Author Topic: ABCs at the Movies: The Doubles Round!  (Read 1124591 times)

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"M" is My Fair Lady
« Reply #1250 on: November 07, 2007, 01:56:58 pm »


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"N" is The Night of the Iguana
« Reply #1251 on: November 07, 2007, 01:57:49 pm »
Written by Tennessee Williams, directed by John Huston.


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"O" is Of Human Bondage
« Reply #1252 on: November 07, 2007, 01:58:05 pm »
This film was also done in 1934 (Bette Davis) and 1946.


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"P" is The Pumpkin Eater
« Reply #1253 on: November 07, 2007, 02:06:43 pm »


I couldn't decide between this or The Pawnbroker, so here's plot summaries for both.

The Pumpkin Eater:
The study of a marriage. Jo has five children and husband number two when she meets writer Jake Armitage. She leaves this husband to marry Jake, and his career takes off. A few years and at least one child later, Jo is deeply depressed, breaking down in the middle of Harrods. After psychiatric care and the prospect of a new house in the country, she gets better; then, she is pregnant again, and this time Jake objects. Jo consents to an abortion and sterilization in the belief it will make her marriage happy again, but afterwards she learns ugly truths about Jake. She confronts him. "Why did you marry me?" and "What should we do?" become nearly unanswerable questions.  Written by {[email protected]}

Anne Bancroft was nominated for an Oscar.

The Pawnbroker:
This was one of the first films to deal with the effects of Nazi Germany's concentration camps on their survivors. Sol Nazerman, operator of a pawn shop, and a concentration camp survivor faces a horrid internal conflict. Being engulfed in a New York ghetto Environment, Sol suffers flashbacks. The flashbacks juxtapose concentration camp treatment with ghetto neighborhood treatment. Although, the flashbacks suffer several historical inaccuracies, the point is well made. His internal conflicts between submitting to the same injustices he and his family suffered or resisting the injustice a peak at the end of the film  Written by Alexander Nicolas {[email protected]}

Rod Steiger was nominated for an Oscar.
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« Reply #1254 on: November 07, 2007, 02:09:45 pm »

I'm excited because this is a Billy Wilder film.  This means we're heading into fabulous movies of a different era!  Thanks again, Leslie, for starting this great game.

Thanks for the thanks, Clarissa.

"The Fortune Cookie," played in Round 1966 is also a Billy Wilder film. If you haven't seen that, you should. It's very good.
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"Q" is Quick Before It Melts
« Reply #1255 on: November 07, 2007, 02:12:04 pm »
"Light romance in the Antarctic"

They throw all kinds of sexual innuendo into the wording - but she has both feet on the floor.   ::)


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"R" is Ride the Wild Surf
« Reply #1256 on: November 07, 2007, 02:12:24 pm »


With Fabian!

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"S" is Seven Days in May
« Reply #1257 on: November 07, 2007, 02:13:38 pm »
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Has anyone here seen this? Reading the description, it sounds great. I remember my father talking about it, but I was much too young for this type of movie in 1964.

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"T" is The Truth About Spring
« Reply #1258 on: November 07, 2007, 02:21:08 pm »
"Kiss Her and She'll Make Your Head Swim...If She Doesn't Knock Off Your Block!"   ::)


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