Salem’s Lot (1979)

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Horror film, 2 parts starring Lance Kerwin
Year: 1979
Year in film: 1970s
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: Mark ~17. Danny ~12
Kind of beds: single beds
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Rating: 7/10
Rating: *******
Comment: Different locations but very interesting, wooden 70s bedrooms. 17 or 18 yo, but younger looking Lance Kerwin (pics 1+2) I think alone in this room, but also visited by 2 friends. The 2 brothers (Danny and Ralphie, played by Brad Savage, pics 3+4  and Ronnie Scribner),  I think they have rooms for their own, but not sure, but Ralphie becomes a vampire anyway. Also a hospital bed of green metal and bedrooms of grown-ups (soon on my shiny shorts blog).

I like the rooms, very nice props and colors, but I think only single beds (except the hospital). Great story by Stephen King and handsome Lance Kerwin. I also have to check the later adaptions.

Rating 7-8.

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Est – Ouest

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Drama, Catherine Deneuve. Oscar nominated
Year: 1999
Year in film: 1946
Country: Russia, others
Who in bedroom: Sasha ~17, Seryozha 7, woman
Kind of beds: separate beds
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Rating: 3/10
Rating: ***
Comment: 17 or 18 yo Sergey Bodrov (1971-2002), I think 9 or 10 yo Ruben Tapiero as 7 yo Seryozha and maybe a young lady (behind a room-divider) sharing this room. There’s also 14 yo Erwan Baynaud (L’enfant sage) as 14 yo Seryoza but I haven’t noticed him in a bedroom. I understood, that the 17 yo boy is a neighbor and not the brother.

Quite interesting but typical movie and room of this time setting.

English title: East/West or East-West. 121 minutes.

Rating 3 only.

Vito e gli altri

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Drama
Year: 1991
Year in film: 1990s
Country: Italy
Who in bedroom: boys ~11-16
Kind of beds: separate beds
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, partly TV recording
Rating: 7/10
Rating: *******
Comment: I think 4 beds with shirtless boys including Vito (Nando Triola), I think the youngest, around 11 or 12 yo. Others are much older. Street kids, maybe (partly) orphans and not brothers.

Great movie and some nice scenes, but I prefer bunk beds, brothers and US movies.

So for the bedrooms, rating 7-8 only.

I have seen it long time ago, but checked it completetly but at high speed some months ago for my unknown Italian movie (on my sailor suit blog). English title: Vito and the Others.

Upír ve vezáku

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TV family film
Year: 1979
Year in film: 1970s
Country: CZ
Who in bedroom: Ladislav ~10, Petr ~11 ?
Kind of beds: separate beds
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no
Rating: 6/10 ?
Rating: ******
Comment: Two brothers sharing this bedroom. Beige and brown look quite old fashioned. The youngest (Tomas Holy as Ladislav, 1968-1990, pic 2) should be around 10 yo but looking even younger, the other (Miroslav Batik) is a bit older, 1 or 2 years.

I found this by coincidence on YouTube. 1h length.

Somehow quite interesting.

So rating 5-6.

Directed by Ludvik Raza (“Odysseus a hvezdy”, see shiny shorts blog). Title means Vampire in the Tower.

One Good Turn (1955)

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Comedy film starring Norman Wisdom
Year: 1955
Year in film: 1954
Country: UK
Who in bedroom: Jimmy ~7, others
Kind of beds: dorm, separate beds
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Rating: 4/10 ?
Rating: ****
Comment: Some, I think mainly younger boys at a small, private looking orphange. At least 10 beds in this room. I doubt that there are more rooms.

I only have checked it briefly and don’t remember all scenes.

Also a boy in a sailor suit, other blog, rating 4.

Rating 4-5 for now only.

James at 15

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Teen series starring Lance Kerwin
Year: 1977-1978
Year in film: 1970s
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: James ~15
Kind of beds: single
Available on DVD: no
I own: no, partly TV recording
Rating: 6/10 ?
Rating: ******
Comment: Great series and very handsome actor. Rating 10 on my shiny shorts blog.

I don’t know all episodes.

He had a sister in the series, probably with a room for her own.

For bedrooms, rating 6 for now only.

The Champ (1979)

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Drama starring Ricky Schroder
Year: 1979
Year in film: 1970s
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: T.J. ~8
Kind of beds: single
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, partly TV recording
Rating: 4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: Ricky Schroder sleeps in this bedrom. Interesting movie and very handsome actor, but the bedroom is nothing special. And I think no siblings.

So rating 4 for now for the bedroom only. I haven’t seen the complete movie for many years and hope for a soon rebroadcasting.

Nominated for an Oscar. Golden Globe for Ricky.

Mystery in Dracula’s Castle

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Disney-Land s19e11+12. Johnny Whitaker
Year: 1973
Year in film: 1970s ?
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: Leonard ~11, Alfie ~13
Kind of beds: separate beds
Available on DVD: no
I own: no
Rating: 5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: 13 yo Johnny Whitaker (“Tom Sawyer”, right bed) and 11 yo Scott C. Kolden (“Me as Chimp”) as brother Leonard sharing this bedrom. There’s also an older friend (Jean-Michel Michenaud) and a teen girl as baby sitter. Whitaker looks younger than 13.

Quite interesting, especially Scott, but I don’t like the 70s colors nor Johnny with his curly hair.

Probably a nice and funny detective movie and rather untypical Disney movie, but I only have checked it briefly.

Rating ~5 for now.

Spuk von draußen

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Family series, 7 ep
Year: 1987-1988
Year in film: 1980s
Country: East Germany
Who in bedroom: girls ~8 bunk bed, same +boy
Kind of beds: bunk bed, one
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Rating: 3/10
Rating: ***
Comment: 2 sisters usually in a wooden bunk bed. But also later together with a boy (brother) in his bed (I think located in the same room).

Looks like the bunk bed in the 1982 series Spuk im Hochhaus (2 brothers, rating 4). Usually, I like bunk beds, but I don’t like the young girls and prefer US movies.

Also on my bib overalls blog (girls, rating 4).

I don’t know the complete series, yet.

Rating 3-4 for now only. Still quite interesting. I have few entries about sisters and brother+sisters.