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Elstree 1976

Elstree 1976 is a movie starring Paul Blake, Jeremy Bulloch, and John Chapman. Actors and extras reminisce about their time on the set of Star Wars (1977) and how making the film affected their lives.

Other Titles
エルストリー1976 新たなる希望が生まれた街, Elstree 1976 - Dietro le maschere di Guerre stellari
Running Time
1 hours 37 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Jon Spira
Writer
Jon Spira
Actors
Anthony Forrest, John Chapman, Paul Blake, Jeremy Bulloch
Country
UK
Year
2015
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Actors and extras reminisce about their time on the set of Star Wars (1977) and how making the film affected their lives.

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Marilyn R.

The best thing about the film is the soundtrack. Every track is memorable and all the songs are perfect for the film. The film is very much a story of the artist and their struggle with the public. The director has made it so that you are completely immersed in the film, and it shows. The film also shows the problems that the artist have to face. The film is pretty interesting and all the visuals are good. The film is pretty dark and depressing and really sucks you into the film. The film is good but not as good as I wanted it to be.

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Hannah Bryant

A series of interviews with the members of the extended "family" of the man who built the world's first personal computer, Alan Turing. This documentary is a bit of an odd one in that it's not really about Turing, but rather the subjects that surround him. The only person of interest here is the British computer scientist Alan Anderson who has chosen to remain anonymous to protect his family's privacy. Turing was a genius and a mythological figure, and the subject of this film is how he became the figure that he was. We hear the stories of how Turing became obsessed with computers and how he married his work, and we see his working life from his days at Bletchley Park to the time he was convicted of gross indecency. The material is fascinating and has a lot of great moments, and the interviews are fun. The real star of the show though is Turing's wife Mary. Here she talks about how her husband is the source of his creativity, and how the man had an obsession with computers. What's really remarkable is that the film doesn't really touch on Turing's homosexuality, or his character. Turing was obviously a very repressed man who was very unhappy with his marriage and his profession. And while the film does talk about how much he hated computers, it's not really anything that we haven't seen before. The film isn't really trying to be a history lesson, or a documentary, it's just about how a person like Turing became the figure that he became. And what a story this is. Turing is an incredibly fascinating man. This is a man who made an enormous impact on history and will probably forever be remembered for his contributions to computer science, and his legacy will never be erased. A must-see for anyone who enjoys the stories of Turing.

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Sharon

Let's face it, you can't have a science fiction movie without some sort of male/female relationship. A loving father and a mother who is an alien in the making. We have seen it all before. The Marmite taste in the mouth. As for me, I've seen the cute young aliens in The Invaders, and seen the bad old alien in The Day the Earth Stood Still, so I can forgive most of the film's shortcomings. But it's still a bit like the alien in The Martian, in that there's just too much going on. The special effects were very good, and I enjoyed the very strong sense of claustrophobia, and I thought the whole space theme was very exciting. All in all, I think this movie was very well done. There are many aspects of the movie that I don't agree with, but overall, it was a very good film. The two stories are quite different, and I liked the ending very much, so I think it's a very good film. I'm not sure about the reason why it got a 6.3 on IMDb, but I think it's because the movie has to be the same age for a certain time, and the rating was lowered due to this. I recommend it, it's a good movie. And that's the best way I can sum it up, that's a good movie. 7/10.

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Emily Foster

This movie covers the development of the AI from AI research to the creation of computers. It's a fascinating story that goes far beyond what you would expect to hear about a science project. We get to hear the reasoning behind all of the experiments, the story behind the discoveries, the challenges, the challenges of running the project, and the stories of people involved. The movie doesn't go into great depth about the actual progress of the project, but rather focuses on the social, psychological, and historical forces that made the project possible. As a movie it's pretty good. I think it would have been a lot better if it was longer, but it does what it's supposed to do. I would have liked to have heard more about the development of the idea of computer intelligence. It was very fascinating. It made me think about how important this idea is and how computers will change our lives. Overall, a good movie to see. 7/10

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Joan Castro

I remember reading a book about this tragedy by John Knowles. That book told us about the "last train home", the "last train home" from the 'Gothic House of Peril' in the North of England. It was a building that was used as a site for Nazi experiments in the 1930s. The only survivor was a child, the only survivor who has a speech impediment. The film has a very similar feel to this book. It takes place in the 1980s, the year that the building was closed down. It's interesting to see how the film depicts that time period. The film has a very similar feel to the book, and is a good watch. The film is worth a look.

