Remember My Name
Remember My Name is a 1978 American thriller film and directed by Alan Rudolph and produced by Robert Altman. Geraldine Chaplin stars as a deranged woman, determined to get back Anthony Perkins. Rudolph explained what he wanted to achieve: "an update of the classic woman's melodramas of the Bette Davis, Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Crawford era", it had a successful run in Paris before opening in New York City. Neil Curry is living a happy life with his second wife Barbara in California after abandoning his first wife, Emily, in New York, their life of domestic bliss is interrupted when Emily comes back from prison, where she served a 12-year sentence for murdering Neil's former lover. She arrives in California to wreak havoc and to claim back Neil. Geraldine Chaplin as Emily - Ex-con & Ex-wife Anthony Perkins as Neil Curry - Husband Moses Gunn as Pike - Rent Manager Berry Berenson as Barbara Curry - New wife Jeff Goldblum as Mr Nudd - Boss Tim Thomerson as Jeff - Rita's Boyfriend Alfre Woodard as Rita - Co-worker Marilyn Coleman as Teresa Jeff Perry as Harry Alan Autry as Rusty - Teen Co-worker Dennis Franz as Franks - Waiter Jette Seear as Saleslady The San Francisco Chronicle gave the film 4 out of 5 stars.
They praised Perkins and described Chaplin's performance as "extraordinary", that she "adopts a unique speech pattern as Emily. She says everything as though she's rehearsed it and now is blurting it out in what she hopes will be accepted as a reasonable replica of casual speech. Emily's manner only loses its furtive, dodging quality when she feels in control or when she flies into a rage." The review praises how Rudolph "embellishes his film with sardonic humour", the "comically macabre touch" of TV news in the background of disasters such as an earthquake that killed 1 million in Budapest. The Washington Post described it as a "neurotic film noir", a "gripping tale of sexual frustration"; the reviewer was impressed with Chaplin's performance. Jack Kroll of Newsweek praised Rudolph's direction; the review praised Perkins as a "specialist at playing the'nice guy' whose smile and sweat suggest something not so nice underneath". Kroll heaped praise on Chaplin as her performance "creates something new in the modern pantheon of weirdos.
She is chilling in her ability to be both guilty and innocent and predator, catatonic and driven by feelings so deep they draw blood". The soundtrack for the film was made up of songs written for the film and original recordings of songs by the singer and composer Alberta Hunter. Alberta Hunter was a veteran of the 1920s-1930s nightclub scene and Broadway, appearing in the musicals Shuffle Along and Showboat with the London cast. Hunter, 82 at the time, was in the midst of a musical reemergence when the film was released having left show business for twenty years, after the death of her mother, to become a nurse; the Robust Artistry of Alberta Hunter Soundtrack: 1 Workin' Man 2 You Gotta Reap What You Sow 3 Love I Have for You 4 I've Got a Mind to Ramble 5 Remember My Name 6 My Castle's Rockin' 7 Downhearted Blues 8 Some Sweet Day 9 Chirpin' the Blues 10 I Begged and Begged You Miami International Film Festival 1978: "Best Actress" – Geraldine ChaplinParis Film Festival 1978: "Best Actress" – Geraldine Chaplin Remember My Name on IMDb Remember My Name at Rotten Tomatoes Remember My Name at AllMovie Remember My Name at the TCM Movie Database
Welcome to L.A.
Welcome to L. A. is a 1976 film starring Keith Carradine and an ensemble cast. The film focuses on themes of romantic despair and shallowness in the decadent upper class during the 1970s, illustrated through a La Ronde-like circle of sexual adventures and failed affairs revolving around a womanizing songwriter, his businessman father, their associates. Celebrity musician Eric Wood plans to record an album of songs written by Carroll Barber, living in England. Carroll's aging manager Susan Moore brings Carroll to Los Angeles for the recording sessions, rents him a house from real estate agent Ann Goode. Ann is unhappily married to furniture store owner Jack Goode, pursuing their young housemaid, Linda Murray. Linda in turn wants a relationship with a married young executive. Susan expects Carroll to resume a past affair they had, but he rejects her and instead has sex with Ann when she shows him his house. Ann tries unsuccessfully to continue the affair by dropping in on Carroll at home and bringing Linda over to clean.
