Directed with a lascivious eye by Gene Kelly, A Guide for the Married Man has the illicit kick of finding a vintage copy of Playboy in your dad's sock drawer. With its zoom shots of ample cleavage and jiggling bottoms, this sophisticated sex farce is Naughty with a capital N. Walter Matthau stars as a desperate husband with a roving eye who is "ready to take the plunge." Robert Morse costars as his philandering best friend who becomes his "coach." Morse's "pointers" are acted out by a stellar cast of comic actors. Scoring highest are Carl Reiner as a vainglorious movie star arranging a cross-global tryst; Joey Bishop as a husband who steadfastly denies, denies, denies even after he is caught in the act by his wife, and Terry Thomas as a man driven to an early grave after his paramour (Jayne Mansfield) loses her bra in his home. The film's bevy of beauties includes ravishing Inger Stevens as Matthau's unsuspecting wife and Sue Ann Langdon as the neighborhood tease. Just to make the film even more '60s, The Turtles perform the title song. A Guide for the Married Man is so wrong, so dated, and so sexist. It's a wonder it hasn't been remade!Donald Liebenson
Having returned from fighting in World War I, James Allen doesn't want to settle into a humdrum life and decides to set off to find his fortune. He travels the length and breadth of America, working as a skilled tradesman in the construction industry. When times get tough however, he finds himself living in a shelter where an acquaintance suggests they go out for a hamburger. What the friend really has in mind is to rob the diner and Allen soon finds himself working on a chain gang with a long jail sentence. Allen manages to escape however and heads to Chicago where over several years he slowly but surely works his way up the ladder to become one of the most respected construction engineers in the city. His past catches up with him and despite protestations from civic leaders and his many friends in Chicago, he finds himself again on the chain gang. Escaping for a second time, he accepts that to survive, he must lead a life of crime.
"A Most Outstanding Voice"
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Known to many as the voice of Maya, A womans Journey is the debut solo album by Kym.
Working with several outstanding musicians, this album is a collection of beautiful songs performed in Kyms own unique heavenly style.
A Womans Journey uplifts,inspires and relaxes the listener while taking them on a personal spiritual journey.
Produced by Chris ConwayLikened to the purity of Eva Cassidy and the haunting elegance of Kate Bush, Kym's voice has a rare quality that comes along only once in a while. Best known to many as the voice of Maya, A Woman's Journey sees the exciting release of Kym's first
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Sometimes, a musical accident happens which brings together strands from the past to make something genuinely new and original, but somehow familiar. Maya is one of those bands.
Kim Chandler’s voice needs no processing, no augmenting, and simply demands to be enjoyed. Her songs come from, and speak to, the heart and explore self-belief, unity and redemption. The twin acoustic guitar tapestry provided by Bernie Devine and John Tobin creates a sensitive but musically interesting support to Kim’s innocent purity, blending folk, jazz and blues with world music flavours including Spanish and Indian tonalities.
The band formed in 2002 as a distillation of a one-off musical collaboration amongst some of the leading musicians in heritage-steeped St Albans. Since then, Maya have performed only a limited number of concerts at small venues, Arts Theatres and Festivals as they honed their own sound and wrote and recorded their debut album, ‘Revelations’, released by Paradise Music in 2004.
'Revelations' is inspirational songwriting - Songs composed and sung from the heart with a true respect for the divine. Featuring 9 songs, this album takes the listener to a world of peace and calm.
They showcase a rare, instantly recognisable vocal talent who is attracting fans of all ages and musical tastes. Importantly for a live band, they deliver something special every time whilst allowing space for improvisation so no two performances are quite the same.
In Madrid of the present days, the waitress Lucía leaves her job and goes to her apartment to meet her mate Lorenzo, who seems to be very depressed. When she arrives, she receives bad news about Lorenzo from the police. She moves alone to an isolated island, where she meets a stranger and lodges in a pension where he is living for the last months. The story shifts to six years ago, when Lorenzo and a woman, without knowing even the name of each other, have a magnificent sexual intercourse. The woman gets pregnant, and her daughter is raised with out a father. Meanwhile, Lorenzo is a writer that lost his creation skills and one night meets Lucia in a restaurant. She confesses to him that she is in love with him and has been stalking him for a long time. They fall in love for each other and Lucia moves to his apartment. Later, Lorenzo is informed by his friend Pepe that he has a daughter, and he meets her in a square, with her baby sitter. From this point on, Lorenzo mixes his reveries with reality.
Chronicling the changing fortunes of a unique abandoned lot in Red Hook, Brooklyn, A Hole in a Fence explores the complicated issues of development, class and identity facing the city's most populous borough. It's the story of a vanished homeless community and the young architect who documented it; of a real urban farm run by local kids amidst a landscape of industrial decay; of young graffiti writers losing their stomping grounds; of the arrival of a controversial Ikea megastore; of a photographer's vision of nature's renewal; of the doomed struggle to save a rare part of the neighborhood's working waterfront; and of a filmmaker's discovery of a fleeting, hidden world on the other side of a rusty old fence.