April 12, 1962: A Kind Of Loving and Cape Fear

“A Kind Of Loving that knew no wrong until it was too late!”

A_Kind_Of_Loving-1962A Kind of Loving is a British drama film directed by John Schlesinger, based on the 1960 novel of the same name by Stan Barstow, and released in UK cinemas this day in 1962. It stars Alan Bates and June Ritchie as two lovers in 1960s Lancashire. The photography was by Denys Coop, and the music by Ron Grainer. Filming locations included the towns of Preston, Blackburn, Bolton, Salford, Manchester, Radcliffe and St Anne’s-on-sea in the northwest of England.

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The film belongs to the British New Wave movement in film, and the related genre commonly known as “kitchen sink drama”. The novel was later turned into a 1982 television series A Kind of Loving.

Watch the trailer on the Video Detective YouTube Channel.

“Now, he had only one weapon left – Murder!…To prevent an even more shocking crime!”

Cape_Fear-1962Cape Fear is an American psychological thriller film starring Robert Mitchum, Gregory Peck, Martin Balsam, and Polly Bergen. It was adapted by James R. Webb from the novel The Executioners by John D. MacDonald. It was initially storyboarded by Alfred Hitchcock (slated to direct but quit over a dispute), subsequently directed by J. Lee Thompson, and released in US cinemas this day in 1962. The movie concerns an attorney whose family is stalked by a criminal he helped to send to jail.

Cape Fear was remade in 1991 by Martin Scorsese. Peck, Mitchum, and Balsam all appeared in the remake. [Wikipedia]

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Watch the trailer on the Movieclips Trailer Vault YouTube Channel.

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