However, Carroll shows himself to be a womanizer incapable of connecting with anyone. He visits his wealthy father Carl. Carl, with the help of Ken Hood, has built the small Barber family dairy into a major business. Carroll ends up having affairs with receptionist Jeannette and his father's photographer mistress Nona. Ken works long hours at the Barber business and neglects his wife, Karen, a housewife and mother, obsessed with taxi rides and the Greta Garbo film Camille. While Carroll is drinking and driving through the city, he is drawn to her, he takes her to his home but when he tries to romance her, she reveals she is married and departs. She leaves him her telephone number, but refuses to take his repeated calls. Linda, who has moved into Carroll's spare room, invites Ken to visit her there. Just before Christmas, Ken is thrilled to learn that Carl has made him partner in the business, but Karen is not happy that he will be spending more time at work. On Christmas Eve, Ken gets drunk and calls Ann, but their date ends badly as Ken can't stop thinking of his wife.
Meanwhile and Linda spend the evening together, which ends badly when Linda asks Jack for money. Jack and Ann, both disappointed, have sex with each other. An angry Susan reveals to Carroll that Eric doesn't like his songs, that she and Carroll's father bribed Eric to record the album in order to get Carroll to come to Los Angeles. Susan and Carl each hoped to build their separate relationships with Carroll, only to be thwarted by his lack of response. Karen, the only person who seems to have piqued Carroll's interest appears at his home, but just as they are about to have sex, Ken telephones and looking for his wife. Upon realizing that Karen is Ken's wife and seems interested in her husband, Carroll leaves while Karen and Ken are reconciling on the phone, just as Linda arrives home. Linda, hears the voice of Ken, her own crush, on the phone, saying the same things to Karen about relationships that he earlier said to Linda. Linda furtively disconnects the phone tries to bond with Karen, who imitates Garbo in Camille.
Carroll goes to the recording studio and discovers that Eric Wood has decided not to finish the album. Keith Carradine as Carroll Barber Sally Kellerman as Ann Goode Geraldine Chaplin as Karen Hood Harvey Keitel as Ken Hood Lauren Hutton as Nona Bruce Sissy Spacek as Linda Murray Viveca Lindfors as Susan Moore Denver Pyle as Carl Barber John Considine as Jack Goode Richard Baskin as Eric Wood Diahnne Abbott as Jeannette Ross Welcome to L. A garnered critical acclaim. Jack Kroll of Newsweek described the film as an "extraordinary debut" for Rudolph, continuing that the director "does a remarkable job of weaving this gallery of neurotics into a vivid pattern of sharp, distilled performances." Kroll considered Rudolph's work with Robert Altman, "he's gone beyond Altman's example in shaping a film from a total design concept." Furthermore, he praised Rudolph for creating a "Los Angeles that's shimmering Xanadu of psychic uncertainty. Mirrors reassemble people into soulless human collages; the swoosh of Hutton's ever-present Nikon sounds like a little guillotine beheading reality.
