215 search results for 1983
Producer worked with Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, Barbra Streisand and more
As the actor celebrates his seventh Oscar nod, we round up his career highlights.
1983 lineup reunites for 30th anniversary album and tour
Martin Scorsese's dark comedy finally screens and it could take the edge off
Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro lead the cast in this boxing-based comedy.
"Shepard & Dark" is the remarkable story of a friendship in letters.
Opposites attract comedy from Lawrence & Malins a reminder that multi-cam can be fun
Based on a true story, this uneven but engaging musical drama sweeps through a turbulent 40 years in popular singer Marika Ninou's (Sotiria Leonardou) life -- and in the history of Greece -- starting with the singer's birth in Smyrna, Turkey in 1917. Ninou was deported to Greece along with all the other Greeks in Smyrna when she was only seven years old, and a few years later, her parents started a career as a musician and a singer in a nightclub/bar. In the short space of one decade, Ninou witnesses her father murder her mother, runs away from home, has a baby, and comes back to the nightclub to sing in an act with a childhood friend and a bouzouki player, Babis. Success finally comes big-time, but then Ninou's childhood friend is exiled for political reasons, and she and Babis leave for other venues. Although Ninou carries a torch for Babis, their relationship never seems to work out, and after many years and World War II go by, she sends her daughter away to a convent school and goes on a tour in America. At last, her fame may spread beyond the boundaries of Greece -- or so it seems. Sotiria Leonardou won the prize for "Best Actress" at the 1983 Thessaloniki Film Festival, for her portrayal of Ninou, and the film itself tied for "Best Picture," and won three other awards as well (two "Best Supporting Actor" prizes, and one for music). ~ Eleanor Mannikka, All Movie Guide
Tony Palmer, music aficionado, occasional rock performer (the albums See You at the Knee, Long Time Comin' Home), and director of classic performance films from multiple musical genres such as Frank Zappa's 200 Motels (1971), the massive Wagner (1983), and Maria Callas: La Divina (1987), helms the 3 hour documentary Tony Palmer's Film About the Salzburg Festival (aka The Salzburg Festival). The Austrian Film Commission granted Palmer nearly limitless access to their archives, from which he collected and assembled over 85 years' worth of footage of the world's foremost opera venue, studded with oratorios from the most accomplished practitioners of the craft - everyone from Toscanini to Callas to Anne-Sophie Mutter to Mitsuko Uchida. Some of the dozens of highlights include: Brandauer and Schell's distinct interpretations of Federmann; Furtwanger's 1954 performance in Don Giovanni; Nazi footage at Salzburg, shot during the Hitler regime; and interviews with everyone from Domingo to Levine to Rattle. ~ Nathan Southern, All Movie Guide
It is widely known and accepted that the United States government systematically classifies as "secret" a massive number of documents each year. This very occurrence raises penetrating key questions about the viability or danger of the government's withholding of such information from the general public. With their documentary Secrecy, Peter Galison and Robb Moss weigh the pros and the cons of this phenomenon; they illustrate the ways in which non-disclosure can often serve as an asset (as in the case of a 1983 mass murder that could have been prevented via greater secrecy), including counterterrorist maneuvers. At the same time, Moss and Galison reflect at length on the dangers of this process -- the ways in which the obfuscation of public knowledge can slow or prevent transnational agreements, create paranoia, and lead to incredible violations of personal privacy. As such, the film meditates on that difficult gray area that lies sandwiched in between democracy and national safety, and asks where the rights of the general populace begin and end. ~ Nathan Southern, All Movie Guide
