Monday, January 4, 2010

Drunken Angel

Starring - Takashi Shimura as Doctor Sanada, Toshiro Mifune as Matsunaga, Michiyo Kogure as Nanae, Reisaburo Yamamoto as Okada, Chieko Nakakita as Miyo, Eitaro Shindo as Takahama
Directed by - Akira Kurosawa
(1948) - B&W - 100 min

This is a classic movie - by perhaps the greatest filmmaker of all time, Akira Kurosawa. Dr. Sanada, played by Takashi Shimura (the leader in Seven Samurai), treats a petty criminal named Matsunaga (Toshiro Mifune) with tuberculosis, and tries to get him to work at treating his disease (stop drinking, smoking, get some rest, etc.) Meanwhile, another gangster gets out of prison and a feud breaks out between rival factions. A cool look at the underworld in Japan in post WWII, and the courage of a poor doctor, who is trying to cure another human, even if he is a criminal. We regret that the subtitles are difficult to read - but the story is pretty easy to follow.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

The Conqueror


The infamous and "lost" classic film, produced by Howard Hughes, directed by Dick Powell, and starring John Wayne as Genghis Khan.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

The Thin Man Goes Home


A Richard Thorpe Film

Its classic movie about a detective Nick Charles, played by William Powell, and his wife, played by Myrna Loy, who go back to Nick's childhood home and visits his parents for his birthday when he gets involved in a Murder investigation.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Christiania, you have my Heart

1:01:51 - 2 years ago
The full-length classic 1991 film about the history and life of the Freetown Christiania in the heart of Copenhagen during it's first 20 years. What happens if you let a thousand people manifest their dreams about society right in the middle of a modern metropolis? You get CHRISTIANIA, the western world's longest existing free society, outside normal law and order. A warm film about a hot topic: Is a free society possible today? See for yourself. Directed by: NILS VEST Camera: DIRK BRÜEL FREDDY TORNBERG Sound: HANS PACKERT a.o. Music: CARL MICHAEL BAYER FUZZY Film editor: GRETHE MØLDRUP Poster: ANNI HEDVARD English translation: PETER ENGBERG HENRIK GOTTLIEB Production: FREDDY TORNBERG NILS VEST Original title: "Christiania, du har mit hjerte" Christiania, you have my Heart won the special prize of the jury at the Pärnu International Visual Antropology Festival 1992.

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