The quavering cadences of Baskin's music evoke both the sweetness and self-indulgence of Carroll Barber. Cinematographer Dave Myers works like the new realist painters, capturing a metropolis of burnished surfaces that seems to dissolve the will in an amber nullity of light."Geraldine Chaplin was nominated for a British Academy Film Award for Best Supporting Actress. Welcome To L. A. on IMDb Welcome to L. A. at Rotten Tomatoes
Love at Large
Love at Large is a 1990 American romance and mystery film directed by Alan Rudolph and starring Tom Berenger, Elizabeth Perkins and Anne Archer. Set in a present that feels more like the past, Harry Dobbs is a private detective surrounded by mysterious and dangerous dames. Among them is his angry girlfriend and the suspicious women he encounters on his latest case. In a nightclub, the sultry Miss Dolan hires the private eye to follow her lover, who might be trying to kill her; the trail takes Harry to women like Mrs. King and Mrs. McGraw, who are wed to the same man. A female investigator named. Harry teams up with her, never certain whether she is friend or foe. Tom Berenger as Harry Dobbs Elizabeth Perkins as Stella Wynkowski Anne Archer as Miss Dolan Kate Capshaw as Mrs. Ellen McGraw Annette O'Toole as Mrs. King Ted Levine as Frederick King / James McGraw Ann Magnuson as Doris Kevin J. O'Connor as Art the Farmhand Ruby Dee as Corrine Dart Barry Miller as Marty Neil Young as Rick Meegan Lee Ochs as Bellhop Gailard Sartain as Taxi Driver Robert Gould as Tavern Bartender Dirk Blocker as Hiram Culver, Used-Car Salesman Filming took place in Portland, Oregon.
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Out for Justice
Out for Justice is a 1991 American crime thriller action film directed by John Flynn, produced by and starring Steven Seagal. The film is about a veteran police detective who vows to kill the crazy, drug-addicted mafioso who murdered his partner, it marked Julianna Margulies' film debut. Gino Felino is an NYPD detective from Dyker Heights, Brooklyn who has strong ties within his neighborhood. Gino and his partner Bobby Lupo wait to bust up a multimillion-dollar drug deal. However, Gino sees a pimp violently assaulting one of his intervenes. Shortly afterward, Richie Madano murders Bobby in broad daylight in front of his wife and his two children. Richie is a crack addict who grew up with Bobby, he has become psychotic and homicidal due to rage and drug use, seems not to care about the consequences of his actions. Richie murders a woman at a traffic stop because she abruptly tells him to move his car, he heads off into Brooklyn alongside his goons, who are horrified by what he does but continue to work alongside him.
Gino knows. Ronnie Donziger, his captain, gives him the clearance for a manhunt and provides him with a shotgun and an unmarked car. Gino visits his mob connection Frankie and his boss Don Vittorio, he tells them he will not get out of the way of their own plans to take out Richie, whom they view as a loose cannon. While driving, Gino sees a fellow driver discard something moving from his car. Upon investigating, Gino rescues an abandoned German Shepherd puppy. Gino starts the hunt for Richie at a bar run by Richie's brother Vinnie Madano. Vinnie and his friends all refuse to provide information, so Gino beats up a number of them, he still does not find out where Richie is, but his concern about getting an attitude problem has been taken care of. Gino attempts to get Richie out of hiding by arresting his sister Pattie and by talking to his estranged, elderly father. Richie comes back to the bar and beats up Vinnie for not killing Gino when it was one cop against a bar full of armed men, he has info leaked to the mob that he is at the bar emerges from hiding and ambushes the mob's hitmen in a shoot-out.
After visiting a number of local hangouts and establishments trying to find information, Gino discovers Richie killed Bobby because Bobby was having an affair with two women – Richie's girlfriend, Roxanne Ford, a waitress named Terry Malloy. When Gino goes to Roxanne's home, he finds. Gino believes. Gino tells the widow what is going on. In Laurie's purse, Gino finds the picture, it turns out that Bobby was a corrupt cop who had wanted a money-making lifestyle like Richie's, Laurie knew Bobby was corrupt. Laurie had found a picture of Roxanne having sex, she had given Richie the picture out of jealousy, never expecting Richie to kill Bobby for sleeping with Roxanne. Laurie took the picture away from where Richie dropped it on Bobby because she wanted to protect her husband's reputation. Following a tip from his local snitch Picolino, Gino finds Richie in a house in the old neighborhood having a party. Gino wounds all of Richie's men. Gino finds Richie and fights him hand-to-hand. After beating Richie senseless, Gino kills him by stabbing him in the forehead with a corkscrew.
