A FACE IN THE CROWD
1957, Warner Bros., 125 min, USA, Dir: Elia Kazan

Andy Griffith is mesmerizing as Larry "Lonesome" Rhodes, a wild Arkansas vagrant-turned-television sensation in Kazan’s provocative and poignant masterpiece about fame, fraud and the transition from radio to television. Equally captivating is Patricia Neal as Marcia Jeffries, the naive Sarah Lawrence college student who is the first to fall under Larry’s fraudulent spell. "Brilliantly cinematic melodrama … paints a luridly entertaining picture of modern show business." - Leslie Halliwell


THE VIKINGS
1958, MGM/Park Circus, 116 min, USA, Dir: Richard Fleischer

Kirk Douglas and Tony Curtis play warring adventurers locked in a battle for land and the heart (or, more accurately, body) of the gorgeous Janet Leigh in this rousing epic. With an exuberant performance by Ernest Borgnine as the head Viking and stylish direction by the ever reliable Richard Fleischer, this is a fast, funny spectacle not to be missed on the big screen.


THE MODERNS
1988, MGM/Park Circus, 126 min, USA, Dir: Alan Rudolph

Director Alan Rudolph beautifully re-creates 1920s Paris in this study of American artists abroad. A terrific ensemble, led by Keith Carradine as an art forger and Linda Fiorentino as his married ex-flame, brings the period to life, mixing fictional characters with real-life figures including Ernest Hemingway and Gertrude Stein. With Genevieve Bujold, Wallace Shawn and John Lone.


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