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Films In 1974

A stone is a stone is a stone. ... Read more
In this allegory, a bird catcher uses the song of a caged male bird to catch females on the sticky branches of the bushes nearby. ... Read more
The Valiant Ones was made in Taiwan by Chinese film-maker King Hu, who has already directed A Touch of Zen, and The Fate ot Lee Khan. His latest film is set in the sixteenth century. Japanese pirates join with Chinese pirates to plunder coastal areas of mainland China. The inept Ming Emperor ... Read more
A kind of confessional realism is bound up with a fictional form in this latest film from Claude Chabrol. His regular scriptwriter, Paul Gegauff, based the story on the break-up of his own common-law marriage, and the leading roles in the film are taken by himself, his former mistress and their ... Read more
Filmed in Holloway, North London, a cinema verite record of the struggle of a group of tenants, black and white, who establish what is probably Britain's first housing co-operative. ... Read more
An advertising film for Count Pushkin Vodka. ... Bronze Lion, Venice. Clio Statuette, New York. ... Read more
No doubt. Truck Turner is the best Blaxploitation film. Many come near but this one rides high on top. This is Issac Hayes (Mack 'Truck' Turner) inside and out: from his dropped-octave murmuring to his piquant music arrangements. From the gun holster across his naked chest to his non-actor swagger ... Read more
A chronicle of the encampment of George Washington's army at Valley Forge in the winter of 1777-1778; the midst of the American Revolution. ... Read more
A film portrait of Vilgot Sjoman, made during the shooting of his film, A Handful of Love, in 1973. ... Sjoman talks about himself, his films (several of which are illustrated by excerpts), and film making in general. ... Read more
An attempt to escape from prison does not usually finish happily. ... Read more
In 1974, an interview was arranged between two Canadians and Fidel Castro, and Michael Rubbo tagged along to make a record of the conversation. While waiting to be called by Castro, the Canadians were shown various aspects of Cuba, and their sharply different reactions were recorded by Rubbo. Maybe ... Read more
Under the cover of night, a man overcomes numerous obstacles in order to escape from a prison. ... Read more
Shot at their convention at Standing Rock, this documentary shows the struggle of American Indians for their rights. ... Read more
An animated film on Canada and how its people got to be the way they are. ... Read more
Jenny Langby, mother of five children, lived in Port Adelaide, South Australia. At the age of 32, she was dead. ... Who Killed Jenny Langby? This film, in documentary format, is about the events which led up to Jenny Langby's death, ... There were numerous extraordinary pressures upon Jenny . . ... Read more
The Wilderness Nomads is a group of boys and girls (ages 14 to 17) who set out with their leader, Mr Frenetee, on a 400-mile, month-long wilderness canoe trip, through a Northern Canadian Wilderness Park. The film follows their adventures, with commentary by the children themselves. ... Read more
This film is set against the background of the introduction of collective farming in the U.S.S.R. in the 1930's. A young peasant, Fedor, who has been given a farm by the government, abducts a girl from the village. She is in love with a young communist, Ivan, but when the villagers come to arrest ... Read more
Rudyard Kipling: his life and philosophy. ... Read more
Xala means impotence in Senegalese. The story of the film, which centres on the impotence of a newly married man, also touches on some major social issues, and symbolises the cultural, economic and political impotence of African nations. ... A rich businessman, El Hadji Abdou Kader Beye, has just ... Read more
The story of a whole generation is symbolised in this portrait of a witty and independent woman, Yudie. ... Read more
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