The mobsters arrive soon after intent on killing Richie. Gino uses the lead mobster's gun to shoot the already-dead Richie several times tells him to return to his boss and take credit for Richie's death. Gino and his wife adopt the puppy as a family pet. While out walking, they encounter the same man who abandoned the puppy earlier, Gino confronts him; when the man attacks him, Gino defends himself. Gino and his wife laugh. Steven Seagal as Detective Gino Felino William Forsythe as Richie Madano Jerry Orbach as Captain Ronnie Donziger Jo Champa as Vicky Felino Shareen Mitchell as Laurie Lupo Sal Richards as Frankie Gina Gershon as Pattie Madano Jay Acovone as Bobby Arms Nick Corello as Joey Dogs Robert LaSardo as Bochi John Toles-Bey as King Joe Spataro as Detective Bobby Lupo Ed Deacy as Detective Deacy Ronald Maccone as Don Vittorio Anthony DeSando as Vinnie Madano Dominic Chianese as Mr. Madano Vera Lockwood as Mrs. Madano Julianna Margulies as Rica Dan Inosanto as Sticks John Leguizamo as Boy in Alley Jorge Gil as Chas the Chair Shannon Whirry as Terry Malloy John Flynn claimed the original title was The Price of Our Blood, "meaning Mafia blood.
That was the title that Steven and I wanted. It had to be a three-word title like the other Steven Seagal films."The movie was much longer and included more plot and characters. Steven Seagal cut some of William Forsythe's scenes. Warner Bros. brought in editor Michael Eliot to re-edit the original cut of the movie so that it could be shorter and more profitable on box office. Eliot did the same job on couple other Warner Bros. movies. Some scenes were deleted and some others were cut for pacing, this is why there are two montage scenes with no dialogue in the movie. Re-editing caused some minor continuity mistakes; the theatrical trailer shows two deleted scenes: Richie shooting inside a clothing store from which he took a new shirt, a scene where the
Choose Me is a 1984 American comedy-drama film directed and written by Alan Rudolph, starring Keith Carradine, Lesley Ann Warren, Geneviève Bujold. The film is a look at sex and love in 1980s Los Angeles centered around a dive bar known as Eve Lounge; the film's tagline is In the middle of the night, when there's no one else... After Mickey is released from a mental hospital, where his stories are perceived as lies, he goes back to Los Angeles in search of a woman named Eve; when he arrives at the bar that bears her name, he is attracted to the new owner, a former call girl named Eve. She tells Mickey she bought the bar after the old owner killed herself, "over some guy"; the bar is a popular spot for patrons looking for one night stands as well as hookers looking for potential johns. Although Eve is attracted to Mickey, she refuses to commit to any one man, confessing to French radio talk show host Dr. Nancy Love that she ruined too many marriages to have one of her own; that night Eve rebuffs Mickey's advances and sleeps with the bartender who has a crush on her, while avoiding the wealthy married man she's been having an affair with.
That same night, Dr. Nancy Love answered Eve's ad for a roommate to share her house, moves in the next day. Nancy conceals her identity and begins to observe Eve's romantic entanglements as she counsels Eve through her radio show; when Eve's married lover, calls looking for her, Nancy asks penetrating questions and begins dispensing relationship advice, despite the fact that she herself has been unable to maintain a successful relationship. Zack in turn resumes his pursuit of Eve, although his wife, has begun to haunt Eve's bar hoping to catch him with her, unbeknownst to Eve. Mickey comes back to the bar the next night when he is unable to pay for a bus ticket home to Las Vegas. Pearl asks his opinion of a poem, when she argues his interpretation Mickey reveals that he taught poetry, as well as being a photographer and a former soldier. Eve is intrigued but cool, Mickey leaves when Pearl offers to get him into a hot card game where he can get the money for a ticket home; when she drops him off, Mickey kisses Pearl and asks her to marry him, but she just laughs, calling him crazy, although she invites him to drop by her place, gives him Eve's address and phone number.
