Tag Archives: 1970s
Liza (1972) Marco Ferreri, Catherine Deneuve, Marcello Mastroianni, Corinne Marchand, Drama, Romance
A group of landless Hungarian peasants accept work as migrant-laborers on a farm in northern Germany where the wages are good, and the wives and family are allowed to accompany them. Though it is in the midst of World War II, they are relatively well-off. However, they glimpse the treatment accorded to POWs and others who are not so gently treated, and at the conclusion of the year’s harvest, they choose to return to Hungary and are quickly swept up in the tides of war. This film is part of a series of films by award-winning, well-respected director Zoltan Fabri who devoted much time and effort chronicling the struggle against fascism.
This homage to the childhood days of the motion pictures starts in 1910, when the young attorney Leo Harrigan by chance meets a motion picture producer. Immediately he’s invited to become a writer for him – the start of a sensational career. Soon he’s promoted to a director and shoots one silent movie after the other in the tiny desert village Cacamonga with a small crew of actors. But the competition is hard: the patent agency sends out Buck Greenway to sabotage them. When they visit L.A., his crew is surprised by a new species: fans!
Same Time, Next Year (1978) Robert Mulligan, Alan Alda, Ellen Burstyn, Ivan Bonar, Comedy, Drama, Romance
A man and woman meet by chance at a romantic inn over dinner. Although both are married to others, they find themselves in the same bed the next morning questioning how this could have happened. They agree to meet on the same weekend each year. Originally a stage play, the two are seen changing, years apart, always in the same room in different scenes. Each of them always appears on schedule, but as time goes on each has some personal crisis that the other helps them through, often without both of them understanding what is going on.
Nel regno di Napoli / The Kingdom of Naples (1978) Werner Schroeter, Liana Trouche, Antonio Orlando, Renata Zamengo, Drama
Un papillon sur l’épaule / Butterfly on the Shoulder (1978) Jacques Deray, Lino Ventura, Claudine Auger, Paul Crauchet, Drama, Thriller
This art film has no conventional dialog between the main characters. This tells a strangely compelling story of two women in a suburban home who are listening to radio news broadcasts about a missing child in their area.
The Thief Who Came to Dinner (1973) Bud Yorkin, Ryan O’Neal, Jacqueline Bisset, Warren Oates, Comedy, Romance
The Land That Time Forgot (1975) Kevin Connor, Doug McClure, John McEnery, Susan Penhaligon, Adventure, Fantasy
During World War I, a German U-boat sinks a British ship and takes the survivors on board. After it takes a wrong turn, the submarine takes them to the unknown land of Caprona, where they find dinosaurs and neanderthals.