Christopher Adamson


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Antonia’s Line (1995) — (Movie Clip) My Blue Heaven Director Marleen Gorris dives into the imagination of Dutch teen Danielle (Els Dottermans) at the funeral of the grandmother (Petra Laseur) she barely met (with maybe the most improbable use ever of the 1920’s tune by Walter Donaldson and George A. Whiting), before her mom (title character, Willeke van Ammelrooy) brings her to the ad-hoc wake, where crude farmer Dean (Jakob Bets, Filip Peeters his son) and decent farmer Bas (Jan Decleir) reveal themselves, in Antonia’s Line, 1995.
Antonia’s Line (1995) — (Movie Clip) My Sons Need A Mother Dressed up neighbor farmer Bas (Jan Decleir) visits the title character (Willeke van Ammelrooy) with a proposition, her daughter (Els Dottermans) observing, gets turned down but settles for a visit with his sons (Antoon Schotsaert, Christophe Horemans, et al), in post-WWII Netherlands, in director Marleen Gorris’ Academy Award-winner Antonia’s Line, 1995.
Antonia’s Line (1995) — (Movie Clip) Were You Born Here? From the opening framing the imminent death of the title character (Willeke van Ammelrooy), director Marleen Gorris finds her returning to her hometown in immediate post-WWII rural Netherlands, with her daughter (Els Dottermans), visiting her mother (Petra Laseur), Leo Hogenboom the priest, Fran Waller Zeper as old friend Olga, completing a head-spinning turn into farce, in Antonia’s Line, 1995.
Lifeforce (1985) -- (Movie Clip) HMS Churchill, Outward Bound Opening with Steve Railsback and Nicholas Ball in charge of a multi-national spacecraft timed to intercept Halley’s comet passing near earth, in director Tobe Hooper’s first outing after Poltergeist, from the Goram-Globus Cannon Group, with special effects by John Dykstra, also starring Peter Firth and Mathilda May, Lifeforce, 1985.
Lifeforce (1985) -- (Movie Clip) She Did That At the space command center in London, Mathilda May is the nude and presumed-dead “space girl” found inside a shuttle in which the whole human crew was killed, John Keegan her tempted guard, Michael Gothard the observing scientist Bukovsky, and Frank Finlay his Peter Cushing-esque boss, Tobe Hooper directing, in Lifeforce, 1985.
Lifeforce (1985) -- (Movie Clip) In A Sense We're All Vampires Edgy scientist Fallade (Frank Finlay) is sharing early theories with high-powered British security man Caine (Peter Firth) about the vampire-like space girl who’s escaped into London, while two soldiers (Milton Cadman, Rupert Baker) watch over her two partners (Bill Malin and Mick’s brother Christopher Jagger), in Lifeforce, 1985.
Wizard Of Oz, The (1925) -- (Movie Clip) You Doubt My Powers? Now in Oz and in trouble with unsympathetic authorities, the Wizard (Charles Murray), who freely admits he’s only a mortal huckster, hopes to demonstrate his value by his fake transformation of two Kansas farmhands, director Larry Semon as the Scarecrow, and Oliver Hardy the Tin Woodsman, in The Wizard Of Oz, 1925.
Bittersweet Love (1976) -- (Movie Clip) Vancouver On Saturday Hollywood vets start appearing now, as about-to-marry Patricia (Meredith Baxter) and Michael (Scott Hylands) meet his parents (Celest Holm, Robert Lansing) in Canada, then we meet her parents (Lana Turner, Robert Alda), not in time for the wedding, in Bittersweet Love, 1976.
Bittersweet Love (1976) -- (Movie Clip) Quakers, Booksellers Lana Turner is called upon to emote in her second-to-last movie, when she realizes that the new husband (Scott Hylands) her daughter (Meredith Baxter) has brought home must be the son of her one-time lover, her husband (Robert Alda) not in the loop, in Bittersweet Love, 1976.
Hospital, The (1971) -- (Movie Clip) Peacefully Asleep Celebrated screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky himself narrates the opening of his 1971 black comedy The Hospital, directed by Arthur Hiller, starring George C. Scott, Diana Rigg and Barnard Hughes.