Sunday, July 09, 2017

My Raquel Welch Top Ten

1) One Million Years BC (1966) - more than just a poster, though the poster is pretty awesome
2) Kansas City Bomber (1972) - roller derby feminism Raquel Welch style - a surprise
3) The Three Musketeers (1973) - Richard Lester and George MacDonald Fraser do swashbuckling and Raquel adapts to comedy - she'd made a few more in that genre
4) The Wild Party (1975) - heavily flawed James Ivory directed piece set in late 20s Hollywood with Raquel in patchy form but it's consistently unusual and interesting
5) Bedazzled (1967) - Pete and Dud's most famous movie together, with Raquel in a short but effective part
6) 100 Rifles (1969) - Welch made a surprisingly number of Westerns, all a bit disappointing but all of interest - this perhaps the most interesting of all
7) The Last of Sheila (1973) - a fascinating puzzle movie
8) Myra Breckinridge (1970) - an utterly terrible movie but it's sheer awfulness demands some sort of respect
9) Fantastic Voyage (1966) - Raquel is very clothed in this film, but its imaginative and interesting
10) The Legend of Walks Far Woman (1979) - full disclosure: never actually seen this. But put it in because Welch so clearly wanted to ACT in it.

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