Tuesday, December 31, 1985

December 1985 West Berlin


Billy Wilder: A Foreign Affair (US 1948) with Friedrich Hollaender and Marlene Dietrich.

1 Dec 1985  Arsenal: Avantgarde VI
5 Dec 1985  Beneath the Valley of the Supervixen. D: Russ Meyer.
6 Dec 1985  Arsenal: Avantgarde VII
7 Dec 1985  Arsenal: Avantgarde VIII
8 Dec 1985  Helmut Arlt:
– Der Rosenkavalier
– White Christmas
– Berlin Stunde Null
– On the Beach. D: Stanley Kramer. 35 mm
13 Dec 1985  Arsenal: Avantgarde IX
14 Dec 1985  Arsenal: Avantgarde X
18 Dec 1985  Der Blaue Engel. D: Josef von Sternberg
18 Dec 1985  Septemberweizen. D: Peter Krieg.
21 Dec 1985. Stachka. D: Sergei Eisenstein.
21 Dec 1985. A Knight Without Armour. D: Jacques Feyder.
22 Dec 1985 Helmut Arlt:
– The Great Ziegfeld
– Premiere
– Liebespremiere
– Hallo Janine
– Die Frau meiner Träume
– Hello Dolly
23 Dec 1985  Seven Sinners. D: Tay Garnett
26 Dec 1985  Bronenosets Potyomkin. D: Sergei Eisenstein
27 Dec 1985  Staroe i novoye. D: Sergei Eisenstein
27 Dec 1985  A Foreign Affair. D: Billy Wilder.
28 Dec 1985  Follow the Boys. D: Sutherland.
29 Dec 1985  Here Comes the Groom. D: Frank Capra. Helmut Arlt 35 mm vintage print
30 Dec 1985  Mad Love. D: Karl Freund
30 Dec 1985  The Undying Monster. D: John Brahm.
31 Dec 1985  Prizzi's Honour. D: John Huston

Saturday, November 30, 1985

November 1985 West Berlin


Max Ophuls: Le Roman de Werther (FR 1938).

1 Nov 1985  Walt Disney: Der wilde Zeichentrickjagd
2 Nov 1985  Walt Disney: Walt Disney Story I
3 Nov 1985  Walt Disney: Superstar Donald Duck
4 Nov 1985  Walt Disney: Das Zeichentrickkonzert
5 Nov 1985  Walt Disney: Superstar Goofy
6 Nov 1985  Walt Disney: Donald gegen alle
8 Nov 1985  Walt Disney: Donald und seine ducklige Sippschaft
9 Nov 1985  Walt Disney: Walt Disney Story II
10 Nov 1985  Walt Disney: All Star Parade
11 Nov 1985  Walt Disney: Disneys Sportschau
11 Nov 1985  Praesidenten. D: Carl Th. Dreyer
12 Nov 1985  Walt Disney: Superstar Pluto
12 Nov 1985  Blade af Satans Bog. D: Carl Th. Dreyer
13 Nov 1985  Prästänkan. D: Carl Th. Dreyer
14 Nov 1985  I zhizn, i slesu, i lyubov. D: Nikolai Gubenko
14 Nov 1985. Die Gezeichneten. D: Carl Th. Dreyer
15 Nov 1985  Vokzal dlya dvoyh / Bahnhof für zwei. D: Eldar Ryazanov
16 Nov 1985  Vremya zhelani / Zeit der Wünsche. D: Yuli Raizman
16 Nov 1985  Arsenal : Avantgarde II
17 Nov 1985  Zisperi mtebi / Blaue Berge. D: Shengelaya.
17 Nov 1985  Idi i smotri / Geh und sieh. D: Elem Klimov.
22 Nov 1985  Arsenal : Avantgarde III
22 Nov 1985  Death Line. D: Gary Sherman.
22 Nov 1985  The Omen. D: Richard Donner.
22 Nov 1985  Hot Love. D: Jörg Buttgereit
22 Nov 1985  It's Alive. D: Larry Cohen.
22 Nov 1985  It Lives Again. D: Larry Cohen.
23 Nov 1985  Arsenal : Avantgarde IV
23 Nov 1985  Werther. D: Max Ophuls.
23 Nov 1985  Halloween. D: John Carpenter.
23 Nov 1985. Texas Chainsaw Massacre. D: Tobe Hooper.
23 Nov 1985  Halloween II. D: Rick Rosenthal.
24 Nov 1985  Helmut Arlt:
– 20.000 Leagues Under the Sea
– Der Schuss in der Tonfilmatelier
– S.O.B.
– Aida
– Der Rosenkavalier
– Alien
– Ein Single kommt selten allein
29 Nov 1985  Arsenal : Avantgarde V
29 Nov 1985  Inferno. D: Dario Argento.
29 Nov 1985  ...e tu vivrai nel terrore! L'aldila. D: Lucio Fulci.
29 Nov 1985  La rebelion de las muertas. D: Leon Klimovsky.
30 Nov 1985  Blood Feast. D: Herschell Gordon Lewis.
30 Nov 1985  Two Thousand Maniacs! D: Herschell Gordon Lewis.
30 Nov 1985  Color Me Blood Red. D: Herschell Gordon Lewis.
30 Nov 1985  The Hills Have Eyes. D: Wes Craven.
30 Nov 1985  Nightmare on Elm Street. D: Wes Craven.

