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Archive for the ‘Film’ Category

  • Wild In The Streets

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    We like our cult classic movies here at VoEA and usually for good reason. Away from all the hype and over-the-top advertising, cult classics are generally slow burners that become known through word of mouth – surely the best form of advertising known to...

  • Sixties British Pathe Short Films

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    Long before the days when we all had multiple TVs at home and way before the concept of 24 hour rolling news was even dreamt of, people would get their news updated from the radio, newspapers and if they wanted any visual content they would go and watch a...

  • Gimme A Sign – Dublin’s Ambassador Cinema

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    Recently in our Cinematic post we looked at various vintage movie theatres worldwide, this time we’re focusing on one – The Ambassador cinema in Dublin, Ireland. These photos of the cinema from the seventies and eighties display the artistic...

  • Soul Extravaganza – 1973 Save The Children Film

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    One night in September 1972 (Deep Breath) Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Nancy Wilson, Ramsey Lewis, Curtis Mayfield, Sammy Davis Jr, The Jackson Five, Jerry Butler, Quincy Jones, The Main Ingredient, Cannonball Adderley, Gladys Knight and The Pips, The...

  • B.J Arnau – Live and Let Die Club Singer

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    If you were a customer at the restaurant “Fillet of Soul” that appeared in the Bond film Live and Let Die, you could of dined out on cheeseburgers for seventy dollars (eighty if you wanted to upgrade) and while you were munching away on...

  • Cannes Film Festival in The Sixties

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    Since 1947 stars of the big screen, various rock stars and other celebrities have flocked to the south of France for the Cannes film festival. However in this post we’re focusing on the big names who attended the event during the swinging...

  • Sixto Rodriguez – Searching For Sugar Man

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    Those of you familiar with the work of David Holmes may already be aware of Sixto Rodriguez and his blend of laid-back trippy Latin American acoustic folk but may not know the remarkable back-story to his career. For those of you not already familiar with the...

  • Behind The Scenes – 1967 James Bond Auditions

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    Between Sean Connery and Roger Moore playing franchise secret agent James Bond there was actor George Lazenby. In 1967 photographer Loomis Dean from Life magazine went along to the casting sessions and captured the five different actors and various Bond...

  • Films of The Stoneage – Prehistoric Movie Posters

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    Since film studios started using computer generated imagery on monster movies like Jurassic park, most of these movies now look very dated, whether it’s “The Valley of Gwangi” where cowboys meets dinosaurs or the time forgetting...

  • Go-Go Dancing in Groovy Greek Film

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    In the current climate we guess there’s not much to celebrate in Greece. So in this post we head back to a more prosperous era with a groovy go-go dancing scene from the 1972 Comedy/Musical Greek film “To Koroidaki Tis Prigkipessas”...