Thursday, July 26, 2012

[CANCELED] Free tonight in Tompkins Square Park: 007, Pussy Galore and Goldfinger

The Films in Tompkins series continues tonight with "Goldfinger," with pre-movie music by The Luddites. This is the third in the James Bond series, starring Sean Connery as 007 and Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore.

Here's what Bosley Crowther had to say about the film in The New York Times in 1964:

[I]n this most gaudy of his outings—the most elaborate and fantastic to date—he manages to bestow his male attentions on only a couple of passing supplicants. One is a pliant little number who expires early, sealed in a skin of gold paint, and the other is a brawny pilot who remarkably resembles Gorgeous George. Neither is up to the standard of femininity usually maintained for Mr. Bond.

Why this neglect of his love life is difficult to imagine—except that Mr. Bond's off-handed conquests were always open to a certain amount of doubt, a certain amount of skepticism as to how much of a Lothario he actually is. Indeed, they have often intimated a bland contempt for, or, at least, a slippery spoof of the whole notion of masculine prowess. One might question whether Bond really likes girls.

Oh, Bosley!

And now, some friends channel Shirley Bassey...

And as we'll cut-n-paste all summer long:

Free. Gates Open at 6 p.m. Music Starts ½ Hour before the Start of the Film (sundown)

Aug. 2 — Donnie Darko, Music by The Rad Trads
A Two Boots 25th Anniversary Event with Free Pizza!

Aug. 9 — The Big Lebowski, Music by Main Squeeze Orchestra
A Two Boots 25th Anniversary Event with Free Pizza!

Aug. 16 — Poltergeist, Music by Timbila

Dates subject to Rain Delays.

Films In Tompkins is sponsored by Ella, The Blind Barber, Two Boots, Grolsch, GalleryBar, Tower Brokerage and NYC& Company.

CANCELED due to the weather... no makeup date yet...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Blondie in all their glory and when I fell in love with Debbie. Raw, hot, fun. Miss those days.