Author Topic: ABCs at the Movies: The Doubles Round!  (Read 1298183 times)

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"S" is Splendor in the Grass
« Reply #1350 on: November 09, 2007, 04:37:40 pm »
Directed by Elia KazanWarren Beatty's first movie.




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"T" is A Taste of Honey
« Reply #1351 on: November 09, 2007, 05:53:49 pm »
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Rita Tushingham's screen debut

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"U" is Ursula
« Reply #1352 on: November 09, 2007, 05:59:38 pm »


From IMDb:

Director:                   
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Lloyd Michael Williams

Charles Beaumont (short story: Miss Gentilbelle)

Short / Horror

Young Ursula plays in a tree and ruins her fancy dress. Her elderly mother teaches her a cruel lesson about whether things can ever be mended; what Ursula learns about how to behave may not be what her mother intended.

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While doing some quick Internet "research" about this film, I learned that the writer, Charles Beaumont, was raised by an abusive mother who dressed him in girls' clothing, an experience he recounted in the story "Miss Gentilbelle" (1957), the story of a small boy whose mother's intense hatred of men drives her to dress and treat her son as a girl.  In the film, Ursula was apparently played by a boy.




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"V" is Victim
« Reply #1353 on: November 09, 2007, 06:28:51 pm »


From IMDB:

A plea for reform of England's anti-sodomy statutes, this film pits Melville Farr (Dirk Bogarde), a married lawyer, against a blackmailer who has photos of Farr and a young gay man (who is being blackmailed and later commits suicide)in Farr's car. After the suicide, Farr tracks down other gay men being extorted for money by the same blackmailer.The well-educated police Detective Inspector Harris (John Barrie) considers the sodomy law nothing more than an aid to blackmailers, and helps Farr in calling his blackmailer's bluff. The movie, far ahead of its time, ends with Farr and his wife coming to terms with his homosexuality after the public exposure he faces in the blackmailer's trial.

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"W" is West Side Story
« Reply #1354 on: November 09, 2007, 06:36:34 pm »
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Another one of my favorites...





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Wildcard "X": The Parent Trap
« Reply #1355 on: November 09, 2007, 06:37:19 pm »
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The original, with Hayley Mills. She was so adorable!





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"Y" is The Young Savages
« Reply #1356 on: November 09, 2007, 06:42:13 pm »


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"Z" is Za dvumya zaytsami
« Reply #1357 on: November 09, 2007, 08:00:26 pm »
Ukranian Film




Also Known As:
За двумя зайцами (Soviet Union: Russian title)
A Kiev Comedy
Chasing Two Hares

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In an Ukrainian town of Kiev, at the beginning of the 20th Century a young loser named Svirid Golokhvasty owned a barbershop, which was in a lamentable state, because most of his time the owner spent drinking, gambling, and chasing girls with his equally no good friends. After losing a really big sum of money and becoming a bankrupt, Golokhvasty decided to solve his financial problems by marrying an ugly but rich Pronya who falls for his "educated" speeches and snazzy outfits and use her money to pay his debts and to attract a beautiful and virtuous Galya (the short for Galina :)) who despises him and doesn't want to even look at him. Thus the chase for two hares begins, and as you may guess, it is more than difficult to chase two hares in the same time.

Oleg Borisov, one of the best Russian actors of his generation with the incredibly wide acting range is just superb in one of his earliest and rare comic roles. The movie that was made over forty years ago with the modest running time of 72 minutes is an excellent comedy. We watched it couple of days ago with the friends and were amazed how masterfully it was made and acted. All the jokes and quotes are still funny and sparkling after all these years.  Average 8.1 stars out of 10

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ABCs at the Movies: Round 1960
« Reply #1358 on: November 09, 2007, 08:11:45 pm »
Round 1960



Cruising into the Sixties
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"A" is The Apartment
« Reply #1359 on: November 09, 2007, 09:30:09 pm »