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|Also Known As:||Died:||April 25, 1996|
|Born:||May 8, 1920||Cause of Death:||non-Hodgkins lymphoma|
|Birth Place:||New York City, New York, USA||Profession:||Film Production - Main ...|
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Director (feature film)
Scientists at a remote desert base discover that ants are preparing to conquer the world.
Title Design (feature film)
When a woman is reported missing--last seen at the infamous Bates Motel--her sister and boyfriend set out to investigate, come to the motel, and find it run by a voyeuristic taxidermist, loner who is obsessed with his dead mother and has a penchant for dressing up like her.
Sam "Ace" Rothstein, the consummate bookie who can change the odds merely by placing a bet, has risen through the ranks of the Midwestern mob to be picked by the bosses to front their entree into Vegas. Ace lives and breathes the odds. He eventually doubles the mob''s take and changes the rules of how the casinos are run. But he can''t control the odds when it comes to Ginger McKenna, the chip-hustling vamp who charms Ace and becomes his wife. His infatuation with Ginger turns to obsession as she rises with him to the upper crust of society, then turns to the bottle and pills for consolation in her gilded cage. The third member of this triangle of greed and obsession is Nicky Santoro, Ace''s best friend and fellow graduate of the city streets. Together, they run the perfect operation, with Ace in charge and Nicky providing the muscle. But as Nicky expands his interests and each man gains power, their lives become entangled in a story of hot tempers, obstinacy, money, love and deception.
Leading American filmmaker Martin Scorsese''s entry in the BFI''s "The Century of Cinema" series is three-part, 235-minute odyssey. Showing the same mastery of the documentary form as he has of fictional narratives, he chronicles his self-discovery as a filmmaker, using as touchstones both Hollywood masterworks and unsung B-movies. At the same time, he examines the central conflict in American cinema: the director''s need to reconcile his role as a team player with his own personal expression.
Three freshman students embark on their first semester at fictitious Columbus University, where, in addition to normal adolescent problems, they''re also confronted with serious prejudice, intolerance, racism and sexism among the student body. Former high school track star, Malik, learns that as long as he keeps winning races the university will support him, but as far as his academic life is concerned, they don''t care a bit whether he learns anything at college or not. Kristin Conner, a middle-class white girl from Orange County, discovers that she is ill-prepared for college life and in matters sexual she finds that the male students don''t always accept "no" for an answer. She also finds that her own sexual proclivity is not as clear-cut as she''d always imagined. Remy, a quiet kid from Idaho who has no social skills, turns to the only group who''ll have him--the skinheads. He''s so grateful for their acceptance that he finds he''ll do anything to stay in their good graces.
A 19th-century lawyer risks his place in society when he falls in love with his fiancee''''s married cousin.
A deranged convict seeks revenge on the attorney who improperly defended him.
A Beverly Hills plastic surgeon gets a taste of small-town medicine in the hilarious and heartwarming "Doc Hollywood" (1991). When Dr. Benjamin Stone crashes his vintage Porsche in tiny Brady, he's sentenced to work at a local hospital to make amends. While he's there he learns a little bit about hu
A young man works his way up through the New York City mobs.
A dark comedy about a couple whose marriage has fallen apart, but neither is willing to move out of the home they share.
Through a carnival wishing machine, a 12-year-old boy is transferred into the body of a 35-year-old man.
A news producer is caught between a committed journalist and a flashy anchor.
A diplomat is suspected of being a double agent.
Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly dance together again for the first time in more than 30 years as they introduce classic musical numbers and comedy bits.
Art Director (feature film)
A woman on the run gets mixed up with a repressed young man and his violent mother.
Visual Effects (feature film)
A young couple from dueling street gangs falls in love.
The rebellious Thracian Spartacus, born and raised a slave, is sold to Gladiator trainer Batiatus. After weeks of being trained to kill for the arena, Spartacus turns on his owners and leads the other slaves in rebellion. As the rebels move from town to town, their numbers swell as escaped slaves join their ranks. Under the leadership of Spartacus, they make their way to southern Italy, where they will cross the sea and return to their homes. Meanwhile, in Rome, the slave revolt has become a deciding factor in the power struggle between two senators: the republican Gracchus and the militarist Crassus, each of whom sees the fortunes of the rebellion as the key to his own rise to power or humiliating defeat. As the two statesmen attempt to aid, hinder and manipulate the rebels for their own benefit, Spartacus and his followers press on toward freedom.
A group of friends plot to rob a Las Vegas casino.
Suburban marrieds are tempted to dabble in adultery.
A woman on the run gets mixed up with a repressed young man and his violent mother.
A young Israeli activist fights to set up a homeland for his people.
A small-town lawyer gets the case of a lifetime when a military man avenges an attack on his wife.
An advertising man is mistaken for a spy, triggering a deadly cross-country chase.
A detective falls for the mysterious woman he's been hired to tail.
A British naval officer helps Spanish peasants haul a large cannon cross-country to battle Napoleon.
A French peasant girl follows the advice of angels to lead her country against British invaders.
A junkie must face his true self to kick his drug addiction.
A Victorian gentleman bets that he can beat the world's record for circling the globe.
An unscrupulous movie producer blackmails an unhappy star into signing a new contract.
A married man whose wife is on vacation falls for the blonde bombshell upstairs.
A sultry factory worker seduces a young soldier then dumps him for another man.
Film Production - Main (feature film)
Auto racers find danger and romance at the legendary European road race.
A bored rich man buys a new life from a secret organization.
A distraught mother searches for her seemingly non-existent daughter, bringing her sanity into question.
An aging Naval officer leads his men against the Japanese after Pearl Harbor.
"Nine hours to Rama" depicts the life of Nathuram Godse the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi. How Godse planned the assassination is shown in the film. How he became a Hindu activist who (unfairly) blamed Gandhi for the killings of thousands of Hindus by Muslims is revealed in a series of flashbacks.
Intercutting dramatic vignettes with newsreel footage, the story follows the characters from an infantry squad as they make their way from Sicily to Germany during the end of World War II.
A Boston priest deals with illicit love, racism and war as he rises in the church.
A group of greedy clowns tears up the countryside in search of buried treasure.
A controversial presidential nomination threatens the careers of several prominent politicians.
A penniless farmer tracks the woman he loves to a New Orleans brothel.
A rape victim runs away from her family and takes shelter with a romantic auto mechanic.
Feuding families vie for water rights in the old West.
Real-life writer Frank Harris signs on as a ranch hand and learns the ropes from an experienced cowboy.
A jealous teenage girl plots to end her father's engagement.
An army deserter and a black dock worker join forces against a corrupt union official.
A librarian fights to keep a controversial book on the shelves.
A bogus preacher marries an outlaw's widow in search of the man's hidden loot.
A successful theatrical director is driven to failure by the machinations of his vengeful wife. Eventually, he lands in a mental hospital where both his wife and his new love, a young actress named Charlotte, are waiting to see him.
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