Tag Archives: Ben Gazzara

Daniel Petrie – The Neptune Factor (1973)

Summary:
When an underwater ocean lab is lost in a earthquake, an advanced submarine is sent down to find it and encounters terrible danger.

Aboard the R/V Triton, the Project Neptune team is doing oceanographic research. Director Andrews (Walter Pidgeon) is trying to keep the research going in spite of opposition from Foundation Head Sheppard. Below on the ocean floor, in the Sealab, the team led by Hamilton is about to return to the surface when the Sealab is ripped loose from it’s moorings and sent careening into a trench. Trapped too deep for divers, the only chance is rescue by a new US Navy mini-sub, piloted by the arrogant Cdr Blake (Ben Gazzara) USN. Blake, Chief Diver MacKay (Ernest Borgnine), Diver Cousins & Dr. Jansen (Yvette Mimieux) (Hamilton’s fiance) dive in the mini sub to attempt the rescue of the trapped Hamilton & crew. Read More »

Tinto Brass – Ça ira, il fiume della rivolta (1964)

This is a compilation film consisting exclusivley of archive footage. Rather not the usual sort of film you get from Tinto Brass.

Trivia from IMDB:
“This film was scheduled for the second New York Film Festival (1964), but was withheld by authorities in Italy and thus deprived of a showing. In 1971, the film was re-titled and released in the USA as “Thermidor” (after the 11th month of the French Revolutionary calendar), with a new English narration, and with some attempt at updating made by its American distributor.” Read More »

Michael Crichton – Pursuit (1972)

A political extremist plans to spread stolen nerve gas in a city where a political convention is being held. Government agents are sent to catch him. Read More »

John Cassavetes – The Killing of a Chinese Bookie [108 minute cut] (1976)

Quote:
The killing of a Chinese Bookie was released in 1976 after what Cassavetes
described as a very rushed editing period. The film was a commercial failure
and was pulled from the theaters after seven days. Two years later after the
completion of Opening Night, Cassavets re-edited the film-cutting nearly
thirty minutes-and re-released it in the version presented here. Read More »

Otto Preminger – Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

Quote:
In a murder trial, the defendant says he suffered temporary insanity after the victim raped his wife. What is the truth, and will he win his case? Read More »

Jack Garfein – The Strange One (1957)

Storyline
Jocko De Paris, cadet leader in a Southern military academy, so manipulates events that George Avery, Jr., son of the school’s executive officer, is found drunk and expelled. Through various pressures, Jocko silences such involuntary accomplices as his roommate Harold Koble, football star Roger Gatt and freshmen Robert Marquales and Maynard Simmons, a girl-fearing cadet whom Jocko terrorizes into dating Rosebud, a town girl. Read More »

Vincent Gallo – Buffalo ’66 (1998)

Quote:
After being released from prison, Billy is set to visit his parents with his wife, whom he does not actually have. This provokes Billy to act out, as he kidnaps a girl and forces her to act as his wife for the visit. Read More »