Includes - Doctor Who: Enlightenment, Episode 1 (1983) Doctor Who: Mawdryn Undead, Episode 2 (1983) Doctor Who: Mawdryn Undead, Episode 4 (1983) Doctor Who: Terminus, Episode 4 (1983) Doctor Who: Terminus, Episode 3 (1983) Doctor Who: Terminus, Episode 2 (1983) Doctor Who: Terminus, Episode 1 (1983) Doctor Who: Mawdryn Undead, Episode 3 (1983) Doctor Who: Mawdryn Undead, Episode 1 (1983) Doctor Who: Enlightenment, Episode 2 (1983) Doctor Who: Enlightenment, Episode 3 (1983) Doctor Who: Enlightenment, Episode 4 (1983) Doctor Who: Enlightenment, Episode 1 The four-part "Enlightenment" begins as the Doctor (Peter Davison), acting upon a warning from the White Guardian, materializes the TARDIS on the deck of a vessel which bears a striking resemblance to an Edwardian sailing yacht. The yacht is about to embark upon a race, the prize of which is dearly coveted by a rather nasty alien species known as the Eternals. Written by Barbara Clegg, "Enlightenment, Episode 1" first aired on March 1, 1983. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Doctor Who: Mawdryn Undead, Episode 2 In the second episode of the four-part story "Mawdryn Undead," the TARDIS is trapped in an orbital pattern around the earth, giving the Black Guardian (Valentine Dyall) ample time to plot vengeance against his old enemy, the Doctor (Peter Davison). To that end, the Guardian has recruited a young, innocent-looking lad named Vizlor Turlough (Mark Strickson) as a potential assassin. This episode features stock-footage "flashbacks" to several previous Doctor Who adventures, notably "The Three Doctors" and "Terror of the Zygons." Originally telecast on February 2, 1983, "Mawdryn Undead, Episode 2" was written by Peter Grimwade. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Doctor Who: Mawdryn Undead, Episode 4 In the conclusion of the four-part story "Mawdryn Undead," the Doctor (Peter Davison) risks giving up his ability to regenerate in order to rescue several innocent victims of the Black Guardian's time-hopping mischief. And what has become of Turlough (Mark Strickson), the baby-faced teenager whom the Guardian has chosen to assassinate the Doctor? Originally telecast on February 9, 1983, "Mawdryn Undead, Episode 4" was written by Peter Grimwade. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Doctor Who: Terminus, Episode 4 In the conclusion of the four-part story "Terminus," the Doctor (Peter Davison) tries to wrest the TARDIS free from the space pattern of a disease-ridden space station -- and to avoid triggering a fuel dump that would result in "Event Two," aka the End of the Universe. With the help of a creature known as the Garm (R.J. Bell), the Doctor may well succeed in saving himself and his companions, including young Turlough (Mark Strickson), who may or may not still be determined to assassinate the Doctor on behalf of the Black Guardian (Valentine Dyall). First telecast on February 24, 1983, "Terminus, Episode 4" was written by Stephen Gallagher. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Doctor Who: Terminus, Episode 3 In the third episode of the four-part story "Terminus," young Turlough (Mark Strickson), acting on orders from the Black Guardian (Valentine Dyall), has locked the TARDIS into the flight pattern of a space stration peopled by victims of the dreaded Lazar's Disease. The Doctor (Peter Davison) tries to deal with this contingency, as well as a greater danger: An unstable thrust engine which may explode at any minute -- thereby destroying the entire Universe. First telecast on February 23, 1983, "Terminus, Episode 3" was written by Stephen Gallagher. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Doctor Who: Terminus, Episode 2 In the second episode of the four-part story "Terminus," the efforts by Turlough (Mark Strickson) to destroy the TARDIS forces the vessel to lock itself into the flight pattern of an alien space station. To the Doctor (Peter Davison), this is danger enough, but things are far worse than they seem; the space station is populated by victims of the highly contagious Lazar'
Popular action figure G.I. Joe was reinvented in animation form in this pilot for the daily syndicated cartoon series of the same name. In keeping with the new marketing strategy established by Hasbro Toys, "G.I. Joe" was no longer an individual, but instead a team of specially trained guerilla fighters, led by Clayton M. "Hawk" Abernathy. The villains of the piece were the members of Cobra, led by Cobra Commander and his Darth Vader-like lieutenant (and frequent rival), Destro. In their first adventure, the Joes were obliged to collect three rare elements vital to a weapon that would counter Cobra's deadly M.A.S.S. device, which allowed the bad guys to transfer matter anywhere at any time for their own evil purposes. Written by Ron Friedman, G.I. Joe - A Real American Hero was made available as either a two-hour animated special or as a five-part miniseries, bearing the individual episode titles "The Cobra Strikes," "Slave of the Cobra Master," "The Worms of Death," "Devil's Cauldron," and "The Stake in the Serpent's Heart." The miniseries version was originally shown on American television from September 12 through 16, 1983. It was followed in 1984 by another miniseries, G.I. Joe: The Revenge of Cobra, and in 1985 by the daily syndicated G.I. Joe series proper. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide