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90 Years of Movie Titles
Written by Christopher Alm in Film

90 Years of Movie Titles

Christian from the Netherlands, graphic designer by day and movie buff by night sends me this link to a website of his which features stills from hundreds of movies back from the silent movie era up until today. For anyone who is interested in movies or graphic design here is your chance to admire the great work of of talented title designers. Not only have...

1970s London Comes Alive in ‘Follow Me’
Written by Christopher Alm in Film

1970s London Comes Alive in ‘Follow Me’

One of my all time favorite John Barry scores is the one from British movie Follow Me! (also known as The Public Eye). Released in 1972 and set in London, it portrays the story of a wealthy jealous banker hiring a eccentric and strange private detective played by Topol to follow his wife, played by Mia Farrow around London in a cat and mouse type...

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Beautiful End Titles
Written by Christopher Alm in Film

Beautiful End Titles

Stumbled upon these fabulous end titles from various classic mid-century movies. They don’t make them like this anymore. You can see stills from My Fair Lady directed by George Cukor, How To Murder Your Wife, Destination Moon and 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her from Jean-Luc Godard amoung many others. It seems that these kind of end titles are a long lost art...

Movie Recommendations – Part 2
Written by Christopher Alm in Film

Movie Recommendations – Part 2

Been a while since I recommended any movies, so I think we are due for some new ones. Any movie buffs out there have probably seen most of them already, but if you haven’t you have missed out on some great movies. Blowup (1966) Classic British movie about a swinging photographer in London who discovers he has captured a murder of a woman on a...

Movie Recommendations – Part 1
Written by Christopher Alm in Film

Movie Recommendations – Part 1

I have a keen movie interest (don’t we all?). As we all know some of the best and most memorable movies were made in around the 50s, 60s and 70s. I like to watch movies that make me feel good, movies that has a certain feel to them. And that is all that counts. So without further ado, here goes. The Best of Everything Very...

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Written by Christopher Alm in Film

Dentist on the Job

This British movie from 1961 can actually be found on the DVD version of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Well, okay not really. Before the actual movie begins, you are presented with about two minutes of the opening titles from Dentist on the Job. A voice from the projectionist is then heard, that it’s the wrong movie, and then the Holy Grail begins. I...

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