Thursday, June 22, 2006

Good Tuesday

Fox's website lists a September 5 release date for a DVD of 1968's Pretty Poison, a movie that anticipated -- and in some ways outclassed -- the wave of darkly funny, tone-shifting movies that would come in the early '70s. (Another '60s movie that took similar chances was George Axelrod's Lord Love a Duck -- which also stars Tuesday Weld.)

1 comment:

Fred Flintstone said...

Oh my word. Lord Love a Duck is such a great movie. I tell everyone who'll listen that it's the best movie they've never seen.

And for the Joss Wheedon cult, you know who you are, compare it to the first episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the number of shared scenes, thematic elements, etc. is striking. Amazing coincidence, homage, prior common source?