Seemingly out of nowhere comes Billy Bob Thornton who has created one of the most painfully human and sympathetic characters since Lennie in Of Mice and Men. Billy Bob wrote, directed and starred in this film. He plays a mentally retarded man named Carl, who has been in an institution most of this life for killing two people. He befriends a young boy (Frank) early and they strike up what becomes an intense friendship. This is a very deliberate, slow paced but fascinating character driven film.
Stewart gives one of his best performances as tippler Elwood P.Dowd, whose companion is a six-foot invisible rabbit named Harvey ( actually, he is 6 feet, 3 inches ). Hull won Oscar as distraught sister. Mary Chase and Oscar Brodney adapted Chase's Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Hull, Horne and White recreate their Broadway roles, with White making his film debut.
Dir. Jacques Tourner. Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming, Richard Webb, Steve Brodie, Virginia Huston, Paul Valentine, Dickie Moore. Mitchum finds he can't escape former life when one-time employer (gangster Douglas) and lover (Greer) entangle him in a web of murder and double-dealings. Classic example of 1940s film noir, with dialogue a particular standout. Script by Geoffrey Homes (Daniel Mainwaring), from his novel Build My Gallows High.
(1946) Edgar G. Ulmer, Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake. Filmed in five days on a shoestring budget, this fatalistic melodrama about an unemployed pianist and the vixen that destroys him is considered by many critics as the greatest B movie ever made. PRC
(1952) Fritz Lang. Paul Douglas, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Ryan, Marilyn Monroe. Based on the play by Clifford Odets. Marital problems arise when the dissatisfied wife of a fisherman begins a torrid affair with a cynical film projectionist. RKO
(1940) An American woman (Bette Davis) living in Malaya, cold-bloodedly murders her lover, and later pleads self-defense. She is able to restrain circulation of a letter implicating her and is acquitted, but later suffers the ultimate retribution for her crime.
(1950) Joseph L Mankiewicz. Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm, Gary Merill, Thelma Ritter, Marilyn Monroe, Hugh Marlowe, Gregory Ratoff. Brilliantly sophisticated (and cynical) look at life in and around the theater, with a heaven-sent script by director Mankiewicz (based on the story "the Wisdom of Eve" by Mary Orr) Davis is absolutely perfect as an aging star who takes in an adoring fan (Baxter) who soon discovers that the young woman is taking over her life. Witty dialogue to spare, especially great when spoken by Sanders and Ritter. Six Oscars including Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, and Supporting Actor (Sanders). Later musicalized on Broadway as Appaluse.
CHASING AMY is the third and final installment in writer-director Kevin Smith's New Jersey trilogy, following the cult classic CLERKS and Mallrats. Lifelong best friends Holden McNeil (Ben Affleck) and Banky Edwards (Jason Lee) are enjoying success as the creators of the cult hit comic book 'Bluntman and Chronic.' When they meet fellow comic book artist Alyssa Jones (Joey Adams), Holden's desire for the beautiful charmer is immediate. Alyssa, however, has set her romantic sights elsewhere, but decides, nevertheless, to pursue a friendship with Holden. This presents Holden with a dilemma: feeling the way he does, can he merely be friends with this woman? Banky, who knows Holden best, doesn't think so. As the friendship deepens, so do Holden's affections for Alyssa. And cautiously, yet effortlessly, so do Alyssa's for him. With their friendship struggling to define itself, Banky grows more and more frustrated at the notion of losing his best friend to emotional adulthood.
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