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2000. 48th Edition
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12 Angry Men
Sidney Lumet
 
After a murder trial, the jury get together to decide whether the accused is guilty or not. One of the members of the jury will have to convince his eleven fellow-jurors that their verdict must not be marked by any kind of prejudice or excuses and must be established beyond any reasonable doubt. A man's life depends on all of them.
After a murder trial, the jury get together to decide whether the accused is guilty or not. One of the members of the jury will have to convince his eleven fellow-jurors that their verdict must not be marked by any kind of prejudice or excuses and must be established beyond any reasonable doubt. A man's life depends on all of them.
All Fall Down
John Frankenheimer
 
Clinton Willart takes the bus to go and see his brother Berry-Berry to give him the 200 dollars he needs to buy a boat. However he has to use them to pay his bail to be able to get him out of jail for having beaten up a woman. After he leaves the police station, Berry-Berry signs up on Mrs. Mandel's yacht, while his brother goes back to his parents' house in Cleveland.
Clinton Willart takes the bus to go and see his brother Berry-Berry to give him the 200 dollars he needs to buy a boat. However he has to use them to pay his bail to be able to get him out of jail for having beaten up a woman. After he leaves the police station, Berry-Berry signs up on Mrs. Mandel's yacht, while his brother goes back to his parents' house in Cleveland.
Cinderella
Ralph Nelson
 
At the time that a very young Julie Andrews was having great success on Broadway with My Fair Lady, she filmed this curious version of the famous story of Cinderella for television. A lovely musical, with an entertaining atmosphere and excellent actors. It is a surprise and it also represents a challenge in these kinds of productions in which musicals are very rare.
At the time that a very young Julie Andrews was having great success on Broadway with My Fair Lady, she filmed this curious version of the famous story of Cinderella for television. A lovely musical, with an entertaining atmosphere and excellent actors. It is a surprise and it also represents a challenge in these kinds of productions in which musicals are very rare.
Cool Hand Luke
Stuart Rosenberg
 
The main character smashes up some parking meters and is sentenced to two years in prison. Once he is in jail he gradually wins the respect and admiration of his fellow-prisoners, who end up considering him to be a symbol of the freedom they yearn for. Unable to submit to the rules of society itself, neither his guards nor the wire fencing round the camp will crush his desire t...
The main character smashes up some parking meters and is sentenced to two years in prison. Once he is in jail he gradually wins the respect and admiration of his fellow-prisoners, who end up considering him to be a symbol of the freedom they yearn for. Unable to submit to the rules of society itself, neither his guards nor the wire fencing round the camp will crush his desire to be free.
Days of Wine and Roses
John Frankenheimer
 
The very famous film by Blake Edwards is a version of this play written originally for television by J.P. Miller and made by John Frankenheimer. Structured around continuous flash backs, the story is told by its main character, Cliff Robertson, who describes the tragic destruction of his marriage by alcohol at a meeting of alcoholics anonymous.
The very famous film by Blake Edwards is a version of this play written originally for television by J.P. Miller and made by John Frankenheimer. Structured around continuous flash backs, the story is told by its main character, Cliff Robertson, who describes the tragic destruction of his marriage by alcohol at a meeting of alcoholics anonymous.
Edge of the City
Martin Ritt
 
Axel Norman, fleeing from his past, gets a job at the docks, where he meets Tommy Tyler, an Afro-American. They soon become friends and Tyler helps him to rebuild his life. However, the foreman knows how serious the secrets that Axel is so zealously keeping are, and decides to blackmail him. Martin Ritt's first full-length film.
Axel Norman, fleeing from his past, gets a job at the docks, where he meets Tommy Tyler, an Afro-American. They soon become friends and Tyler helps him to rebuild his life. However, the foreman knows how serious the secrets that Axel is so zealously keeping are, and decides to blackmail him. Martin Ritt's first full-length film.
Judgment at Nuremberg
George Roy Hill
 
