With Diana Riggand Glenda Jackson, Charlotte Rampling formed a trio of women who really impressed me when I was but a lad. She’s about 16 on that Mickey Spillanebook cover. Nobody crosses their arms like her! Back then it was because she seemed so haughty and yet so sultry… and so dirty…
Now I can also appreciate her rather eclectic career moves and choices of film roles, from The Night Porter to Orca (the first movie I think I saw her in) to the original Vanishing Point (she was edited out of the US release, but she’s in the DVD re-release) to Zardoz to Angel Heart to Swimming Pool—and so many more: Wow!
I certainly look forward to more from her. Thanks for the great work, Ms. Rampling! Happy Birthday!
That was my original idea for the title of this blog, a sort of summation of nearly everything I'd ever wanted cinematically: regularly playing on the ABC Channel 7 4:30 movie--or on WOR-TV Channel 9's 4 O'Clock Movie--the greatest monster movie in the universe, and incredible combo of miniatures, men in suits and stop motion, with entire continents destroyed!
But then there was a coup d'etat, and Tzar Ivan I of Ivanlandia took charge.