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Films Screened In 1984

"The grammars of thought are changed by history, but the stories remain the same". The radical, prolific Nekes has subjected James Joyce's epoch-making novel to a similar creative transformation on film as Joyce's novel did to Homer's 'Odyssey':—with respect for the things which endure from ... Read more
Aboriginal resistance to white settlement has continued for almost 200 years. In earlier times guerilla warfare was waged, but failed against the more sophisticated armoury of the ... invaders Australia's Aborigines have refused to accept defeat,they are now using different tactics to get back some ... Read more
In 1925 two German films in particular had immediate and widespread influence on motion picture technique: Variety, which showed that the camera could be put to outstanding uses, and The Last Laugh, which emphasized fluidity and eliminated captions. Both starred Emil Jannings and both brought a ... Read more
The film's source was a novel by the French virtuoso team, Boileau and Narcejac.Although the psychological murder mystery had been written with the director in mind, he never intended to retain more than the basic plot line—and the erotic overtones. ... When Hitchcock planned the film, he had ... Read more
A densely-plotted, witty, fatalistic horror-cum-morality tale with truly gruesome special effects. A cable TV director becomes fascinated with the hard core sex-and-torture programmes on Videodrome, an illegal video ... channel. ... His enquiries into the phantom broadcasts implicate him in a ... Read more
A group of tourists "do" Prague in record time. A witty cartoon taking in all the ancient buddings of the city, as the visitors rush from sight to sight. ... Read more
The delicate and spectacular plumes of the bird of paradise are items of wealth and decoration to the tribes of the Nuigini Highlands. Whilst adapting to 'modern development', the Highlanders ... retain their ancient rituals. ... Read more
This little film brings welcome grace and wit to the high tech world of computer animation. Currently a finalist in the ... Greater Union Awards. ... Read more
The intense atmosphere generated by members of an orchestra in the last five minutes before going on stage. The film makes an analogy between the mechanics of the human body and that of musical instruments. The instruments seem as equally alive as their players—only the performance they are ... Read more
"Went With the Wind" tells the story of Margaret Mitchell, the well-known author of the unforgettable romance "Gone ... with the Wind", from her childhood until her days of glory, satirising Hollywood's greatest production of all times. ... Read more
Authors: Heide Breitcl, Eval Haminel Lollo Stankowski, a 39-year-old teacher and mother, works m an environmental group to fight against the destruction of the trees because of acid rain. ... Read more
From a story by Romain Gary White. Actress Julie Sawyer takes in a very attractive German Shepherd after having accidentally injured the dog with her car Julie grows very attached to the animal, and is rewarded when it repels a nocturnal prowler. ... But when the dog violently attacks a black ... Read more
A movement to "de-unionise" industry has been gaining considerable ground in the US and Canada in recent years. It has developed a new breed of "union-buster" using persuasive psychological techniques to convince many employees that trade unions are not only unnecessary, but an impediment. ... In ... Read more
Seven separate visions of Los Angeles, sprawling, fast-paced city of millions. Myron Emery teaches optical printing at the California Institute of the Arts, using apparatus left over from the first "Star Wars" film. ... "X-Streams" is the work of seven of his students (including ... Adrian Bruch ... Read more
Presents the events at the liberation of the concentration camps at the end of World War 2, from the point of view of four liberators from different branches of the American ... services. One man met his wife during the liberation, and they relate their story. ... Read more
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