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Monte Hellman is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Second Unit Director, Editor and Thanks American born on 12 july 1929 at New York City (USA)

Monte Hellman

Monte Hellman
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Birth name Monte Himmelbaum
Nationality USA
Birth 12 july 1929 at New York City (USA)
Death 20 april 2021 (at 91 years)

Monte Hellman (born July 12, 1932, in New York City) is an American film director, producer, and film editor.

Biography

Son film le plus apprécié par la critique est le road movie Macadam à deux voies (Two-Lane Blacktop, en 1971), qui est cependant un échec commercial, mais qui est depuis devenu un film culte. Monte Hellman avait débuté quelques années auparavant sous la direction de Roger Corman, producteur de série B qui a également fait débuter Scorsese et Coppola, en réalisant une parodie de film d'horreur, Beast from Haunted Cave, en 1959.

Deux autres films d’Hellman sont devenus des films culte, les westerns « bressoniens » L'Ouragan de la vengeance (Ride in the Whirlwind) et The Shooting, tous deux interprétés et coproduits par Jack Nicholson. Ces films ont été tournés en 1965 et directement diffusés à la télévision en 1968. Un troisième western, China 9, Liberty 37 (1978), est moins reconnu par la critique, bien qu’il ait également des admirateurs. Il réalise également Cockfighter (ou Born to Kill, en 1974) et Iguana (1988). Aucun des films d'Hellman n’a été un succès commercial. Il réalise en 1989 Douce nuit, sanglante nuit : coma dépassé puis, en 2010, son dernier film, Road to Nowhere.

Usually with

Roger Corman
Roger Corman
(10 films)
Fred Roos
Fred Roos
(4 films)
Warren Oates
Warren Oates
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Monte Hellman (34 films)

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Actor

L.A. Without a Map, 1h47
Directed by Mika Kaurismäki
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors David Tennant, Vinessa Shaw, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Julie Delpy, Vincent Gallo, Monte Hellman
Roles Himself
Rating59% 2.99952.99952.99952.99952.9995
While visiting a Northern English city, Barbara (Vinessa Shaw), an aspiring Hollywood actress, has a fling with the town undertaker Richard (David Tennant), who also writes obituaries for the local paper and has written one unpublished novel, Uzi Suicide. Barbara returns home, where she works as a waitress at a Japanese restaurant. She brags about the handsome writer she met while away. Unfortunately, Richard follows her to Hollywood.
Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out!, 1h30
Directed by Monte Hellman
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Themes Christmas films, Serial killer films
Actors Bill Moseley, Richard Beymer, Monte Hellman, Eric Da Re, Laura Harring, Robert Culp
Roles Danny
Rating34% 1.718991.718991.718991.718991.71899
After being shot down by police at the end of the previous film, the infamous Santa Claus Killer Richard "Ricky" Caldwell has been left comatose for six years, with a transparent dome being affixed to his head by the doctors in order to repair his damaged skull. Wanting to contact Ricky, the eccentric Dr. Newbury begins using a blind clairvoyant girl named Laura Anderson to try reach out to him. One Christmas Eve, after a particularly traumatic session with Newbury, Laura begins to regret her participation in his experiment, but Newbury tries to convince her to keep trying, saying that they can talk more after Laura returns home from visiting her grandmother over the holiday. After Laura is picked up from the hospital by her older brother Chris, a drunk hospital employee dressed as Santa Claus wanders into Ricky's room and begins taunting him, rousing Ricky back to consciousness. Killing the Santa impersonator Ricky escapes from the hospital, taking a letter opener with him after killing a receptionist as well.
Someone to Love, 1h51
Directed by Henry Jaglom
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Orson Welles, Henry Jaglom, Andrea Marcovicci, Sally Kellerman, Ronee Blakley, Jeff Dowd
Roles Attendee / Richard
Rating58% 2.949952.949952.949952.949952.94995
The film is a pseudo documentary about a filmmaker who throws a Valentine's Day party at an old theater that is about to be demolished. The filmmaker invites numerous single friends, including his brother, the real estate agent who sold the theater to a developer who is going to build a modern shopping mall, to the party and then quizzes them on camera about their lives, failed relationships, intimacy issues, and loneliness.
Room 666
Room 666 (1982)
, 50minutes
Directed by Wim Wenders
Origin France
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors Steven Spielberg, Jean-Luc Godard, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Chantal Akerman, Michelangelo Antonioni, Mike De Leon
Roles Self
Rating65% 3.2942553.2942553.2942553.2942553.294255
Durant le festival de Cannes en 1982, Wim Wenders a invité les cinéastes présents à se rendre tour à tour dans la chambre 666 de l'hôtel Martinez et à mettre en marche la caméra et le magnétophone qu'il y avait placés pour répondre à une seule question : «le cinéma est-il un langage en train de se perdre, un art qui va mourir ? ».
The Christian Licorice Store, 1h30
Directed by James Frawley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Sports films, Tennis films
Actors Beau Bridges, Maud Adams, Gilbert Roland, Allan Arbus, McLean Stevenson, Jean Renoir
Roles Joseph
Rating52% 2.636062.636062.636062.636062.63606
Promising tennis pro Franklin Cane lives in Los Angeles and is mentored by his coach, Jonathan "J.C." Carruthers, who warns him of the perils of success. J.C. advises him to concentrate on his game and not on outside interests, such as a lucrative offer to endorse a hair spray in a TV ad.

