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The Island. Directed by Michael Ritchie and starring Michael Caine and David Warren. Based of the novel by Peter Benchley ( who also wrote JAWS and THE DEEP).
The Island – Suite – Ennio Morricone
About THE ISLAND
The Island is a 1980 American thriller film, directed by Michael Ritchie and starring Michael Caine and David Warner. The film was based on a novel of the same name by Peter Benchley who also wrote the screenplay. It was about a brutal and savage ancient race of Spanish pirates, made up of outcasts, thieves, and murderers, who are hidden from the outside world by an uncharted Caribbean island, who raid boats to sustain themselves.
A centuries old, unknown colony of savage Spanish pirates, thought to have died out long ago, have survived by living on an uncharted Caribbean island. The group, largely inbred and illiterate, sustain themselves by raiding pleasure boats. Michael Caine plays a New York journalist named Blair Maynard who comes to the area with his son to investigate why so many boats disappear. He and his son are captured, but they are both kept alive due to a false assumption regarding their lineage and a need to offset the negative effects of inbreeding. Blair is used to impregnate a female (Angela Punch Mcgregor) and act as a scribe for the group, while his son is brainwashed to become a surrogate heir to the pirate leader (David Warner).
The pirates are confronted by a US Coast Guard ship, but manage to overpower the crew and take over the vessel. Maynard sneaks aboard and, while the pirates are looting the ship, discovers a M2 machine gun, Browning .50 Caliber Machine Gun. He uses the fully automatic weapon to kill all of the pirates and save his son.
BERLIN – A rare sheet of 10 stamps depicting Audrey Hepburn fetched euro430,000 ($606,000) at a charity auction in Berlin, two-thirds of which will go to help educate children in sub-Saharan Africa.
The mint-condition sheet of 10 stamps featuring Hepburn, a coy smile on her face and a long, black cigarette holder dangling from her lips, brought a profitable outcome to a botched stamp series that should have been destroyed years ago — and evokes Hepburn’s starring role in the 1963 thriller “Charade,” in which the characters chase a set of rare stamps. Continue reading “Audrey Hepburn stamps fetch $606,000 for charity” »
I remember my dad working on this when I was a little kid. A little kid but old enough to know what was cool! I never look at this art and not feel the same as when I did as a little boy, “Wow dad! that’s cool”
During the 1960′s and early 70′s Bob Peak produced artwork for several movie posters with “MOD” or “psychedelic” flavor, among them was Modesty Blaise. Others included Our Man Flint, In Like Flint, and Koleidoscope. While not in the “psychedelic” edge, you could also include Funny Girl, and Thoroughly Modern Milly. You can also see the connection in Bob Peak’s James Bond 007movie poster The Spy Who Loved Me.