Documentary images precede the action which is concentrated on the court room which it practically never leaves. A brave film in which, unlike in Kramer's film, more emphasis is placed on the Communist menace as a contemporary threat, than in the past of the Nazis. One curious feature: as the programme was sponsored by a gas company, there is never any reference to gas in the c...
Documentary images precede the action which is concentrated on the court room which it practically never leaves. A brave film in which, unlike in Kramer's film, more emphasis is placed on the Communist menace as a contemporary threat, than in the past of the Nazis. One curious feature: as the programme was sponsored by a gas company, there is never any reference to gas in the concentration camps.
Love with the Proper Stranger
Robert Mulligan
 
Rocky Papasano is a bohemian musician who is looking for work. During an audition, Angie Rossini, a girl of Italian origin, comes up to him and confesses that she is pregnant and that he is the father of the child she's going to have. They immediately start to try and find money to go to a clinic where she can have an abortion. However, although they hardly know each other, the...
Rocky Papasano is a bohemian musician who is looking for work. During an audition, Angie Rossini, a girl of Italian origin, comes up to him and confesses that she is pregnant and that he is the father of the child she's going to have. They immediately start to try and find money to go to a clinic where she can have an abortion. However, although they hardly know each other, they gradually start to fall in love.
Marty
Delbert Mann
 
Marty Pilleti is a 34 year-old dumpy Italian-American Catholic butcher. Although his relatives and friends insist on him getting married, he's still single. One night at a dance he meets Clara Snyder, a chemistry teacher, who he starts to have a relationship with. This makes him feel increasingly happy and leads him to think about getting married in the near future.
Marty Pilleti is a 34 year-old dumpy Italian-American Catholic butcher. Although his relatives and friends insist on him getting married, he's still single. One night at a dance he meets Clara Snyder, a chemistry teacher, who he starts to have a relationship with. This makes him feel increasingly happy and leads him to think about getting married in the near future.
Marty
Delbert Mann
 
It is no surprise that Delbert Mann should choose this film to begin his career in cinema. This version which was written for television by Paddy Chayefsky was an unprecedented success and nowadays may well be better than the adaptation for the big screen. What is undeniable is the magnificent performance, full of restrained feeling, that Rod Steiger gives in the leading role.
It is no surprise that Delbert Mann should choose this film to begin his career in cinema. This version which was written for television by Paddy Chayefsky was an unprecedented success and nowadays may well be better than the adaptation for the big screen. What is undeniable is the magnificent performance, full of restrained feeling, that Rod Steiger gives in the leading role.
Middle of the Night
Delbert Mann
 
In this melodrama, written by Paddy Chayefsky, Delbert Mann again deals with the subject of loneliness, that had given him such excellent results in Marty. On this occasion he presents the case of a young divorcee who works in a clothing company, that is run by a widower who is much older than she is. The relationship that develops between them will lead them to embark on a new...
In this melodrama, written by Paddy Chayefsky, Delbert Mann again deals with the subject of loneliness, that had given him such excellent results in Marty. On this occasion he presents the case of a young divorcee who works in a clothing company, that is run by a widower who is much older than she is. The relationship that develops between them will lead them to embark on a new life together.
Old Man
John Frankenheimer
 
A new rise in the level of the "Old Man" (the river Mississippi) leads to an encounter between a convict who is on the run and a strange woman who is struggling to save herself from the flood. A surprising recreation of studio effects in a production that was one of the biggest critical successes of its day.
A new rise in the level of the "Old Man" (the river Mississippi) leads to an encounter between a convict who is on the run and a strange woman who is struggling to save herself from the flood. A surprising recreation of studio effects in a production that was one of the biggest critical successes of its day.
Patterns
Fielder Cook
 
