THE CONVERSATION
1974, American Zoetrope, 113 min, USA, Dir: Francis Ford Coppola

Sandwiched between THE GODFATHER and GODFATHER II, THE CONVERSATION is Coppola at his very best - a sinister, unstoppable portrait of moral (and physical) violence and the sheer paranoia of living in the modern world. Gene Hackman is tremendous as fly-on-the-wall surveillance expert Harry Caul, drawn into a murderous whirlpool when he’s hired to bug lovers Frederic Forrest and Cindy Williams. Co-starring John Cazale, Allen Garfield, Teri Garr and Harrison Ford.


FRANTIC
1988, Warner Bros., 120 min, France/USA, Dir: Roman Polanski

Harrison Ford, in one of his best performances, plays an American surgeon visiting Paris for a medical conference when his wife vanishes from their hotel room. Receiving no help from local authorities, he follows his only clue - a piece of errant luggage - to a streetwise young woman (Emmanuelle Seigner) who also lost her bag at the airport. Featuring a tense Ennio Morricone score, this is a thriller worthy of Alfred Hitchcock, and one of Polanski’s most underrated films.


STAR WARS EPISODE VI: RETURN OF THE JEDI
1983, 20th Century Fox, 134 min, USA, Dir: Richard Marquand

In the exciting conclusion to the original STAR WARS trilogy, a new Death Star threatens the Rebel Alliance, and to destroy it, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) enlists the help of a tribe of furry little creatures called Ewoks - and confronts the evil Darth Vader. Written by George Lucas and Lawrence Kasdan, RETURN OF THE JEDI received a special visual effects Oscar for such dazzling sequences as the Sarlacc battle and the Endor speeder bike chase. Costarring Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Billy Dee Williams. Originally premiered at the Egyptian Theatre!


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