Thursday, August 14, 2008

Frankenheimer Trailers

John Frankenheimer was one of the great black & white directors - in fact, I took his advice from an interview with him I saw once and checked out some of his cheesy eighties pulp like 52 Pick-Up with Roy Scheider and Dead Bang with Don Johnson but I turned the colour off on my TV; he said they were much better viewed in monochrome and yes, they are. He was also the master of the DVD director's commentary track. Too bad he never recorded one for Black Sunday...

Very disturbing trailer for The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

The most depressing movie ever made - Seconds (1966)

Cinerama-hyping TV trailer for the bloated Grand Prix (with Françoise Hardy!) (1966)

Am I the only one who prefers French Connection II (1975) to the original?

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