Archive for October 14, 2008

Pin-up of the Day: Ann-Margret

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , on October 14, 2008 by dcairns

Another woman who has achieved legendary feats of drawn-out movie eroticism…

I’m not sure what my teenage self thought of the following, other than “Why didn’t I think of that?” and “I wonder what the discussions with the director were like?” Said director being Ken Russell, I’m sure they were ebullient and highly persuasive.

From THE SWINGER. Which I haven’t seen.

The particular kink illustrated here, if we consider it as a kink, is known in the UK as “sploshing”, as far as I’ve been able to discover. And it turns out Ann-Margret had past form in this activity:

Catfight at the OK Corral

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , , on October 14, 2008 by dcairns

Finding this clip on VousTube (the French Youtube), I quickly realised several things.

1) There was a French spaghetti western (an escargot western?) directed by Christian-Jaque, director of glossy French commercial cinema since the ’30s (and until the ’80s!).

2) The film starred Brigitte Bardot and Claudia Cardinale, a double-billing of pulchritude almost too dazzling to contemplate.

3) The film sets its leading ladies to fighting and ripping each others’ clothes.

I was overcome with respect for C-J’s generosity towards the squalid perverts comprising his audience. The fact that he thought to provide such a scene for our benefit! What a good man! What a kind man!


Otherwise, the film entertains with a combination of high fashion (it is above all a French western) —

— shameless voluptuousness, and stupidity (all the male characters are mentally about ten years old, and so is the film). The sexagenarian director proves spry and likely to zip-pan off onto nothing at the drop of a stetson. Michael J. Pollard attempts to prove himself a leading man. Hmm.

I love BB’s expression in this one.