Showing posts with label Cine 10. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cine 10. Show all posts

Monday, January 16, 2012

'The Three Musketeers' in Albany (1973)

The Three Musketeers is a 1973 film based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It was directed by Richard Lester and written by George MacDonald Fraser (famous for his Flashman series of historical comic novels). It was originally proposed in the 1960s as a vehicle for The Beatles, whom Lester had directed in two other films. It was intended to run for three hours, but later it was split into two, the second part becoming 1974's The Four Musketeers. In 1989, the cast and crew returned to film The Return of the Musketeers, loosely based on Dumas' Twenty Years After.

The film adheres closely to the novel, but it also injects a fair amount of humour. It was shot by David Watkins, with an eye for period detail. The fight scenes were choreographed by master swordsman William Hobbs and turn the swashbuckling movies of the Forties and Fifties on their collective ear; these are more like brawls, with the combatants using knees, fists, furniture and even wet laundry as often as they do their swords. The humor also can swing to the bawdy, with some double entendres and a bit of silliness that takes full advantage of Raquel Welch's (as Constance Bonacieux) charms, for instance.
[via Wikipedia]

Monday, November 8, 2010

A long, long time ago, in a cinema far, far away…

November 8, 2010 at 3:00 am by Chuck Miller
Although Star Wars originally hit movie screens on May 25, 1977, the Capital District didn’t get to see the film until it debuted at Cine 1-2-3-4-5-6 on June 22, 1977, in what was then billed as an exclusive engagement at the theater. In addition to Star Wars, the Cine 1-2-3-4-5-6 was also showing Annie Hall, Rocky, Young Frankenstein and a Roy Scheider film called Sorcerer. I think Star Wars was on two screens at the time, which would indeed explain why the place wasn’t called Cine 1-2-3-4-5.

Another great post from Chuck Miller at TU.com. Read the rest of his blog entry here.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

From the archives: Cine 1-8 and Mohawk Mall

Anyone want some free movie tickets? Well we got 'em right here...

First up, a free pass to the November 10th (1986) showing of "An American Tale" at the Cine 1-8 in Colonie. This ticket is made possible by our friends at 81WGY.



And then we have a pass for you and a guest to the March 31st (1993) screening of "Jack the Bear" at the Mohawk Mall theater. Theses pases are compliments of FOX 23, Metroland Magazine, WGNA and 20th Century Fox.



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