A Bigger Splash

1974 Director: Jack Hazan Words – Rhiannon Topham I can imagine the wave of disinterestedness when A Bigger Splash originally came out. A semi-fictionalised docu-drama about the story behind David Hockney’s famous painting of the same name, it is essentially an hour plus of ‘beautiful’ people doing ‘interesting’ things as they go about their charmed…

Cult Corner: Phase IV

1974 – USA, UK Director: Saul Bass Starring: Nigel Davenport, Michael Murphy, Lynne Frederick Words: Nathan Scatcherd The sole feature-length directorial credit of Saul Bass – the legendary visual artist who provided the opening credit sequences to Hitchcock classics Vertigo, North by Northwest and Psycho – Phase IV is a singularly strange and interesting film….

Cult Corner: Stone

1974 – Australia Director: Sandy Harbutt Starring: Ken Shorter, Sandy Harbutt, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Vincent Gil, Roger Ward, Helen Morse, Rebecca Gilling, Dewey Hungerford Words: Nathan Scatcherd Few films have the kind of honest, DIY, punk committal to an underground or ‘fringe’ lifestyle as this Aussie biker gang movie from 1974. The film is a real…