Arthur Penn

Arthur Hiller Penn (September 27, 1922 – September 28, 2010) was an American director and producer, who is closely associated with the American New Wave. He has won a Tony Award, and has been nominated for three Academy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award and two Primetime Emmy Awards.

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Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

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In the 1930s, bored waitress Bonnie Parker falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Penn
CAST:  Warren Beatty  •  Faye Dunaway  •  Michael J. Pollard  •  Gene Wilder

In the 1930s, bored waitress Bonnie Parker falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Penn
CAST:  Warren Beatty  •  Faye Dunaway  •  Michael J. Pollard  •  Gene Wilder

Night Moves (1975)

Private detective and former football player Harry Moseby gets hired on to what seems a standard missing person case, as a former Hollywood actress whose only major roles came thanks to being married to a studio mogul wants Moseby to find and return her daughter. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Penn
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Jennifer Warren  •  Susan Clark  •  Harris Yulin

Private detective and former football player Harry Moseby gets hired on to what seems a standard missing person case, as a former Hollywood actress whose only major roles came thanks to being married to a studio mogul wants Moseby to find and return her daughter. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Penn
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Jennifer Warren  •  Susan Clark  •  Harris Yulin

Penn & Teller Get Killed (1989)

Penn & Teller enjoy playing jokes on each other. When Penn says on an interview show that he wishes he has someone threatening his life so that he "wouldn't sweat the small stuff," each of them begins a series of pranks on the other to suggest a real threat. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Penn
CAST:  Penn Jillette  •  Teller  •  Caitlin Clarke  •  David Patrick Kelly

Penn & Teller enjoy playing jokes on each other. When Penn says on an interview show that he wishes he has someone threatening his life so that he "wouldn't sweat the small stuff," each of them begins a series of pranks on the other to suggest a real threat. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Penn
CAST:  Penn Jillette  •  Teller  •  Caitlin Clarke  •  David Patrick Kelly

Lumière and Company (1995)

40 international directors were asked to make a short film using the original Cinematographe invented by the Lumière Brothers, working under conditions similar to those of 1895. There were three rules: (1) The film could be no longer than 52 seconds, (2) no ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch  •  Spike Lee  •  James Ivory  •  Andrei Konchalovsky  •  Liv Ullmann  •  Peter Greenaway  •  Lasse Hallström  •  Bigas Luna  •  Gabriel Axel  •  Merzak Allouache  •  Patrice Leconte  •  Cédric Klapisch  •  Costa-Gavras  •  Michael Haneke  •  Theo Angelopoulos  •  Wim Wenders  •  Fernando Trueba  •  John Boorman  •  Claude Miller  •  Raymond Depardon  •  Abbas Kiarostami  •  Alain Corneau  •  Zhang Yimou  •  Claude Lelouch  •  Lucian Pintilie  •  Arthur Penn  •  Vicente Aranda  •  Jacques Rivette  •  Helma Sanders-Brahms  •  Youssef Chahine  •  Régis Wargnier  •  Francis Girod  •  Idrissa Ouedraogo  •  Jerry Schatzberg  •  Hugh Hudson  •  Ismail Merchant  •  Gaston Kaboré  •  Jaco Van Dormael  •  Sarah Moon  •  Nadine Trintignant  •  Yoshishige Yoshida
CAST:  Jeffe Alperi  •  Romane Bohringer  •  Bruno Ganz  •  Ticky Holgado

40 international directors were asked to make a short film using the original Cinematographe invented by the Lumière Brothers, working under conditions similar to those of 1895. There were three rules: (1) The film could be no longer than 52 seconds, (2) no ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch  •  Spike Lee  •  James Ivory  •  Andrei Konchalovsky  •  Liv Ullmann  •  Peter Greenaway  •  Lasse Hallström  •  Bigas Luna  •  Gabriel Axel  •  Merzak Allouache  •  Patrice Leconte  •  Cédric Klapisch  •  Costa-Gavras  •  Michael Haneke  •  Theo Angelopoulos  •  Wim Wenders  •  Fernando Trueba  •  John Boorman  •  Claude Miller  •  Raymond Depardon  •  Abbas Kiarostami  •  Alain Corneau  •  Zhang Yimou  •  Claude Lelouch  •  Lucian Pintilie  •  Arthur Penn  •  Vicente Aranda  •  Jacques Rivette  •  Helma Sanders-Brahms  •  Youssef Chahine  •  Régis Wargnier  •  Francis Girod  •  Idrissa Ouedraogo  •  Jerry Schatzberg  •  Hugh Hudson  •  Ismail Merchant  •  Gaston Kaboré  •  Jaco Van Dormael  •  Sarah Moon  •  Nadine Trintignant  •  Yoshishige Yoshida
CAST:  Jeffe Alperi  •  Romane Bohringer  •  Bruno Ganz  •  Ticky Holgado

