seance on a wet afternoon

*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.…

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*contains spoilers When you mention the screenplays of David McGillivray (1947-), you must mention in particular the films of director Pete Walker (1939-) in the same breath. And also mention the films of Norman J. Warren (1942-). All three started off in the British sexploitation film business but gravitated for a time into horror movies,…

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