Mod Movies

Just watching the original Thomas Crowne Affair (1968) with Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway.

Oooh, baby.

Great couple - apart from the obvious chemistry they generate on screen and the crime thriller theme it is a pleasure to watch from a Mod perspective.

The clothes are just perfect. The cars. The settings. The whole beautiful retro styling of the movie and incidental music - horns, hammond and strings - make it a wonderful aspirational Mod movie.

Got me thinking. What other movies, apart from the obvious (Quad is a given) portray the ideal Modernistic style? I mean the films Mods would have gone to see at the movies.

Ideas? The Sean Connery Bond movies for sure, then there is Blow up too, different but still on trend...

What do you think, you cool Mod people?

Game of chess anyone.... or a different game?

 

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  • 4248959207?profile=RESIZE_710xPaul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Diahann Carroll, Sidney Poitier - Paris Blues 1961 Just watched this movie. 1961 so predates Mod. Newman & Poitier are Jazz musicians and 2 women on holiday fall in love with them. At that moment in time Woodward & Carroll were really their partners. A daft little film but has some nice Jazz Club scenes. It's on You tube in it's entirety.

    • Watched it tonight, Mike, enjoyed it a lot! Thanks again for the tip!

    • Will have to check this out Mike; good shout! Talking about films and jazz; watched this one here for the first time last weekend,  would you believe!4107709080?profile=RESIZE_930x

    • Oh good choice. Jeanne Moreau was gorgeous and I had a massive crush on her when I was younger. R.I.P

       

    • P.S. Paris Blues DVD ordered! :-)

    • 4261000956?profile=RESIZE_710xWorth it for Louis Armstrong if nothing else. It's set in paris, for real and not just a hollywood studio. The Eiffel Tower is on the poster but isn't shown in the whole film.

    • Watched a few snippets in YouTube today. Looks quite good!

  • 3766564475?profile=RESIZE_930xSaw "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" at one of our lovely old cinemas last night.

  • 3763875151?profile=RESIZE_710xTonight on the big screen!

  • Caught this Blue Note Story film last night at a local art house cinema, as part of the Jewish Film Festival  It Must Schwing 2018

    Good watch, great music and a facinating insight into how two German Jewish refugees related their situation to the rabid racism suffered by the jazz musicians they encountered in the USA.  They would have none of it at Blue Note, they loved and respected the music and musicians and were loved and respected in return.

    Think I'll become a member of Chichester Cinema at New Park in the New Year; I've already seen Miles Davis - Birth of the Cool and Jean Paul Gaultier's - Freak and Chic there and that's just in the past couple of weeks!  No chance of seeing this stuff anywhere else localy on a regular basis.

     

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