Friday, August 01, 2014

Noel Black, R. I. P.

NYTimes.com: Noel Black, a director whose first feature film, the 1968 black comedy “Pretty Poison,” divided critics but became a cult hit, died on July 5 at a hospital near his home in Santa Barbara, Calif. He was 77.  

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great movie. Tuesday Weld was fantastic. So was Perkins. I say again, great movie.

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Bill Crider said...

I like it a lot, too.

Ed Gorman said...

To me an almost perfect movie. Tuesday Weld was never sexier or more compelling and Perkins gave us a spin on Norman Bates that matched his Hitchcock performance.

Todd Mason said...

Stephen Bowie's piece in TUESDAY'S OVERLOOKED this week is his extensive obit.

Max Allan Collins said...

One of my favorites, and a big influence on BODY HEAT.

You know, there was a remake a few years ago, very little seen. Not as good, of course, but the story remains a strong late '60s spin on James M. Cain.