Bernhard Wicki was an Austrian actor and film director. Wicki studied in the city of Breslau such topics as Art History and German Literature. In 1938, he transferred to the drama school of the Staatliches Schauspielhaus in Berlin. In 1939, because of his membership in the Bündischen Jugend he was imprisoned for many months in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp. After his release he moved to Vienna, in 1944 to Switzerland. After the end of World War II, he starred in many films, like Die letzte Brücke and Es geschah am 20. Juli, he was a photographer. His first attempt at directing came three years with the documentary Warum sind sie gegen uns?. He became internationally famous with his anti-war film of 1959 called Die Brücke, nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In 1961, he won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 11th Berlin International Film Festival for his film The Miracle of Father Malachia, his break in Hollywood came shortly thereafter when he was chosen to direct Marlon Brando and Yul Brynner in the acclaimed World War II espionage thriller, Morituri in 1965.
After his death, a fund was started in 2001 and named after him in Munich, the Bernhard Wicki Memorial Fund. Since 2002, it has awarded The Bridge, considered a peace prize. A further prize was endowed in 2006 with 15,000 euros, a prize given in the city of Emden since 2000, he was a patron of the International Film Festival in Emden-Norderney which first started in 1990. He first married Agnes Fink, a fellow acting colleague, married Elisabeth Endriss a colleague. In the documentary Verstörung - und eine Art von Poesie, Elisabeth Wicki-Endriss portrayed the life and work for Wicki, he is buried at the Nymphenburger cemetery in Munich. Director Warum sind sie gegen uns? Die Brücke The Miracle of Father Malachia The Longest Day The Visit Morituri Das falsche Gewicht Karpfs Karriere The Conquest of the Citadel Die Grünstein-Variante Sansibar oder Der letzte Grund Spider's Web Actor Young Heart Full of Love The Last Bridge Prisoners of Love The Mosquito The Eternal Waltz A Double Life Jackboot Mutiny Children and the General Rosen im Herbst Weil du arm bist, mußt du früher sterben Fruit Without Love The Zurich Engagement Flucht in die Tropennacht Queen Louise The Cat Restless Night Madeleine und der Legionär La Notte Eleven Years and One Day Portuguese Vacation Deine Zärtlichkeiten Carlos Crime and Passion Derrick - Season 4, Episode 3: "Eine Nacht im Oktober" The Glass Cell The Left-Handed Woman Despair Death Watch Derrick - Season 7, Episode 9: "Zeuge Yuroski" Domino The Mysterious Stranger A Love in Germany Frühlingssinfonie Paris, Texas Dangerous Moves Eine Art von Zorn Killing Cars Success 1958: Film Award in Silver for Warum sind sie gegen uns?
1960: The Golden Bowl, Film Award, German Film Critics Award, German Youth Film Award, Golden Globe and an Academy Award nomination for Die Brücke 1960: United Nations award for contribution to peace 1961: Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival for The Miracle of Father Malachia 1962: Bambi 1963: Academy Award nomination for The Longest Day 1972: Golden Camera and Film Award for Das falsche Gewicht 1976: Film Award for many years of excellent work in the German film industry 1977: Film Award in Silver for The Conquest of the Citadel 1979: St. Jakob Prandtauer Prize for Science and Art of the city of St Pölten 1982: Great Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany 1985: Film Award for Die Grünstein-Variante 1986: Helmut Käutner Award 1986: Critics Award for Die Grünstein-Variante 1988: Adolf Grimme Award for Sansibar oder Der letzte Grund 1989: Film Award for Die Brücke 1989: Bavarian Film Award 1989: Honorary Award of the Abendzeitung 1989: Academy Award nomination and Film Award for The Spider's Web 1990: Berlin International Film Festival: Berlinale Camera 1990: Schwabing Art Prize 1992: Universum Film AG prize 1992: Bavarian Order of Merit 1998: DIVA Award 1999: Medal "Munich shines" in gold 2000: Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art, 1st class Peter Zander: Bernhard Wicki.
