#677: The Producers

30qubawcw0f2v9qwkhraxgu6kd1#677 – The Producers, 1967, Mel Brooks

Broadway producer, Max Bialystock and his accountant, Leo Bloom plan to make money by charming little old ladies to invest in a production many times over what it will actually cost, and then put on a sure-fire flop, so nobody will ask for their money back – and what can be a more certain flop than a tasteless musical celebrating Hitler.

#993: Japan’s Longest Day

pgfvaj08unre5gti8bkvjz5rvgn#993 – Japan’s Longest Day, (日本のいちばん長い日), 1967, Kihachi Okamoto

Following the detonation of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese military and the government clash over the demand from the Allies for unconditional surrender. Minister of the Army Anami leads the military officers who propose to fight on, even to the death of every Japanese citizen. Emperor Hirohito, however, joins with his ministers in asking the unthinkable, the peaceful surrender of Japan. When the military plots a coup to overthrow the Emperor’s civilian government, Anami must face the choice between his desires and loyalty to his Emperor.