A film about the noted American linguist/political dissident and his warning about corporate media's role in modern propaganda.
A mysterious leather-clad figure on a motorcycle rides into a deserted rural town in Italy, to the tune of Riz Ortolani's harmonica-driven score. The figure is Miele (Monica Vitti), a motor-mouthed pathological liar supposedly traveling to meet her gangster boyfriend, Big Louie. Miele brushes open the swinging doors of a laundress (Claudia Cardinale) to abandon her hubby and flee to Naples. What follows is a fun-filled road trip, with Miele's dishonesty increasingly transparent as Claudia gains confidence and proves the savvier of the pair.
With her leather-clad, androgynous persona and exhibitionist style, Suzi Quatro became an icon of the 70s glam rock scene; she later expanded her career to include acting, appearing in TV's HAPPY DAYS as "Leather Tuscadero." Quatro paved the way for the riot grrrl movement with her tough, streetwise attitude and her skills as a musician with a hard-rock, edgy style. At the height of her career she scored such hits as "Stumblin' In," "48 Crash," "Daytona Demon" and the number 1 "Devil Gate Drive." LEATHER FOREVER combines rare home movies and little-known music videos with live footage from Suzi's 2003 Stuttgart, Germany tour, as well as footage from the upcoming documentary on Suzi's life entitled NAKED UNDER LEATHER.
In many ways the fifth Judas Priest studio album, "Hell Bent for Leather" (aka "Killing Machine" outside the US) released in the fall of 1978 is the band's definitive album, showcasing all their strengths and epitomizing what this heavy metal group is all about. The album was produced during the period they adopted the "leather & studs" style breaking new ground in heavy metal sound and image. Although gothic themes are present the album isn't truly dark or morbid, the band is as aggressive and brutally intense as ever. The blistering two-guitar attack and shreds of Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing will melt your head - the solos have some serious attitude, and by now Rob Halford had established his quite unique, much lower and more menacing, vocal style…