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  • The Man on the Roof 1976

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 23 Nov, 2013

    Few films have been as instrumental in forming my love of cinema as Mannen på taket. I was far too young to see it when it premiered in 1976 but I’ve got vivid memories of being fascinated by the crashed helicopter on top of the marquee at the cinema Spegeln. Photo here: tinyurl.com/ocf5okw

    I first saw it in 1984 when it was broadcast on Swedish tv. My parents wouldn’t let me see the first five minutes and I can certainly…

  • Long Lasting Days 1973

    ★★★ Watched 31 Mar, 2013

    A decent little thriller by Ferdinando Baldi. Andrea (Mino Reitano) agrees to take part in a "The Running Man"-type scenario for a group of bored socialites. In order to raise funds for heart surgery needed by Anna (Ewa Aulin), the woman he loves. An interesting premise with some twists towards the end. I didn't know much about it going in and thought it would be a giallo, but the first half is more of a romantic melodrama that switches into…