Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Film Comment magazine resurrects the lost art of the double feature with monthly pairings of cinematic classics, cult and otherwise. Enjoy two films for the price of one; only $10 for Film Comment subscribers!
Where Eagles Dare
Brian G. Hutton | USA | 1968 | 35mm | 155m
In this action packed, high-body-count WWII thriller, commandos Clint Eastwood and Richard Burton and MI6 agent Mary Ure parachute into the Bavarian Alps to rescue a vital allied war planner captured by the Nazis. As with all Alistair MacLean adaptations, there just might be the secret traitor in their midst. And it ain’t Clint.
X, Y, and Zee
Brian G. Hutton | U.K. | 1972 | 35mm | 110m
Socialite Elizabeth Taylor takes off the gloves and goes to war when husband Michael Caine takes up with boutique owner Susannah York in this adaptation of Edna O’Brien’s novel.
Images courtesy of the Kobal Collection