The Missouri Breaks (1976)

When vigilante land baron David Braxton hangs one of the best friends of cattle rustler Tom Logan, Logan's gang decides to get even by purchasing a small farm next to Braxton's ranch. From there the rustlers begin stealing horses, using the farm as a front for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Penn
CAST:  Marlon Brando  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Randy Quaid  •  Kathleen Lloyd

When vigilante land baron David Braxton hangs one of the best friends of cattle rustler Tom Logan, Logan's gang decides to get even by purchasing a small farm next to Braxton's ranch. From there the rustlers begin stealing horses, using the farm as a front for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Penn
CAST:  Marlon Brando  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Randy Quaid  •  Kathleen Lloyd

Arthur Penn: The Director (1970)

A short documentary about Arthur Penn.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elliott Erwitt
CAST:  Arthur Penn  •  Dustin Hoffman  •  Richard Mulligan

A short documentary about Arthur Penn.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elliott Erwitt
CAST:  Arthur Penn  •  Dustin Hoffman  •  Richard Mulligan

Little Big Man (1970)

Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Indians and fighting with General Custer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Penn
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Faye Dunaway  •  Chief Dan George  •  Martin Balsam

Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Indians and fighting with General Custer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Penn
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Faye Dunaway  •  Chief Dan George  •  Martin Balsam

Filmmakers vs. Tycoons (2005)

How the cinema industry does not respect the author's work as it was conceived, how manipulates the motion pictures in order to make them easier to watch by an undemanding audience or even how mutilates them to adapt the original formats and runtimes to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carlos Benpar
CAST:  Marta Belmonte  •  Jesús Ángel Domínguez  •  Víctor Jerez  •  Tunet Vila

How the cinema industry does not respect the author's work as it was conceived, how manipulates the motion pictures in order to make them easier to watch by an undemanding audience or even how mutilates them to adapt the original formats and runtimes to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carlos Benpar
CAST:  Marta Belmonte  •  Jesús Ángel Domínguez  •  Víctor Jerez  •  Tunet Vila

Filmmakers in Action (2006)

What is the state of cinema and what being a filmmaker means? What are the measures taken to protect authors' copyright? What is their legal status in different countries? (Sequel to “Filmmakers vs. Tycoons.”)  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carlos Benpar
CAST:  Marta Belmonte  •  Aitor Martínez  •  Lonan García  •  Pau Herrero

What is the state of cinema and what being a filmmaker means? What are the measures taken to protect authors' copyright? What is their legal status in different countries? (Sequel to “Filmmakers vs. Tycoons.”)  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carlos Benpar
CAST:  Marta Belmonte  •  Aitor Martínez  •  Lonan García  •  Pau Herrero

The Portrait (1993)

After a long absence, artist Margaret Church returns to her aging parent's home to finish a portrait of them, only to to discover that her parents have decided to sell their home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Penn
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Cecilia Peck  •  Paul McCrane

After a long absence, artist Margaret Church returns to her aging parent's home to finish a portrait of them, only to to discover that her parents have decided to sell their home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Penn
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Cecilia Peck  •  Paul McCrane

Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood (2003)

A look at 1970s Hollywood when it was known as New Hollywood, and the director was the star of the movie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Bowser
CAST:  Dennis Hopper  •  Peter Bogdanovich  •  William H. Macy  •  Tony Bill

A look at 1970s Hollywood when it was known as New Hollywood, and the director was the star of the movie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Bowser
CAST:  Dennis Hopper  •  Peter Bogdanovich  •  William H. Macy  •  Tony Bill

Visions of Eight (1973)

Eight acclaimed filmmakers bring their unique and differing perspectives to the 1972 Summer Olympic Games held in Munich. The segments include Lelouch's take on Olympic losers and their struggle to remain dignified even in the face of bitter disappointment and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Miloš Forman  •  Claude Lelouch  •  Arthur Penn  •  Kon Ichikawa  •  John Schlesinger  •  Mai Zetterling  •  Yuri Ozerov  •  Michael Pfleghar
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Eight acclaimed filmmakers bring their unique and differing perspectives to the 1972 Summer Olympic Games held in Munich. The segments include Lelouch's take on Olympic losers and their struggle to remain dignified even in the face of bitter disappointment and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Miloš Forman  •  Claude Lelouch  •  Arthur Penn  •  Kon Ichikawa  •  John Schlesinger  •  Mai Zetterling  •  Yuri Ozerov  •  Michael Pfleghar
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Inside (1996)