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Julia Allen

If you have seen the original or a movie based on the book then you will probably agree with the filmmakers that the movie has taken from the book. I do agree with them. The whole idea of doing a movie that is just the same as the book was a good idea but it's a shame that the director had to break the book into three parts and then a fourth one. I do think that if they had just done a movie that was based on the book then it would have been great. I think the film was a good thing because it's an adaptation and it can be different from the book and that's what makes the film work. I was not expecting the whole idea of using different scenes from the book. I was expecting it to be just the same as the book but that's not what happened. I did enjoy the film and it did have a good message but I was disappointed by the director and the actors.

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Joe M.

I loved this movie. The idea of the film was a great one, and I was very impressed with the acting. I can't say enough about this movie, it's really a must see for any fan of the genre. I highly recommend it to anyone who has seen or is considering watching this film.

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Gary

It's not just the politics that's changing here. The music is changing. The idea of getting to know people is changing. The subject matter is changing. The idea of what it means to be a human being is changing. You can see the real humans here in this movie. The fact that it's a documentary is kind of like having someone put your eyes on a painting. You can't tell what it looks like. You can't look at the face of the person or the painting. It's a film about what it means to be human. It's a great documentary. I liked it. I liked it a lot. It's good. It's a good movie.

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Betty

The story of Frank Churchill (Jim Sturgess), the eccentric inventor of the iMac computer, is told by Steve Jobs (Steve Wiebe) in the film "The iMac." The story is really strange, but it is in fact a pretty accurate portrayal of what happened when one of the most promising young techies of the time left Apple. "The iMac" is a documentary that doesn't offer anything new or exciting. It tells the story of a young man named Frank Churchill, and how he created a computer. I didn't see this film in the theaters, but I did see the video version, and I was glad to see that the movie is narrated by James Cameron, who directed the "Aliens" and "Titanic" movies. Cameron gives us a few interesting facts and pictures about the iMac, but it is mostly about Jobs' personal life and his work. The story is boring and doesn't move the movie along. The only thing that made the movie enjoyable was the amazing music score, which was composed by John Powell. The movie was supposed to be entertaining, but it wasn't.

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Gloria Ortiz

It's a fascinating, if somewhat boring documentary about music in the 40s and 50s. While there's a lot of nudity, sex, and other forms of sexiness, the movie also shows that the 50s were an exciting time in music history, with great albums from artists like James Brown, the Rolling Stones, and the Who, and some great singles. The whole thing is interesting, and although it's mostly boring, it's still well worth watching. 7/10

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Harry W.

As one who works in the world of dance and is an extremely proud New Zealander, I am so grateful for the opportunity to share my love of the dance and culture of New Zealand with the world. This movie is a beautiful tribute to the ancient ways of this amazing country. The dance scenes and all the different cultures involved are amazing and the video is a wonderful way to see the country from an outsider's perspective. I hope that New Zealand's young people will be inspired by this film and take the time to learn more about the country and its culture. For those of you who are interested in the history of the country, I highly recommend the book Dance by Land and Sea. It is filled with fascinating information on the history of the country and it is very educational and entertaining.

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Timothy F.

I loved this film, and I have to admit I was a little skeptical about it being a documentary, but I was pleasantly surprised. This is a wonderful, funny, and educational film. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in the history of the music industry. The documentary is a must-see.

