AMADEUS
1984, Warner Brothers, 180 min, Dir: Milos Forman

This sumptuous period bio-pic, adapted by Peter Shaffer from his play, was nominated for 11 Oscars and won eight, including Best Picture. In flashbacks from the insane asylum where he is confined, composer Antonio Salieri (Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham) tells the story of his rivalry with precocious genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Tom Hulce), whose outlandish personality offends Salieri’s more finely tuned sensibilities.


THE LADY IN RED
1979, New World Pictures, 93 min, Dir: Lewis Teague

The "lady in red" of the title (Pamela Sue Martin) is thrust into a life on the run thanks to her relationship with notorious gangster John Dillinger (Robert Conrad) in this energetic Roger Corman production. A sharp screenplay by John Sayles, stylish direction by Lewis Teague, and a dynamite cast that includes Louise Fletcher, Christopher Lloyd and Corman stalwart Dick Miller (not to mention Robert Forster in an uncredited role) make this one of the best movies to come out of the "Roger Corman School of Filmmaking."


OUR TIME
1974, Warner Brothers, 90 min, Dir: Peter Hyams

Abby Reed (Pamela Sue Martin) is a student at Penfield, a finishing school for girls, who finds young love with Parker Stevenson in this lovely nostalgic tale set in 1955 New England. Betsy Slade and George O'Hanlon co-star in this early treasure from director Peter Hyams.


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