Thursday, October 31, 1985

October 1985 West Berlin


Robert J. Flaherty: Moana (US 1926). On 13 October 1985 Monica Flaherty visited Arsenal and showed her personal sonorized 16 mm print of Moana for which she had created an authentic Samoan music and sound track, partly based on her memories of Samoan songs she had learned as a child. She gave her introductions in German.

Favourite rock videos of the month:
Paul Hardcastle: Just For Money. GB 1985. D: Matt Forrest.
Talking Heads: Road To Nowhere. US 1985. D: David Byrne & Stephen R. Johnson.

9 Oct 1985  Grosse Freiheit Nr. 7 / Sataman vanki. DE 1944. D: Helmut Käutner.
11 Oct 1985  Dial M For Murder / Täydellinen rikos. US 1954. D: Alfred Hitchcock. 3D
12 Oct 1985  Night of the Living Dead / Elävien kuolleiden yö. US 1968. D: George A. Romero.
13 Oct 1985  Helmut Arlt:
Zelig / Zelig. US 1983. D: Woody Allen
Forever and a Day. US 1943. D: Edmund Goulding, Cedric Hardwicke, Frank Lloyd, Victor Saville, Robert Stevenson, Herbert Wilcox, René Clair.
Star! / Star! US 1968. D: Robert Wise.
13 Oct 1985  Moana. US 1926. D: Robert J. Flaherty. Arsenal, music version presented by Monica Flaherty.
14 Oct 1985  The Texas Chainsaw Massacre / Texasin moottorisahamurhat. US 1974. D: Tobe Hooper.
15 Oct 1985  Arsenal: Avantgarde I including:
Wavelength. CA 1967. D: Michael Snow.
Back and Forth. CA 1969. D: Michael Snow.
18 Oct 1985  Follow the Fleet / Laivasto tanssii. US 1936. D: Mark Sandrich. Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers.
18 Oct 1985  Street of Chance / Mykkä todistaja. US 1942. D: Jack Hively.
18 Oct 1985  Liebelei / Lemmenleikkiä. DE 1933. D: Max Ophuls.
19 Oct 1985  The Land. US 1942. D: Robert J. Flaherty.
19 Oct 1985  The Man of Aran / Aransaarten mies. GB 1934. D: Robert J. Flaherty.
20 Oct 1985  Changer d'image – lettre à la bien-aimée. FR 1982. D: Jean-Luc Godard. Whipped. Passion. Hypnotic. Essay. Vignette.
20 Oct 1985  La leçon de cinéma: François Truffaut. FR 1983. D: José-Maria Berzosa. A fantastic portrait documentary of Truffaut at the end of his life viewing his films full of passion.
21 Oct 1985  The Night Has a Thousand Eyes / Yöllä on 1000 silmää. US 1948. D: John Farrow.
22 Oct 1985  France / tour / détour / deux / enfants. FR 1979. Jean-Luc Godard & Anne-Marie Miéville.
    1. Obscur/Chimie
    2. Lumière/Physique
    3. Connu/Géométrie/Géographie
    4. Inconnu/Technique
    5. Impression/Dictée
    6. Expression/Français
    7. Violence/Grammaire
    8. Désordre/Calcul
    9. Pouvoir/Musique
    10. Roman/Économie
    11. Réalité/Logique
    12. Rêve/Morale
23 Oct 1985  Cinéastes de notre temps : Le dinosaure et le bébé : Dialogue en huit parties entre Fritz Lang et Jean-Luc Godard. FR 1967. D: André S. Labarthe.
25 Oct 1985  The Man Who Knew Too Much. GB 1934. D: Alfred Hitchcock.
25 Oct 1985. Alfred Hitchcock Presents : Breakdown. US 1955. D: Alfred Hitchcock.
25 Oct 1985  Psycho Maxi Trailer (Deutsche Fassung). US 1960. D: Alfred Hitchcock. Spoken by Alfred Hitchcock in German.
26 Oct 1985  Louisiana Story. US 1948. D: Robert J. Flaherty.
26 Oct 1985  Murder! / Epäiltynä murhasta. GB 1930. D: Alfred Hitchcock.
26 Oct 1985  Alfred Hitchcock Presents : Bang! You're Dead. US 1961. D: Alfred Hitchcock.
27 Oct 1985  Suomi-pop II (1939–1944). FI 1985. D: Peter von Bagh.
28 Oct 1985. Madame de... / Salaperäiset korvarenkaat. FR 1953. D: Max Ophuls.
31 Oct 1985  Walt Disney: Die Mickey Mouse Story

