Video: 'On Golden Pond' trailer
(Friday, December 4, 1981) — On Golden Pond, a film about an aging couple Ethel (Katharine Hepburn) and Norman Thayer (Henry Fonda) who are visited by daughter Chelsea (Jane Fonda) with her fiance and his rebellious son at their summer home on Golden Pond, opened today at the Cinema 1 in New York City.
Directed by Mark Rydell, the drama was nominated for ten Academy Awards, winning three, including Best Actor (Henry Fonda, in his final role).
(Thursday, December 3, 1981) — Reds, an epic film about the life and career of John Reed, the revolutionary communist, journalist, and writer who chronicled the Russian Revolution in his book Ten Days That Shook the World, premiered in the U.S. today.
The movie was co-written, produced, directed by and starred Warren Beatty. It also starred Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson.
Video: Natalie Wood tribute
(Sunday, November 29, 1981) — Three-time Academy Award-nominated actress Natalie Wood, 43, drowned today after falling off the yacht ‘Splendour’ off Santa Catalina Island in southern California.
It was believed Wood was trying to retrieve or board a dinghy when she fell into the water. An autopsy indicated that Wood was intoxicated at the time.
(Friday, September 25, 1981) — Chariots of Fire, a British film that tells the fact-based story of two athletes in the 1924 Olympics: Eric Liddell, a devout Scottish Christian who runs for the glory of God, and Harold Abrahams, an English Jew who runs to overcome prejudice, premiered in the U.S. today at the New York Film Festival, six months after opening in Britain.
Das Boot - Theatrical Trailer
(Friday, September 17, 1981) — Das Boot, a German epic war film written and directed by Wolfgang Petersen and starring Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer and Klaus Wennemann, opened today in West Germany. Set during World War II, the film tells the fictional story of U-96 and its crew (it would open in the U.S. on Feb. 10, 1982).
James Bond (For Your Eyes Only) helicopter sequence (HD)
(Wednesday, June 24, 1981) — For Your Eyes Only, the 12th spy film in the James Bond film series and the fifth to star Roger Moore as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond, premiered today in London (it would open in the U.S. on Friday, June 26, 1981).