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Exclusive teaser poster reveal for mystery-thriller Spears

Flickering Myth is pleased to reveal the first teaser poster for the neo-noir mystery-thriller Spears, the new film from Irish director Gerard Lough (Night People), which pays homage to the memorable teaser poster for one of Lough’s favorite films, Kathryn Bigelow’s futuristic thriller Strange Days.

Spears follows Private Investigator Kian (Nigel Brennan), who is sent to Italy to find a woman (Yalda Shahidi) who mysteriously disappeared there. Very soon he finds himself tangled in a web of revenge and betrayal much larger than he could have imagined. Also featuring in the cast of the film are Aidan O’Sullivan, Bobby Calloway, Michael Parle, Rebecca Flynn and Thomas Sharkey.

“I think every director can pinpoint a key film that inspired them to get behind a camera themselves,” states Lough. “Something that made a deep impression on them at a pivotal stage in their life. For Spike Lee it’s The Deer Hunter,
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'Night People': THR's 1954 Review

On March 12, 1954, 20th Century Fox opened the Gregory Peck thriller Night People at the Roxy Theatre in New York. The film went on to be nominated for an Oscar for its story at the 27th Academy Awards. The Hollywood Reporter's original review, headlined "Night People Absorbing Melodrama With a Wallop," is below. 

A gripping, hard-hitting melodrama of the cold war as it is raging in Berlin, Night People may well be rated the best CinemaScope film yet produced. Packing a wallop from beginning to end, this Nunnally Johnson production should pack the theaters. Aside from ...
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Watch Deafheaven, Chelsea Wolfe Duet in Eerie ‘Night People’ Video

Watch Deafheaven, Chelsea Wolfe Duet in Eerie ‘Night People’ Video
Deafheaven singer George Clarke sings with Chelsea Wolfe in the band’s “Night People” video. Director Ben Chisolm maximizes every nuance of the duo’s faces, utilizing jittery editing and dreamlike blurs as they harmonize.

The brooding piano ballad highlights Deafheaven’s recently issued fourth LP Ordinary Corrupt Human Love. The post-metal quintet are currently promoting the album on a headlining North American tour that stretches through mid-August; their next date is August 1st in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Deafheaven have concerts booked throughout the summer and fall, including a series of European/U.
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Night People

Nunnally Johnson hands us a well-written spy & hostage drama set in Cold War Berlin, with plenty of intrigue and good humor to boot. Gregory Peck is the troubled negotiator and Broderick Crawford a Yankee galoot sticking his nose where it isn’t wanted. This one has been out of reach for quite a while — and it works up some fun suspense.

Night People

Blu-ray

Kl Studio Classics

1954 / Color / 2:55 widescreen / 93 min. / Street Date July 25, 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring: Gregory Peck, Broderick Crawford, Anita Björk, Rita Gam, Walter Abel, Buddy Ebsen, Max Showalter, Jill Esmond, Peter van Eyck, Marianne Koch, Hugh McDermott, Paul Carpenter, Lionel Murton, Ottow Reichow.

Cinematography: Charles G. Clarke

Film Editor: Dorothy Spencer

Original Music: Cyril Mockridge

Story by Jed Harris, Tom Reed

Associate Producer Gerd Oswald

Written, Directed and Produced by Nunnally Johnson

An intelligent cold war thriller about distrust and passive aggression across the East-West divide in Berlin,
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Rita Gam, Former Starlet and Ex-Wife of Sidney Lumet, Dies at 88

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Rita Gam, Former Starlet and Ex-Wife of Sidney Lumet, Dies at 88
Rita Gam, a ’50s film star and founding member of The Actor’s Studio, died Tuesday of respiratory failure in Los Angeles. She was 88. Gam’s credits include “Night People” and “Shoot Out” alongside Gregory Peck, “Hannibal” with Victor Mature and appearances on “The Rockford Files.” Later in life, Gam produced a series on the global film business and a PBS travel show called “World of Beauty.” Gam was the ex-wife of legendary director Sidney Lumet (“12 Angry Men,” “Dog Day Afternoon”), and a close confidant to the late Grace Kelly, for whom she stood as bridesmaid during the “High Society” actress’ 1956 wedding to Prince.
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Seven Anti-James Bond Movies You Haven’t Seen

The Bond franchise which has been with us so long, has become so deeply entrenched in popular culture, that we often forget what it was that first distinguished the Bonds a half-century ago. Skyfall might be one of the best of the Bonds, and even, arguably, one of the best big-budget big-action flicks to come along in quite a while, but it’s not alone. The annual box office is – and has been, for quite some time – dominated by big, action-packed blockbusters of one sort of another. The Bonds aren’t even the only action-driven spy flicks (Mr. James Bond, I’d like you to meet Mr. Jason Bourne and Mr. Ethan Hunt).

