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  • Don Siegel – The Beguiled (1971)

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    The Beguiled (1971)
    The Beguiled (1971)

    While imprisoned in a Confederate girls’ boarding school, an injured Union soldier cons his way into each of the lonely women’s hearts, causing them to turn on each other, and eventually, on him.Read More »

  • Frank Perry – Trilogy (1969)

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    Frank and Eleanor Perry’s heartbreaking feature adaptation of three Truman Capote stories, produced in collaboration with Capote himself. The stories all center around the relationship between two slightly odd, outcast characters, and they all hover around the idea of loss — but each winds up in a starkly different place, perhaps even in a different genre. Magnificently written, acted, and directed – an absolute shame that it’s not better known.Read More »

  • Lee H. Katzin & Bernard Girard – What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? (1969)

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    Not-so-grieving widow Claire Marrable is horrified to hear that her supposedly wealthy husband has apparently left her penniless. But, being a practical (and resourceful) type, she hits on a scheme to keep her in the comfort to which she wishes to become accustomed. Relocating to the Arizona desert, she hires elderly housekeepers with no known relatives (but tidy nest eggs) and sends them to their rewards a bit sooner than they planned. And their remains become mulch for the widow’s growing garden as each is buried under a quickly flourishing sapling.Read More »

  • Leopoldo Torre Nilsson – La chica del lunes AKA Monday’s Child (1967)

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    In December 1965, Telsun had announced that production of the fifth movie had been postponed once again (the original postponement having been part of the February 1965 announcement). The film, to be produced by Sam Spiegel, was to highlight UN peacekeeping efforts along the India-Pakistan border, and some filming had already been completed. However, an armed conflict had erupted between the two nations over the disputed Kashmir territory (including one of the largest tank battles fought since World War II), and a Telsun spokesman announced that production would not resume while the conflict continued. Spiegel had by this time moved on to another project (the 1966 movie The Chase, starring Marlon Brando and the little-known Robert Redford, whom Spiegel had personally chosen for the movie), and as it turned out the project apparently was never restarted.Read More »

  • Martin Ritt – Pete ‘n’ Tillie (1972)

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    Based on Peter DeVries’ novel Witch’s Milk, Pete ‘n’ Tillie stars Walter Matthau and Carol Burnett in the title roles. Middle-aged when they first meet, eternally joking Pete and repressed “old maid” Tillie don’t immediately hit it off. Gradually, their friendship deepens into love and culminates (reluctantly, on Pete’s part) in marriage, eleven years of which is explored in this film. Throughout the funny and tragic moments, and despite the many breakups, their love endures. Oscar nominations went to screenwriter Julius J. Epstein and supporting actress Geraldine PageRead More »

  • Woody Allen – Interiors (1978)

    1971-1980DramaUSAWoody Allen

    Three sisters find their lives spinning out of control in the wake of their parents’ sudden, unexpected divorce.Read More »

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