A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS
1966, Sony Repertory, 120 min, Dir: Fred Zinnemann

Director Fred Zinnemann’s classic drama (based on LAWRENCE OF ARABIA writer Robert Bolt’s award-winning play), A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS stars Paul Scofield as Sir Thomas More, whose disagreement with former friend Henry the VIII (played by Robert Shaw) over divorce and Papal authority shook England in the 16th century. Riveting throughout with a cast of greats that includes Wendy Hiller, Leo McKern, Orson Welles, Susannah York, John Hurt and Vanessa Redgrave. Winner of six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Actor, Director and Cinematography (by Ted Moore).


RESERVOIR DOGS
1992, Miramax, 99 min, Dir: Quentin Tarantino

Director Quentin Tarantino’s self-assured feature debut pits five criminals of different temperament - strangers brought together by an elderly mastermind (perfectly cast Lawrence Tierney) - against an undercover cop who sabotages their jewelry store heist. A riveting saga told in disjointed time with bravura characterizations, spotlighted in the fraternal bonding of Mr. White (Harvey Keitel) and Mr. Orange (Tim Roth), the sadistic antics of psychotic Mr. Blonde (Michael Madsen), the foul-mouthed comments of Mr. Pink (Steve Buscemi) and last, but not least, the versatile Chris Penn as Nice Guy Eddie Cabot, Tierney’s faithful son.


A HATFUL OF RAIN
1957, 20th Century Fox, 109 min, Dir: Fred Zinnemann

Korean War veteran Johnny Pope (Don Murray) becomes hooked on morphine in a military hospital. When he moves into an apartment complex with his wife (Eva Marie Saint) and brother (Anthony Franciosa), his addiction has drastic repercussions for the whole family. A terrific score by Bernard Herrmann adds to the drama.


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