The arrival of a new manager at a big company reveals the tyranny and abusive power that the boss of the company exerts over all his subordinates. The tense situation created among the managers themselves will lead to a clash between the two main characters in Fielder Cook's first film.
The arrival of a new manager at a big company reveals the tyranny and abusive power that the boss of the company exerts over all his subordinates. The tense situation created among the managers themselves will lead to a clash between the two main characters in Fielder Cook's first film.
Patterns
Fielder Cook
 
The prolific Rod Serling is also the author of this play, which Fielder Cook directed for television with the same actors that he was to later choose for the film version. This melodrama set in the world of high finance is, in the opinion of most of the critics, much better than the excellent version directed by Robert Wise entitled Executive Suite.
The prolific Rod Serling is also the author of this play, which Fielder Cook directed for television with the same actors that he was to later choose for the film version. This melodrama set in the world of high finance is, in the opinion of most of the critics, much better than the excellent version directed by Robert Wise entitled Executive Suite.
Requiem for a Heavyweight
Ralph Nelson
 
In this film Ralph Nelson shows us the world of boxing, through the story of a boxer, "Mountain Rivera" who is forced to retire after losing an important fight against Cassius Clay. The director depicts the problems that arise when it comes to adapting to normal life again, as far as getting a job and his own personal relationships are concerned.
In this film Ralph Nelson shows us the world of boxing, through the story of a boxer, "Mountain Rivera" who is forced to retire after losing an important fight against Cassius Clay. The director depicts the problems that arise when it comes to adapting to normal life again, as far as getting a job and his own personal relationships are concerned.
Requiem for a Heavyweight
Ralph Nelson
 
Ralph Nelson made his debut in cinema with the adaptation of this play written especially for television by Rod Serling. This version for television is a perfect example of the films of the time that were performed live. It features a marvellous performance by Jack Palance, magnificently supported by Keenan Wynn and his father, Ed Wynn, in the first dramatic role of his career....
Ralph Nelson made his debut in cinema with the adaptation of this play written especially for television by Rod Serling. This version for television is a perfect example of the films of the time that were performed live. It features a marvellous performance by Jack Palance, magnificently supported by Keenan Wynn and his father, Ed Wynn, in the first dramatic role of his career. An unquestionable masterpiece.
Soldier in the Rain
Ralph Nelson
 
A war drama with comic touches, or a comedy that looks like a war film? Both definitions fit this film written by Blake Edwards starring Steve McQueen and Jackie Gleason: two good friends in the army, with different plans for the future. Gleason wants to continue his military career, while McQueen tries to convince him to be his business partner in civilian life.
A war drama with comic touches, or a comedy that looks like a war film? Both definitions fit this film written by Blake Edwards starring Steve McQueen and Jackie Gleason: two good friends in the army, with different plans for the future. Gleason wants to continue his military career, while McQueen tries to convince him to be his business partner in civilian life.
The Best Man
Franklin J. Schaffner
 
The Conservative Party is just about to hold its Convention to choose the party's candidate for the Presidency of the United States. Among the names that are being considered, there are two that have the best chance of winning: Secretary of State William Russel, and Senator Joe Cantwell. When it comes to trying to find support, Joe won't hesitate to resort to foul play against ...
The Conservative Party is just about to hold its Convention to choose the party's candidate for the Presidency of the United States. Among the names that are being considered, there are two that have the best chance of winning: Secretary of State William Russel, and Senator Joe Cantwell. When it comes to trying to find support, Joe won't hesitate to resort to foul play against his opponent.
The Comedian
John Frankenheimer
 
Mickey Rooney plays the main character in this film, a megalomaniac actor who makes life impossible for the director, his manager and all the crew that surround him in a role that seems to have been written just for him. First shown in 1957, it was one of the films that was most acclaimed by the critics.
Mickey Rooney plays the main character in this film, a megalomaniac actor who makes life impossible for the director, his manager and all the crew that surround him in a role that seems to have been written just for him. First shown in 1957, it was one of the films that was most acclaimed by the critics.
The Defender
Robert Mulligan
 
