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By: Anders Frejdh
FSWL takes a look at the 64-page issue #31 (volume 11) of Cinema Retro, The Essential Guide to films of the 1960's and 1970's, edited by Lee Pfeiffer and Dave Worrall.

"Cinema Retro is a must for fans of movies from the ‘60s and ‘70s – and they didn’t have to pay me to say that!”- Sir Roger Moore

Highlights of issue 31 include:
• Don L. Stradley's tribute to the first lady of kick-ass cinema, Pam Grier
• Steven Bingen presents their "Film in Focus": the modern film noir classic Farewell My Lovely (1975) starring Robert Mitchum - with exclusive insights from the film's director, Dick Richards.
• Howard Hughes looks at the making of the 1968 Western Bandolero! starring Raquel Welch, Dean Martin and James Stewart.
• Keith Wilton celebrates the glories of the long-gone widescreen process VistaVision.
• Cai Ross pays tribute to the late Ted Post, director of Hang 'Em High, Magnum Force and Beneath the Planet of the Apes
• Mark Cerulli takes a working vacation and visits some of the key Portugal locations for On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) and tracks down extras who appeared in the film.
• Jonathon Dabell looks back on director Richard Brooks' underrated 1975 Western Bite the Bullet starring Gene Hackman and James Coburn
• Howard Hughes' homage to the Italian Gamma (1975) cult sci-fi flicks
• Tim Greaves looks back on the short but glamorous film career of Hammer horror sex symbol Olinka Berova
• Charles Cohen discusses his ambitious efforts to restore timeless film classics through the Cohen Film Collection
• Lee Pfeiffer looks at the mostly-forgotten and underrated film Staircase (1969) starring Richard Burton and Rex Harrison as aging gay lovers
• Gareth Owen focuses on the filming of The New Avengers tv series at Pinewood Studios
Raymond Benson's 10 best films of 1950

Plus the latest film book and DVD reviews

Previous issues of Cinema Retro presented on From Sweden with Love:
>Cinema Retro Vol.10 # 30 (September 2014)
>Cinema Retro Vol.10 # 29 (May 2014)
>Cinema Retro Vol.10 # 28 (January 2014)
>Cinema Retro Vol.9 # 27 (September 2013)
>Cinema Retro Vol.9 # 26 (May 2013)
>Cinema Retro Vol.9 # 25 (January 2013)
>Cinema Retro Movie "Classics" Dr. No Special issue (November 2012)
>Cinema Retro Vol.8 # 24 (September 2012)
>Cinema Retro Movie "Classics" Where Eagle Dare Deluxe Tribute issue (July 2012)
>Cinema Retro Vol.8 # 23 (May 2012)
>Cinema Retro Vol.8 # 22 (January 2012)
>Cinema Retro Vol.7 # 21 (September 2011)
>Cinema Retro Vol.7 # 20 (May 2011)
>Cinema Retro Movie "Classics" Special Edition: Kelly's Heroes (July 2011)
>Cinema Retro Vol.7 # 19 (January 2011)
>Cinema Retro Vol.6 # 18 (September 2010)
>Cinema Retro Movie "Classics" Special Edition: Sergio Leone/Clint Eastwood (July 2010)
>Cinema Retro Vol.6 # 17 (May 2010)
>Cinema Retro Vol.6 # 16 (January 2010)
>Cinema Retro Vol.5 # 15 (September 2010)
>Cinema Retro Movie "Classics" Special Edition: Where Eagle Dare (June 2009)
>Cinema Retro Vol.5 # 14 (May 2009)
>Cinema Retro Vol.5 # 13 (January 2009)
>Cinema Retro Vol.4 # 12 (September 2008)
>Cinema Retro Vol.4 # 11 (May 2008)
>Cinema Retro Vol.4 # 10 (January 2008)
>Cinema Retro Vol.3 # 9 (September 2007)
>Cinema Retro Vol.3 # 8 (May 2007)
>Cinema Retro Vol.3 # 7 (January 2007)
>Cinema Retro Vol.2 # 6 (September 2006)
>Cinema Retro Vol.2 # 5 (May 2006)
>Cinema Retro Vol.2 # 4 (January 2006)
>Cinema Retro Vol.1 # 3 (September 2005)
>Cinema Retro Vol.1 # 2 (May 2005)
>Cinema Retro Vol.1 # 1 (January 2005)

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