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Eles Nao Usam Black-Tie a.k.a. They Don't Wear Black-Tie
A superb cast that includes Academy Award nominee Fernanda Montenegro (Central do Brasil / Central Station) brings to life the conflicted characters of Eles Não Usam Black-Tie / They Don’t Wear Black-Tie, director Leon Hirszman and star Gianfrancesco Guarnieri’s adaptation of Guarnieri’s own play about a working-class family torn apart by labor struggles. During a strike, the father, a union leader, sides with the laborers. The son, however, opts to cross picket lines because he needs the money to support his own growing family. This harrowing drama won the FIPRESCI prize at the 1981 Venice Film Festival.

FILM
Eles Não Usam Black-Tie / They Don’t Wear Black-Tie
An American Werewolf in London
Body Heat
La Dame aux camélias / The True Story of Camille
Excalibur
Four Friends
La Pelle / The Skin
Ragtime

DIRECTOR
John Landis (An American Werewolf in London)
Warren Beatty (Reds)
Mauro Bolognini (La Dame aux camélias / The True Story of Camille)
John Boorman (Excalibur)
Liliana Cavani (La Pelle / The Skin)
Milos Forman (Ragtime)
Leon Hirszman (Eles Não Usam Black-Tie / They Don’t Wear Black-Tie)
Lawrence Kasdan (Body Heat)
Arthur Penn (Four Friends)

ACTOR
Gianfrancesco Guarnieri (Eles Não Usam Black-Tie / They Don’t Wear Black-Tie)
Warren Beatty (Reds)
Henry Fonda (On Golden Pond)
George Hamilton (Zorro, the Gay Blade)
Timothy Hutton (Taps)
Jeremy Irons (The French Lieutenant’s Woman)
Jack Nicholson (The Postman Always Rings Twice)
Carlos Alberto Ricceli (Eles Não Usam Black-Tie / They Don’t Wear Black-Tie)
Craig Wasson (Four Friends)

ACTRESS
Marsha Mason (Only When I Laugh)
Candice Bergen (Rich and Famous)
Jacqueline Bisset (Rich and Famous)
Sônia Braga (Eu Te Amo / I Love You)
Annie Girardot (La Vie continue / Life Goes On)
Katharine Hepburn (On Golden Pond)
Isabelle Huppert (La Dame aux camélias / The True Story of Camille)
Diane Keaton (Reds)
Jessica Lange (The Postman Always Rings Twice)
Bete Mendes (Eles Não Usam Black-Tie / They Don’t Wear Black-Tie)

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Charles Vanel (Tre fratelli / Three Brothers)
James Cagney (Ragtime)
Christopher Cazenove (Eye of the Needle)
Brad Dourif (Ragtime)
Don Murray (Endless Love)
Sean Penn (Taps)
Robert Vaughn (S.O.B.)
Nicol Williamson (Excalibur)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Joan Hackett (Only When I Laugh)
Melinda Dillon (Absence of Malice)
Isabelle Huppert (Coup de torchon / Clean Slate)
Kristy McNichol (Only When I Laugh)
Fernanda Montenegro (Eles Não Usam Black-Tie / They Don’t Wear Black-Tie)
Kate Nelligan (Eye of the Needle)
Michelle Pfeiffer (Splendor in the Grass)
Mary Steenburgen (Ragtime)
Loretta Switt (S.O.B.)
Jodi Thelen (Four Friends)

SCREENPLAY
Gianfrancesco Guarnieri & Leon Hirszman (Eles Não Usam Black-Tie / They Don’t Wear Black-Tie)
Jean Aurenche, Vladimir Pozner & Enrico Medioli (La Dame aux camélias / The True Story of Camille)
Warren Beatty & Trevor Griffiths (Reds)
Liliana Cavani & Robert Katz (La Pelle / The Skin)
Lawrence Kasdan (Body Heat)
John Landis (An American Werewolf in London)
Neil Simon (Only When I Laugh)
Steve Tesich (Four Friends)
Michael Weller (Ragtime)

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Alex Thomson (Excalibur)
Ghislain Cloquet (Four Friends)
Lajos Koltai (Mephisto)
Richard H. Kline (Body Heat)
Paul Lohmann (Mommie Dearest)
Miroslav Ondricek (Ragtime)
Don Peterman & Peter Eco (Rich and Famous)
Xaver Schwarzenberger (Lili Marleen)
Vittorio Storaro (Reds)
David Watkin (Chariots of Fire)

ORIGINAL SCORE
Vladimir Cosma (Diva)
John Barry (Body Heat)
César Camargo Mariano (Eu Te Amo / I Love You)
Georges Delerue (Rich and Famous)
Georges Delerue (La Vie continue / Life Goes On)
Trevor Jones (Excalibur)
Francis Lai & Michel Legrand (Les Uns et les autres / Bolero)
Randy Newman (Ragtime)
Peer Raben (Lili Marleen)
Vangelis (Chariots of Fire)

 

 

 

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