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Max von Sydow

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The Exorcist (1973)

Duration 2h 2m Rating (UK) X Source of story A real exorcism in Ameica on which the novel by Peter Blatty of the same name is based. Director William Friedkin Writers/Script William Peter Blatty Starring Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb, Linda Blair, Mercedes McCambridge Elevator Pitch: An actress is filming in Washington … Continue reading

Kursk (2018)

Elevator Pitch When a HP (Hydrogen Peroxide)  torpedo explodes in the forward compartment of the Kursk, Russia’s premier nulcear submarine, all but 23 of the vessel’s 118 man crew are killed. The remainder survive in the aftermost compartment and await rescue. On shore the wives wait for news and are told lies by the assembled … Continue reading

Judge Dredd (1995)

Elevator Pitch Judge Dredd, one of a group of superpolice who have the authority to arrest, judge and execute criminals in Mega-City a vast connobation in which the remnants of the continent’s population live, is accused of murder when his DNA is identified on the bullets found in the body of a dead journalist. He … Continue reading

Minority Report (2002)

Duration 2h 25m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story Loosely based on a 1956 Phillip K. Dick short story. Writers/Script Scott Frank, Jon Cohen Additional Info The story had been optioned in about 1992 and had been through “Development Hell” before Spielberg and Cruise got together to make it happen. Director Steven Spielberg Starring Tom … Continue reading

Three Days of the Condor (1975)

Duration 1h 57m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A novel “Six Days of the Condor” by James Grady Writers/Script Lorenzo Semple Jr, David Rayfiel Additional Info This might be the first American “Conspiracy” film made prompted by the Watergate affair. Director Sydney Pollack Starring Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson, Max von Sydow, John … Continue reading

Robin Hood (2010)

Duration 2h 20m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The legend – up to a point Writer/s Script Brian Helgeland Additional Info Based on a script “Nottingham” by Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris who sold it to the studio for a lot of money. Also worked on by the British playwrights Paul Webb and Tom … Continue reading

Awakenings

Released 1990 Rating 12 in UK Director Penny Marshall Writer/s Steven Zaillian Starring Robin Williams, Robert de Nero, Julie Kavner, Max von Sydow, Source of story Book by Oliver Sachs Elevator Pitch A group of people in a nut house, apparently suffering from a type of sleeping sickness, encephalitis, and having been unresponsive for many … Continue reading

Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens (2015)

Released 2015 Rating 12A in UK Director J.J.Abrams Writer/s Lawrence Kasdan, J.J.Abrams Starring Harrison Ford, Daisy Ridley, John Bodega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Oscar Iaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Simon Pegg, Warwick Davis, Harriet Walter Source of story The previous Star Wars films Elevator Pitch A new version of the old film, … Continue reading

Flash Gordon

Released 1980 Rating A in UK Director Mike Hodges Writer/s Lorenzo Semple Jr, Michael Allen Starring Sam J Jones, Max von Sydow, Brian Blessed, Melody Anderson, Topol, Ornella Muti, Timothy Dalton, Peter Wyngarde, Richard O’Brien, Robbie Coltrane Source of story 1930s comic book characters by Alex Raymond and film serials on children’s cinema. Elevator Pitch … Continue reading

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