Thursday, February 1, 2018

Rare Photograph of Orlando Martins in "Things Fall Apart" Film in 1971

Orlando Martins is the older man on the right on the screen.

Rare Photograph of the first Nigerian #Hollywood star, Orlando Martins in "Things Fall Apart" Film in 1971 By Stephen Goldblatt. Deutsche KInemathek, Sammlung Pohland.
Published for the first time by Screen Naija on TALK OF THE TOWN By Orikinla.

Stephen Goldblatt, A.S.C., B.S.C. (born 29 April 1945) is a South African-born British cinematographer noted for his work on numerous high-profile action films, including the first two entries in the Lethal Weapon  series, as well as for his recent collaborations with director Mike Nichols and Tate Taylor.
Goldblatt has received nominations for the 1991 Academy Award for Best Cinematography: "The Prince of Tides"  and 1995 Academy Award for Best Cinematography: "Batman Forever".

"Things Fall Apart"
was directed by the famous Hans Jürgen (Jason) Pohland.

Country concerned: Nigeria
Director (s): Hans Jürgen (Jason) Pohland
With: Chinua Achebe, Chinua Achebe, Francis Oladele, Hans Jürgen (Jason) Pohland
Duration: 90
Genre: drama
Type: fiction

Okonkwo is a "strong man" of Umuofia, an Ibo village in Nigeria. He falls from grace with the tribal world; his world is destroyed with the arrival of aggressive European missionaries.
The Ibo villagers pooled their money to one of their native faces to be educated and obeyed: he is Okonkwo's grandson.
His finds his way from his roots to a rulers of corruption. He finds repugnant.
Returned to a prestigious job with the civil service in Lagos, as the Administrative Assistant to the Inspector of Schools, he is in love with Clara, an Osu, one of the socio-religious outcasts.

Director: Hans Jürgen Pohland
Screenplay: Chinua Achebe
Writer: Chinua Achebe ("Things Fall Apart" and "No Longer At Ease")
Stars: Elizabeth of Toro, Orlando Martins,
Johnny Sekka
Country: Nigeria | West Germany
Language: English
Sound Mix: Mono
Color: Color
Negative Format: 35 mm
Printed Film Format: 35 mm
Duration: 1 hr 30 min (90 min)

Produced by
Francis Oladele ... Producer
Hans Jürgen Pohland ... Producer
Wolf Schmidt ... producer

Cinematography by Michael J. Davis
Production Sound Mixer: Ivan Sharrock

Production Company: Calpenny Nigeria Films Limited (Nigeria)


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