie: Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1959)First Saw It: On television as a kid at home Starring: James Mason, Pat Boone, Arlene Dahl, Diane Baker and Thayer David. Plot: Based on Jules Verne’s 19th Century novel about a daring expedition to the centre of…

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