Tag Archives: Karel Reisz

Who’ll Stop the Rain (1978) Karel Reisz, Nick Nolte, Tuesday Weld, Michael Moriarty, Action, Crime, Drama

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Thoroughly disillusioned by the Vietnam War, John, a journalist (Michael Moriarty), turns to heroin smuggling. Acting as John’s go-between is the equally burnt-out Ray (Nick Nolte), who delivers the narcotics stateside to the journalist’s wife, Marge (Tuesday Weld). Soon, however, Ray and Marge are on the lam, chased down by the minions of crooked narcotics agent Antheil (Anthony Zerbe). Who’ll Stop the Rain? was based on Robert Stone’s award-winning novel Dog Soldiers.
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We Are the Lambeth Boys (1958) Karel Reisz, Jon Rollason, Tony Benson, Adrian Harding, Documentary

We Are the Lambeth Boys (Karel Reisz, 1958)
Part of the British ‘Free Cinema’ movement, which included Lindsay Anderson’s ‘Every Day Except Christmas’ (daily life at Covent Garden fruit/vegetable market) and ‘O Dreamland’ (a working-class trip to Margate amusements), and Reisz and Tony Richardson’s ‘Momma Don’t Allow’ (about a London jazz club) all made in the mid to late 1950s, before the three went on to direct features in the British ‘new wave’ social realist genre that drew from their experiences in Free Cinema.
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The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981) Karel Reisz, Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Hilton McRae, Drama, Romance

The French Lieutenant's Woman (Karel Reisz, 1981)
A film is being made of a story, set in 19th century England, about Charles, a biologist who’s engaged to be married, but who falls in love with outcast Sarah, whose melancholy makes her leave him after a short, but passionate affair. Anna and Mike, who play the characters of Sarah and Charles, go, during the shooting of the film, through a relationship that runs parallel to that of their characters.
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Sweet Dreams (1985) Karel Reisz, Jessica Lange, Ed Harris, Ann Wedgeworth, Biography, Drama, Music

Sweet Dreams (1985)
Patsy Cline was the first female solo artist to be elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Thirty-two years after her untimely death in a plane crash in Tennessee, her “Greatest Hits” album sold over six million copies. Loved by her fans today as much – if not more – than she was at the height of her fame, the life, the loves and most of all the voice of Patsy Cline is legendary. This film tells the story of the passionate, fun-loving, soft-spoken, loud-living life of one of country music’s – and one of popular music’s – greatest singing stars. This film covers the years 1956 through 1963, from her rise to fame and the top of the charts through TB talent shows and country bars – through her turbulent marriage to Charlie Dick and the demands of touring which would lead to the fatal plane crash.
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