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CINEMA HISTORY, Chapter 9
The 1980s--Towards an International Cinema

Lagoon Cinemas, Uptown, Minneapolis, MNCompiled by Robert E. Yahnke
Professor, General College,
University of Minnesota

A list of recommended titles is included below.

 

 

YEAR

FILM

DIRECTOR

COUNTRY

1981

My Dinner With Andre

Louis Malle

France

1981

Reds

Warren Beatty

USA

1982

Das Boot

Wolf. Peterson

Germany

1982

Moonlighting

Jerzy Skolimowski

Polish

1982

Sophie's Choice

Alan Pakula

USA

1982

Verdict, The

Sidney Lumet

USA

1983

Betrayal

David Jones

England

1983

Fanny and Alexander

Ingmar Bergman

Sweden

1983

Killing Fields, The

Roland Joffe

England

1983

The Dresser

Peter Yates

England

1983

Local Hero

Bill Forsyth

Scotland

1983

Terms of Endearment

James Brooks

USA

1983

Year of Living Dangerously

Peter Weir

Australia

1984

Amadeus

Milos Foreman

USA

1984

Natural, The

Barry Levinson

USA

1985

28 Up

Michael Apted

England

1985

Kiss of the Spider Woman, The

Hector Babenco

USA

1985

Mishima

Paul Schrader

USA

1985

Plenty

Fred Schepisi

Australia

1985

Ran

Akiru Kurosawa

Japan

1985

Streetwise

M. Bell & C. McCall

USA

1986

Brazil

Terry Gilliam

USA

1986

Hannah and Her Sisters

Woody Allen

USA

1986

Pelle the Conqueror

Bille August

Denmark

1986

The Assault

Fons Rademaker

Holland

1986

My Life as a Dog

Lasse Hallstrom

Sweden

1986

Shoah

Claude Lanzman

France

1987

Babette's Feast

Gabriel Axel

Denmark

1987

House of Games

David Mamet

USA

1987

Jean de Florette

Claude Berri

France

1987

Last Emperor, The

Bernardo Bertolucci

Italy

1987

Manon of the Spring

Claude Berri

France

 

For the next chapter in this Cinema History
See Chapter 10

The Late 1980s--Independent Films, New Voices

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