FILM FUSTIANS Z CHANNEL FILMS

by BarryFromOmaha | last updated - 29 Sep 2012 | Public

Z Channel: A Magnificant Obsession is a 2004 documentary by Xan Cassavetes chronicling the rise and fall of Los Angeles first movie channel and its programmer Jerry Harvey.

This is a list of the films mentioned in the documentary, most are worth checking out...

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1. Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004 TV Movie)

R | 120 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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85 Metascore

A documentary on the Z Channel, one of the first pay cable stations in the US, and its programming chief, Jerry Harvey. Debuting in 1974, the LA-based channel's eclectic slate of movies ... See full summary »

Director: Xan Cassavetes | Stars: Robert Altman, Vera Carlisle Anderson, C.L. Batten, Jacqueline Bisset

Votes: 1,168

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2. A Safe Place (1971)

GP | 94 min | Drama

5.2
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A strange young woman lives in a fantasy world where she can never grow up.

Director: Henry Jaglom | Stars: Tuesday Weld, Orson Welles, Jack Nicholson, Phil Proctor

Votes: 752

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3. Images (1972)

R | 101 min | Drama, Horror

7.3
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Schizophrenic housewife, engulfed by terrorizing apparitions, kills off each, unknowing if these demons are merely figments of her hallucinatory imagination or part of reality.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Susannah York, Rene Auberjonois, Marcel Bozzuffi, Hugh Millais

Votes: 3,462

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4. Black Orpheus (1959)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Fantasy, Music

7.5
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81 Metascore

A retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, set during the time of the Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro.

Director: Marcel Camus | Stars: Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn, Lourdes de Oliveira, Léa Garcia

Votes: 7,845

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5. Welcome to L.A. (1976)

R | 106 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.1
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The lives and romantic entanglements of a group of young adults who have achieved "overnight" success in Los Angeles.

Director: Alan Rudolph | Stars: Keith Carradine, Sally Kellerman, Geraldine Chaplin, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 696

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6. The 400 Blows (1959)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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Moving story of a young boy who, left without attention, delves into a life of petty crime.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, Claire Maurier, Guy Decomble

Votes: 79,590

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7. Overlord (1975)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, History, War

7.2
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88 Metascore

During the Second World War a young lad is called up and, with an increasing sense of foreboding, undertakes his army training ready for D-day.

Director: Stuart Cooper | Stars: Brian Stirner, Davyd Harries, Nicholas Ball, Julie Neesam

Votes: 1,998

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8. Fingers (1978)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Music

7.0
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A dysfunctional young man is pulled between loyalties to his Italian mob-connected loan shark father and his mentally disturbed Jewish concert pianist mother.

Director: James Toback | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Tisa Farrow, Jim Brown, Michael V. Gazzo

Votes: 1,930

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9. Some Call It Loving (1973)

R | 103 min | Drama

5.3
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A woman who's been asleep for years is part of a carnival that sells her kisses for a buck. A lonely jazz musician buys her. Once awake, the two of them and his two girlfriends hook up. But sometimes, dreams are better than reality.

Director: James B. Harris | Stars: Zalman King, Carol White, Tisa Farrow, Richard Pryor

Votes: 265

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10. The Decline of Western Civilization (1981)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, History, Music

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The Los Angeles punk music scene circa 1980 is the focus of this film. With Alice Bag Band, Black Flag, Catholic Discipline, Circle Jerks, Fear, Germs, and X.

Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Alice Bag Band, Alice Bag, Claude Bessy, Black Flag

Votes: 2,562

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11. Bad Timing (1980)

X | 123 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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A psychiatrist, living in Vienna, enters a torrid relationship with a married woman. When she ends up in the hospital from an overdose, an Inspector becomes set on discovering the demise of their affair.

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Art Garfunkel, Theresa Russell, Harvey Keitel, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 6,364

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12. That Most Important Thing: Love (1975)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Servais Mont, a photographer, meets Nadine Chevalier who earns her money starring in cheap soft-core movies. Trying to help her, he borrows the money from the loan sharks to finance the ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Zulawski | Stars: Romy Schneider, Fabio Testi, Jacques Dutronc, Claude Dauphin

Votes: 2,592 | Gross: $0.02M

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13. Park Row (1952)

Approved | 83 min | Drama, Thriller

7.4
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The Globe is a small, but visionary newspaper started by Phineas Mitchell, an editor recently fired by The Star. The two newspapers become enemies, and the Star's ruthless heiress Charity Hackett decides to eliminate the competition.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Gene Evans, Mary Welch, Bela Kovacs, Herbert Heyes

Votes: 1,087

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14. Mädchen in Uniform (1958)

91 min | Drama

7.1
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After the death of her parents young girl Manuela von Meinhardis is sent to a boarding school where Prussian drill rules the education. Desperately seeking love and warmth in Manuela's ... See full summary »

Director: Géza von Radványi | Stars: Lilli Palmer, Romy Schneider, Therese Giehse, Blandine Ebinger

Votes: 954

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15. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)

R | 120 min | Drama, Western

7.7
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A gambler and a prostitute become business partners in a remote Old West mining town, and their enterprise thrives until a large corporation arrives on the scene.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Rene Auberjonois, William Devane

Votes: 18,073

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16. Journey Among Women (1977)

93 min | Drama

6.0
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In colonial Australia, daughter of a judge helps a group of female convicts living in inhuman conditions escape. Aboriginal girl teaches them how to survive in the forest. One of them gets raped and killed. The group seeks revenge.

