Clearly having learnt nothing from his recent sojourn to that terrible Planet of the Apes, Charlton Heston once more fins himself representing The Last of America, as the lone compos mentis survivor of a Sino-Soviet biological war, on the run from a gang of drooling zombies known as The Family out to get him for his evil wheel-using ways. The Heston solution? Hole up in a penthouse flat, drinking scotch and making wisecracks at a bust of Julius Caesar. Well, it’s a living. Textbook post-hecatomb thriftiness is evinced in the abandoned cityscapes – instead of building a massive and costly set, they merely filmed Charlton moping around a shopping centre in the early hours of a Sunday for that all-important desolate feel.
Creamguide's Pick of the Day
Been a shitty week for deaths, one of the saddest being Trevor Bolder of the Spiders of Mars, which adds extra poignancy to this big new documentary. In it they’re going to take five turning points in the career of Dave Bowie of The Dave Bowie Band, and though we don’t think he’s interviewed for it, seemingly everyone who’s ever worked with him is and there are loads of rare clips.
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Points of View
- In 'Grand Prix ', Tom says: "I always like the random shot of Jim Clark, named no less, halfway through. It’s like they think “Hey, we’ve got to have Jim in it,..."
- In 'McCloud', Applemask says: "Chief?"
- In 'Mann’s Best Friends', Applemask says: "Was the main character called “Ian Mann”?"
- In 'Man About the House', Applemask says: "“What’s on the box? Man About the House with Paula Wilcox”."
- In 'Make ‘Em Laugh', Applemask says: "Hey, fuck you, voiceover man, it was Harold who did the real work, and you know it, you pussy!"