[tv] Tuesday, 9 July 2013 : The program on tv tonight

Each morning, writing the Blog from the Cinema advise you 2 movies to see on tv that night : a film on the set of strings and another, exclusively on TNT, so not to forget anyone !

In the programme tonight : Gasland on Arte and Aliens the Return on OCS Shock.

  • ON TNT


On Arte at 20: 50

Technical data sheet

Achievement : Josh Fox

Scenario : Josh Fox

Country of origin : United States

Genre : Documentary

Released : April 6, 2011

Duration : 104 minutes


One morning, Josh Fox receives a letter from a company gas extraction, which offered him 100 000 dollars against the right to install wells drilling on the ten acres of the family property, in the area not incorporated in Milanville (Pa). Suspicious, Fox asks about the exploitation of the rock formation shale, Marcellus shale (which runs through Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and West Virginia. Josh Fox’s first visit Dimock (Pennsylvania), in an area of shale gas development. There, he meets several families whose tap water can catch fire if we approach a lighter (a survey in the State conducted by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has subsequently proved that the problem was due to the methane naturally present in the water and not to the technique of hydraulic fracturing or to the operation of the gas). The inhabitants also suffer from many health problems and fear that their water supply is contaminated.

Josh Fox then decides to go to the west, in places where the exploitation has been going for a decade, to see its impact on communities on a more long-term. He visits a variety of sites, primarily in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and Texas, leaving to the encounter of residents to collect their stories. Many of them mention chronic health problems, as well as a contamination of the air, wells or water courses. Fox admitted, however, in an interview with us public radio NPR, that it is only a question of “causality suspicious” and not scientifically proven. Sometimes, residents stated that they obtained gas companies to be supplied with drinking water or install systems of water purification.

Throughout the documentary, Josh Fox interviews scientists, politicians and representatives of the gas industry. His steps lead him even to shoot to the Congress the discussions of a sub-committee on the Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act, ” a bill to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act () to delete a certain permissiveness towards hydraulic fracturing “, permitted by the Energy Policy Act of 2005.


• Gasland is the second documentary from Josh Fox, after a first film called Memorial Day. Fox begins his own project, but is joined by a total of three other cameramen, at different moments of the shooting. The film is produced in about eighteen months, edited by Matthew Sanchez and Josh Fox. Of the 200 hours of recording, they keep that 100 minutes of film.

• The first of Gasland takes place on the occasion of the 2010 edition of the Sundance film Festival in Park City, Utah. The documentary was also shown on television for the first time on 21 June 2010, on the american channel HBO. The film is released in French cinemas on April 6, 2011. A version of 42 minutes was broadcast online by LaTéléLibre.

[Source : Wikipedia]

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On OCS Shock at 20h40

  •  Read the review of the movie

Technical data sheet

Original title : Aliens

Achievement : James Cameron

Scenario : James Cameron, David Giler, Walter Hill

Main actors : Sigourney Weaver, Lance Henriksen, Michael There, Bill Paxton, Carrie Henn

Production companies : Twentieth Century Fox, Brandywine Productions, SLM Production Group

Country of origin : United States, United Kingdom

Genre : Horror, Science-fiction, Action, Thriller

Released : 8 October 1986

Duration 131 minutes – 148-minute (long version)


After 57 years of drifting in space, Ellen Ripley is rescued by the corporation Weyland-Yutani. Despite his report on the incident that occurred on the Nostromo, she is not taken seriously by the military about the presence of xénomorphes on the planet LV-426 where to put his crew… planet where several families of settlers were sent on a mission of “terraformage”. After the disappearance of the latter, Ripley decides to accompany a squad of marines in their mission of rescue… and face it again the Beast.

The music for the film

The soundtrack of Aliens was composed by James Horner. When Horner had to begin to write the soundtrack, Cameron had not yet finished filming, making any attempt impossible. Six weeks before the planned release of the film, Horner had not started his work schedule was very tight. He has composed the music for the final sequence of the film, where Ripley fights the queen, last. However, Cameron has then changed the mounting of the stage, forcing Horner to start again, thus creating tension between them. He eventually finished the work in extremis before the release of the film. Despite these difficulties, the music of the final sequence was very favorably received, becoming one of the first music film to success since it was re-used in other films and trailers from. After this painful experience, Cameron and Horner have worked together for more than a decade, until Cameron’s hiring to write the music of his blockbuster film Titanic (1997).


• 1986 – Oscar of the cinema

Best sound editing (Don Sharpe)

Best visual effects (Robert Skotak, Stan Winston, John Richardson and Suzanne Benson)

• 1986 – BAFTA Awards

Best visual effects (Robert Skotak, Brian Johnson, John Richardson and Stan Winston)

• 1986 – Saturn Awards

Best science fiction film

Best actress (Sigourney Weaver)

Best actor in a supporting role (Bill Paxton)

Best actress in a supporting role (Jenette Goldstein)

Best younger actor (Carrie Henn)

Best direction (James Cameron)

Best-case scenario

Best special effects (Stan Winston)

• 1987 – Golden Reel Awards

Best sound editing (Don Sharpe)

• 1987 – Won A Hugo Award

Best film

• 1987 – Kinema Junpo Awards

Best foreign film (reader’s choice)

[Source : Wikipedia]

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