Director: Tom Cowan | Stars: Jeune Pritchard, Martin Phelan, Nell Campbell, Lillian Crombie

Votes: 64

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17. The Man from Acapulco (1973)

95 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

7.3
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Francois Merlin is an espionnage-book writer. He likes to mix every-day character he can met in his book. In his book, he is Bob Saint Clar, his neighbour Christine appears as Tatiana and ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe de Broca | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jacqueline Bisset, Vittorio Caprioli, Hans Meyer

Votes: 3,495

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18. Professione: reporter (1975)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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90 Metascore

A frustrated war correspondent, unable to find the war he's been asked to cover, takes the risky path of co-opting the I.D. of a dead arms dealer acquaintance.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Maria Schneider, Jenny Runacre, Ian Hendry

Votes: 16,639 | Gross: $0.62M

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19. La Notte (1961)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

8.0
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A day in the life of an unfaithful married couple and their steadily deteriorating relationship.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Marcello Mastroianni, Monica Vitti, Bernhard Wicki

Votes: 13,220 | Gross: $0.04M

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20. The Moon's Our Home (1936)

80 min | Comedy

6.7
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A comedy about marriage and everything relating to it. New York novelist Henry Fonda meets up with an actress, Margaret Sullavan, and the two date and later marry, though neither knows of ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Margaret Sullavan, Henry Fonda, Charles Butterworth, Beulah Bondi

Votes: 178

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21. 1900 (1976)

Unrated | 317 min | Crime, Drama, History

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The epic tale of a class struggle in twentieth century Italy, as seen through the eyes of two childhood friends on opposing sides.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Robert De Niro, Gérard Depardieu, Dominique Sanda, Francesca Bertini

Votes: 18,794

Director's Cut

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22. Heaven's Gate (1980)

R | 325 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

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57 Metascore

A dramatization of the real-life Johnson County War in 1890 Wyoming, in which a Sheriff born into wealth, attempts to protect immigrant farmers from rich cattle interests.

Director: Michael Cimino | Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, John Hurt, Sam Waterston

Votes: 11,059 | Gross: $3.48M

Director's Cut

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23. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

R | 229 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Joe Pesci

Votes: 247,004 | Gross: $5.32M

Director's Cut

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24. The Leopard (1963)

PG | 186 min | Drama, History

8.1
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100 Metascore

The Prince of Salina, a noble aristocrat of impeccable integrity, tries to preserve his family and class amid the tumultuous social upheavals of 1860's Sicily.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale, Paolo Stoppa

Votes: 18,133

Director's Cut

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25. The Cricket (1980)

101 min | Drama

6.1
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Clio plays a fun loving girl who likes men. She leaves her home town and meets up with Wilma, a once famous singer. After Wilma bombs out at a local joint they hook up together and become ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto Lattuada | Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Virna Lisi, Renato Salvatori, Clio Goldsmith

Votes: 126

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26. A Dama do Lotação (1978)

R | 90 min | Drama

6.1
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Carlos and Solange, childhood sweethearts, marry after a chaste courtship. On their wedding night, Solange refuses to make love to him. First he pleads, then in anger he rapes her. She says... See full summary »

Director: Neville de Almeida | Stars: Sonia Braga, Nuno Leal Maia, Jorge Dória, Paulo César Peréio

Votes: 466

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27. Wifemistress (1977)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Since her husband pronounced her frigid on her wedding night, Antonia DeAngelis has been an invalid. When he disappears, she believes him dead: she leaves her bed and takes over his ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Vicario | Stars: Laura Antonelli, Marcello Mastroianni, Leonard Mann, William Berger

Votes: 345

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28. Turkish Delight (1973)

R | 108 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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Sort of a cross between "Love Story" and an earthy Rembrandt painting, this movie stars Rutger Hauer as a gifted Dutch sculptor who has a stormy, erotic, and star-crossed romance with a ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Monique van de Ven, Rutger Hauer, Tonny Huurdeman, Wim van den Brink

Votes: 8,465

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29. Salvador (1986)

R | 122 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.5
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An American photojournalist gets caught in a political struggle at El Salvador in 1980.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: James Woods, Jim Belushi, Michael Murphy, John Savage

Votes: 16,523

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30. Fitzcarraldo (1982)

PG | 158 min | Adventure, Drama

8.1
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The story of Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an extremely determined man who intends to build an opera house in the middle of a jungle.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, José Lewgoy, Miguel Ángel Fuentes

Votes: 24,825

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31. L'Avventura (1960)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama, Mystery

8.0
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A woman disappears during a Mediterranean boating trip. During the search, her lover and her best friend become attracted to each other.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Gabriele Ferzetti, Monica Vitti, Lea Massari, Dominique Blanchar

Votes: 20,437

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32. Tatort (1970– )

90 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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A long running German cop show, where detectives work to solve a crime.

Stars: Klaus J. Behrendt, Miroslav Nemec, Udo Wachtveitl, Dietmar Bär

Votes: 1,874

Season 1 Episode 28 Tote Taube der Beethovenstrabe Directed by Sam Fuller

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33. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

Not Rated | 160 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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In a murder trial, the defendant says he suffered temporary insanity after the victim raped his wife. What is the truth, and will he win his case?

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Arthur O'Connell

Votes: 50,194 | Gross: $11.90M

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