Συγγραφείς-Δημοσιογράφοι (8)

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The Pit and the Pendulum

ΗΠΑ/USA, 1961, έγχρ./col.
Σκην./Dir.: RogerCorman | Σεν./Scr.: RichardMatheson (βασισμένο στην ομώνυμη ιστορία του/based on a story by Edgar Allan Poe) | Φωτ./Cin.: Floyd Crosby|Μοντ./Ed.: Anthony Carras|Μουσ./Mus.: Les Baxter|Ηθ./Cast: Vincent Price, John Kerr, Barbara Steele, Luana Anders, Patrick Westwood| Παρ./Prod.: Roger Corman, SamuelZ. Arkoff, James H. Nicholson| Διάρκεια/Dur.: 80’

Francis Barnard goes to Spain, when he hears his sister Elizabeth has died. Her husband Nicholas Medina, the son of the most brutal torturer of the Spanish Inquisition, tells him she has died of a blood disease, but Francis finds this hard to believe. After some investigating he finds out that it was extreme fear that was fatal to his sister and that she may have been buried alive! Strange things then start to happen in the Medina castle.

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Park Row

ΗΠΑ/USA, 1952, μ/α/b&w
Σκην./Dir. - Σεν./Scr.- Παρ./Prod.: Samuel Fuller | Φωτ./Cin.: John L. Russell | Μοντ./Ed.: Philip Cahn | Μουσ./Mus.: Paul Dunlap | Ηθ./Cast: Gene Evans, Mary Welch, Bela Kovacs, Herbert Heyes, Tina Pine, George O’ Hanlon | Διάρκεια/Dur.: 83’

The story starts in 1886 New York where most newspapers are located in Park Row Street. The Globe is a small, but visionary newspaper started by Phineas Mitchell, an editor recently fired by The Star. The two newspapers become enemies, and the Star's ruthless heiress Charity Hackett decides to eliminate the competition.

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Z

Γαλλία/France, Αλγερία/Algeria, 1969, έγχρ./col.

Σκην./Dir.: Κώστας Γαβράς/Costa Gavras | Σεν./Scr.: Κώστας Γαβράς/Costa Gavras, Jorge Semprún | Φωτ./Cin.: Raoul Coutard | Μοντ./Ed.: Françoise Bonnot | Μουσ./Mus.: Μίκης Θεοδωράκης/Mikis Theodorakis | Ηθ./Cast: Yves Montand, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Ειρήνη Παππά/Irene Papas, Jacques Perrin | Παρ./Prod.: Ahmed Rachedi, Jacques Perrin | Διάρκεια/Dur.: 127’

In a military-led country, a pacifist organization, which supports the opposition party in the government, is planning on holding an anti-military demonstration. The organization's leader is scheduled to arrive the day of the demonstration. During the protest, some strangers manage to assassinate him. The official report is that the incident was an accident. In reality, the deputy's death was murder orchestrated by the secret police. Thrown into the mix is a photojournalist who's looking for the truth.

Based on Vassilis Vassilikos’novel of the same name.

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To Have and Have Not

ΗΠΑ/USA, 1944, μ/α, b&w

Σκην./Dir.: Howard Hawks | Σεν./Scr.: William Faulkner, Jules Furthman| Φωτ./Cin.: Sidney Hickox |Μοντ./Ed.: Christian Nyby | Μουσ./Mus.: Franz Waxman | Ηθ./Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Brennan, Lauren Bacall, Dolores Mann, Hoagy Carmichael | Παρ./Prod.: Howard Hawks, Jack L. Warner | Διάρκεια/Dur.: 100’

Harry Morgan and his alcoholic sidekick, Eddie, are based on the island of Martinique and crew a boat available for hire. However, since the second world war is happening around them business is not what it could be and after a customer who owes them a large sum fails to pay they are forced against their better judgment to violate their preferred neutrality and to take a job for the resistance transporting a fugitive on the run from the Nazis to Martinique. Through all this runs the stormy relationship between Morgan and Marie "Slim" Browning, a resistance sympathizer and the sassy singer in the club where Morgan spends most of his days…

Based on Ernest Hemingway’s novel of the same name.

