Tag Archives: 1980s

Mike Vardy – Bon Voyage (1985)

BBC One London, 8 December 1985 21.15

Synopsis A series of stories by Noel Coward
This week: Bon Voyage
Screenplay by STANLEY PRICE starring
Judy Parfitt , Nigel Havers with Helen Horton
Michael Aldridge
Ursula Howells and Doreen Mantle
Cruises bring the most unlikely people together. That is one of their chief attractions and this particular cruise, on board the SS Mara bound across the Pacific from San Francisco, proves to be no exception. Read More »

Tony Smith – What Mad Pursuit? (1985)

BBC One London, 24 November 1985 21.05

A series of stories by Noël Coward

Screenplay by STANLEY PRICE starring Carroll Baker and Paul Daneman with Neil Cunningham , Jane Carr and Sandra Dickinson
If you were a famous English novelist doing a whistle stop tour of the United States to promote your books, wouldn’t you welcome with open arms the chance of a quiet weekend away from it all in a remote corner of Long Island? Of course you would. Well, let what happened to Evan Lorrimer be an awful warning…. Read More »

Tinto Brass – Miranda (1985)

Miranda is a beautiful woman who runs a local tavern. After the loss of her husband in WWII, she tries out a variety of men. Over the course of four seasons she meets four men: in Winter the rich old council; in Spring there is the young chauffeur; in Summer the American G.I.; and in Autumn, the servant of the Tavern. Now she has to make a decision, who would be the best lover as well husband. Read More »

Helke Sander – Der Subjektive Faktor (1981)

“What were the beginnings of the new women’s movement like?”, “What was life like in a commune?”, “What were discussions like?” The Film reconstructs in 1980 events that took place between 1967 and 1970.
I was also always interested in what would have happened if certain people had acted differently, or not at all, at given points in time; that is to say, what influence do individuals, “the subjective factor”, actually have on historical events? Do people’s individualities encourage or inhibit each other? How do their activities affect the general public? In 1980 this was a very unpopular question. Read More »

Mike Ockrent & Noel Coward – Mrs. Capper’s Birthday (1985)

BBC One London, 17 November 1985 21.10
Synopsis
A series of stories by Noel Coward
Screenplay by Jack Rosenthal

starring Patricia Hayes, with Avis Bunnage, Paula Wilcox, Kathryn Pogson,
Gary Waldhorn and Max Wall

Mrs Capper’s birthday started early. After all time and the Nash’s washing-up wait for no man, or woman – even on a Sunday. Obviously it was going to be a day just like any other. At any rate that’s how it seemed at first… Read More »

Márta Mészáros – Napló szerelmeimnek AKA Diary for my lovers (1987)

Wikipedia wrote:
Diary for My Lovers (Hungarian: Napló szerelmeimnek) is a 1987 Hungarian drama film directed by Márta Mészáros. It was entered into the 37th Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the Silver Bear for an outstanding single achievement. Read More »

Jonas Mekas – He Stands in the Desert Counting the Seconds of His Life (1986)

Quote:
“The film consists of 124 brief sketches, each half-a-minute to about two minutes long. Portraits of people I have spent time with,places, seasons of the year, weather (storms, snow, blizzards etc…) many of my film-maker friends- streets and parks of New-York- brief escape in nature, out of town- nothing spectacular, unimportant celebrations of life that has gone, by now, and remains only as a record in these personal, brief sketches.” Jonas Mekas Read More »