Eight filmmakers collaborate with Teshigahara to bring a newsreel-style snapshot of Tokyo in 1957-58, when it had eight and a half million people and was the largest city in the world.
A film by Marc Adrian
We follow the rootless Sinsen gang in good times and bad. A life that consists of rock concerts, hut trips, amusement park visits and car thefts. The year is 1958, when the Americans launched the Explorer and the Russians Sputnik III. However, these events do not interest the youthful persons in this film, the members of the "Sinsen gang". For them, it is far more important to know which rock hits are on top on Top Twenty on Radio Luxembourg, and to have seen the latest film with Elvis. The most important is to be accepted by the gang, to be loyal to your pals, and for a very few to be prepared for school
In 1958, in Senegal, land of emigration, Zahia Salhab gave birth to her first child Ghassan. During the same period, Lebanon, their homeland, is driven into a significant local conflict, a preamble to the next civil war.
The career of Maria Callas was just a bit too early and too brief to receive full and satisfying video documentation like that now being accorded to such singers as Renée Fleming and Luciano Pavarotti. This black-and-white televised recital (Callas's Paris debut) took place at the Paris Opera on December 19, 1958 when television was still in its infancy. We might wish that it had happened earlier, when her voice was in better condition, or later, when video recording technology was more advanced--so that, for example, we would not have to take the narrator's word that Callas is wearing a red dress. But this is probably the best available Callas video recording, and her fans will welcome it warmly. Visual elements were as important as the vocal dimensions in her art.
First volume of highlights from the 1950s and 1960s television series about the vanishing train lines. Here you have a chance to see the Bristol line as it looked during 1958.
NASA Going Nowhere Since 1958: A simple film that explores NASA and its history with the Presidents of the United States.
The first full episode that was broadcasted on tv. After this show the whole Netherlands knew who he was. Before, he was only known in Amsterdam and southern. This show features several songs, such as "ballonnetje"
Music & Musicals, Blues, Urban & Dance - Rounding up a selection of vintage performances by Sonny Terry -- whose impressive résumé included gigs ranging from juke joints all the way to Carnegie Hall -- this musical treat features the blues harmonica master at his incomparable best. Tracks include "Midnight Special," "Hand Jive," "Rock Island Line," "Buck Dance," "John Henry," "Crazy About You, Baby," "I Got My Eyes on You," the title tune and more.
The 1958 finals, held in Sweden, saw the emergence of a new superstar in Pélé. This 17 year-old wonder player led the Brazilians to a final triumph over the host nation 5-2.
After serving a five year prison sentence for allowing his men to destroy a town in a drunken spree, a trail boss is hired by the same town's leading citizen to drive their cattle to Fort Clemson. Complicating matters, a rival cattle baron also hires the cattle driver to lead his herd.
Escaped convicts Gary and Lon are caught hiding in a rocket by scientist Dirk Green, who forces them to pilot the ship to the moon. Dirk, who's secretly a moon being, wants to return to his home satellite. Dirk's partner Steve Dayton and his fiancé June stowaway on the ship by accident. Will they all make it back safely? A remake of CAT WOMEN OF THE MOON.
Glenn Manning, "The Amazing Colossal Man," believed dead after falling from the Hoover Dam, reemerges in rural Mexico, brain damaged, disfigured, and very angry.
After Jonathan Harker attacks Dracula at his castle (apparently somewhere in Germany), the vampire travels to a nearby city, where he preys on the family of Harker's fiancée. The only one who may be able to protect them is Dr. van Helsing, Harker's friend and fellow-student of vampires, who is determined to destroy Dracula, whatever the cost.
Set just after the American civil war, businessman and inventor Victor Barbicane invents a new source of power called Power X. He plans to use it to power rockets, and to show its potential he plans to send a projectile to the moon. Joining him for the trip are his assistant Ben Sharpe, Barbicane's arch-rival Stuyvesant Nicholl, and Nicholl's daughter Virginia. Nicholl believes that Power X goes against the will of God and sabotages the projectile so that they cannot return to earth, setting up a suspenseful finale as they battle to repair the projectile.
When master monster make-up man Pete Dumond is fired by the new bosses of American International studios, he uses his creations to exact revenge.