That’s not to take anything away from the superb entertainment Skyfall is, or the sentimentally treasured place the Bonds hold. It’s only to say that where there was once just the one, there are now many.
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Seven Anti-007 Movies You Haven’t Seen

(*My apologies for this coming so long after Sound on Sight’s celebration of 50 years of James Bond, but I’ve been swamped with end-of-semester work and only just now managed to finish this. Hope you all still find this of interest.)

As a coda to the Sos’s James Bond salute, there’s still a point I think deserves to be made.

The Bond franchise which has been with us so long, has become so deeply entrenched in popular culture, that we often forget what it was that first distinguished the Bonds a half-century ago. Skyfall might be one of the best of the Bonds, and even, arguably, one of the best big-budget big-action flicks to come along in quite a while, but it’s not alone. The annual box office is – and has been, for quite some time – dominated by big, action-packed blockbusters of one sort of another.
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Premiere: Edm's "Hold Me Down"

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Bloomington musical collective, Edm, lead by singer/guitarist Daniel Burton stripped down their name (formerly Early Day Miners), their production process, and returned to their old label for the release of "Night People" -- due out on Western Vinyl July 19th.

Once mentored by Daniel Lanois in La, Burton has recorded Okkervil River, Windsor For the Derby and Wilco side-project On Fillmore, but gave up the knob twiddling on this one to Mike Bridavksy, who recorded and mixed the album at Russian Recording in a mere five days.

The songs on this album are character sketches of alienated people who "stay up all night, stumbling through isolation to explore trauma and ecstasy in search of their own glamour." It sounds like Edm distilled the driving force behind the night life of people of a certain age in every city across America. Below is the arresting album opener, "Hold Me Down.
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Gregory Peck, Part 2: Still A Hero

Ready for more Gregory Peck? As though you could ever have enough. Make time to check out J. Lee Thompson's The Chairman, another intense - but of course, amusingly dated - political thriller. The international military political tangle of The Chairman is just as opaque and messy as the one in Night People, only set in a different part of the world. Still true: Commies are bad. Also still true: Gregory Peck is the man.

The Chinese have isolated a magic enzyme that allows them to grow wheat in the jungle and pineapple in the snow. This empowers Mao-dictated red China with the ability to strong arm the rest of the hungry world, but luckily we in the Western world have our own super weapon: Gregory Peck (of course). This time he happens to be a genius chemist, so America (with a little participation from Britain and the Soviet
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When Gregory Peck Protected Our World

Welcome to Part One of my exploration of how Gregory Peck is an all-American ass kicker. I have recently learned via watching Fox Movie Channel that before Will Smith took up the mantle of saving the world, Gregory Peck used to hold the job. Except where Will usually defends the whole world from threats posed by aliens, robots, or zombies, Gregory Peck used to guard America in particular from villainous international foes. And international human foes can be pretty scary. Like zombie scary. Which is why we're lucky that Gregory Peck took care of business in the Night People in 1954 and that he was still taking care of business 15 years later in The Chairman. (Which I'll get to in Part Two.)

I initially watched the Nunnally Johnson film Night People simply because the title is so good. It's set in occupied Berlin in the 50s, and the military political situation is super tense.
See full article at Fox Movie Channel - Unvaulted »

Gregory Peck, Part 2: Still A Hero

Ready for more Gregory Peck? As though you could ever have enough. Make time to check out The Chairman, another intense - but of course, amusingly dated - political thriller. The international military political tangle of The Chairman is just as opaque and messy as the one in Night People, only set in a different part of the world. Still true: Commies are bad. Also still true: Gregory Peck is the man.

The Chinese have isolated a magic enzyme that allows them to grow wheat in the jungle and pineapple in the snow. This empowers Mao-dictated red China with the ability to strong arm the rest of the hungry world, but luckily we in the Western world have our own super weapon: Gregory Peck (of course). This time he happens to be a genius chemist, so America (with a little participation from Britain and the Soviet Union) sends him in
See full article at Fox Movie Channel - Unvaulted »

When Gregory Peck Protected Our World

Welcome to Part One of my exploration of how Gregory Peck is an all-American ass kicker. I have recently learned via watching Fox Movie Channel that before Will Smith took up the mantle of saving the world, Gregory Peck used to hold the job. Except where Will usually defends the whole world from threats posed by aliens, robots, or zombies, Gregory Peck used to guard America in particular from villainous international foes. And international human foes can be pretty scary. Like zombie scary. Which is why we're lucky that Gregory Peck took care of business in Night People in 1954 and that he was still taking care of business 15 years later in The Chairman. (Which I'll get to in Part Two.)

I initially watched Night People because the title is so good. It's set in occupied Berlin in the 50s, and the military political situation is super tense. Gregory Peck plays Colonel Van Dyke,
See full article at Fox Movie Channel - Unvaulted »

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