McGoohan performs some sound engineering work worthy of a Danger Man episode to set up his final proof to Harris that Marti is unfaithful. Throughout all this Dave Brubeck and the dudes flesh out some jazz while everyone clicks fingers as they get hep! The portrayal of the marriage of Marti and Paul and the sub-plot involving Michel fretting over whether to marry his black songstress girlfriend all proceed without skin colour even being mentioned. In the empty warehouse with only Rodney vaguely looking on, Johnny sits alone at his kit and performs a self-loathing drum solo denouement. Dave Brubeck was able to give solo piece of a few minutes but Tubby Hayes had only a short time for playing the vibes - and many of the ensemble pieces were interrupted by the acting and the music instead of being in the forefront became only the background. But there are many second- tier players who contribute to the swinging atmosphere. That is kind of astonishing for 1962.
No rock-n-roll I'm afraid, just Elvis Costello's grandpappy playing some cool jazz tunes on the old joanna. Dramatically, I found the film to be interesting and it moved very well - it was interesting to see the ubiquitous Richard Attenborough playing the millionaire in this film - his range was extremely extensive - it was pity he became a 'darling' in his old age. Our politicians have created not so much a concrete but a plastic jungle - roll over McDonald's! It did seem odd to see a flurry of jazz musicians flooding through the door of the auditorium - all dressed in the raincoats of the time - The film makes more sense to me now having noted your information that it was based on Othello - I played Brabantio in Othello some 10 or more years ago but I would not have connected this film with that drama. He is the leader of a popular band but he has insisted his wife ended her singing career when they married. Movie : Downloads : 31 Language : English tag : ,,, Genres : ,, Release date : 1962 Summary : Over the course of one eventful evening, the anniversary celebration of the musical and romantic partners Aurelius Rex and Delia Lane, a jealous, ambitious drummer, Johnny Cousin, attempts to tear the interracial couple apart.
The screenwriters did a decent job of condensing Shakespeare's play into 90 minutes and bringing it up to date, but they chose to change the ending, which may disappoint die-hard fans of the Bard. It is implied that Delia and Rex resume their relationship. He has funding to break from Rex and start his own band but only if her can bring Deliah on as the front woman. He even alters a tape recording to distort the meaning of Delia's private conversation. I was delighted to see and hear Tubby Hayes - I remember him for playing tenor sax and not so much for playing the vibes as the main protagonist of that art was Bill le Sage who played mostly at the Flamingo. The tangled web is weaved thicker and thicker as the night goes on as the believable antagonist plots everyone against each other for his own gain. McGoohan plays the scheming drummer trying to start his own band.
While you are still shuddering at his dysfunctional alienation the movie fades out with him slaying his drum-kit, alone in the emptied warehouse-apartment. Richard Atenborough sheds no tears while ex-Rank glamour boys Keith Michel and Patrick McGoohan get together one more time to play the good and the bad. Running time 91 minutes Country United Kingdom Language English All Night Long is a 1962 British directed by , and starring , , , , and. The plotting becomes quite complex, with the inclusion of some incredible tape-to-tape equipment owned by the rich, upper-crust, but groovy cat: Richard Attenborough. The setting is a 1-year anniversary for a hot couple in the jazz world Rex and Odelia at a rich man's swank hideout that he uses exclusively for parties of this type. In the ensuing conversations, everyone, including Johnnie's neglected wife Emily, eventually realises that Johnny has fabricated the entire story. Unlike many films, it appears that those actors as musicians were used in only the most limited ways, with British players Tubby Hayes vibes, sax and Bert Courtley trumpet among others playing themselves on the bandstand.
Johnny's back-stabbing costs Cass his job. McGoohan's plan then is to split the couple up. What makes this movie stand out is the cast of supporting characters: great jazz players of the early 1960s. To be truthful it is difficult to see what Marti sees in the guy, who is a real chauvinist, but such is love! Told in no uncertain terms that Delia has no intention of resuming her career, Johnny begins a series of machinations at the party designed to make Rex believe that Delia has been having an affair with Cass, the band's manager. Delia's performance of a song, rehearsed solely for the party, furthers Rex's suspicions that she is unhappy at home.
When they walk through the door, we get a big surprise: Rex is black and Delia is white. Often films that feature jazz as the backdrop to the story offer snippets of actual playing and unfinished tunes with actors faking the fingering. Synopsis This movie, based on William Shakespeare's Othello, is neatly positioned as a vehicle to showcase some of the best jazz musicians of the period, including Dave Brubeck and Charles Mingus. The story, written by Nel King and , writing under the name Peter Achilles, is an updated version of , set in the London scene of the 1960s. .
McGoohan passes Michel a bizarre-looking spliff in a quiet moment to try and get him hooked-up again. Thus begins his series of conniving, lies, rumors and playing one person off of another. The film begins with preparations for a big jazz party honoring Rex and Delia's first anniversary. His main weapon in this regard is Keith Michel playing a reformed dope fiend who, as an old friend, Harris has kept on as his manager. There was a story that Patrick McGoohan allegedly spent four months in his garage teaching himself to play his three numbers in the film, Another says that percussionist Alan Ganley performed the actual drum work.
As soon as he steps in Johnny begins his nonstop scheming. Everything appears peachy as the couple enters the scene, but there is a hint of scandal as his drummer schemes to start his own band trying to lure away his new wife to be a vocalist in it, although she doesn't appear initially to be that interested. Behind all this is some of the hottest jazz musicians playing original tunes providing a very unique background to the storyline as individuals move in and out of the jam session providing them a break from the drama and being kind of an exit door for the characters in the play. The final scene is the best of the whole film. He has become squeezed by his potential backers who insist he must get Marti Stevens as his singer.