Bertz + Fischer Verlag, Berlin 1995, 2. Überarbeitete Auflage, ISBN 3-929470-04-7 Richard Blank: Jenseits der Brücke. Bernhard Wicki. Ein Leben für den Film, 1999 ISBN 3-430-11473-X Andreas Weber: Er kann fliegen lassen. Gespräche und Texte über Bernhard Wicki. Literaturedition Niederösterreich, St. Pölten 2000, ISBN 3-901117-47-4 Filmfestival Nordrhein-Westfalen: Sanftmut und Gewalt - Der Regisseur und Schauspieler Bernhard Wicki. Filmographie, Essays, Interview. Mit Beiträgen von Robert Fischer, Alexander Kluge, Laurens Straub, Wilhelm Roth, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Hans Abich, Gunther Witte, Hermann Barth. Edition filmwerkstatt, Essen 2004, ISBN 3-9807175-6-9 Inka Graeve Ingelmann: Bernhard Wicki. Fotografien. Dumont Literatur und Kunst Verlag, Köln 2005, Gebunden, ISBN 3-8321-7570-9, Ausstellungskatalog Elisabeth Endriss-Wicki: Die Filmlegende Bernhard Wicki. Verstörung - und eine Art von Poesie. Henschel Verlag, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-8
The Games (film)
The Games is a 1970 British sports drama film directed by Michael Winner. It is adapted to the screen by Erich Segal; the plot concerned four marathon competitors at a fictitious Olympic Games in Rome, played by Michael Crawford, Ryan O'Neal, Charles Aznavour and Athol Compton. Elton John recorded one song for the soundtrack. To simulate vast crowds of people, thousands of life-sized dummies were placed in the stadium's seats in Rome Olympic stadium. Michael Crawford as Harry Hayes, British competitor Ryan O'Neal as Scott Reynolds, American competitor Charles Aznavour as Pavel Vendek, Czech competitor Jeremy Kemp as Jim Harcourt Elaine Taylor as Christine Stanley Baker as Bill Oliver Athol Compton as Sunny Pintubi, Australian competitor Rafer Johnson as Commentator Kent Smith as Kaverley Sam Elliott as Richie Robinson Mona Washbourne as Mrs. Hayes Reg Lye as Gilmour June Jago as Mae Harcourt Don Newsome as Cal Wood Athol Compton was an Aboriginal Australian postman who had never acted before being cast in the film.
According to Fox records the film required $7,500,000 in rentals to break and by 11 December 1970 had made $2,825,000 so made a loss to the studio. The Games on IMDb The Games at AllMovie
Zwei Brüder is a German detective television series based on an idea by Felix Huby, who wrote several screenplays. Eleven directors produced 17 episodes of 85-90 minute length for ZDF between 1994 and 2000; the music for the series was by Wilbert Hirsch. The two brothers and Peter Thaler could not be more different: the elder Christoph is married and a successful attorney; the younger Peter is considered by police as a ruthless detective. Both live in the house of the mother and so tensions are inevitable. Together, they solve difficult cases; the episodes are as follows: 1. Zwei Brüder 2. Die lange Nacht 3. Die Quirini-Affäre 4. Der Gassenmörder 5. In eigener Sache 6. Die Tochter 7. Nervenkrieg 8. Einzelgänger 9. Kaltes Herz 10. Tödliche Träume 11. Verschleppt 12. Gift 13. Herztod 14. Mörderische Rache 15. Tod im See 16. Farbe der Nacht 17. Abschied List of German television series Zwei Brüder on IMDb
Elmar Wepper is a German actor best known for dubbing Mel Gibson's voice since the 1980s. His television credits include Der Unsere schönsten Jahre and Zwei Münchner in Hamburg, his film credits include Cherry Blossoms, Café Europa and Dreiviertelmond. He is the younger brother of actor Fritz Wepper. Elmar Wepper on IMDb
Question 7 is a 1961 American-German film directed by Stuart Rosenberg and starring Michael Gwynn, Margaret Jahnen and Christian de Bresson. It won the National Board of Review Award for Best Film, it was entered into the 11th Berlin International Film Festival. In post-war East Germany, Peter Gottfried is the son of minister Friedrich Gottfried; the Communist regime has decreed that all children of "dissidents" will be denied entry to a prestigious music conservatory. Peter is anxious to be accepted, in order to get in he prepares to answer the seven questions required by the conservatory, the seventh of which will require him to deny his religious convictions. Before this can happen, he is invited by the Communist Party to perform at the Berlin Youth Festival. Friedrich protests, knowing that the Communists intend to use his son as a political pawn, to "prove" to the world that East Germany affords equal rights to clergymen. In the end, it is Peter himself who decides to defect to the West. Michael Gwynn as Friedrich Gottfried Margaret Jahnen as Gerda Gottfried Christian De Bresson as Peter Gottfried Almut Eggert as Anneliese Zingler Erik Schumann as Rolf Starke Max Buchsbaum as Inspector Hermann John Ruddock as Martin Kraus Leo Bieber as Herr Rettmann Fritz Wepper as Heinz Dehmert Eduard Linkers as Otto Zingler Marianne Schubarth as Marta Zingler Philo Hauser as Barber Rolf von Nauckhoff as Karl Marschall Helmo Kindermann as Luedtke Manfred Fuerst as Professor Steffl List of American films of 1961 Question 7 on IMDb Question 7 at AllMovie
Liza May Minnelli is an American actress and singer. Best known for her Academy Award-winning performance in Cabaret, she is known for her energetic stage presence and her powerful mezzo-soprano singing voice, she is the daughter of Vincente Minnelli. She is of Italian and mixed European descent. Seeking theatrical work, Minnelli moved to New York City in 1961, where she began her career as a musical theatre actress, nightclub performer and traditional pop music artist, she made her professional stage debut in the 1963 Off-Broadway revival of Best Foot Forward and won a Tony Award for starring in Flora the Red Menace in 1965, which marked the start of her lifelong collaboration with John Kander and Fred Ebb. They wrote, produced or directed many of Minnelli's future stage acts and TV shows and helped create her stage persona of a stylized survivalist, including her career-defining performances of anthems of survival. Along with her roles on stage and screen, this persona and her style of performance added to Minnelli's status as an enduring gay icon.
