ZARDOZ
1974, 20th Century Fox, 105 min, UK, Dir: John Boorman

The title of this cult sci-fi favorite derives from THE WIZARD OF OZ, and from the sight of Sean Connery’s red-suspendered Speedo costume, it’s clear that we’re not in Kansas anymore. In one of his first post-Bond films, Connery plays Zed, an Exterminator who helps keep the race of Brutals in line for their rulers, the Eternals, in a post apocalyptic Earth society. With Charlotte Rampling.


BECKET
1964, Paramount, 148 min, UK/USA, Dir: Peter Glenville

Peter O’Toole’s first turn as Henry II sees the king immersed in a complicated friendship with the Archbishop of Canterbury (Richard Burton). This exquisitely mounted historical drama earned a dozen Oscar nominations, including a win for Edward Anhalt’s adapted screenplay. With John Gielgud.


CABARET
1972, Warner Bros., 123 min, USA, Dir: Bob Fosse

In decadent 1930s Berlin, impulsive and morally liberal agent provocateur Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli) meets the scholarly and handsome Bryan (Michael York) and the two develop an intimate relationship while unknowingly sharing a bisexual lover. Winner of eight Oscars, including Best Director, Actress and Supporting Actor (Joel Grey, as the Kit Kat Klub's reptilian Master of Ceremonies).


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