Friday, July 19, 2019

Quentin Tarantino curates 'Swinging Sixties' movie series for TV includin' "The Wrecking Crew"

The Wrecking Crew

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Hey pallies, likes stop the presses pallies!   Have we got deeply delightful Dino-news for all youse Dino-hiles...'specially for our Dino-holic of Dino-holics Danny-o?!?!?!?!?!?!  Likes in last Sunday's Danny G.'s Sunday Serenade With Dino, our deeply devoted to Dino pallie Danny-o was opulently opinin' 'bout the lack of Dino-as-Helm flicks recently shown on the small screen.  Danny-o proclaimed,  "The only thin' I is missin'...And I means the ONLY thin' some Fun Fun & Sexy cool Matt Helm flicks!   I haven't come 'cross any, this whole swingin' season!"

Well pallie Danny-o that Dino-drought is 'bout to end dude!!!!!  From the noteworthy news 'net pad, "Newsday" come a prominent post by Mr. Rafer Guzmán (pictured on the right), the film critic for "Newsday" and "The Takeaway," and a member of the New York Film Critics Circle.  Likes the post is tagged "Quentin Tarantino curates 'Swinging Sixties' movie series for TV," and as it sez Mr. Tarantino is hostin' " a series for the Sony Movie Channel (Optimum Ch. 396), coinciding with the July 26 release of his latest film, 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.'"

As youse will neatly note below, one of dem 'Swinging Sixties' movies is none other then Helmer numero quarte, "The Wrecking Crew."   As shared HERE on May 23 of this Dino-year, Tarantino's upcomin' big screen epic, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" awesomely accents our most beloved Dino's last go at Matt Helm in "The Wrecking Crew."  Likes when we clicked on the link to the Sony Movie Channel that will be hostin' this swank series of flicks, we discovered that "The Wrecking Crew" will be shown On Tuesday, July 23 at 7p.m. CT and 11:10 p.m. CT.

Likes we loves how our most beloved Dino is bein' awesomely accented with both the "Swinging Sixties" movies as well as with the premier of "Once AS Time in Hollywood."  Truly truly tons of new pallies will be deeply drawn into the Dino-fold, wonderfully welcomed into our Dino's world, and grow deeper in knowin', lovin', and honorin' our King of Cool!

We eagerly expresses our thank you very much to  film maker Mr. Quentin Tarantino and to scriber Mr. Rafer Guzmán and all the pallies at "Newsday" for helpin' the Dino-light glow ever Dino-brighter and brighter through their energetic efforts.  To checks this out in it's original source, likes simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-message.

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,.

Dino Martin Peters

Quentin Tarantino curates 'Swinging Sixties' movie series for TV

Quentin Tarantino at the photo call for "Once

Quentin Tarantino at the photo call for "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"  on July 11 in Los Angeles.

By Rafer Guzmán

Quentin Tarantino, the video-store clerk who became a generation-defining filmmaker, will host a series for the Sony Movie Channel (Optimum Ch. 396), coinciding with the July 26 release of his latest film, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood."

Tarantino's film, set in 1969, stars Leonardo Di Caprio as a television actor, Brad Pitt as his stunt-double and Margot Robbie as doomed starlet Sharon Tate. Tarantino's film series, scheduled for July 21-25, is titled "The Swinging Sixties" and will feature 10 films that directly influenced his new project. Each showing will include segments of Tarantino speaking with film historian Kim Morgan. (More information can be found at

Like Martin Scorsese, Tarantino is famous for his encyclopedic knowledge of movies, so it's no surprise that his list contains many lesser-seen titles. Here's a quick guide to what the two-time Oscar-winner will be showing.

BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE (1969) Paul Mazursky's comedy-drama, about two sexually inquisitive couples (Natalie Wood, Robert Culp, Dyan Cannon and Elliott Gould), captures the adventurousness and ambivalence of its era.

CACTUS FLOWER (1969) Walter Matthau, Goldie Hawn and Ingrid Bergman star in this comedy about a man, his mistress and his sham marriage. It's based on a French play that has been adapted many times, including by Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston in "Just Go With It" (2011).

EASY RIDER (1969) Surely this counterculture landmark, starring Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda as hippie bikers on a spiritual quest, needs no introduction. Tarantino's take on it should be fascinating.

MODEL SHOP (1969) Jacques Demy's first English-language film, following his international success with "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg," stars Gary Lockwood as a man who, on the eve of being drafted into the Army, falls for an erotica model (Anouk Aimée).

GETTING STRAIGHT (1970) Elliott Gould is a college student trying to steer clear of politics in this little seen title from Richard Rush, an undersung director whose credits include the hippie classic "Psych-Out," the hit comedy "Freebie and the Bean" and the acclaimed drama "The Stunt Man."

THE WRECKING CREW (1969) How many people remember the Matt Helm franchise, starring Dean Martin as a swingin' secret agent? This fourth and final entry in the series features Sharon Tate as a beautiful-but-bumbling type, while Elke Sommer plays a seductress.

HAMMERHEAD (1968) Another espionage-action movie, starring Vince Edwards ("Ben Casey") as an American agent and Peter Vaughan as a villain with plans to thwart NATO. Viewers will have to assume Tarantino has his reasons for picking this obscurity.

GUNMAN'S WALK (1958) Not a '60s film but a '50s Western, with Tab Hunter as the hotheaded son of a former gunslinger (Van Heflin). Directed by Phil Karlson (see also "The Wrecking Crew").

ARIZONA RAIDERS (1965) Another Western, this one starring war hero-turned-actor Audie Murphy as a Confederate soldier who has a score to settle with Quantrill's Raiders.

BATTLE OF THE CORAL SEA (1959) During World War II, a Navy submariner (Cliff Robertson), is captured by the Japanese. The film includes footage of the actual Battle of the Coral Sea, fought during May 4-8, 1942.

By Rafer Guzmán


Danny G. said...

Man o man! From my lips to Dino's ears! Haha!! Let the Summertime "Helmin" begin, pals! Great way to get the ball Dino-rollin', mi amici! Let's hope mucho Dino-holics gets' to view this cool cool flick together! And please please keep it comin'!

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Danny-o, we keenly knew your would be potently pleased by this deeply delightful Dino-news! Keeps lovin' 'n sharin' our one, our only DINO!

Ystafell Gynghori said...

I well remember the Matt Helm series. They were a lot of fun, with Dino clearly having a whale of a time. Glad to see QT remembers them too.

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Ystafell, right on man...and bestest of best this fantastic flick is shinin' light on our most most most beloved Dino...bringin' many more into the Dino-fold! Keeps lovin' our one and only DINO! Thanks for the patter!