At the game Mickey wins big. Zack warns Mickey not to come back, before he goes to meet Eve, but Eve in turn sends Zack away, telling him their affair is over. Mickey goes to Pearl's apartment to crash, when he wakes up begins taking pictures as she sleeps, she is just waking up when Zack walks in, still stinging from Eve's rejection, he attacks Mickey, pulling a gun and taking back the money he lost. He slaps Pearl, it is implied that Zack abuses Pearl and physically and she was hoping to catch her husband with Eve so she could have an excuse to divorce him. Mickey calls Eve's house, when Nancy answers pleads to come over and crash, hanging up before he realizes who she is; when he arrives Nancy tells him Eve isn't home, while he is confused he welcomes the chance to bathe and eat when she allows him in. She snoops in his suitcase while he bathes, finding memorabilia showing the truth of his stories and travels; as he eats they talk about Eve, but sensing her loneliness he sweeps her into bed asks her to marry him and go with him to Las Vegas.
Nancy laughs, but tells him she doesn't believe. She tells him to leave before she goes to work. Eve calls into Nancy's radio show from the office above her bar, torn between her attraction for Mickey and her fear of making another mistake. Nancy's post-coital euphoria overcomes her normal intellectual approach, she encourages Eve to give in to, rather than resist, her feelings. So when Mickey comes looking for Eve that night, she is ready to give in when Zack appears and assaults Mickey again. Eve takes off while they are fighting, when she gets home is confronted by Nancy, who tells her everything. Eve is devastated when Nancy proposes that they "share" Mickey's affection, she tells Nancy she can have him, before rushing out. Mickey goes back to Eve's house to recover his suitcase, Zack finds him there and assaults him again, but Mickey prevails, leaving with his suitcase. He tries to cadge a ride to the bus station but spies Eve on the roof of the bar, races up to see her, she threatens to kill herself until he does the same.
Soon they are on a bus, on their way to Las Vegas, when a fellow passenger asks if they are gambling, Eve says you could call it that - they've just been married. The film is reviewed favourably in Pauline Kael's eighth collection of movie reviews State of the Art: "The love roundelay Choose Me, written and directed by Alan Rudolph, on a budget of $835,000, is pleasantly bananas; the songs are performed by Teddy Pendergrass and he's just right. The entire movie has a lilting, choreographic flow to it this low-budget comedy-fantasy has some of the most entertaining performances I've seen all year." The film was screened out of competition at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival. List of American films of 1984 Choose Me on IMDb Choose Me at AllMovie Choose Me at Box Office Mojo Choose Me at Rotten Tomatoes
The Moderns is a 1988 film by Alan Rudolph, which takes place in 1926 Paris during the period of the Lost Generation and at the height of modernist literature. The film stars Linda Fiorentino and John Lone among others. Nick Hart is an expatriate American artist living in Paris among some of the great artists and writers of the time, including Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas. Nick is torn between his wife Nathalie de Ville who hires him to forge her paintings, he must contend with Rachel's current husband, Bertram Stone, who does not know that his wife is still married to another man. Keith Carradine as Nick Hart Linda Fiorentino as Rachel Stone John Lone as Bertram Stone Wallace Shawn as Oiseau Geneviève Bujold as Libby Valentin Geraldine Chaplin as Nathalie de Ville Kevin J. O'Connor as Ernest Hemingway Meg Tilly was set to play the part of Rachel Stone, but withdrew due to scheduling conflicts and Linda Fiorentino signed on to replace her. Mick Jagger and Sam Shepard were considered to play Bertram Stone.
Isabella Rossellini lost to Geraldine Chaplin. The film received positive reviews from critics, it holds a 78% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 18 reviews, it was nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards including Best Supporting Male for John Lone, Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography. American film critic, Roger Ebert, in his review stated that The Moderns is: "sort of a source study for the Paris of Ernest Hemingway in the 1920s; the Moderns on IMDb The Moderns at Rotten Tomatoes The Moderns at Box Office Mojo
Macbeth is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. It dramatises the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake. Of all the plays that Shakespeare wrote during the reign of James I, patron of Shakespeare's acting company, Macbeth most reflects the playwright's relationship with his sovereign, it was first published in the Folio of 1623 from a prompt book, is Shakespeare's shortest tragedy. A brave Scottish general named Macbeth receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the Scottish throne for himself, he is wracked with guilt and paranoia. Forced to commit more and more murders to protect himself from enmity and suspicion, he soon becomes a tyrannical ruler; the bloodbath and consequent civil war swiftly take Macbeth and Lady Macbeth into the realms of madness and death. Shakespeare's source for the story is the account of King of Scotland.
