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Films In 1971

The two episodes of a TV series show Pablo Neruda, Chile's Nobel Prize winning poet, visiting the South, where be spent his childhood, and Valparaiso, where he hid after escaping from a prison sentence for his political activities. ... Throughout, Neruda recites his own poems which i elate to the ... Read more
Every sports fan understands by the word "hockey" a game full of tension, excitement and competition. Hardly anyone, however, knows the "back stage" life of this dynamic game; its demands on the physical and mental make-up of the players, and the work that goes into training a champion player. ... Read more
Homesdale is an expensive private guest house on a remote island where the guests are encouraged to live out their fantasies. They have contrived to do this with considerable facility. Mr. Malfrey, who is spending his first vacation at Homesdale is the odd man out, and fails in his efforts to mix ... Read more
A short history of fire; its use and abuse. ... Read more
In sixteenth century Brazil, a Frenchman is caught by a cannibalistic tribe of Indians. When he demonstrates his skill with firearms, they decide to spare his life so that he can train them in the use of the cannon, which will come in handy in their fights against the Portuguese conquerors. ... He ... Read more
Hubertus collects old umbrellas, from which he creates abstract pictures. These he offers for sale on a busy street, eliciting varied reactions from the passers by. ... Read more
The film illustrates the use of photography in science, industry, business, medicine, research, education and communication. ... Read more
A multi-award winning film, presenting an ordinary day in a slaughterhouse in terms of the blood spilled. ... Read more
An advertising film extolling the virtues of teabags. ... Read more
The film depicts his early days in Nev York, then traces his long trek to California, riding the freight trains, penniless and despised for his poverty Later, he becomes involved with the Industrial Workers of the World (the Wobblies), trying to organise labour in the face of savage police reprisal ... Read more
Claude Chabrol describes Just Before Night as "the story of a man who kills someone, and then finds out he himself is dead". In it, he created a psychological drama which begins when Charles, the central character, strangles his blonde mistress, Laura. ... Charles is a home-loving family man of ... Read more
The theme is a contemporary one, involving the social, ethical, and psychological problems of that symbol our times—the "anti-hero". ... Marko, a young Yugoslav, travels abroad to satisfy his sense of adventure, and what he regards as the need to live a life different from that of his ... Read more
This student-made film equities the ... cutting down of a tree with the ... raping of a girl or killing of an ... animal. ... Read more
Two hours during the dinner-time rush in a small Parisian restaurant. ... Read more
Alain Tanner's second feature is co-written by the English Marxist art critic, John Berger, and has earned much critical attention overseas for its treatment of the alienation of a young girl trapped within the mores of middle-class Switzerland. The salamander of the title equates the heroine with ... Read more
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A paragraph from Jean Genet's "A ... Thief's Journal" comes to life: two ... people fight, one falls, his wound ... bleeds. ... Read more
In the frame, a fettered man. The 'liberator' runs toward him, hands him a flag and a medal, and runs away ... ... Read more
What she does not know is that her son is in prison, a victim of Hungary's Stalinist regime. His wife keeps the secret well—she visits the old woman regularly, tells her that her writer son is held up in America, making a film; she brings her flowers, food, even forged letters, purporting to ... Read more
A couple of lovers in a passionate embrace. Camera panning back, discloses a third person, a policeman, who gets himself involved in the action. ... Read more
The film shows the life of a ranger's family living on Maria Island, an animal and bird sanctuary off the east coast of Tasmania. ... Read more
If Princess Knight sounds wiid, Marvelous Melmo is all the more so because Tezuka's intentions were that this TV series function as sex educa­tion for young children. Never released in the west-not surpnsingly-the series follows the exploits of Melmo who is given a bottle of trans­formative ... Read more
A reliving of the Battle of the Somme using soldiers of bronze and stone, without dialogue. ... Read more
Film-maker Emile de Antonio sets out, in what has been described as documentary "white-comedy", to confront one of the most treasured illusions of American society: blind faith in the democratic character of its fabled two-party system. The film directs its attack on the rhetoric that disguises the ... Read more
With its unlikely romantic entanglement between a car park attendant (Seymour Cassel) and former prom gueen Minnie (Gena Rowlands), now working as a museum assistant, Minnie and Moskowitz was applaud­ed by critics when it was first released as evidence that director John Cassavetes could mellow ... Read more
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