#248: The Marriage of Maria Braun

cuxdienuf1utstg4ctdjlbmsj8e#248 – The Marriage of Maria Braun, (Die Ehe der Maria Braun), 1979, Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Near the end of World War II, Maria marries Hermann, who is immediately sent off to battle. When the war concludes, Maria believes that Hermann is dead. She starts working at an Allied bar, where she meets American soldier Bill. They start a relationship that is interrupted when Hermann returns alive. During a scuffle between the men, Maria accidentally kills Bill. Hermann takes the blame and goes to jail, while Maria begins a hard new life.

#328: Life of Brian

gx9ef1scrx6kryhlgsje8ffybyn#328 – Life of Brian, 1979, Terry Jones

Brian Cohen is an average young Jewish man, but through a series of ridiculous events, he gains a reputation as the Messiah. When he’s not dodging his followers or being scolded by his shrill mother, the hapless Brian has to contend with the pompous Pontius Pilate and acronym-obsessed members of a separatist movement. Rife with Monty Python’s signature absurdity, the tale finds Brian’s life paralleling Biblical lore, albeit with many more laughs.


#817: All That Jazz

ju4sj56w03lcy1zjiwczyvby6x9#817 –  All That Jazz, 1979, Bob Fosse

Joe Gideon is at the top of the heap, one of the most successful directors and choreographers in musical theater. But he can feel his world slowly collapsing around him – his obsession with work has almost destroyed his personal life, and only his bottles of pills keep him going.