Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Sean's Picks

Eyes On The Prize (1986) six tapes. Never available on DVD and long out of print on VHS. Rocket is one of the few places
you’ll find PBS’s epic documentary series about the Americancivil-rights-movement from the early fifties through the late
sixties. Rocket also has Eyes On The Prize Part 2 (4 tapes) which covers the late sixties through the eighties.

Sorcerer (1977) William Friedkin’s grim remake of Wages Of Fear. Roy Scheider leads a group of desperate outlaws exiled
to South America who must drive some rust buckets full of nitroglycerin through a unpassable jungle. Tough, ugly, cruel,
great film making with an amazing ambient score by Tangerine Dream.

Modern Romance (1981). Maybe the most annoying, but truthful leading man of all time, Albert Brooks’ second feature as
writer/ director it’s been called “his Annie Hall” and a “West Coast Manhattan”. It’s definitely funny as hell. maybe the
best fiction film about a film-editor (Brooks’ and his assistant played by Bruno Kirby are editing a sci-fi flick starring
George Kennedy and Meadowlark Lemon). Also checkout Brooks’ followup Lost In America (1985) and his debut feature
Real Life (1979).

Also Check Out:
Anna Faris in Smiley Face
Baby, It's You (Sayles 1983)
Being There (Ashby 1979)
Cutter’s Way (Passer 1981)
Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood (Bowser 2003)
Elmer Gantry (Brooks 1960)
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (Kaufman 1978)
No Blade Of Grass (Cornel Wilde 1970)
Paper Moon (Bogdanovich 1973)
The Planet Of The Apes (Schaffner 1968)
Sophia Loren in Two Women (De Sica 1960)
Trapeze (Reed 1956)
West Beirut (Doueiri 1998)

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