Tag Archives: 1990s

Robinson in Space (1997) Patrick Keiller, Paul Scofield, Documentary

Robinson in Space (1997)
Robinson is commissioned to investigate the unspecified “problem of England.” The narrator describes his seven excursions, with the unseen Robinson, around the country. They mainly concentrate on ports, power stations, prisons, and manufacturing plants, but they also bring in various literary connections, as well as a few conventional landscapes.

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Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles (1998) Jennifer Baichwal, Paul Bowles, William S. Burroughs, Cherifa, Documentary, Biography

Let It Come Down The Life of Paul Bowles (1998)
One of the most enigmatic artists of the 20th century, writer, composer and wanderer Paul Bowles (1910-1999) is profiled by a filmmaker who has been obsessed with his genius since age nineteen. Set against the dramatic landscape of North Africa, the mystery of Bowles (famed author of The Sheltering Sky) begins to unravel in Jennifer Baichwal’s poetic and moving Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles.

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The Cemetery Club (1993) Bill Duke, Ellen Burstyn, Olympia Dukakis, Diane Ladd, Comedy

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This comedy filled with much Jewish humor is about the widows Doris, Ester and Lucille, whose husbands die one after another in just a few years. Even though the three friends, all in their 50’s, react quite differently on their husbands deaths they become even closer than what they were as couples. They frequently visit their husband’s graves together and talk about perspective lives.

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