The NeverEnding Story is a 1984 German epic fantasy film based on the novel of the same name written by Michael Ende. The film was directed and co-written by Wolfgang Petersen (his first English-language film) and starred Barret Oliver, Noah Hathaway and Tami Stronach. At the time of its release, it was the most expensive film produced outside of the USA or the USSR.
This film adaptation only covered the first half of the book. The majority of the movie was filmed in Germany, except for Barret Oliver’s scenes, which were shot in Vancouver, BC, Canada. It was Germany’s highest budgeted film of the time. The novel’s author, Michael Ende, felt that this adaptation’s content deviated so far from his book that he requested they either halt production or change the name; when they did neither, he sued them and subsequently lost the case.
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The Commitments (1987) is a novel by Irish writer Roddy Doyle, and is the first episode in The Barrytown Trilogy. It is a tale about a group of unemployed young people in the north side of Dublin, Ireland, who start a soul band.
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On the Silver Globe is a Polish film released in 1987, directed by Andrzej Żuławski and adapted from a novel by Jerzy Żuławski.
The film was shot at various locations, including the Baltic seashore at Lisi Jar near Rozewie, Lower Silesia, the Wieliczka Salt Mine, the Tatra Mountains, the Caucasus mountains in Georgia, the Crimea in the Ukraine and the Gobi Desert in Mongolia.
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Possession is a 1981 French cult horror film directed by Andrzej Żuławski and starring Isabelle Adjani and Sam Neill.
It was filmed in Berlin, West Germany.
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The Final Countdown is a 1980 science fiction film about a modern aircraft carrier that travels through time to just before the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. It was directed by Don Taylor, and stars Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, James Farentino, Katharine Ross and Charles Durning.
Most of the film was shot on the Nimitz with full cooperation from the Navy. Many of the crew members were used as extras, a few with speaking parts.
Bunker Palace Hôtel is a 1989 French post-apocalyptic film by comics artist Enki Bilal.
The film was filmed in Belgrade, Serbia.
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Dead Man’s Folly is a 1986 British-American television film featuring Agatha Christie’s Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. It is based on Christie’s novel Dead Man’s Folly. The film was directed by Clive Donner it starred Peter Ustinov, Jean Stapleton, Constance Cummings, Nicollette Sheridan, Tim Pigott-Smith, Jonathan Cecil and Kenneth Cranham. It was shot largely on location at West Wycombe Park in Buckinghamshire, England.
The Mirror Crack’d is a 1980 film British mystery film based on Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple novel The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side (1962). It was directed by Guy Hamilton and featured Angela Lansbury, Geraldine Chaplin, Tony Curtis, Edward Fox, Rock Hudson, Kim Novak, and Elizabeth Taylor.
Scenes were filmed at Twickenham Film Studios, Twickenham, London, England, and on location in Kent.
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Evil Under the Sun is a 1981 British mystery film based on the 1941 novel Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie.
The film was shot at Lee International Studios in Wembley, London and on location in Majorca, Spain The actual island used was Sa Dragonera, but only for visual shots. The Actual locations used were the Formentor Beach for the South of France (Sir Horace’s boat), Cala d’en Monjo for Daphne’s Cove and Hotel (Hotel was a private estate owned by a German, but has now been bought by the Majorca Council and demolished to its foundations which can still be seen today. Gull Cove was a cove on the Formentor Peninsula (Cala en Feliu)and Ladder Bay was filmed near Camp De Mar (Cala Blanca) . The other hotel exterior shots were filmed at the Raixa Estate north of Palma (Just Reopened to the public). Finally Poirot boards his boat to the Island from Deiá. The locations were well stitched together to give the appearance of a few locations near each other on a small island when in reality they are spread across Majorca. It made full use of its location to adequately convey the intricacies of Christie’s plot, in which the hotel guests all appear to be at different parts of the island at the time of the murder.
The scenes of the finding of the murdered hiker on moors at the beginning of the film were shot in the Yorkshire Dales, England, with the exterior of the Police Station being the former Literary Institute in Muker, Swaledale.
The Unbearable Lightness of Being is a 1988 American film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Milan Kundera, published in 1984.Director Philip Kaufman and screenplay writer Jean-Claude Carrière show Czechoslovak artistic and intellectual life during the Prague Spring of the Communist period, before the Soviet and Warsaw Pact invasion in August 1968, and detail the moral–political effects and personal consequences upon a bohemian ménage à trois: a medical doctor and his two women.
It was filmed in France rather than Czechoslovakia; in the scenes depicting the Soviet invasion, archival footage is combined with new material shot in Lyon. The scene in which Tomas is seduced by a woman while cleaning windows was shot in the then unrestored Hôtel de Beauvais in the 4th arrondissement of Paris (now the Administrative Appeal Court).
Ladyhawke is a 1985 fantasy film directed by Richard Donner, starring Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer and Michelle Pfeiffer.
Ladyhawke was filmed in Italy; the alpine meadow of Campo Imperatore-Abruzzo served as a prominent exterior location, while the monk scene was filmed at Rocca Calascio, a ruined fortress on top of a mountain. In the region of Emilia-Romagna, the village of Castell’Arquato in Piacenza and castle of Torrechiara in Parma (the castle of the movie) were also featured. Other Italian locations used include Soncino in the Lombardia region, Belluno in the Veneto region, and the Lazio region around Viterbo.
Revolution is a 1985 film directed by Hugh Hudson, written by Robert Dillon and starring Al Pacino, Donald Sutherland and Nastassja Kinski.
The film was produced by the British company Goldcrest, and was filmed largely in the old dock area of the English port town of King’s Lynn. Main battles scenes were filmed at Burrator reservoir on Dartmoor in Devon and on the coastal cliff top near Challabought Bay, South Devon where a wooden fort was built. Military extras were recruited from ex-servicemen mainly from the Plymouth, South Devon, area.
The Hotel New Hampshire is a 1984 comedy-drama film based on John Irving’s 1981 novel The Hotel New Hampshire. The film was written and directed by Tony Richardson and stars Jodie Foster, Beau Bridges, Rob Lowe, and Nastassja Kinski.
Many outdoor scenes were shot at the Hotel Tadoussac. Tadoussac is a village of 857 inhabitants (2005) in Quebec, Canada which was once an important seventeenth century French trading post.
Fort Saganne is a 1984 French war film directed by Alain Corneau, based on the 1980 novel of the same name by Louis Gardel.
The film set for Fort Saganne, built in Adrar Region, Mauretania.
Mauretania is a part of the historical Ancient Libyan-Berber land in northwestern Africa. It corresponds to present day Morocco and a part of western Algeria. Mauretania in antiquity was the western neighbour of the ancient Berber kingdom of Numidia.
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