Directors Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut changed the face of cinema forever as members of the French New Wave. They also happened to be best friends. TWO IN THE WAVE documents their intensely combative and creative relationship during their time at Cahiers du Cinéma, their triumphant work on The 400 Blows and Breathless, and their dramatic falling out following the worker and student strikes of May 1968. It also presents the unique bond both filmmakers shared with the actor Jean-Pierre Leaud, who started his career as a child and grew up with Godard and Truffaut as brilliantly bickering father figures. Written and narrated by former Cahiers editor Antoine de Baecque, it is a meticulously researched examination of this vibrant and turbulent period in film history. With clips from over 30 films, and rare interviews with Godard and Truffaut throughout their careers, TWO IN THE WAVE is an essential and often revelatory look at the life and work of two of cinema's inimitable masters.
Oscar Winners Anthony Hopkins (Actor, The Silence of the Lambs, 1991) and Helen Mirren (Actress, The Queen, 2006) are spellbinding in this provocative story about the making of one of cinema's most iconic films. Plagued by both a reckless ego and nagging self-doubt, Hollywood legend Alfred Hitchcock (Hopkins) becomes obsessed with a grisly murder story that the studios won't back. Determined, he risks his reputation, his home and even the love of his wife Alma (Mirren), as he sets out to make the film. Ultimately, Hitch wins Alma over, and the two collaborate to create an enduring masterpiece - Psycho.
Iconic director Alfred Hitchcock's obsessive relationship with actress Tippi Hedren during the making of 'The Birds' and 'Marnie' is the focus of this fascinating HBO Films drama. Toby Jones and Sienna Miller star.
From Tribeca Film. Keanu Reeves takes an in-depth look at the future of digital cinema, featuring interviews with cinematic masters James Cameron, David Fincher, David Lynch, Martin Scorsese, Steven Soderbergh and more.
Chapters 1-3: Birth Of The Cinema, The Hollywood Dream, and The Golden Age of World Cinema. The opening of THE STORY OF FILM: AN ODYSSEY shows the birth of a great new art form: the movies. We see how Hollywood became a glittering entertainment industry and how star directors like Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton emerged in the roaring twenties. Then we visit Paris, Berlin, Moscow, Shanghai and Tokyo to discover the places where movie makers were pushing the boundaries of the medium.
Chapters 4-6: The Arrival Of Sound, Post-War Cinema, and Sex & Melodrama. With the advent of sound in the 1930s we witness the birth of new types of film: screwball comedies, gangster pictures, horror films, westerns and musicals. The onset of WWII makes cinema more daring and the story shifts from Italy back to Hollywood, to chart the darkening of American film and the drama of the McCarthy era. Sex and melodrama infuses the American movies of the 50s, and we travel to Egypt, India, China, Mexico, Britain and Japan to find that movies there were also full of rage and passion.
Chapters 10-12: Movies To Change The World, The Arrival of Multiplexes and the Asian Mainstream, and Protest in Film. This is the story of the movies that tried to change the world in the 70s. We start in Germany, head to Britain, travel to Italy, see the birth of new Australian cinema, and then arrive in Japan. We see how Star Wars, Jaws and The Exorcist created the multiplexes and then travel to India to show how Bollywood was doing new things. Then American director John Sayles talks about how filmmakers spoke truth to power in the 1980s.
Chapters 7-9: European New Wave, New Directors, New Forms, and American Cinema of the '70s. We discover how French filmmakers planted a bomb under the movies and see how this "new wave" swept across Europe and all around the world. We discover the films of Roman Polanski, Andrei Tarkovsky, and Nagisa Oshima. Paul Schrader reveals his thoughts on his existential screenplay for Taxi Driver, Robert Towne explores the dark ideas in Chinatown, and Charles Burnett talks about the birth of Black American cinema.
Chapters 13-15: New Boundaries: World Cinema in Africa, Asia, Latin America, New American Independents & The Digital Revolution, and Cinema Today and the Future. World cinema in the 90s enters a golden age. The story starts in Iran, where we meet Abbas Kiarostami, who rethought movie making. Then the English-speaking world introduces us to new kinds of brilliant, playful movies, epitomized by Tarantino's dialogue and the edge of the Coen brothers. Finally, we plunge into the digital world to see how it changed the movies forever and go beyond the present, to look at film in the future.