Berlinale 2004 Report
AbstractBERLINALE 2004 "IF I had a choice, the Retrospective would be the Competition!" - quipped Dieter Kosslick at the opening of the 54th Berlinale (5-15 February 2004), his third as festival director. Titled "New Hollywood 1967-1976," and inspired by film historian Peter Biskind's bestseller "Easy Riders, Raging Bulls," the retro embraced the favourite films of veteran critics and film professionals attending the Berlinale. Indeed, the run on tickets for legendary films by cult directors - Roger Corman's Wild Angels (1966), Arthur Penn's Bonnie and Clyde (1967), John Cassavetes's Faces (1968), Dennis Hopper's Easy Rider (1969), Sam Peckingpah's Wild Bunch (1969), Bob Rafelson's Five Easy Pieces (1969), Peter Bogdanovich's Last Picture Show (1971), William Friedkin's French Connection (1971), Jack Nicholson's Drive, He Said (1971), Francis Ford Coppola's Godfather (1972), Brian De Palma's Sisters (1972), Terrence Malick's Badlands (1973), George Lucas's American Graffiti (1973), Hal Ashby's Last Detail (1973), Steven Spielberg's...