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Films In 1970

Musashi Miyamoto, a young swords-ran, visits Baiken Shishido, a warrior renowned for his fighting skill with chain and sickle. While the two are chatting over a drink, Baiken discovers rat Musashi has killed his brother-in-law in a fight, but feigns ignorance id invites him to stay for the night ... Read more
An impressionistic film about steel production at B.H.P. Australia. ... Golden Reel Award. Australian Film Awards 1970 ... Read more
A little man tries every trick in the book to reach an apple on the tree. ... Read more
Born Claude Gelee, in Lorrain in 1600, the painter settled in Rome in 1626 and worked there until his death in 1682. His paintings express certain interlocking conceptions and interests: classical myth, harmony, repose, space and light. ... The film explores the classical landscapes by which Claude ... Read more
Clowns, freaks, circuses have been consistently recurring facets of Fellini films from La Strada through 8 1/2 to Satyricon. Now Fellini has given bent to his creative sympathies and made The Clowns, produced during an interlude between his last film and next major venture. ... The Clowns is an ... Read more
Self-preservation in the face of, and conformity to the dictates and ideologies of political power have made cowards of countless numbers of solid citizens. ... Just such a coward is Marcello who has just joined the fascists in Mussolini's Italy of the 1930's. The fascist espionage agency ... Read more
The Eye of the Storm documents a unique lesson in the roots of prejudice. A third &ndash: grade class is separated into "inferior" and "superior" groupings based on their eye colour to teach them the meaning of discrimination. ... ABU Prize; George Foster Peabody Award, Christopher Award, Gabriel ... Read more
A new fad is taking society by storm: explosive flowers. It is not hard to see where it will lead to . . . ... Read more
Can one live with the truth? ... Eve in the Garden of Paradise listens to the Serpent. She is about to bite into the fruit of the Tree of Truth. ... In 1970, in the garden of the boarding-house where the same holiday makers meet every year, Eve hands the apple to her husband Joseph. He declines the ... Read more
A subjective look at the new National Gallery of Melbourne: the building, the objets d'art, the visitors… ... Read more
De Sica's film is a faithful, yet fully cinematic transfer to the screen of Giorgio Bassani's semi-autobio-graphical novel of the same title. ... The Finzi-Continis, a wealthy, aristocratic Jewish family, lead a secluded life on their splendid estate in the northern Italian town of Ferrara. It is ... Read more
A Belgian scientific expedition explores the Barrier Reef. Their underwater photographers and cameramen of the floating aquarium study the many facets of life on the Reef. ... Not since Jacques-Yves Cousteau's underwater pix has there been a docu with such fine under-sea lensing and such unusual ... Read more
Based on the "Miorita", a Romanian folkloric classic, the film analyses the inner motivations of a woman whose compulsion is to reconstruct a tragedy. ... Obsessed by the fact that her husband who fails to return after setting out to buy sheep, has been murdered, Vitoria succeeds in intuiting the ... Read more
The Key Maker is an elderly, retired locksmith who is not willing to give up the activity of living as his neighbouring contemporaries have. ... Read more
A train makes its first crossing on the new standard gauge Indian Pacific Line, linking Sydney with Perth. Conventional narration is replaced by a montage of natural sound and folk music, and the viewer is invited to experience for himself the crossing of the lonely continent of Australia. ... Read more
This film is a documentary of the largest and most significant peace protest march in the history of the United States. It features the words of Mrs. Martin Luther King, Abbie Hoffman, Pete Seeger, Dr. Benjamin Spock and other noted figures in the United States peace movement. The candle-lit march ... Read more
A grotesque film collage with music and songs about how Soren Rasmussen buries his wife Kristine, and how the funeral procession ends the day on the merry-go-round. ... Read more
Inspired by the discovery of the catacombs of Deir el Bahari in 1881, this film describes the final stages of the struggle between officials of the Cairo Department of Antiquities and a proud mountain tribe of Thebes. ... Cairo officials become suspicious when artifacts of the Twenty-first Dynasty ... Read more
A full-length feature originally made for television, in which Dutch historian, Jacques Presser, depicts his personal life-story. ... Presser is the author of “Ondergang”, a book which revolves around the liquidation of more than 100,000 Dutch Jews. His vast work, which took 15 years to write ... Read more
This is a "poetic documentary" about the ancestor of all sound recording devices: the wax cylinder phonograph. We listen to two pieces of music in competition: "The Charge of the French Army", and "Tesoro Mio", a love song played on the violin. Alas, this resurrection of the ancient sounds has also ... Read more
A dramatic, poetically lyrical film which tries to reach an adult audience with its message: man, in the end, has only himself on which to rely. He must be true to those things which compose his life, and form his soul. ... Read more
An Irishman, working in London as a labourer, is called back to his home on the Aran Islands, to join a friend in a deep-sea fishing venture. ... While waiting for the arrival of their trawler, we see the friends at work, catching mackerel, fishing for lobsters; watch a neighbour collecting seaweed ... Read more
A cartoon drawing attention to the fatal consequences of not carrying self-rescuing apparatus in mines. ... Read more
The Abbe Serge Mouret, a chaste and pious young priest, devoting himself to the exhausting labours of his calling, succumbs to ill-health. A chance meeting with his uncle, Dr. Pascal, brings the Abbe briefly into contact with an old eccentric, Jeanbenaut, an unbeliever, and Albine, a beautiful girl ... Read more
As in his 1971 Festival film, The Conformist, in The Spider's Strategy, Bertolucci again tackles a political subject, this time about the unravelling of the mystery of a political assassination. ... A young man arrives in a small town, where his father supposedly died in an assassination attempt on ... Read more
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