Tag Archives: English

Albert Maysles & David Maysles – Muhammad and Larry (1980)

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Through the poetic lens of visionary filmmakers Albert and David Maysles, Muhammad and Larry explores the unique and poignant relationship between two great boxers and two remarkable men who were more than just competitors. They were once teacher and student, and remain close friends. –Maysles Films Read More »

Sidney J. Furie – The Boys (1962)

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Four teenage teddy boys are tried in the Old Bailey, charged with the “murder in the course of theft” of a garage night watchman, a conviction for which carries an automatic death penalty. Although initial evidence from the prosecuting counsel seems damning of the youthful gang, their unorthodox defence lawyer’s skilful arguments soon throw the jury into confusion and disarray. Read More »

Chris Hunt – Roy Lichtenstein (The South Bank Show ) (1991)

The documentary is a very interesting and informative survey of Lichtenstein’s work, structured around interviews of various art critics along with continuous commentary by Lichtenstein himself.

Lichtenstein analyzes several of his most famous pieces and explains his artistic processes and development in detail. There is also fascinating footage of Lichtenstein working in his studio. Refreshingly, Chris Hunt does a good job in presenting the material in a very unbiased, objective way. The film appears to be part of a series of documentaries for a British TV channel. Read More »

Alain Resnais – Providence (1977)

The film describes the process of literary creation. Part of the story unfolds in the imagination of Clive Langham, a famous writer who has learnt that he has only a few months of life left and, on the eve of his seventieth birthday, is working on his last novel: a story in which he speaks of himself, his memories and his family. The links and divergences between art and life are underlined. Believing he is describing others, he describes himself, revealing hidden aspects of his personality. Read More »

Joe May – Music in the Air (1934)

Synopsis:
Constantly quarreling couple decide to try the jealousy angle when a naive young couple comes along.

Review:
The screen edition of the Kern-Hammerstein musical play is a skillfully photographed work which includes among its ballads, songs and snatches some of the most distinguished melodies of this cinema season. From the Music Hall’s screen and also the throats of John Boles and Gloria Swanson, “Music in the Air” sends out in a high-hearted cavalcade all the gay, tender and superbly romantic lyrics which warmed the flinty heart of Broadway back in the Winter of ’32. Read More »

Jonas Mekas – Zefiro Torna or Scenes from the Life of George Maciunas (Fluxus) (1992)

About:
The life and work of Fluxus artist George Maciunas as seen in clips filmed between 1952 and 1978.

“Images from the life of George Maciunas. Includes footage I took of George in 1952, at his parents house, with his father and mother and sister Nijole. Bits of Fluxus events and performances, and picnics with friends (Almus, Warhol, Lennon, Yoko Ono, etc.); George’s wedding and footage I took him in Boston three days before he died.”
– Jonas Mekas Read More »

Jack Clayton – Room at the Top (1959) (HD)

In late 1940s Yorkshire, England, an ambitious young accountant schemes to wed a wealthy factory owner’s daughter, despite falling in love with a married older woman. Read More »