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TCM Imports - July 2014

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Even though Love and the Frenchwoman is listed on this month's Imports tab, the schedule for July 13 lists Throne of Blood in that slot instead. I wonder which one we'll get?

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late Sun., 7-6

 

2:00 am ET
111 min
crime

Drama ensues when a married music teacher hires a young maid to take care of the house.

DirKim Ki-Young CastLee Eun-Sim , Kim Jin-Kyu , Ju Jeung-Ryu .

"...this film jolted audiences with its harrowing, incredibly lurid depiction of a household torn apart when a couple (a music teacher and seamstress) bring in a new housemaid whose pathology has deadly, permanent consequences"

 
 
 
4:00 am ET
98 min
crime

A chambermaid takes a job in the country with a strange family.

DirLuis Buñuel CastJeanne Moreau , Georges Géret , Michel Piccoli .
 
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Yes, it was very engaging. Almost hypnotizing. What a fantastic performance from the actress playing the housemaid herself. Her first appearance in the closet, smoking a cigarette and that expression on her face made me laugh. I was glad to see that she ended up being the title character. She became very frightening and unpredictable later in the film. It was almost a bit of a loss because she was such a satisfying eccentric, hah.

 

The tacked-on ending may have been lame, but it was so awkward that it kind of added a weird, wholesome juxtaposition, like we've just witnessed something taboo and this was their cumbersome attempt to "right" it. Reminiscent of Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

 

The image of her clinging to his leg as he walked down the stairs is one that sticks in your mind...

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airs late Sun., 7-13

(replacing Love and the Frenchwoman ('61)

 

 

2:00 am ET
109 min
epic

Spurred by his wife and a witch's prediction, a samurai murders his lord to steal the throne.

DirAkira Kurosawa CastToshiro Mifune , Isuzu Yamada , Takashi Shimura .

LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:

D: Akira Kurosawa. Toshiro Mifune, Isuzu Yamada, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki.

"Graphic, powerful adaptation of Macbeth in a samurai setting. Gripping finale, with Taketoki Washizu (the Macbeth character, masterfully played by Mifune) attacked by arrows."

 

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airs Sun., 7-20

 

2:00 AM
C- 213 min
horror

A cybernetics engineer uncovers a conspiracy in a corporation specializing in virtual reality.

DirRainer Werner Fassbinder CastKlaus Lowitsch , Mascha Rabben , Karl-Heinz Vosgerau

"...depict a sparkling, corporation-controlled world in which protagonist , an employee of a cybernetics conglomerate, begins to suspect that existence itself is a computer-run virtual reality and everyone believing themselves human beings no more than "thought units."

 

ARTICLE: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/509100/World-on-a-Wire/articles.html

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airs late Sun., 7-27

 

2:45 am ET
98 min
drama
La Haine (1995) PREMIERE

After a youth is tortured by the police, a riot explodes on the streets of Paris in this examination of racial tensions in France.

DirMathieu Kassovitz CastVincent Cassel , Hubert Kounde , Said Taghaoui
4:30 am ET
90 min
drama

A factory worker lives for the chance to have fun on the weekends.

DirKarel Reisz CastAlbert Finney , Shirley Field , Rachel Roberts .

 LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:

D: Karel Reisz. Albert Finney, Shirley Anne Field, Rachel Roberts, Norman Rossington.

"Grim yet refreshing look at angry young man, who in a burst of nonconformity alters the lives of girlfriends Field and Roberts. Superbly enacted. Script by Alan Sillitoe, from his novel. One of the first and best of Britain's "angry young men'' dramas of the '60s."

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LA HAINE features this creative mirror scene.

There was actually no mirror.  

The person we see from behind, looking into the "mirror," is a double.

Vincent Cassel is on the reflection side of the "mirror."

 

 

Yes, his character is imitating Robert DeNiro from TAXI DRIVER.

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I was looking forward to seeing Bergman's classic "Through A Glass Darkly" on July 28th, but it was preempted by the James Garner memorial. Any idea when it might be shown?

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