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HOLLYWOOD RENAISSANCE The Lesser Known Films. LESSER KNOWN TITLES The Landlord (1970) (Trailer)The Landlord (1970) (Trailer)(Trailer) The Hospital (1971)

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1 HOLLYWOOD RENAISSANCE The Lesser Known Films

2 LESSER KNOWN TITLES The Landlord (1970) (Trailer)The Landlord (1970) (Trailer)(Trailer) The Hospital (1971) (Trailer)The Hospital (1971) (Trailer)(Trailer) The Man (1972) (Cinema Obscura Link)The Man (1972) (Cinema Obscura Link)(Cinema Obscura Link)(Cinema Obscura Link) Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)(1974)

3 CHARACTERISTICS Critical Hits, Sometimes Won OscarCritical Hits, Sometimes Won Oscar Sometimes Failed at Box OfficeSometimes Failed at Box Office Relatively Obscure TodayRelatively Obscure Today Hard to Find on Video, DVDHard to Find on Video, DVD James Earl Jones in The Man

4 THE LANDLORD Director: Hal AshbyDirector: Hal Ashby Stars: Beau BridgesStars: Beau Bridges Based on Book by Kristin HunterBased on Book by Kristin Hunter Plot: Wealthy white man buys apartment building with plans to evict everyone and build himself a mansion, but learns of his tenants ’ low-income status and ends up fixing the place. Becomes involved with two Black women who live in the apartment building.Plot: Wealthy white man buys apartment building with plans to evict everyone and build himself a mansion, but learns of his tenants ’ low-income status and ends up fixing the place. Becomes involved with two Black women who live in the apartment building. Multiple Awards Nominations including BAFTA, Oscar & Golden Globe (best supporting actress, Lee Grant).Multiple Awards Nominations including BAFTA, Oscar & Golden Globe (best supporting actress, Lee Grant).

5 THE LANDLORD

6 THE HOSPITAL Director: Arthur HillerDirector: Arthur Hiller Stars: George C. Scott, Diana RiggStars: George C. Scott, Diana Rigg Plot: A suicidal doctor finds himself surrounded by chaos and murders during a really, really bad day.Plot: A suicidal doctor finds himself surrounded by chaos and murders during a really, really bad day. Impotency Monologue (YouTube)Impotency Monologue (YouTube)Impotency Monologue (YouTube)Impotency Monologue (YouTube) Dark, DARK HumorDark, DARK Humor Won Oscar for Best ScreenplayWon Oscar for Best Screenplay Written by Paddy ChayefskyWritten by Paddy Chayefsky Hollywood Backlash Film?Hollywood Backlash Film?

7 THE MAN Director: Joseph SargentDirector: Joseph Sargent Writer: Rod SerlingWriter: Rod Serling Based on Book by Irving WallaceBased on Book by Irving Wallace Plot: When the President and Speaker of the House are killed in an accident and the Vice President is too sick to take office, the Senate ’ s President Pro Tempore becomes President, facing racism, backstabbing politicians, and Black radicals all demanding his acquiescence.Plot: When the President and Speaker of the House are killed in an accident and the Vice President is too sick to take office, the Senate ’ s President Pro Tempore becomes President, facing racism, backstabbing politicians, and Black radicals all demanding his acquiescence. Deals with race issues, activism, radicalism.Deals with race issues, activism, radicalism. Originally made for television, it was given a theatrical release.Originally made for television, it was given a theatrical release.

8 THE MAN

9 BRING ME THE HEAD OF ALFREDO GARCIA Directed by Sam PeckinpahDirected by Sam Peckinpah Stars: Warren Oates, Isela VegaStars: Warren Oates, Isela Vega Plot: An American expatriate, Bennie, living in Mexico goes looking for the corpse of Alfredo Garcia so he can collect the reward offered by a local mob boss, who wants the man ’ s head for impregnating his teenage daughter. When his unfaithful girlfriend dies during the quest, he seeks revenge on those whose lust for vengeance killed the woman he loved.Plot: An American expatriate, Bennie, living in Mexico goes looking for the corpse of Alfredo Garcia so he can collect the reward offered by a local mob boss, who wants the man ’ s head for impregnating his teenage daughter. When his unfaithful girlfriend dies during the quest, he seeks revenge on those whose lust for vengeance killed the woman he loved. Typically Peckinpah: Lots of blood, violence, and cynicism.Typically Peckinpah: Lots of blood, violence, and cynicism. Box office failure, but has a small, loyal following including (the late) Roger Epert.Box office failure, but has a small, loyal following including (the late) Roger Epert.

10 BRING ME THE HEAD OF ALFREDO GARCIA

11 WHY THEY’RE FORGOTTEN Difficult to find on home video or DVD — i.e., “The Hospital” sells brand new on Amazon.com starting at $ “Bring Me the Head of Alfredo garcia” is listed at a minimum price (new) of $24.69 on DVD, and $43.69 on Blu-Ray. “The Man” is not available on video casette, DVD, or Blu-Ray at all.Difficult to find on home video or DVD — i.e., “The Hospital” sells brand new on Amazon.com starting at $ “Bring Me the Head of Alfredo garcia” is listed at a minimum price (new) of $24.69 on DVD, and $43.69 on Blu-Ray. “The Man” is not available on video casette, DVD, or Blu-Ray at all. Although “The Landlord” is reasonably priced on DVD, it and the other films are not discussed much, at least in comparison to other titles such as “Midnight Cowboy”.Although “The Landlord” is reasonably priced on DVD, it and the other films are not discussed much, at least in comparison to other titles such as “Midnight Cowboy”.

12 SOURCES The Landlord (Wikipedia)The Landlord (Wikipedia)(Wikipedia) The Hospital (Wikipedia)The Hospital (Wikipedia)(Wikipedia) The Man (TCM)The Man (TCM)(TCM) Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (Wikipedia)Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (Wikipedia) (Wikipedia)


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