Archive for the ‘1971’ Category

 
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Sunday, June 13th, 2010 07:06 8 Comments

Walkabout

Two young children are stranded in the Australian outback and are forced to cope on their own. They meet an Aborigine on “walkabout”: a ritualistic banishment from his tribe.

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Friday, June 11th, 2010 17:06 Comments Off

Just Before Nightfall

Charles Masson, an advertising executive, is having an affair with Laura, the wife of his best friend, the architect François Tellier. Charles strangles Laura when one of their S&M games goes too far. Dazed, Charles walks out of the borrowed apartment in Paris and soon bumps into François in a nearby bistro. They drive back together to Versailles, where they have beautiful neighboring houses designed by François. The owner of the apartment had seen Laura and Charles together two months earlier, but she does not tell the police on the advice of François. Even though the police do not seem to have any clues to the crime, Charles has a difficult time coping with the situation, and trying to live a normal life with his two children and loving wife Hélène.

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Thursday, June 10th, 2010 19:06 Comments Off

Dearest Love

This is a jolly coming-of-age story about a 15-year-old boy named Laurent Chevalier who is growing up in bourgeois surroundings in Dijon, France. This is France in the mid-1950s rather than America in the 1990s. Thus, Laurent is unharmed by events which would irreparably shatter the self-esteem of a modern American adolescent: he gets drunk, he smokes, he has sex, he is smothered by his mother, he is ignored by his father, a priest makes a pass at him, he gets rheumatoid fever, etc. There’s enough scandalous behavior in this film to make 100 made-for-TV movies, and yet this is a very happy and oddly innocent tale.

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Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 21:06 Comments Off

Morte a Venezia

Gustav Von Aschenbach, a composer utterly absorbed in his work, arrives in Venice as a result of a youthfully ardent thirst for distant scenes and there meets a young man by whose beauty he becomes obsessed.

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Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 00:06 3 Comments

Get Carter

Jack Carter (Michael Caine) — a vindictive and amoral London gangster — returns to his home town of Newcastle after his brother dies in a car accident. Carter, however, is convinced that he was murdered, and begins an investigation into Newcastle’s criminal underworld. When Carter is ordered to leave town by the minions of a shadowy mob boss, his suspicious become confirmed, and he begins his brutal vengeance.

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Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 06:06 Comments Off

A Fistful of Dynamite aka Duck, You Sucker

In Mexico at the time of the Revolution, Juan, the leader of a bandit family, meets John Mallory, an IRA explosives expert on the run from the British. Seeing John’s skill with explosives, Juan decides to persuade him to join the bandits in a raid on the great bank of Mesa Verde. John in the meantime has made contact with the revolutionaries, and intends to use his dynamite in their service.

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Saturday, June 5th, 2010 00:06 Comments Off

Let’s Scare Jessica to Death

A woman released from a mental hospital moves to an old countryside house with her husband and a friend to recuperate, but begins having strange visions and experiences around the property. Is there really something strange happening, or is it all in her in mind?

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Friday, June 4th, 2010 10:06 Comments Off

Jack l’éventreur

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Friday, February 26th, 2010 14:02 2 Comments

Bedknobs and Broomsticks

In August of 1940 in the English village of Pepperinge Eye, three cockney orphans are sent to live with Eglantine Price, who is studying to become an apprentice witch. When she receives a letter from the Correspondence College of Witchcraft in London, she and the children fly on a bed (by way of a magic bedknob) to London to meet the headmaster of the defunct school, Emelius Brown. At a townhouse where Mr. Brown is staying, Miss Price finds half of a book called THE SPELLS OF ASTOROTH. For the other half, they deal with a shady character known as the Bookman.

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Thursday, February 18th, 2010 07:02 Comments Off

Elizabeth R

When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisors know she has to marry. Doesn’t she? Thus starts a decades-long political/ matrimonial game, during an age of high passions and high achievement.

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