In the 1964 British film The System aka The Girl-Getters) time and place are metaphors for a station in one's life. It takes place on the “English Riviera” resorts of the Devonshire channel coast in the last weeks of summer. And time is ticking on the close of this particular season for what a gang of local 20ish year old young men called The System, their method to pick up out-of-town young women who come to the shore on holiday.…
Not as funny nor frightening as I remember. Jenny Agutter and Griffin Dunne and he transformation scene are the reasons to watch this again- as well as the stalking scene in the London tube station. Landis' touch feels light and fleeting as an indifferent handling of the horror happening around our hero is labeled "comedy".
“Not based on a true story...”
“Be a good girl and put her on automatic. We could do with a couple of glasses.”
Well I don't know if I'm feeling sad over waving goodbye to the best James Bond, yes Sir Roger Moore IS James Bond in my estimation, or if this Bond-A-THON is weakening my critical eye but I had a ball with A View…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
After Goldfinger, Connery was letting himself go to seed, didn't look interested and was near contemptuous in You Only Live Twice, probably due to the stinginess of EON productions in compensating him. Like the Dr. Who series, if Bond was to continue beyond 1970 a choice was to be made: is the actor more important or the character? Enter George Lazenby. A male model whose only acting experience was…