Tag Archives: 1980s
Another Way / Egymásra nézve (1982) Károly Makk, János Xantus, Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieslak, Ildikó Bánsági, Grazyna Szapolowska, Biography, Drama, History
Political and sexual repression in Hungary, just after the revolution of 1956. In 1958, the body of Eva Szalanczky, a political journalist, is discovered near the border. Her friend Livia is in hospital with a broken neck; Livia’s husband, Donci, is under arrest. In a flashback to the year before, we see what leads up to the tragedy. Eva gets a job as a writer. She meets Livia and is attracted to her. Livia feels much the same, but as a married woman, has doubts and hesitations. In their work, they (and Eva in particular) bang up against the limits of telling political truths; in private, they confront the limits of living out sexual and emotional truth.
Middle aged couples Jack and Kate Burroughs, Nick and Anne Callan, and Danny and Claudia Zimmer are best friends who do everything together. As couples, they have weathered the flood of divorces that have beset their other friends.
A daring deconstruction of consumerist behaviour featuring a robot and Miss Clio Darty, with a voiceover by Godard and Anne-Marie Miéville, this philosophical “report,” like so many of Godard’s commissions, was rejected by its funders.
The Legend of Billie Jean (1985) Matthew Robbins, Helen Slater, Christian Slater, Keith Gordon, Action, Drama
A Room with a View (1985) James Ivory, Maggie Smith, Helena Bonham Carter, Denholm Elliott, Drama, Romance
When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting the Emersons could change Lucy’s life forever but, once back in England, how will her experiences in Tuscany affect her marriage plans?
Prizzi’s Honor (1985) John Huston, Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, Robert Loggia, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Charley Partanna is a hit-man who works for the Prizzis, one of the richest crime syndicate families in the country. Unbeknownst to Charley,the Prizzis just hired Irene Walker, a free-lance killer, to eliminate someone who double-crossed them.