A South African political prisoner is tortured to obtain information on apartheid conspirators. Ten years later, the head officer in charge of the questioning is similarly held as prisoner and questioned about his past offenses.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Penn
CAST:  Nigel Hawthorne  •  Eric Stoltz  •  Louis Gossett Jr.  •  Ian Roberts

A South African political prisoner is tortured to obtain information on apartheid conspirators. Ten years later, the head officer in charge of the questioning is similarly held as prisoner and questioned about his past offenses.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Penn
CAST:  Nigel Hawthorne  •  Eric Stoltz  •  Louis Gossett Jr.  •  Ian Roberts

Four Friends (1981)

A young immigrant comes to America in the 60s and is caught up in the counterculture movement which tests his bonds of friendship and love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Penn
CAST:  Craig Wasson  •  Jodi Thelen  •  Michael Huddleston  •  Jim Metzler

A young immigrant comes to America in the 60s and is caught up in the counterculture movement which tests his bonds of friendship and love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Penn
CAST:  Craig Wasson  •  Jodi Thelen  •  Michael Huddleston  •  Jim Metzler

Dead of Winter (1987)

A fledgling actress is lured to a remote mansion for a screen-test, soon discovering she is actually a prisoner in the middle of a blackmail plot.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Penn
CAST:  Mary Steenburgen  •  Roddy McDowall  •  Jan Rubeš  •  William Russ

A fledgling actress is lured to a remote mansion for a screen-test, soon discovering she is actually a prisoner in the middle of a blackmail plot.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Penn
CAST:  Mary Steenburgen  •  Roddy McDowall  •  Jan Rubeš  •  William Russ

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DIRECTION:  Amir Naderi
CAST:  Arthur Penn

Revolution! The Making of 'Bonnie and Clyde' (2008)

The making-of documentary of Bonnie and Clyde.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurent Bouzereau
CAST:  Warren Beatty  •  Robert Benton  •  Robert Towne  •  Arthur Penn

The making-of documentary of Bonnie and Clyde.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurent Bouzereau
CAST:  Warren Beatty  •  Robert Benton  •  Robert Towne  •  Arthur Penn

Rosy-Fingered Dawn: A Film on Terrence Malick (2002)

Rosy-Fingered Dawn is a film on Terrence Malick. It is about the making of BADLANDS, DAYS OF HEAVEN, THE THIN RED LINE and the personal involvement of some of the most representative figures of the American culture itself. This medley of voices has given origin to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carlo Shalom Hintermann  •  Luciano Barcaroli  •  Gerardo Panichi  •  Daniele Villa
CAST:  Penelope Allen  •  Sergei Bodrov  •  Jim Caviezel  •  Ben Chaplin

Rosy-Fingered Dawn is a film on Terrence Malick. It is about the making of BADLANDS, DAYS OF HEAVEN, THE THIN RED LINE and the personal involvement of some of the most representative figures of the American culture itself. This medley of voices has given origin to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carlo Shalom Hintermann  •  Luciano Barcaroli  •  Gerardo Panichi  •  Daniele Villa
CAST:  Penelope Allen  •  Sergei Bodrov  •  Jim Caviezel  •  Ben Chaplin

The Miracle Worker (1962)

The true story of the frightening, lonely world of silence and darkness of 7-year-old Helen Keller who, since infancy, has never seen the sky, heard her mother's voice or expressed her innermost feelings. Then Annie Sullivan, a 20-year-old teacher from Boston, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Penn
CAST:  Anne Bancroft  •  Patty Duke  •  Victor Jory  •  Inga Swenson

The true story of the frightening, lonely world of silence and darkness of 7-year-old Helen Keller who, since infancy, has never seen the sky, heard her mother's voice or expressed her innermost feelings. Then Annie Sullivan, a 20-year-old teacher from Boston, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Penn
CAST:  Anne Bancroft  •  Patty Duke  •  Victor Jory  •  Inga Swenson

Target (1985)

A Texan with a secret past searches Europe with his son after the KGB kidnaps his wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Penn
CAST:  Matt Dillon  •  Gene Hackman  •  Gayle Hunnicutt  •  Josef Sommer

A Texan with a secret past searches Europe with his son after the KGB kidnaps his wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Penn
CAST:  Matt Dillon  •  Gene Hackman  •  Gayle Hunnicutt  •  Josef Sommer
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