RELEASES! War Horse (2011) | BASIC CLASSICS! NICHOLAS RAY: Johnny Guitar (1954), Rebel without a cause (1955)February 7, 2012
We do not have British releases but we can enjoy an excellent Nicholas Ray’s tribute on the Filmoteca’s screen, with two masterpieces, and Spielberg’s comeback.
RELEASES! War Horse is directed by Steven Spielberg, who is a great director but, honestly, I do not expect too much of this film because a friend of mine has seen it and told me it is a film for children. However, this story could be recommended to those of you with children or to whoever is fond of animals.
War Horse [War Horse (Caballo de batalla)]-2011 Directed by Steven Spielberg
Screenplay: Lee Hall, Richard Curtis (Novel: Michael Morpurgo)
Cast:Benedict Cumberbatch, David Kross, David Thewlis, Emily Watson, Jeremy Irvine, Niels Arestrup, Peter Mullan, Toby Kebbell, Tom Hiddleston
Genre: Drama | War | Animals
Length: 146 min.
Synopsis: Young Albert enlists to service in I World War after his beloved horse, Joey, is sold to the cavalry. Albert’s hopeful journey takes him out of England and across Europe as the war rages on.
TIME has written:
BASIC CLASSICS! Tribute to Nicholas RAY: Johnny Guitar (1954) | Rebel without a cause (1955)
Nicholas Ray’s birth centenary is commemorated this year. He is a good representative of Hollywood’s Golden Age. A brilliant director who worked on the film studios and could print his personal mark on them. In order to check it we could see two of his most famous works, two absolute masterpieces that have become Seventh Art icon. On the one hand, James Dean becomes a youth icon in Rebel without a cause, a generational film with an extraordinary success. On the other hand, Joan Crawford performs one of the best characters of her notorious career in the unusual western Johnny Guitar. She plays Vienna, a strong woman who runs a saloon and is attacked by the people of the neighbour town because they hate her life style. Before seeing Johnny Guitar, I recommend to go through classic western films because Ray perverts some of its codes.
Cine Doré (Filmoteca Española), Santa Isabel 3 [Metro: Antón Martín]
Sala 1. VOSE. Price: 2’5 €. (2 € reduced)
Johnny Guitar: 12th on Sunday 21:40h. | Rebel without a cause: 10th on Friday 19:30h.
BASIC CLASSICS!: Johnny Guitar [Johnny Guitar]-1954 Directed by Nicholas Ray
Screenplay: Philip Yordan (Novel: Roy Chanslor)
Genre: Western | Romance
Length: 110 min.
Synopsis: Vienna has built a saloon outside of town, and she hopes to build her own town once the railroad is put through, but the townsfolk want her gone. When four men hold up a stagecoach and kill a man the town officials, led by Emma Small, come to the saloon to grab four of Vienna’s friends, the Dancin’ Kid and his men. Vienna stands strong against them, and is aided by the presence of an old acquaintance of hers, Johnny Guitar, who is not what he seems.IMDb.
The beautiful famous scene (VOSEnglish):
Rebel without a cause [Rebelde sin causa]-1955 Directed by Nicholas Ray
Screenplay: Stewart Stern
Genre: Drama | Adolescence | Generational film
Length: 111 min.
Synopsis: A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies.IMDb.
Classic Trailer (VO):
BBC has wrotten:
PD. The next week we could see on Academia de Cine (Zurbano nº 3, with the PP headquarters) the foreign nominated films for Goyas 2012. All of them are in English language and FREE entrance!! 20:00 h.
JANE EYRE (by Cary Fugunaga) -14 feb Tuesday
MELANCHOLIA (by Lars Von Trier) -15 feb Wednesday
THE ARTIST (by Michel Hazanavicius) -16 feb Thursday
CARNAGE [A UN DIOS SALVAJE] (by Roman Polanski) -17 feb Friday