The concurrent sexual lives of best friends Jonathan and Sandy are presented, those lives which are affected by the sexual mores of the time and their own temperament, especially in ... See full summary »
Dr Jake Terrell, who has been training a pair of dolphins for many years, has had a breakthrough. He has taught his dolphins to speak and understand English, although they do have a limited... See full summary »
George C. Scott,
Trish Van Devere,
The story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant.
A highly-evolved planet, whose denizens feel no emotion and reproduce by cloning, plans to take over Earth from the inside by sending an operative, fashioned with a humming, mechanical ... See full summary »
A bombardier in World War II tries desperately to escape the insanity of the war. However, sometimes insanity is the only sane way cope with a crazy situation. Catch-22 is a parody of a "military mentality" and of a bureaucratic society in general. Written by
Jeffrey Struyk <Catch22@ix.netcom.com>
The film has one of the longest, most complex uninterrupted scenes ever made. In the scene, where two actors talking against a background, 16 of the 17 planes, four groups of four aircraft, took off at the same time. As the scene progresses, the actors entered a building and the same planes were seen through the window, climbing into formation. The problem was, for every take, the production manager has to call the planes back and made to take off again for every take of the particular scene. This was done four times. See more »
In Major Danby's initial scene in the control tower, the Baby Ruth bar in his pocket is in a modern (1970) wrapper. The actual 1940s wrappers had a different design. See more »
The opening of this movie is one of the most awesome I have seen since 'Dr Mabuses Testament' some 45 years ago. The planes taking off, the lighting, Yossarian on the ground, the noise. The whole setting is so sombre, but spectacular that one is rightly wondering what is to come. And that is one of the great features of this movie, the lack of warning of what will happen next. Another feature is the irony and gallows humor that comes through, so much so that it could been mistaken for a British movie, because there is no relapse into the normal Hollywood clichés. The biting and harsh lines and logic, and (in)sanity of war is more pertinent than ever. This movie is a must-see, in particular in todays world with its warped values of profiteering, corruption, abuse of power, lying, cheating and claims of being guided by 'higher' forces. Get it, see it, see it. I can understand why it wasn't an Oscar candidate, because that would have required large audiences of some sophistication, and where would you get that in the US (in particular today)?
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