Sunday, September 22, 1985

Women at the Helm (Women Film Directors) retrospective


Nathalie Granger (Marguerite Duras, FR 1972) with Gérard Depardieu, Jeanne Moreau, Lucia Bosè.

Naiset ohjaimessa / Women at the Helm
The first retrospective of women directors in Finland, in the autumn program of 1985 at the Cinema Orion of the Finnish Film Archive. This was the last film archive season programmed and signed by Peter von Bagh. I wrote the series introduction to the program booklet, the first one to which I contributed full time. 

22.9.1985    [Vera Chytilová: Hra o jablko / The Apple Game (CZ 1976) first screening cancelled] + 8.10.1985 shown instead of Sedmikrasky which in turn was cancelled
29.9.1985    Marguerite Duras: Nathalie Granger (FR 1972) [shown instead]
1.10.1985    Agnès Varda: Cléo de 5 à 7 (FR 1961) + 9.10.1985
1.10.1985    Lina Wertmüller: Pasqualino settebellezze / Seven Beauties (IT 1975) + 18.10.1985 shown instead
2.10.1985    Mai Zetterling: Nattlek / Night Games (SE 1966)
3.10.1985    Agnès Varda: Le Bonheur (FR 1965) + 8.10.1985
3.10.1985    Helma Sanders: Deutschland bleiche Mutter / Germany Pale Mother (DE 1979) + 8.10.1985
4.10.1985    Marguerite Duras: Moderato cantabile / Seven Days... Seven Nights (FR 1960) [shown instead]
6.10.1985    Larisa Shepitko: Voshozhdenie / The Ascent (SU 1976)
6.10.1985    Ritva Arvelo: Kultainen vasikka / The Golden Calf (FI 1961)
10.10.1985  Claudia Weill: Girlfriends (US 1978) + 17.10.1985
11.10.1985  Mai Zetterling: Älskande par / Loving Couples (SE 1964)
12.10.1985  Dorothy Arzner: Dance Girl Dance (US 1940) + 15.10.1985
13.10.1985  Tuija-Maija Niskanen: Avskedet / The Farewell (SE/FI 1981)
16.10.1985  Liliana Cavani: Il portiere di notte / The Night Porter (IT 1974) + 29.10.1985
17.10.1985  Nelly Kaplan: La Fiancée du pirate / A Very Curious Girl (FR 1969) + 22.10.1985
18.10.1985  Anja Breien: Hustruer / Wives (NO 1975)
20.10.1985  Yulia Solntseva: Povest plamennykh let / The Story of the Flaming Years (SU 1961)
22.10.1985  Marguerite Duras: India Song (FR 1974) + 19.11.1985 shown instead + 22.11.1985 shown instead
24.10.1985  Anja Breien: Arven / The Inheritance (NO 1979)
25.10.1985 Vera Chytilová: O necem jinem / Something Different (CZ 1963)
26.10.1985  Eija-Elina Bergholm: Marja pieni! / Poor Maria! (FI 1972)
26.10.1985  Margarethe von Trotta: Die bleierne Zeit / The German Sisters / aka Marianne & Juliane (DE 1981) + 31.10.1985
23 films

OFF RETROSPECTIVE
27.10.1985  Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub: Chronik der Anna Magdalena Bach (DE 1967) + 30.10.1985
5.11.1985    Marja Pensala: Hyvä elämä (FI 1983)
5.11.1985    Pirjo Honkasalo & Pekka Lehto: Ikäluokka (FI 1976)
13.11.1985  [Maria Luisa Bemberg: Camila (AR 1984) – cancelled]

Wednesday, February 27, 1985

Berlin Film Festival 1985: Special Effects Retrospective


Albert Whitlock: matte painting for Torn Curtain. Only the staircase with Paul Newman is real, everything else is a matte painting.