Director

Road to Nowhere, 2h2
Directed by Monte Hellman
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Romance
Actors Cliff De Young, Shannyn Sossamon, Tygh Runyan, Dominique Swain, Fabio Testi, John Diehl
Rating54% 2.706172.706172.706172.706172.70617
Promising filmmaker named Mitchell Haven invites Laurel Graham, a non-professional actress, to play Velma Duran, a person involved in a financial scandal that made headlines and is featured in the Haven's new film. The director falls in love with his muse, to the despair of some members of the crew.
Trapped Ashes, 1h45
Directed by Monte Hellman, Joe Dante, Sean S. Cunningham, Ken Russell
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Actors Jayce Bartok, Rachel Veltri, Richard Ian Cox, Henry Gibson, Lara Harris, Scott Lowell
Rating47% 2.360022.360022.360022.360022.36002
Segment The Girl With Golden Breasts (Réalisateur: Ken Russell) : Une jeune comédienne au chômage veut une poitrine plus généreuse afin d'obtenir plus de rôles. Le chirurgien qu'elle va voir lui vante les mérites de sa pratique : implanter des poitrines de femmes décédées (carrément moins dangereux que le silicone). Seule petit inconvénient, les sympathiques implants mammaires doivent être nourris au sang frais... Segment Jibaku (Réalisateur: Sean S. Cunningham): Ce segment donne dans le fantôme japonais. Invité au Japon pour donner une conférence, un architecte décide de venir avec sa femme. La jeune femme rencontre un revenant et tombe sous son l'emprise.
Iguana
Iguana (1989)
, 1h28
Directed by Monte Hellman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Adventure, Horror
Actors Everett McGill, Fabio Testi, Michael Madsen, Jack Taylor, Joseph Culp
Rating60% 3.0476753.0476753.0476753.0476753.047675
In the 19th century, a bizarrely disfigured harpooner named Iguana Oberlus (Everett McGill), suffers abuse from peer sailors on board of a whaling vessel. One night he escapes and continues to live on a remote island of the Galápagos Islands. There, he proclaims himself the ruler of the island and declares war on humanity. Anyone who happens to find himself on the island faces the cruel tyranny of Iguana. He enslaves shipwrecked sailors, and Carmen (Maru Valdivielso) is forced to become his mistress.
Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out!, 1h30
Directed by Monte Hellman
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Themes Christmas films, Serial killer films
Actors Bill Moseley, Richard Beymer, Monte Hellman, Eric Da Re, Laura Harring, Robert Culp
Rating34% 1.718991.718991.718991.718991.71899
After being shot down by police at the end of the previous film, the infamous Santa Claus Killer Richard "Ricky" Caldwell has been left comatose for six years, with a transparent dome being affixed to his head by the doctors in order to repair his damaged skull. Wanting to contact Ricky, the eccentric Dr. Newbury begins using a blind clairvoyant girl named Laura Anderson to try reach out to him. One Christmas Eve, after a particularly traumatic session with Newbury, Laura begins to regret her participation in his experiment, but Newbury tries to convince her to keep trying, saying that they can talk more after Laura returns home from visiting her grandmother over the holiday. After Laura is picked up from the hospital by her older brother Chris, a drunk hospital employee dressed as Santa Claus wanders into Ricky's room and begins taunting him, rousing Ricky back to consciousness. Killing the Santa impersonator Ricky escapes from the hospital, taking a letter opener with him after killing a receptionist as well.
Avalanche Express, 1h28
Directed by Monte Hellman, Mark Robson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Rail transport films, Political films, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Lee Marvin, Robert Shaw, Linda Evans, Maximilian Schell, Horst Buchholz, Mike Connors
Rating49% 2.453422.453422.453422.453422.45342
Russian general Marenkov (Robert Shaw) decides to defect to the West, and CIA agent Harry Wargrave (Lee Marvin) leads the team that is to get him out. Wargrave decides that Marenkov should travel across Europe by train, on the fictional "Avalanche Express". The idea is to lure the Russians into attacking the train, and thus discover who their secret agents in Europe are. Consequently, during the train journey they must survive both a terrorist attack and an avalanche, all planned by Russian spy-catcher Nikolai Bunin (Maximilian Schell).
The Shooting, 1h22
Directed by Monte Hellman
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Actors Warren Oates, Millie Perkins, Will Hutchins, Jack Nicholson, Charles Eastman
Rating64% 3.247833.247833.247833.247833.24783
Willet Gashade (Oates), a former bounty hunter, returns to his small mining camp after a lengthy absence and finds his slow-witted friend Coley (Will Hutchins) in a state of fear. Coley explains to Gashade that their partner, Leland Drum (B. J. Merholz), had been shot to death two days before by an unseen assassin. The killing was possibly committed in revenge for the accidental trampling death of "a little person" in town, which may have been caused by Gashade's brother, Coin. Coin had inexplicably rushed away from their camp moments before the shooting death. Gashade and Coley become increasingly paranoid, and Gashade takes his friend's gun away from him.
China 9, Liberty 37, 1h42
Directed by Monte Hellman
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Actors Fabio Testi, Warren Oates, Jenny Agutter, Sam Peckinpah, Isabel Mestres, Franco Interlenghi
Rating59% 2.995382.995382.995382.995382.99538
Gunslinger Clayton Drumm (Testi) is in jail, about to be hanged, when railroad company men offer him a chance to live if he will agree to murder Matthew (Oates), a miner who has steadfastly refused to sell his land to the railroad.
The Greatest, 1h38
Directed by Monte Hellman, Tom Gries
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Films about the Olympic Games, Le boxe anglaise
Actors Ernest Borgnine, David Clennon, Lucille Benson, Drew Bundini Brown, James Gammon, Lloyd Haynes
Rating58% 2.949812.949812.949812.949812.94981
L'histoire retrace la carrière de Mohamed Ali, de sa victoire aux Jeux olympiques de Rome à sa reconquête de son titre de champion face à George Foreman, en passant par sa conversion à l'Islam et à son refus d'incorporation dans l'armée.