Tall Story 1960

I Saw A Film! Starring Anthony Perkins and Jane Fonda (debut!) Back in the day, Perkins wasn't the horror favorite that he inevitably was once he'd done Psycho. In this ridiculously Dobie Gillis-like love story a star basketball player falls for a gold-digging Jane as she pursues her chosen ideal man into his courses (chemistry…

The Million Eyes Of Sumuru (1967)

I Saw A Film! I'm pretty sure this is the one was recommended by my friend Jun. No? Are you sure? Really? Shirley Eaton in the titular role, along with Frankie Avalon and George Nader! The great and often bizarre Klaus Kinski is here too! Back in the day, if you were going to do…

Psychomania (1972)

I Saw A Film. This one is a curious one. A British suburban co-ed biker gang, wearing helmets that make them look a bit like the Pokemon Duskull, enjoys spoiling people's days by causing accidents, threatening old ladies, pinching the bottoms of cute hot-pants-wearing mommies pushing perambulators and just basically being big ole nuisances. They…

The Italian Job (1969)

I Saw A Film! Starring the iconic Michael Caine The stylish caper movie is built around stealing a mass of gold sent by China to the Fiat car company in Turin, Italy. Our protagonists have exacting plans and practice like a D-Day landing. Caine is a bit of a playboy having gotten out of prison…

Hot Rod Gang (1958)

I saw a film! Sometimes a movie is innocent and cute, but despite that still manages to be of terrific interest to a certain audience that wasn't annoyed with the era. I'm being a bit cynical here, but, having lived through the 80s and 90s without much of a care for popular culture-in fact, I…

BEAT GIRL (aka Wild For Kicks) (1960)

I saw a Film! I started thinking about beats and wanted to delve into what the beatniks would have seen for movies, and especially films that would have represented or influenced them. The films kids would have dragged their parents too at the time. One of the great things about movies is the preservation of…

TNT Jackson (1975)

I Saw A Film! Starring the lovely Jeanne Bell. The lobby card reads: She's a One Momma Massacre Squad. Wait, not Mob? Not going for alliteration? OK. Synopsis: Baddies in Hong Kong do in Karate master's brother, she happens to be a lovely black lady. Written, at least in part (as if it needs writing),…

Firecracker (1981)

I saw a Film! Starring Jillian Kesner (aka Fonzie's girlfriend Lorrain from Happy Days). This thing is a Philippine revenge epic (shot in the Philippines and released by Roger Corman!) full of beautiful former model Kesner performing very enjoyable kicks and punches against loads of henchmen (sorry Cynthia Rothrock!). She does it in dress, she…

Summer With Monika (1953)

I saw a film! Holy crap! A Bergman movie? Yep. A Bergman movie. A real movie, art with messages and things happening that make you feel extremely conflicted. One of the things that always gets me about this kind of film is that it's basically seventy years old and it seems to have taught nothing…

self published

I put together a couple of short books. One a collection of some of my short stories, and another that is basically one novella. They are sometimes sexy, so don't be offended. I'm going for humor and amusement mostly, but some of the stuff is also a little touching. Feels. Get it? Enjoy! https://www.amazon.com/Elsewhere-Next-Time-Other-Stories-ebook/dp/B087934TZM/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?dchild=1&keywords=Geoff+balme+elsewhere+next+time&qid=1590441430&sr=8-1-fkmr0 https://www.amazon.com/No-Hard-Feelings-Geoffrey-Balme-ebook/dp/B0871S18CW/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&qid=1590441502&refinements=p_27%3AGeoffrey+Balme&s=digital-text&sr=1-3&text=Geoffrey+Balme…