Ed here: Every single article in this issue is a fully-realized fascinating piece of work. I didn't see how the last issue could be topped but this issue does it. Must-have reading!
Issue #24 of Cinema Retro is being hailed by many readers as the very best in the eight years we've been publishing. What makes it so special? Consider the wide range of great films covered in this one, diverse issue:
Major celebration of The Poseidon Adventure's 40th anniversary with articles by David Savage, Tom Listanti, James Radford and Chris Poggiali. Includes many rare photos, international movie posters and interviews with Carol Lynley and Mort Kunstler, the legendary artist who created the movie poster. Kunstler also provides his original sketches for the ad campaign, reproduced in this issue for the first time.
40th anniversary tribute to Deliverance. John Exshaw visits director John Boorman at his home in Ireland for exclusive interview about working with author James Dickey on the landmark film.
Gary Giblin takes an in-depth look at another classic film celebrating its 40th anniversary: Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy, complete with rare stills from sequences that the Master cut from the final version of the movie.
Matthew R. Bradley looks at one of the screen's legendary baddies, James Bond nemesis Blofeld in both literature and cinema. The title of the article: The Importance of Being Ernst.
Remembering Ernest Borgnine: a tribute to the legendary Oscar winner.
Raymond Benson's ten best films of 1983.
Lee Pfeiffer pays tongue-in-cheek tribute to the 1976 B movie cult "classic" Grizzly starring Christopher George, Richard Jaeckel and Andrew Prine.
Gareth Owen revisits the early days of director Michael Winner's career at Pinewood Studios.
Mark Mawston's new column Desert Island Flicks covers underrated gems like John Frankenheimer's Seconds, Frank Perry's The Swimmer and Don Siegel's Coogan's Bluff.
Adrian Smith titillates readers with part two of his extensive look at the history of British sexploitation films in More Sex, Please. We're British.
Dean Brierly's Crime Wave International covers British classic crime movies of the 60s and 70s including Get Carter, Payroll, Robbery, Villain and Sitting Target.
Plus the usual reviews of the latest film books, DVDs and soundtracks.