Little Men (1998)

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Drama starring Kathleen Fee
Year:
1998
Year in film:
1871
Country:
Canada
Who in bedroom:
boys ~10-12 ?
Kind of beds:
separate beds
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
6/10 ??
Rating:
******
Comment:
Some orphaned boys, at least 5 boys including 12 or 13 yo Nat played by Michael Caloz (“Escape From Wildcat Canyon” 1998) in night shirts in this dorm. Set in 1871. Nice pillow fight.

I don’t know the complete movie, yet. But looks verys interesting. Also nice schoolhouse scenes (but probably not showing overalls) and Christmas plot.

Rating maybe 6-7 for now.

Not to be confused with the (related) Canadian TV series of the same year starring Corey Sevier, which also needs to be checked. I also have the 1940 b&w movie, which was the 2nd remake on my sailor suit blog (boy rating 3). Novel by Louisa May Alcott, sequel of Little Women.

Some more pics and name infos on this period blog

http://old-fashionedcharm.blogspot.com/2013/02/little-men-1998.html

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Geschwister (1975)

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DEFA/DFF family TV movie
Year:
1975
Year in film:
1970s
Country:
East Germany
Who in bedroom:
Ekkehard, Ilona. Andreas
Kind of beds:
separate beds
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
4/10
Rating:
****
Comment:
Eckehard ~10 yo (Stefan Naujokat) and his older sister Ilona ~16 from a single mother sleep in a larger room, dived by a curtain. A younger, blonde boy, Andreas ~6 yo, their future step-brother probably also sleeping there. Wooden, older beds.

Typical East German movie. I don’t like the 70s and the other brother is too young. Interesting room, though.

Rating 3-4 only.

David (1988)

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TV drama. Matthew Lawrence
Year:
1988
Year in film:
1983
Country:
USA
Who in bedroom:
David ~7
Kind of beds:
single
Available on DVD:
no *
I own:
no
Rating:
4/10
Rating:
****
Comment:
7 yo Matthew Lawrence as 6 yo David (unpictured) in this colorful bedroom. Painted rainbow over the bed.

For the bedroom rating 4 only. I like the 80s and the Lawrence brothers, but I think no sibling in this movie and he’s very young here. Interesting but sad plot.

I think not officially on DVD but as digital file.

 

Man, Woman and Child

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Drama starring Martin Sheen
Year:
1983
Year in film:
1980s
Country:
USA
Who in bedroom:
Jean Claude ~10. Girls
Kind of beds:
single. Girls separate beds
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
4/10 ?
Rating:
****
Comment:
Orphaned French boy played by Sebastian Dungan in an interesting white room and white metal bed. Also 2 sisters, Melissa Francis ~10 yo and probably Arlene McIntyre sharing a room with separate wooden beds.

Also on my bib overalls blog (update coming soon, girl rating 5) and my shiny shorts blog (boys+teen boys, rating 6).

For the rooms rating 4-5. Nice 80s movie but I prefer bunk beds and more brothers.

Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season

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Family film. Dog
Year:
1999
Year in film:
1990s
Country:
USA, UK
Who in bedroom:
Marty ~13 ?
Kind of beds:
single
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
6/10 ?
Rating:
******
Comment:
Zachary Browne, I think alone is this room. Nice wooden bed and furniture. He has a younger film sister (~10 yo, played by Caitlin Wachs), but probably she has a room for her own.

I don’t remember the complete movie. Pic is from the trailer.

Rating 5-6 for now. Maybe farm/rural setting?

Also on my bib overalls blog including the 1996 first movie.

All movies needs to be rechecked more carefully, especially film 1. Film 3 also has people in bib overalls (very young and old) but probably the first movie is the best.

Gato negro (2014)

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Crime film
Year:
2014
Year in film:
1980s
Country:
Argentina
Who in bedroom:
boys ~6-16 ?
Kind of beds:
dorm, separate beds
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
4/10 ?
Rating:
****
Comment:
Some boys (around 20) at different ages in underwear (including tighty whiteys) in this rather small dorm, set in Buenos Aires in the 1980s. Simple, white and black metal beds. Probably the beds are even much older (1950s ?)

Quite interesting, but I prefer other movies and don’t like much dorms.

Rating 3-4 for now only. Title means Black Cat.

Tajemství prouteného kosíku

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Family series, 13 ep
Year:
1978
Year in film:
1970s
Country:
CZ
Who in bedroom:
boy ~14 ?
Kind of beds:
single ?
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
6/10 ?
Rating:
******
Comment:
At least this older boy in this room. There are some other kids, but I don’t know who sleeps in what room. An 11 yo girl has a younger brother. Farm setting (here ?)

One cabin has around 4-5 beds, but I think grown-ups live there. Was there also a hospital later?

Although I don’t like the 70s, rating 5-6 for now.

Also on my overalls blog (f,m rating 4).

Correct title: Tajemství proutěného košíku.

Sicario (1995)

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Drama by Joseph Novoa
Year:
1995
Year in film:
1990s
Country:
Venezuela
Who in bedroom:
boys ~15 ?
Kind of beds:
bunk bed
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
5/10 ?
Rating:
*****
Comment:
2 teen boys in a simple, wooden bunk bed. Scene at 49 minutes, another scenes at 6 and 13 minutes.

The shirtless boy in the lower bunk wearing red briefs at the beginning (later long jeans in pic 1), the other boy green shorts.

I found this by coincidence and only have checked it briefly.

Although I like bunk beds, I give rating 4-5 for now only. Some nice scenes, but I don’t like the room nor the older boys.

Many awards. Aka Sicario, la ley de la calle. Direced by Joseph Novoa aka José Ramón Novoa.

Also soon on my shiny shorts blog (rating ~4).

Through the Magic Pyramid

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Adventure film by Ron Howard
Year:
1981
Year in film:
1980s
Country:
USA
Who in bedroom:
Bobby ~15
Kind of beds:
single
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
5/10 
Rating:
*****
Comment:
Chris Barnes (“The Bad News Bears”) in this 80s bedroom.

Handsome boy and interesting bedroom. But unfortunatley, most of the movie is about time travel (Ancient Egypt) and also no siblings. Aka The Time Crystal.

Rating 5-6. Nominated for an Emmy.

Unknown 9: 1980s UK movie?

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Unknown drama ?
Year:
1980s ??
Year in film:
~1980s ?
Country:
UK ?
Who in bedroom:
boy ~11 ?
Kind of beds:
single bed
Available on DVD: no ??
I own:
no
Rating:
5/10 
Rating:
*****
Comment:
A boy, obviously called Jean-Paul, but speaking English, I think British, around 11 yo in light blue shorts in this bedroom  with a wooden bed.

I can’t say much more. Looks quite interesting. I just found it during research. The shirt looks like the early 1980s.

Rating 5 for now.