Category Archives: movies 1990s

‘Deconstructing Harry’ premieres at Venice Film Festival 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 26 1997)


Video: 'Deconstructing Harry' trailer

(Tuesday, August 26, 1997)Deconstructing Harry, a comedy film about the turmoil in the erotic and creative life of immature New York writer Harry Block, premiered today at the Venice Film Festival in Italy. Continue reading ‘Deconstructing Harry’ premieres at Venice Film Festival 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 26 1997)

‘Princess Mononoke’ released in Japan 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 12 1997)


Video: 'Princess Mononoke' trailer

(Saturday, July 12, 1997)Princess Mononoke, a Japanese epic historical fantasy anime film that follows the young Emishi prince Ashitaka’s involvement in a struggle between the gods of a forest and the humans who consume its resources, was released today in Japan. Continue reading ‘Princess Mononoke’ released in Japan 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 12 1997)

Paul McCartney’s ‘Young Boy’ video (version 2) mastered 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 16 1997)


Video: 'Paul McCartney - Young Boy #2 (1997)'

(Monday, June 16, 1997) — The second version of Paul McCartney’s “Young Boy” video, the fifth track on his new album Flaming Pie, was mastered today. Continue reading Paul McCartney’s ‘Young Boy’ video (version 2) mastered 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 16 1997)

‘The Sweet Hereafter’ premieres at Cannes Film Festival 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 15 1997)


Video: 'The Sweet Hereafter' trailer

(Thursday, May 15, 1997)The Sweet Hereafter, a Canadian drama film about a community that plunges into tragedy when its school bus crashes into a lake, claiming the lives of more than a dozen of the town’s children, premiered today at the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. Continue reading ‘The Sweet Hereafter’ premieres at Cannes Film Festival 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 15 1997)

‘L.A. Confidential’ premieres at Cannes Film Festival 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 14 1997)


Video: 'L.A. Confidential' trailer

(Wednesday, May 14, 1997, evening CEST)L.A. Confidential, an American neo-noir crime film about detectives who clash while investigating political corruption, premiered tonight at the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. Continue reading ‘L.A. Confidential’ premieres at Cannes Film Festival 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 14 1997)

‘Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery’ opens in U.S. theaters 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 2 1997)


Video: 'Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery' trailer

(Friday, May 2, 1997, 11:15 a.m. EDT)Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, an American spy action comedy film about a hip secret agent frozen in the 1960s who thaws out in the 1990s to face his greatest enemy, opened today in U.S. theaters, including Sony Theaters in Manhattan. Continue reading ‘Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery’ opens in U.S. theaters 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 2 1997)

‘The English Patient’ wins Best Picture at 69th Academy Awards 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 24 1997)


Video: '1997 Oscars' (26 videos)

(Monday, March 24, 1997, 6:00 p.m.-9:34 p.m. PST)The English Patient, a British-American romantic drama film about a man dying from third-degree burns who remembers a tragic wartime romance, won nine Oscars tonight at the 69th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (Anthony Minghella) and Best Supporting Actress (Juliette Binoche). Continue reading ‘The English Patient’ wins Best Picture at 69th Academy Awards 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 24 1997)

NBC airs ‘Schindler’s List’ virtually uncut, commercial free 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 23 1997)


Video: '2/23/1997 NBC/WKYC Partial Intershow and Schindler's List Introduction' (film introduced at 6:28)

(Sunday, February 23, 1997, 7:30-11:00 p.m. EST)Schindler’s List, the true story of a Nazi war profiteer who saved the lives of 1,100 Jews during World War II, became the first network program to bear the maximum rating of TV-M — for mature audiences — when it aired tonight on NBC. Continue reading NBC airs ‘Schindler’s List’ virtually uncut, commercial free 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 23 1997)