April 29, 1983: Local Hero and The Hunger

“A beautiful coastline… A rich oil man wants to develop it. A poor beach bum wants to live on it. An entire town wants to profit by it. And a real-live mermaid wants to save it… Only one of them will get their way.”

Local_Hero-1983Local Hero is a British comedy-drama film written and directed by Bill Forsyth and starring Peter Riegert, Denis Lawson, Fulton Mackay, and Burt Lancaster. Produced by David Puttnam, the film is about an American oil company representative who is sent to the fictional village of Ferness on the west coast of Scotland to purchase the town and surrounding property for his company. For his work on the film, Forsyth won the 1984 BAFTA Award for Best Direction.

The film also stars Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who; The Thick Of It); comedian Rikki Fulton, Alex Norton (Taggart), Jenny Seagrove (A Woman Of Substance), and John Gordon Sinclair (Gregory’s Girl). [Wikipedia]

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Watch the trailer on the Movieclips Trailer Vault YouTube Channel.

 

 

“Nothing human lasts forever.”

The_Hunger-1983The Hunger is a British-American erotic horror film directed by Tony Scott, and starring Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, and Susan Sarandon. It is the story of a love triangle between a doctor who specialises in sleep and aging research and a vampire couple. The film is a loose adaptation of the 1981 novel of the same name by Whitley Strieber, with a screenplay by Ivan Davis and Michael Thomas, and is Scott’s feature directorial debut.

The film also features Cliff De Young, Shane RimmerWillem Dafoe, and a performance by English post-punk band Bauhaus. [Wikipedia]

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Watch the trailer on the Movieclips Trailer Vault YouTube Channel.

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