I’m busy working on ‘Film Freak’, the sequel-of-sorts to ‘Paperboy’. It’s about working in films and advertising in the arse-end of the 1970s, and I’m trying to watch old films from the period immediately before the setting.
One of the movies I vaguely remember seeing was ‘Every Home Should Have One’, a satire in which Marty Feldman is required to make porridge sexy. Like certain other films of the period (including Peter Nichols’ ‘The National Health’) even the VHS versions have been deleted and can’t be found on DVD. But looking on YouTube I stumbled across the title sequence from the wonderful Richard Williams, who did the Pink Panther titles as well as the beautiful political cartoons in ‘The Charge Of The Light Brigade’.
It makes me realise that the so-called ‘defining’ films of the sixties are often less useful in terms of capturing a period’s spirit than the less well-thought-of films. See what you think.