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*contains spoilers The euthanasia debate is about to take place in Queensland Parliament in the next few weeks and it relates to a long-suppressed MGM movie Whose Life is it Anyway? (1981) … It stars Richard Dreyfuss, so memorable as Quint’s nerdy nemesis in Jaws (1976), who plays a man/artist who loses the use of…

Read more The Cult of Whose Life is it Anyway? (1981) as YOU were better than a mercy Killing!

*contains spoilers Female Trouble is not as funny nor as outrageous as Pink Flamingos or his other contemplation of ostracism and criminality Desperate Living (1977) but it still contains full frontal male nudity or that other visual sin, an aging and naked female body. The shock factor has made way for social commentary about the…

Read more The Filthy Genius of Director John Waters and THAT actress Divine (Part Two)

*contains spoilers It seemed to immediately go pear-shaped with his appearance as a bad-tempered lover in the unremarkable The Young Lovers (1964) which was nothing in terms of quality when compared to his earlier role in star-studded The Interns (1962). By this stage, Nick should have perhaps taken the hint and gone back to television…

Read more The Cult of Actor Nick Adams as The Oedipal Rebel (Part Two)

*contains spoilers The Linda Blair (1959-) movie Dead Sleep (1990) looks into a part of Australian medical history which should not be forgotten like this movie unfortunately is. The fundamental question of whether a family and the patient themselves should listen and take psychiatric treatment and advice as the gospel truth and not just as…

Read more The Aussie Cult of Actress Linda Blair in Dead Sleep (1990)

*contains spoilers The character Inger plays in The Farmer’s Daughter is a naïve but attractive Swedish governess who wins over Washington, DC and when it initially premiered in September 1963, it was an instant success. Her hair was also a conservative light brown and styled. The show proved that Inger was a gifted light comedienne…

Read more The Cult of Actress Inger Stevens in Run, Simon, Run (1970) Part Two

*contains spoilers Swedish-born American actress Inger Stevens (1934-70 drug overdose) was a beautiful blonde and blue-eyed woman who was also fragile, something which led to her early death as a result of unrequited love and abuse at the hands of men who didn’t really care. She made a handful of movies and her performances weren’t…

Read more The Cult of Actress Inger Stevens in Run, Simon, Run (1970) Part One