Critically lauded for her early non-musical screen performances—especially The Sterile Cuckoo —Minnelli rose to international stardom, starring in Cabaret and the Emmy Award-winning TV special Liza with a Z. Most of her following films — including Lucky Lady, New York, New York, Rent-a-Cop and Stepping Out —were panned by the critics and bombed at the box office, she had no more major movie hits except Arthur, she returned to Broadway on a number of occasions, including The Act, The Rink and Liza's at The Palace.... Worked on various television formats and has predominantly focused on music hall and nightclub performances since the late 1970s, her concert performances at Carnegie Hall in 1979 and 1987, at Radio City Music Hall in 1991 and 1992 are recognized among her most successful. From 1988 to 1990, she toured with Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. in Frank, Liza & Sammy: The Ultimate Event. Best known for her renditions of pop standards, Minnelli's early 1960s pop singles were produced to attract a young audience, her albums from 1968 to 1977 contained much of the contemporary singer-songwriter material.
In 1989, she ventured into the contemporary pop scene by collaborating with the Pet Shop Boys on the album Results. After a hiatus due to serious health problems, Minnelli returned to the concert stage in 2002 with Liza's Back and was an acclaimed guest star in the sitcom Arrested Development between 2003 and 2013. Since the 2010s, she has avoided huge concert tours in favor of small retrospective performances. Minnelli was born on March 12, 1946 in Hollywood, California to Vincente Minnelli. In 1961 she moved to New York City, attending High School of Performing Arts and Chadwick School, her first performing experience on film was at age three appearing in the final scene of the musical In the Good Old Summertime. Minnelli has a half-sister and half-brother, from Garland's marriage to Sid Luft, she has Christiane Nina Minnelli, from her father's second marriage. Minnelli's godparents were her husband William Spier, her parents named her after Ira Gershwin's song "Liza". During 1961, Minnelli was an apprentice at the Cape Cod Melody Tent in Massachusetts.
She played the part of Muriel in Take Me Along. Minnelli began performing professionally at age 17, in 1963, in an Off-Broadway revival of the musical Best Foot Forward, for which she received the Theatre World Award; the next year, her mother invited Liza to perform with her in concert at the London Palladium. Both concerts were released as an album, she attended Scarsdale High School for one year, starring in a production of The Diary of Anne Frank which went to Israel on tour. She turned to Broadway at 19, won her first Tony Award as a leading actress for Flora the Red Menace, it was the first time she worked with the musical duo John Fred Ebb. Minnelli began as a nightclub singer as an adolescent, making her professional nightclub debut at the age of 19 at the Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D. C; that same year she began appearing in other clubs and on stage in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City. Her success as a live performer led to her recording several albums for Capitol Records: Liza!
