Author Topic: ABCs at the Movies: The Doubles Round!  (Read 1095059 times)

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Re: ABCs at the Movies: Round 1972 (Rules in first post!)
« Reply #980 on: November 01, 2007, 03:17:38 pm »
Let's All Get Comfy for

Round 1972!


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"A" is Aguirre, Wrath of God
« Reply #981 on: November 01, 2007, 03:28:43 pm »
==comment==

I had to play this, given the name! In German, it was Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes

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"B" is Ben
« Reply #982 on: November 01, 2007, 03:37:06 pm »
Another in the genre of Sequel-to-a-great-love-story-after-the-first-love-is-gone, a la Oliver's Story and BBM2.

From IMDb:

Where 'WILLARD' ended... Ben begins. And this time, he's not alone! 

A lonely boy, played by Lee H. Montgomery, becomes good friends with Ben, a rat. This rat is also the leader of a pack of vicious killer rats, killing lots of people. The authorities succeed in destroying the rats, leaving the boy in desperate tears ... until he discovers his friend Ben to be still alive!


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"C" is Cabaret
« Reply #983 on: November 01, 2007, 03:50:07 pm »

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"D" is Deliverance
« Reply #984 on: November 01, 2007, 03:51:36 pm »
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"E" is The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
« Reply #985 on: November 01, 2007, 03:54:53 pm »
A family project, I've always wanted to see.  Directed by father Paul Newman, starring daughter Nell Potts and mother Joanne Woodward.  The play by Paul Zindel won a Pulitzer Prize.

From IMDb:
From the Pullizer Prize winning play by Paul Zindel, this is the story of Beatrice Hunsdorfer and her daughters, Ruth and Matilda. A middle-aged widowed eccentric, Beatrice is looking for her life in the classified ads while all about her is the rubble of an unkempt house. All she needs is the right opportunity, she says puffing on a cigarette. Poorly equipped to survive the vagaries of modern life, she has nonetheless always managed to muddle through. Ruth, epileptic and making her way through the rebellious phase of adolescence, seems doomed to make the same mistakes as her mother. Quiet Matilda, on the other hand, seeks refuge in her animals and her schoolwork. "Jesus, don't you hate the world, Matilda?" Beatrice asks her youngest daughter. The title of the film is also the subject of Matilda's science project at school and serves as a metaphor for the way life affects each of us differently -- how some are able to find opportunity in adversity and thrive and how some succumb when the burden becomes too heavy. This is the story of slowly drowning and grasping desperately for a lifeline only to find that there's none there and you must save yourself. "No, Mama," Matilda says, "I don't hate the world." (Nell Potts, who stars as Matilda, is the stage name of Eleanor Newman -- Joanne Woodward's real-life daughter. She also appeared as the young Rachel in *Rachel, Rachel*.)



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"F" is Frenzy
« Reply #986 on: November 01, 2007, 04:17:00 pm »
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement. -Mark Twain.

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"G" is The Godfather
« Reply #987 on: November 01, 2007, 04:18:16 pm »
The original movie poster:



Another version:



The Italian poster:

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"H" is The Heartbreak Kid
« Reply #988 on: November 01, 2007, 04:35:50 pm »

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"I" is I want what I want
« Reply #989 on: November 01, 2007, 04:46:51 pm »
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