Point Me Toward Tomorrow
directed by: Francis Ellie (1977)
Starring: Lew Seager, Lee Richards, Giuseppe Welch, Andy Breugera, Bill Howard, Dan Raymond, Perry Fryer, Rodger Schultz, Trane Johnson, and William Hallquist
A poignant story of a young, beautiful lad (Eddie) blinded in a car accident and his love affair with the man who ran him down (Dr. Bill Howard). This moving tale focuses not only on the sentimental aspects of the young man in love, but also Dr. Howard’s jealous lover, Tony. As the film climaxes, the youth is forced to masturbate by Tony and later regains his sight after Tony hits him repeatedly in the head with a cane.
Here’s some footage from the VHS version – I think you’ll easily be able to tell where the cut is, (notice Tom Wright’s hair). Sorry, thought I’d have more time to expound, but later for work!
for awhile now, I’ve been mildly obsessed with finding decent pics of Wakefield Poole’s partner, Peter Fisk. He first appeared on the big screen in Boys In The Sand (1972), of course; but it was his appearance in Apartment For Rent – the 3rd segment of Poole’s 1974 film Moving! – that really grabbed my attention. The combination of short hair in a long-hair era, and his half-sleeve (or is it quarter-sleeve?) just seemed so cool for that era. I had never actually seen the full film until a Wakefield Poole retrospective at the Anthology Film Archives back in 2002. (a bit of my impressions of it back then – here)
anyway, remember a few weeks back when google announced they had reformulated their search? Well, unlike most people who google their own names, i of course googled porno directors to see if my site benefited from the new formula. Well, at least a couple weeks back, typing in “Wakefield Poole” I was pleasantly surprised to see my page up in the top 10 results – woo-hoo! (it’s back down again, awwwwwwww) Anyway, it did lead me back to the website for the Poole documentary, Dirty Poole, that’s been in the works for awhile. I had known about this for awhile, and kept thinking I might donate a few bucks to get the remastered version of Bijou, and well, I had just gotten a decent raise recently, and thought maybe before i re-think it too hard, I should do it. And I did. BUT – tooling around the page, i discovered something much more cool on the News and Updates page – Wakefield Poole’s Vintage Film “Moving!” Released on DVD!!!!! Woo-fuckin-HOO! All this to say with shipping it costs only about 22 bucks, I ordered it late one night, and it arrived in the mail today. I had previously prepared a clip of an edited piece from the VHS version, and will post it tomorrow probably. But now, I am turning the computer off, sticking it in (the disc), and cross my fingers that the remastered version is complete – not just the fisting scene (which I was surprised how erotic it was) but more important in my memory, the haircut scene, which oddly also got deleted from the commercial release of the film. more later…..