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Zachary Hamilton

This film is a must see for anyone who wants to understand the real story behind the story. It's about a "freak show" in the mental ward of a mental institution and it's about a young man who went to see the show. It's about the real life story of a young man who was in the same institution, who was really sick and who was "taken" to a mental hospital by his parents. The film is a must see for anyone who wants to understand the real story behind the story.

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Jane G.

For me this was a very good documentary on the music of Black Sabbath, but it is very difficult to decide if it is a good documentary or not. I found that the documentary was very boring for me, there was nothing interesting about the film. I think that the only thing that the film wanted to say is that Black Sabbath are really influential and so on, but they are not the only great bands that have been influenced by them. I think that there are many bands that have been influenced by them that could not have done anything if it was not for the influence of Black Sabbath. They have been able to do it because of the fact that they are so popular. I have no doubt that Black Sabbath are one of the most important bands that have ever been. I think that they have done a great job and I think that they deserve all the praise that they get. I hope that there is a documentary about them in the near future, I think that it would be very interesting to see what they are like and what they do and what they are influenced by. So if you are a Black Sabbath fan, this is definitely a good documentary to see. I don't think that it is a very good documentary, but it is a very good documentary and I think that it is worth seeing. 7/10

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Jessica M.

This is a fantastic documentary about the life of a young woman, Anna Louise Strong. Her life has been full of pain and sorrow and she has faced many of the issues facing the LGBT community today. She has been a catalyst for many people and has been an inspiration to many. She was a pioneer and a true pioneer. She will be missed greatly by all. It is a wonderful documentary that will be remembered for years to come. The music is superb and the cinematography is fantastic. The film is very informative and the interviews are so great. I can't wait to see it again.

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Mary Johnson

This documentary is an eye-opener for anyone who has ever thought about the life of a young person. The viewer is given a sense of how life was for a young person in the late 60s and early 70s. It is a world of drugs, sex, and drugs, and the realities of being a teenager. I was a teenager when this happened, and I remember it vividly. The documentary shows us the day to day lives of the people involved. The interviewees were quite candid about their lives and the things that happened to them. It is a well-written and well-produced documentary that is well worth watching.

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Ethan Boyd

I think the whole "God is Dead" thing is a load of nonsense. I can't see how someone could really believe that someone like Jesus would have died for them and given them the chance to be the 'GOD' of the universe. If someone could, that person would have died by now. But if Jesus did exist, he would not have died. He would have been here for thousands of years and then he would have died. It is ridiculous to believe that someone who has gone through such a traumatic experience as Jesus' death would not have had some sort of knowledge of 'what the hell is going on' during his life. He would have known what was going on and why, because he is the 'GOD'. We would not be here if he was not here. If he was not here, we would not be here. He is the 'GOD'. I know a lot of people don't like the subject matter, but I can't think of any better way to get a message across to people that they are not doing enough. If you are going to read this, watch the movie, not this documentary. If you are not, don't watch it. This documentary is really about getting people to know that Jesus was the 'GOD' of the universe, not what he did. We do not need to see that. Watch the movie. It is really well done.

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Christopher

This is one of the most amazing documentaries I have ever seen. It is truly a documentary of the highest order. The level of detail in the documentary is nothing short of incredible. The actors in the film have done a fantastic job of portraying their characters in a very realistic way. The film is not just a "documentary" it is a film. There is no editing or cutting. Everything is filmed in such a way that it is very difficult to tell what is happening on screen. The footage is very convincing and is very well-filmed. The acting of the actors is amazing. I highly recommend this film to anyone who is interested in the world of documentary filmmaking. It is a must-see.

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Gregory

If there is one thing that can be said about the DVD version of This World is Yours, it is that it is a must for any movie buff. It has everything: An exciting and very short introduction to the film; a feature length film about the making of the film; clips from the movie; interviews with the cast and crew; and a few bonus features. I really liked this one a lot more than the version on the big screen. There is a lot more footage than in the version on the big screen, and it's definitely worth checking out. The most interesting thing about the DVD is the commentary with the cast and crew. They give a lot of insight on the making of the movie, including what is not in the DVD. Also, they talk about the movie being a true story and how it was done. It is very interesting and definitely worth checking out. If you're into special features and documentaries, this is the one for you.

