Spring in the Air

In keeping with my contention that these are the daft days, our short season of Forgotten Pre-Codes climaxes with a film that isn’t even a pre-code. It’s certainly forgotten, though —


8 Responses to “Spring in the Air”

  1. Apropos random meanderings through cinema history, have you seen Jim and Artie Mitchell’s Behind the Green Door?

  2. Charles Orlowek Says:

    How wonderful to see your post on “One More Spring”. The novel provides the best literary evocation I know of the Great Depression on the eve of FDR’s first inaugural. This is not a famous novel about migrant sharecroppers: it is about the urban Depression my father spoke about many times. Despite residence in a rich and dynamic city, the protagonists felt they were, in the author’s words, people “whose fate was of interest to no one but themselves” . Surfing the web tonight I found a source for “One More Spring” on DVD, and I’m looking forward to finally seeing the film.

  3. No… in fact, I haven’t seen any 70s US porno. I’ve seen some Radley Metzger before he went hardcore, and have been meaning to see Gary Graver’s 3am, since Orson Welles did a day or two’s editing on it…

  4. Charles — hope you enjoy the film, and glad you were able to find a copy. It probably won’t be pristine, but we’re lucky to be able to see it at all, given Fox’s attitude to their library.

  5. Derek Malcolm includes Behind the Green Door in his top 100 films of the century.

  6. Well, I guess it, and Deep Throat, marked major cultural shifts in America… and I’m sure Behind the Green Door is a better film. How much better, I don’t know…

  7. Regardless of merit (finding artistic merit in porn is a unenviable task), Deep Throat was a much bigger cultural phenomenon. It was endlessly referenced on television and in other areas during the ’70s. The decade itself was a strange era, when a porn magazine’s rather odious monthly cartoon was well known enough to be a game show answer.

  8. Been looking at old Dick Cavett Shows, and the topic of porn was obviously a hot one. Weird how little TV could show then, but they were still obsessed with talking about it.

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