Our salute to prolific Canadian director Ted Kotcheff begins with two comedy hits. First, a pair of young men struggle to maintain the illusion that their dead boss is still alive; then, George Segal and Jane Fonda resort to armed robbery to pay their bills. Discussion between films with director Ted Kotcheff and actor Jonathan Silverman.
Our tribute to Ted Kotcheff displays the variety of the director’s work with two of his most acclaimed films: an Australian shocker about a schoolteacher stranded in the Outback, and a coming-of-age dramedy starring Richard Dreyfuss. Discussion between films with director Ted Kotcheff.
The neo-realist masterpiece about a Hoboken dock-worker (Marlon Brando) who “coulda been a contender” is followed by a conversation with Wynn Thomas, whose celebrated production design career was inspired by the film. Discussion moderated by production designer John Muto.
Sergio Leone’s surreal masterpiece of the American West during the last days of the Civil War follows a trio of equally violent and unrepentant gunslingers (Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach and Lee Van Cleef) who engage in a jaw-dropping series of double and triple crosses to get their hands on a fortune in stolen Confederate gold.