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Jack O.

I have just watched the DVD of this film and it is a must have for any person who wants to see how the world's most famous underground cinema can be made to a decent movie. The documentary covers the actual "cult" of the cinema, the people who lived in it, their reactions to it, and the problems that it caused them. It is an excellent film, showing how a bunch of people who were able to make the most of a very limited environment became the most famous underground cinema in the world. I have no idea why they didn't release this on DVD. It is a great documentary that should be on everyone's top ten list.

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Kathleen Gray

This film follows a month in the life of a small village in rural Britain. The author is Charles Booth, the local man who discovered the Riemann surfaces in the early 70's and was fascinated by the resulting images. He uses his new found fame to try and win a BBC debate, while the inhabitants of the village look on in awe at his influence. The film was first shown on BBC 2 on 1 June 1997, but has been on BBC TV ever since. It is a short film and features very little dialogue. However, the visuals are beautiful, and the acting is brilliant. The townsfolk (all British) and the people of the village are brilliantly photographed, and the images of the village are one of the most beautiful ever. A lovely film to see.

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Olivia

I love a documentary so I was excited to watch this documentary. But the documentary is not as good as it could have been. For a start the idea of showing all the great films of the last 50 years was good, but it could have done with some further explanation as to why they are so good, and why they deserve their place in history. The great film makers have been rather short with their interviews and they don't spend enough time talking to each other. They also seem to forget that the audience is watching a documentary and they should not make them feel that they are not watching a documentary, so they are often asked to repeat the questions over and over. However I do agree that they did spend a lot of time showing films that were never made. They did a good job with the last 50 years, however they could have done with a little more explanation about why they were so great, and why they deserved their place in history. It was well made and the idea was good but it could have been better.

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Lisa

I am sorry to say that this movie was dull. There were two things I loved about this movie: 1. The topic of how the circus had changed its function. People used to live in the circus now and they didn't. It was a great, but brief, history of the circus and a little history of the modern circus. 2. The movie. I like a good movie. This movie was great. I was happy to see a documentary about the circus and how it was different from the regular circus and how it was a real life type of circus. It was not a movie about circus because it is not a circus. It was a documentary about circus. The movie was great. My rating is 7/10.

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Sharon R.

A unique documentary about British art dealers and how they can cause a change in an industry. Filled with insightful insights and fascinating interviews, it offers a clear understanding of the art world and the reason behind the change in art prices. The film also highlights some very important social issues, such as the housing crisis and the work of the modern art auction houses. The directors do an excellent job of presenting the many different sides of the art world. In addition, the film also examines some of the ways in which the art world exploits the high priced art, the problem of lost art, and the influence of the film industry on the art world.

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Vincent

The makers of this film have done a brilliant job of giving a perspective of the lives of the many, many people who live in the UK and the UK's lack of ability to help them. A very brave and very insightful documentary.

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Ronald B.

What a simple story: The history of the world's two most famous scientists and their relationship, which was such a big topic in the 70's. I think that it is a very good documentary, but sometimes it is a bit boring. You get to see an actor's acting, which is rather good. You see their relationship, which was quite strange at the beginning, but you get to see how the relationship evolves. You see how their science is developed. They meet and talk to other scientists. They try to make their relationship work. They discover the answer to the big problem. At the end, you see how the relationship is healed. They think it is the answer to the world's problems. They think that they can solve it themselves. They are so convinced that they can make their relationship work. It is a very interesting story. It is not a very deep story, but I think that it is a very interesting story. You can watch it a few times. If you like to watch documentaries, I recommend this one.

