Tag: John and Mary (1969)

Boy meets Girl under less than ideal circumstances: Chilly Scenes of Winter (1979) + John and Mary (1969)

Boy meets Girl under less than ideal circumstances: Chilly Scenes of Winter (1979) + John and Mary (1969)

March 8, 2017 | By

Reviews to unconventional romantic drama / comedies: Chilly Scenes of Winter / aka Head Over Heels (1979) on Blu from Twilight Time + John and Mary (1969) on DVD from Fox + the J&M soundtrack LP.

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LP: John and Mary (1969)

LP: John and Mary (1969)

March 8, 2017 | By

Written during his busiest period (1968-1970), Quincy Jones’ score for John and Mary was quite sparse, leaving obligatory space for the film’s myriad dialogue exchanges and source music, but the score is memorable for being atypical of the material Jones was writing at the time: action comedies (The Italian Job, The Hell with Heroes), comedies (Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice,Cactus Flower), and the funky style of They Call Me MISTER Tibbs!

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DVD: John and Mary (1969)

DVD: John and Mary (1969)

March 8, 2017 | By

This flawed but intriguing little film has been maligned a bit over the years as a forgotten dud, made about a year after three of the principles – stars Dustin Hoffman, Mia Farrow, and director Peter Yates – had achieved major box office stardom in The Graduate (1967), Rosemary’s Baby (1968), andBullitt (1968), respectively…

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