The events of the tragedy are associated with the execution of Henry Garnet for complicity in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. In the backstage world of theatre, some believe that the play is cursed, will not mention its title aloud, referring to it instead as "The Scottish Play". Over the course of many centuries, the play has attracted some of the most renowned actors to the roles of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, it has been adapted to film, opera, novels and other media. The play opens amid thunder and lightning, the Three Witches decide that their next meeting will be with Macbeth. In the following scene, a wounded sergeant reports to King Duncan of Scotland that his generals Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, Banquo have just defeated the allied forces of Norway and Ireland, who were led by the traitorous Macdonwald, the Thane of Cawdor. Macbeth, the King's kinsman, is praised for his fighting prowess. In the following scene and Banquo discuss the weather and their victory; as they wander onto a heath, the Three Witches greet them with prophecies.
Though Banquo challenges them first, they address Macbeth, hailing him as "Thane of Glamis," "Thane of Cawdor," and that he will "be King hereafter." Macbeth appears to be stunned to silence. When Banquo asks of his own fortunes, the witches respond paradoxically, saying that he will be less than Macbeth, yet happier, less successful, yet more, he will father a line of kings, though he himself will not be one. While the two men wonder at these pronouncements, the witches vanish, another thane, Ross and informs Macbeth of his newly bestowed title: Thane of Cawdor; the first prophecy is thus fulfilled, Macbeth sceptical begins to harbour ambitions of becoming king. King Duncan welcomes and praises Macbeth and Banquo, declares that he will spend the night at Macbeth's castle at Inverness. Macbeth sends a message ahead to Lady Macbeth, telling her about the witches' prophecies. Lady Macbeth suffers none of her husband's uncertainty and wishes him to murder Duncan in order to obtain kingship; when Macbeth arrives at Inverness, she overrides all of her husband's objections by challenging his manhood and persuades him to kill the king that night.
He and Lady Macbeth plan to get Duncan's two chamberlains. They will be defenceless. While Duncan is asleep, Macbeth stabs him, despite his doubts and a number of supernatural portents, including a hallucination of a bloody dagger, he is so shaken. In accordance with her plan, she frames Duncan's sleeping servants for the murder by placing bloody daggers on them. Early the next morning, Lennox, a Scottish nobleman, Macduff, the loyal Thane of Fife, arrive. A porter opens the gate and Macbeth leads them to the king's chamber, where Macduff discovers Duncan's body. Macbeth murders the guards to prevent them from professing their innocence, but claims he did so in a fit of anger over their misdeeds. Duncan's sons Malcolm and Donalbain flee to England and Ireland fearing that whoever killed Duncan desires their demise as well; the rightful heirs' flight makes them suspects and Macbeth assumes the throne as the new King of Scotland as a kinsman of the dead king. Banquo reveals this to the audience, while sceptical of the new King Macbeth, he remembers the witches' prophecy about how his own descendants would inherit the throne.
Despite his success, Macbeth aware of this part of the prophecy, remains uneasy. Macbeth invites Banquo to a royal banquet, where he discovers that Banquo and his young son, will be riding out that night. Fearing Banquo's suspicions, Macbeth arranges to have him murdered, by hiring two men to kill them sending a Third Murderer; the assassins succeed in killing Banquo. Macbeth becomes furious: he fears that his power remains insecure as long as an heir of Banquo remains alive. At a banquet, Macbeth invites Lady Macbeth to a night of drinking and merriment. Banquo's ghost sits in Macbeth's place. Macbeth raves fearfully, as the ghost is only visible to him; the others panic at the sight of Macbeth ragi