Joseph Gordon is accused of having murdered his wife. His defence lawyer is convinced that he is guilty, but uses all the legal devices he has learnt to get him declared not guilty. A theatrical film that puts the emphasis on a study of atmosphere and characters rather than on the typical dramatic effects of this kind of film.
Joseph Gordon is accused of having murdered his wife. His defence lawyer is convinced that he is guilty, but uses all the legal devices he has learnt to get him declared not guilty. A theatrical film that puts the emphasis on a study of atmosphere and characters rather than on the typical dramatic effects of this kind of film.
The Great Gatsby
Franklin J. Schaffner
 
An excellent version of Scott Fitzgerald's famous novel, using sets with depth of field, filmed at different levels with some almost impossible travelling shots. The classic love story between Gatsby and Daisy reaches levels of unusual sexual tension in the scenes between Robert Ryan and Jane Crain. One of the best films made at this time.
An excellent version of Scott Fitzgerald's famous novel, using sets with depth of field, filmed at different levels with some almost impossible travelling shots. The classic love story between Gatsby and Daisy reaches levels of unusual sexual tension in the scenes between Robert Ryan and Jane Crain. One of the best films made at this time.
The Group
Sidney Lumet
 
Basing his film on Mary McCarthy's novel, Sidney Lumet presents the story of eight women who graduated together in 1933. The film shows us their sporadic reunions over the years, their relationships with men, their love affairs, their problems; in short, their experiences. All this is done with the aim of providing a portrait of American women at that time.
Basing his film on Mary McCarthy's novel, Sidney Lumet presents the story of eight women who graduated together in 1933. The film shows us their sporadic reunions over the years, their relationships with men, their love affairs, their problems; in short, their experiences. All this is done with the aim of providing a portrait of American women at that time.
The Iceman Cometh
Sidney Lumet
 
This adaptation for television of Eugene O'Neill's play, which takes place entirely inside a New York bar in 1912, stars an excellent Jason Robards Jr. He heads a cast in which a very young Robert Redford can be seen in one of his first films. Sidney Lumet feels that this is the best film he has made in his long career.
This adaptation for television of Eugene O'Neill's play, which takes place entirely inside a New York bar in 1912, stars an excellent Jason Robards Jr. He heads a cast in which a very young Robert Redford can be seen in one of his first films. Sidney Lumet feels that this is the best film he has made in his long career.
The Left-Handed Gun
Arthur Penn
 
Penn used Gore Vidal's play, in which he approached the legend of Billy the Kid, and offered the role of the mythical bandit to a bright young hope with deep blue eyes: Paul Newman. For the first time in his life, young Billy feels he has been well treated by the rancher Tunstall. When the latter is murdered, Billy seeks revenge and becomes one of the most wanted killers in the...
Penn used Gore Vidal's play, in which he approached the legend of Billy the Kid, and offered the role of the mythical bandit to a bright young hope with deep blue eyes: Paul Newman. For the first time in his life, young Billy feels he has been well treated by the rancher Tunstall. When the latter is murdered, Billy seeks revenge and becomes one of the most wanted killers in the West, until his friend Pat Garret kills him.
The Long Hot Summer
Martin Ritt
 
After he is accused of burning down a barn, Ben Quick decides on a change of scene. He soon finds work on Will Varner's farm, a wealthy Southern landowner who cannot find enough support among his own family to carry on his business. Ben's abilities gradually win over his boss who gives him more and more responsibilities, although his son does not agree with this.
After he is accused of burning down a barn, Ben Quick decides on a change of scene. He soon finds work on Will Varner's farm, a wealthy Southern landowner who cannot find enough support among his own family to carry on his business. Ben's abilities gradually win over his boss who gives him more and more responsibilities, although his son does not agree with this.
The Miracle Worker
Arthur Penn
 
