KING KONG (1976)
1976, Paramount, 134 min, Dir: John Guillermin

Oil executive Charles Grodin and paleontologist Jeff Bridges set sail for a previously unexplored island, where they discover a gigantic ape; Jessica Lange (in her feature debut) is the beauty who charms the beast. Produced by Dino De Laurentiis, this hit remake takes a lighter tone than the original, and Rick Baker and Carlo Rambaldi’s work bringing Kong to life earned the film a visual effects Oscar. “The moviemaking team has come up with a pop classic that can stand in our affections right next to the original version.” - Pauline Kael, The New Yorker.


THE LITTLE PRINCE
2016, Netflix, 108 min, France/Canada, Dir: Mark Osborne

When a little girl befriends an aging aviator, he tells her fantastical stories about an extraterrestrial prince in this beautiful adaptation of the worldwide bestseller about childhood wonder and adult limitations. Produced in France (where it won a Best Animated Feature César Award), THE LITTLE PRINCE features a mix of CG and stop-motion animation and an all-star voice cast including Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, James Franco and Marion Cotillard. “Antoine de Saint-Exupery's timeless classic gets a loving 21st-century makeover, especially in its handcrafted stop-motion sequences.” – Scott Foundas, Variety.


CRAZY HEART
2009, Fox Searchlight, 112 min, USA, Dir: Scott Cooper

Jeff Bridges gives one of the best performances of his career as Bad Blake, a once-popular country musician who has been reduced to low-paying gigs in bowling alleys with teenage backup bands. When a young journalist (Maggie Gyllenhaal) tracks him down for an interview, he embarks on a relationship fraught with risks on both sides. Robert Duvall and Colin Farrell provide support.


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