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Michael Douglas

I know, I know.The story is about the next generation of Soviet citizens. That's all. This movie was made by the Russian Film Institute, the same institute that made "The Pianist". I had never heard of it before, but it seems to have been made just for the money. The movie is shot in color, and it looks like the director was trying to recreate that period in Russia. Unfortunately, it does not look like anything from the period. I believe the only person who did a decent job in this movie was Oleg Yankovsky. The rest of the cast is just like they are in "The Pianist". Some of the movie is more of a documentary and other is more of a documentary about the people. This is a movie I would recommend to people who want to see what life in Russia was like before the revolution. It is a documentary that shows a bit about the people. I hope I will see this movie on DVD when it comes out.

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Thomas Torres

One of the most obvious things that this film does is focus on the police state that is in effect in many European countries. The "police" are a good deal more militarised than they are in the US and much more technologically advanced. This is not surprising since many of the European countries with the worst levels of gun crime have the most militarised police forces. The film is worth watching as it is an in-depth look at the problem of gun crime. I am not sure how it compares to the film "Homicide: Life on the Street" which was produced in the US. The one is a documentary with many interviews and the other one is a film about a policeman trying to change the way that the police are trained. However both are very informative and show the extent of the problem.

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Amanda Sanchez

This documentary was put together by the BBC to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the launch of BBC One. The movie is a little dated by today's standards, but the overall concept of the movie is great. I liked the way the BBC turned the original format on its head by making it a bit more "highbrow" and a bit more about politics and history. It was also nice to see that the BBC still had some of the same values that it used to have back in the '60s and '70s. Also, it's nice to see that the BBC still had the same feel of old movies. I found it very interesting how they made this movie, because it reminded me of how a movie made today would feel. The acting is good and the drama is great. The sound is also great. The music is great and the cinematography is great. This movie is a must-see for all those who love the BBC and British films in general.

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Christian D.

After a long time, the British independent film making comes to the surface again. The film looks great, and the actors are excellent. The idea is good and the overall message is good. The problem is that this is a film that is too long. At two hours and forty minutes, the film feels too long. I think that the film could have been trimmed by fifteen minutes, but that would have made it too long. I understand that the film was very ambitious, and the film-makers tried to make the film as visually rich as possible, but the film does not feel "real" in the same way that, say, "Exotica" or "Europa" feels "real". It just feels long and drags on and on. However, this film is definitely a must-see for people who love independent film making, or for people who want to learn about independent film-making.

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Sara

I thought the documentary was very good. It was interesting to see a different view of a topic. I am a chemist and I was interested in the science behind the chemical reactions of the body. I think it is important to know the truth and what is true and what is not. I thought the documentary was well done and that it was informative and interesting. I hope that this film will be shown in schools and colleges. I would recommend it to anyone.

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Lori

This is one of the most moving documentaries I have ever seen. It is a masterpiece and the reason I have not seen it before is that it is not on DVD. I will watch this documentary over and over again and I will buy the DVD when it comes out. It is a must see! I am not religious but I still have a great respect for God and I am thankful for the fact that He has given me the gift of knowing the true meaning of life and I have the gift of seeing the truth. I will never forget this documentary! I am truly sorry that this has not been released on DVD. If you are a Christian and are looking for a great documentary to watch this is it! I have to watch this over and over again!

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Paul R.

I have seen this movie about 10 times and I still love it. The actors are brilliant and so are the directors. The whole movie is great and you will have a great time. This is a true story and it will make you laugh, cry, and think about what happened in the past. I recommend it to everyone.

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Jerry W.

I thought the film was excellent, and I am glad that this is the first movie I have seen that uses the world famous Monty Python's "Life of Brian" as the basis for a film. This is not only a great movie, but a great tribute to the film's star, Brian, and to the people who made him the legend that he is. As a tribute to Brian, I am going to buy the DVD of the film, so that I can watch it at least once a year. This is a film that is worth watching and has many references to the movie. I think that the movie is great and will be a great source of inspiration to anyone who is interested in watching a great movie.

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Kathleen

An excellent documentary that shows the true horrors of war. This movie has been shown on BBC2 several times and has been watched by many people. It is a must see for anyone who has not yet seen it.