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The Sea Wolf

ΗΠΑ/USA, 1941, μ/α, b&w
Σκην./Dir.: Michael Curtiz | Σεν./Scr.: Robert Rossen | Φωτ./Cin.: Sol Polito | Μοντ./Ed.: George Amy | Μουσ./Mus.: Erich Wolfgang Korngold | Ηθ./Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Ida Lupino, John Garfield, Gene Lockhart | Παρ./Prod.: Hal B. Wallis, Jack L. Warner, Henry Blanke | Διάρκεια/Dur.: 100’

An odd group of people find themselves aboard the Ghost, a sealing schooner captained by the hard taskmaster, Wolf Larson. George Leach is on the run from the police as is Ruth Webster who has escaped from a women's penitentiary. Also aboard is a young writer, Humphrey van Weyden. He and Webster were fished out of the sea and Larson refuses to put them ashore. Larson is a cruel brute who will have his sailors beaten for the smallest infraction. The three try to escape but without success…

Based on Jack London’s novel of the same name.

Friday, 19 October 2018 17:43

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

ΗΠΑ/USA, 1998, έγχρ./col.
Σκην./Dir.: Terry Gilliam | Σεν./Scr.: Terry Gilliam, Tony Grisoni, Alex Cox, Tod Davies | Φωτ./Cin.: Nicola Pecorini |Μοντ./Ed.: Lesley Walker |Μουσ./Mus.: Ray Cooper |Ηθ./Cast: Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Tobey Maguire, Gary Busey, Ellen Barkin | Παρ./Prod.: Patrick Cassavetti, Laila Nabulsi, Stephen Nemeth | Διάρκεια/Dur.: 118’

Raoul Duke is a drug addled journalist. He is sent to cover a motorcycle race as an article for his magazine, but then the situation escalates into him and his psychotic attorney Dr Gonzo who are searching for the American dream, aided by almost every drug known to man, which they carry in the trunk of their red convertible car.

Based on Hunter S. Thompson’s novel of the same name.

 

Friday, 19 October 2018 17:06

Contempt

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Contempt

(Le Mépris)

Γαλλία/France, Ιταλία/Italy, 1963, έγχρ./col.
Σκην./Dir.-Σεν./Scr.: Jean-Luc Godard | Φωτ./Cin.: Raoul Coutard | Μοντ./Ed.: Agnès Guillemot, Lila Lakshmanan | Μουσ./Mus.: Georges Delerue, Piero Piccioni | Ηθ./Cast: Brigitte Bardot, Jack Palance, Michel Piccoli, Giorgia Moll, Fritz Lang | Παρ./Prod.: Rome Paris Films (produced for), Les Films Concordia (produced for), Compagnia Cinematografica Champion (produced for) | Διάρκεια/Dur.: 101’

Writer Paul Javal is invited to write an all-new script for Homer’s Odyssey, being made in Capri by director Fritz Lang with American funding. While the money is good, Paul is having trouble balancing artistic integrity with financial security-and also having to contend with a marriage crashing onto the rocks. His happy days of marriage to his beautiful wife Camille seem to disappear by the time the movie’s brash American producer Jeremy Prokosch appears between them.

Based on Alberto Moravia’s novel of the same name.

Friday, 19 October 2018 16:25

The Last Temptation of Christ

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The Last Temptation of Christ

Καναδάς, ΗΠΑ /Canada, USA,   1988,  εγχρ. /col.
Σκην./Dir: Martin Scorsese | Σεν./Scr: Paul Schrader  | Φωτ./Cin: Michael Ballhaus | Μοντ./Ed: Thelma Schoonmaker | Ηθ./Cast: Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Harry Dean Stanton | Παρ./Prod: Universal Pictures, Cineplex Odeon Films | Διάρκεια/ Dur: 164’

The life of Jesus Christ and his journey through life as he faces the struggles all humans do. Jesus in the film is presented as a man who wrestles with the human side of his nature, faces multiple temptations, and finally comes to terms with his role as the Messiah.

Based on Nikos Kazantzakis' novel of the same name.