The parents of Helen Keller, who is blind and deaf, do not know how to bring up their daughter. After they ask for help from a school for blind children, Ann Sullivan comes to their home. She is a young inexperienced teacher but she has personally gone through similar circumstances. Anne Bancroft won the best actress award at the 1962 San Sebastián Film Festival for her perfor...
The parents of Helen Keller, who is blind and deaf, do not know how to bring up their daughter. After they ask for help from a school for blind children, Ann Sullivan comes to their home. She is a young inexperienced teacher but she has personally gone through similar circumstances. Anne Bancroft won the best actress award at the 1962 San Sebastián Film Festival for her performance in this film.
The Miracle Worker
Arthur Penn
 
Teresa Wright takes on the role of Anna Sullivan, a character that Anne Bancroft was to play five years later in the cinema. Arthur Penn's excellent production, combines an intelligent use of the off-screen area and very imaginative planning ensuring that sets could be changed quickly. The programme is introduced by Mickey Rooney, who finishes by reading a letter from President...
Teresa Wright takes on the role of Anna Sullivan, a character that Anne Bancroft was to play five years later in the cinema. Arthur Penn's excellent production, combines an intelligent use of the off-screen area and very imaginative planning ensuring that sets could be changed quickly. The programme is introduced by Mickey Rooney, who finishes by reading a letter from President Eisenhower to the real Helen Keller.
The Train
John Frankenheimer
 
August 2nd, 1944. There are only a few days left before the Allied troops enter Paris. The Germany army is preparing to leave the capital. Colonel Von Waldheim has decided to take the pictures from the Jeu de Paume museum to Germany. French railway workers, helped by the resistance, must devise a plan to prevent the train that is carrying the artistic treasures of their country...
August 2nd, 1944. There are only a few days left before the Allied troops enter Paris. The Germany army is preparing to leave the capital. Colonel Von Waldheim has decided to take the pictures from the Jeu de Paume museum to Germany. French railway workers, helped by the resistance, must devise a plan to prevent the train that is carrying the artistic treasures of their country from reaching its destination.
The Young Savages
John Frankenheimer
 
Three youths from a gang murder a young Hispanic right out in the street. After they are arrested, they choose to keep silent about what happened, so Hank Bell, from the D.A.'s Office has to investigate the reasons for the crime. This leads him to find out at close quarters what the world that these gangs of youths cope with is really like.
Three youths from a gang murder a young Hispanic right out in the street. After they are arrested, they choose to keep silent about what happened, so Hank Bell, from the D.A.'s Office has to investigate the reasons for the crime. This leads him to find out at close quarters what the world that these gangs of youths cope with is really like.
To Kill a Mockingbird
Robert Mulligan
 
1932. A terrible event disrupts the peaceful lives of the people in Maycomb county. A young Afro-American has been accused of raping and beating up a white girl. The defence in this case has fallen on Atticus Finch, a lawyer who lives with his two children who from this moment on will have to confront the lack of understanding and social ostracism of the white community.
1932. A terrible event disrupts the peaceful lives of the people in Maycomb county. A young Afro-American has been accused of raping and beating up a white girl. The defence in this case has fallen on Atticus Finch, a lawyer who lives with his two children who from this moment on will have to confront the lack of understanding and social ostracism of the white community.
Toys in the Attic
George Roy Hill
 
Julian Berniers has just arrived in New Orleans with his wife to visit his two brothers and give them lots of presents. For once in his life, luck has smiled on him and now he wants to start a new life with the money he has got. However no one knows where this wealth has come from, which creates a climate of mistrust between Berniers and his family. Based on a play by Lillian H...
Julian Berniers has just arrived in New Orleans with his wife to visit his two brothers and give them lots of presents. For once in his life, luck has smiled on him and now he wants to start a new life with the money he has got. However no one knows where this wealth has come from, which creates a climate of mistrust between Berniers and his family. Based on a play by Lillian Hellman.
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