Liza!, It Amazes Me, There Is a Time. In her early years, she recorded traditional pop standards as well as show tunes from various musicals in which she starred; because of this fact, William Ruhlmann named her "Barbra Streisand's little sister". The Capitol albums Liza! Liza!, It Amazes Me, There Is A Time were reissued on the two-CD compilation The Capitol Years in 2001, in their entirety. From 1968 to the 1970s, she recorded her albums Liza Minnelli, Come Saturday Morning and New Feelin' for A&M Records, she released Tropical Nights on Columbia Records. In 1989, Minnelli collaborated with the Pet Shop Boys on an electronic dance-style album; the release hit the top 10 in the UK and charted in the U. S. spawning four singles: "Losing My Mind". That year, she performed "Losing My Mind" live at the Grammys ceremony before receiving a Grammy Legend Award. With this award, she became one of only 16 people – in a list that includes composer Richard Rodgers, Whoopi Go
Cabaret (1972 film)
Cabaret is a 1972 American musical drama film directed by Bob Fosse, starring Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Joel Grey. Situated in Berlin during the Weimar Republic in 1931, under the presence of the growing Nazi Party, the film is loosely based on the 1966 Broadway musical Cabaret by Kander and Ebb, adapted from the novel The Berlin Stories / Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood and the 1951 play I Am a Camera adapted from the same book. Only a few numbers from the stage score were used for the film. In the traditional manner of musical theater, called an "integrated musical", every significant character in the stage version sings to express his or her own emotion and to advance the plot. In the film version, the musical numbers are diegetic, taking place inside the club, with one exception, "Tomorrow Belongs to Me", the only song sung neither by Grey's character of the Kit Kat Klub's Master of Ceremonies nor by Minnelli's character of Sally Bowles. In the sexually charged "Two Ladies", about a ménage à trois, the Master of Ceremonies is joined by two of the Kit Kat girls.
After the box office failure of his film version of Sweet Charity in 1969, Bob Fosse bounced back with Cabaret in 1972, a year that made him the most honored director in the movie business. The film brought Liza Minnelli, the daughter of Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli, her own first chance to sing on screen, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. With Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Sound, Best Original Song Score and Adaptation, Best Film Editing, Cabaret holds the record for most Oscars earned by a film not honored for Best Picture, it is listed as number 367 on Empire’s 500 greatest films of all time. Cabaret opened to glowing reviews and strong box office taking in more than $20 million. In addition to its eight Oscars, it won Best Picture citations from the National Board of Review and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, took Best Supporting Actor honors for Grey from the National Board of Review, the Hollywood Foreign Press, the National Society of Film Critics.
In 1931 Berlin, young American Sally Bowles performs at the Kit Kat Klub. A new British arrival in the city, Brian Roberts, moves into the boarding house. A reserved academic and writer, Brian gives English lessons to earn a living, while completing his doctorate. Sally tries seducing Brian, suspects he may be gay. Brian tells Sally that on three previous occasions he has tried to have sexual relationships with women, all of which failed, they become friends, Brian witnesses Sally's anarchic, bohemian life in the last days of the Weimar Republic. Sally and Brian become lovers, despite their earlier reservations. Sally befriends Maximilian von Heune, a rich playboy baron who takes her and Brian to his country estate. After a sexual experience with Brian, Max loses interest in the two, departs for Argentina. During an argument, when Sally tells Brian that she has been having sex with Max, Brian reveals that he has as well. Brian and Sally reconcile, Sally reveals that Max left them money and mockingly compares the sum with what a professional prostitute gets.
Sally learns that she is unsure of the father. Brian offers to take her back to his university life in Cambridge. At first, they celebrate their resolution to start this new life together, but after a picnic between Sally and Brian, in which Brian acts distant and uninterested, Sally becomes disheartened by the vision of herself as a bored faculty wife washing dirty diapers, she has an abortion, without informing Brian in advance. When he confronts her, she shares her fears, the two reach an understanding. Brian departs for England, Sally continues her life in Berlin, embedding herself in the Kit Kat Club. A subplot concerns Fritz Wendel, a German Jew passing as a Christian, in love with Natalia Landauer, a wealthy German Jewish heiress, who holds him in contempt and suspects his motives; the worldly Sally gives him advice, which enables Fritz to win her love. However, in order to get her parents' consent for their marriage, Fritz must reveal his true religious and ethnic background – a dangerous act, considering what is in store for Jews under the coming Nazi regime.
Although the Nazis are not yet in power, some of them kill Natalia's beloved dog one night. The Nazis' violent rise is a ever-present undercurrent in the film, their progress can be tracked through the characters' changing attitudes. While in the beginning of the film, Nazis are sometimes harassed and kicked out of the Kit Kat Klub, the final shot of the film shows the cabaret's audience is dominated by uniformed Nazi Party members; the rise of the Nazis is dramatically demonstrated in the rural beer garden scene. In a sunlit outdoor setting, a boy – only his face seen – sings to a relaxed audience of all ages what at first seem mild lyrics about the beauties of nature and youth; the camera shifts to show. As the gentle a capella ballad transforms into a harsh and militant Nazi anthem, one by one, nearly all the adults and young people watching rise and join in the singing; the song culminates with the singer donning his Hitler Youth cap and lifting his hand in the Nazi salute. Max and Brian return to their car after witnessing this show of growing support for the Nation