8 Feb 1985  Silent Running. US 1972. D: Douglas Trumbull. Berlin Film Festival / Special Effects.
9 Feb 1985  Creation. Willis H. O'Brien.
9 Feb 1985  King Kong. US 1933. D: Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack.
9 Feb 1985  Scenes cut from King Kong.
9 Feb 1985  The Invisible Man Returns. US 1939. D: Joe May.
10 Feb 1985  Novy Gulliver. SU 1935. D: Aleksandr Ptuschko.
10 Feb 1985  Arie prerie. CZ. D: Jiri Trnka.
10 Feb 1985  Serials: Fliegende Helden & qualmende Raumschiffe
- Flash Gordon. Part 1: The Planet of Peril. US 1936
- Buck Rogers. Part 2: The Planet Outlaws. US 1939
- Captain Marvel. Part 5: The Scorpion Strikes. US 1941
- Zombies of the Stratosphere: last part: Tomb of the Traitors. US 1952.
11 Feb 1985  Baron Prasil / Baron Münchhausen. DZ 1961. D: Karel Zeman
13 Feb 1985  The Devil-Doll. US 1936. D: Tod Browning.
13 Feb 1985  Albert Whitlock special, ca 10 min. Matte paintings from Torn Curtain, Topaz, The Sting, Earthquake, etc. In the presence of Albert Whitlock.
13 Feb 1985  The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm. US 1962. D: Henry Levin & George Pal
14 Feb 1985  Cesta do praveku / Reise in die Urzeit. CZ 1955. D: Karel Zeman
14 Feb 1985 Fantasy space adventures
- Raketenflug zum Mond
- Universe. Kroitor & Low
- Universe. NASA / Lester Norris
- Hardware Wars.
- Permutations. IBM computer graphics
- Strange Tangents.
15 Feb 1985  La Fin du monde. FR 1930. D: Abel Gance.
17 Feb 1985  Blithe Spirit. GB 1945. D: David Lean.
17 Feb 1985  The War of the Worlds. US 1953. D: Byron Haskin.
19 Feb 1985  Der Anstoss der Avantgarde I A + B
- La Folie du Dr. Tube. FR. 1916. D: Abel Gance.
- The Lead Shoes. 1949. D: Sidney Peterson.
- lichtspiel schwarz-weiss-grau. 1930. D: Laszlo Moholy-Nagy.
- Mirador. 1978. D: Werner Nekes.
- 90 Grad. 1980. D: Rotraud Pape.
- Le Retour à la raison. 1923. D: Man Ray.
- Mothlight. 1963. D: Stan Brakhage.
- Rohfilm. 1968. D: Wilhelm Hein & Birgit Hein.
- Eine Melodie - vier Maler. 1955. D: Herbert Seggelke.
- Dot. 1962. D: Dieter Rot.
- Entwicklungsstücke. 1980. D: Klaus Telscher.
- Schenec Tady III. 1975. D: Heinz Emigholz.
- Surfacing on the Thames. 1970. D: David Rimmer.
- Entr'acte. 1924. D: René Clair
19 Feb 1985  The Mysterious Island. US 1929. D: Lucien Hubbard.
20 Feb 1985  La Belle et la Bête. FR. D: Jean Cocteau. Astor.
20 Feb 1985  Der Anstoss der Avantgarde II A + B. Astor.
21 Feb 1985  Der Anstoss der Avantgarde III A + B. Astor.
24 Feb 1985  Air Mail. D: John Ford. Astor
24 Feb 1985  Lost World. Astor
24 Feb 1985  The Wizard of Oz. Astor
25 Feb 1985  Münchhausen. Hans Albers. Astor
26 Feb 1985  Forbidden Planet. Astor

OTHER BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL FILMS 1985

15 Feb 1985  2010. D: Peter Hyams.
16 Feb 1985  Les Favoris de la Lune. FR 1984. D: Otar Iosseliani.
18 Feb 1985  Queen Kelly. Akademie der Künste.
21 Feb 1985  Potomok belogo barsa. SU 1985. D: Tolomush Okeev. Capitol-Dahlem.
22 Feb 1985  Tokyo saiban. JP 1983. D: Masaki Kobayashi. Zoo-Palast.
22 Feb 1985  Brazil. D: Terry Gilliam. Zoo-Palast.
23 Feb 1985  Je vous salue, Marie. D: Jean-Luc Godard. Zoo-Palast.
26 Feb 1985  Blaue Blumen. DE 1985. D: Herbert Achternbusch. Akademie der Künste.

OTHER: FEBRUARY 1985

10 Feb 1985  Gion no shimai / The Sisters of Gion. JP 1936. D: Kenji Mizoguchi.
12 Feb 1985  Naniwa Ereji / The Osaka Elegy. JP 1936. D: Kenji Mizoguchi.
26 Feb 1985  Torpedo Pilots. Filmkunst 66
27 Feb 1985  Country. US 1985. Richard Pearce. Gloria