Sam Waterston

  • Ken Burns – The Civil War (1990)

    1981-1990DocumentaryKen BurnsUSA

    This highly acclaimed mini series traces the course of the U.S. Civil War from the abolitionist movement through all the major battles to the death of President Lincoln and the beginnings of Reconstruction. The story is mostly told in the words of the participants themselves, through their diaries, letters, and Visuals are usually still photographs and illustrations of the time, and the soundtrack is likewise made up of war-era tunes played on period instruments. Several modern-day historians offer periodic comment and insight on the war’s causes and events.Read More »

  • Ronald Neame – Hopscotch (1980)

    1971-1980AdventureComedyRonald NeameUSA

    The inimitable comic team of Walter Matthau and Glenda Jackson star in this nimble tale of international intrigue from master British filmmaker Ronald Neame. Based on Brian Garfield’s best-selling novel, the blithe thriller centers on Miles Kendig (Matthau), a disillusioned retired CIA agent who, with the help of a chic and savvy Viennese widow (Jackson), threatens to publish his memoirs and expose the innermost secrets of every major intelligence agency in the world. Despite being in major hot water with his former colleagues, Kendig refuses to get in line—he’s having too much fun. Set to the sounds of Mozart, this lighthearted sendup of the paranoid dramas of its era is an expertly crafted, singular take on the spy movie.Read More »

  • Hal Barwood – Warning Sign (1985)

    USA1981-1990Hal BarwoodSci-FiThriller

    A woman working as a security guard in an agricultural research facility finds herself and her co-worker Schmidt fighting to survive against their former friends.Read More »

  • Bernt Amadeus Capra – Mindwalk (1990)

    1981-1990Bernt Amadeus CapraDramaUSA

    A film that relies heavily on dialogue, but is ultimately fulfilling.

    The director has taken the realm of film to display a table top

    discussion, or more accurately a philosophical conversation between someone’s most interesting and intelligent friends.

    It’s a movie you can imagine yourself as an eavesdropper in on one of the most engaging and interesting discussions on life.

    Worth the two hours and a subject matter still topical to world problems today.Read More »

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