One Armed Boxer
(1971; Jimmy Wang Yu)
(Master of the Flying Guillotine aka One-Armed Boxer 2 aka The One Armed Boxer vs. the Flying Guillotine)
(1975; Jimmy Wang Yu)
(Karate from Shaolin Temple)
(1976; Nanbu Hideo)
Interview with Billy Friedkin, at La Cinémathèque Française, about Sorcerer .
"The film of Sorcerer is about the actions of stupid men.”
"You don’t have to ask me why it was a failure? It’s fucking depressing!"
"If I had made this movie in Romania under Ceaușescu, I would have been shot by a firing squad!"
Ghanaian poster for On Deadly Ground (Steven Seagal, 1994)
The God Seagal - Ghana style (vol. 2)
(1992; Andrew Davis)
A New Leaf (Elaine May, 1971)
After 10 months of editing yielded only an incomplete version that still ran in excess of three hours, May was removed from the project by Robert Evans, then head of Paramount Pictures. Evans set to work whittling it down to a slender 102 minutes—a change he effected by excising a subplot that would have crucially altered the meaning of the film’s ending. May, in response, fought to have the film suppressed, disowning the studio cut and demanding, also unsuccessfully, that her name be removed from it altogether.
It’s hardly surprising, given both the extent of the studio’s interference and May’s public disavowal of the results, that A New Leaf should be so widely regarded as a compromised work. But this reputation fails to account for the caliber of the film. In some sense it even precludes the possibility of the film’s greatness. A clear-eyed look at the picture reveals a remarkable truth behind the rumors: A New Leaf, not so much despite its editorial interventions as at least partly because of them, is nearly a masterpiece, a film of such wit and comic invention that it belongs among the great American comedies.
Mikey and Nicky (Elaine May, 1976)
Originally budgeted at $1.8 million, the film ended up costing Paramount more than twice that amount. Most of the money was spent on film stock; May shot 1.4 million feet, which many have pointed out is about three times the celluloid expended on Gone with the Wind.
Titre : Enjō
Réalisateur : Kon Ichikawa
Casting : Raizô Ichikawa, Tatsuya Nakadai
Année : 1958