Author Topic: ABCs at the Movies: The Doubles Round!  (Read 1298121 times)

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"A" is Across the River
« Reply #1210 on: November 06, 2007, 04:38:05 pm »
plot keywords on IMDb include derelict, goat, and New York City

plot outline: A junk collector rescues a woman near his home across the lake from Manhattan who changes his life.

sorry no movie pic, but here's this instead

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"B" is Beach Blanket Bingo
« Reply #1211 on: November 06, 2007, 05:02:39 pm »


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"C" is Cat Ballou
« Reply #1212 on: November 06, 2007, 05:20:49 pm »




Life is not a dress rehearsal

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"D" is Doctor Zhivago
« Reply #1213 on: November 06, 2007, 05:35:54 pm »
I was tempted to post "Donald Duck Goes West" or "Dial P for Pink", but thought this was more appropriate.



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"E" is Eleanor Roosevelt Story, The
« Reply #1214 on: November 06, 2007, 05:42:51 pm »

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"F" is Ferry Cross the Mersey
« Reply #1215 on: November 06, 2007, 05:50:48 pm »

Life is not a dress rehearsal

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« Reply #1216 on: November 06, 2007, 05:54:27 pm »

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« Reply #1217 on: November 06, 2007, 05:55:52 pm »

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"I" is The Ipcress File
« Reply #1218 on: November 06, 2007, 06:05:19 pm »

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« Reply #1219 on: November 06, 2007, 06:43:31 pm »
Apparently, it stars Jack Klugman (!)

An IMDb user comment:
Writer-director-producer Raoul Levy hit a home run with this moody, intelligent, very-well acted crime film. On the surface, the plot seems simple--mafia soldiers Henry Silva and Jack Klugman are on an assignment to kill a former mafia guy played by Eddie Constantine. But the story--and most of the film--is really about the relationship between Henry Silva's and Jack Klugman's characters, and both give brilliant performances. I would never have thought of this pair of actors together, but as well as I know each of their works, I saw only the two characters, real people, not the actors. Eddie Constantine is not in the film all that much--it's Klugman and Silva's movie. Raoul Levy is probably best known here in the US as the producer of five Bridget Bardot films and of the underrated THE DEFECTOR, the last movie of Montgomery Clift. The washed-out monochrome photography by Raoul Coutard, the brilliant jazz score by Hubert Rostaing, and Levy's intelligent, literate script all come together in a powerful film that will pack an unexpected wallop for those expecting just another euro-crime film. No wonder Henry Silva's european career took off right after this film. The existential plot could easily have been from a spaghetti western or a samurai film, and anyone who has ever considered those genres (and the euro-crime film) as metaphors for life and society should find a copy of this film as soon as possible. For me, one of the five best European-made crime films of the 1960's, and I've seen hundreds of them.