LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING
1955, 20th Century Fox, 102 min, USA, Dir: Henry King

Hollywood veteran Henry King directs this classic soap opera set in Hong Kong during the Korean War. William Holden is an American war correspondent; Jennifer Jones is the Eurasian doctor he falls for.


THE CASSEROLE CLUB
2011, Dikenga Films, 95 min, USA, Dir: Steve Balderson

In this film set against the backdrop of the 1969 moonwalk, a group of suburban housewives hold dinner parties to test out their new casseroles. As boozy flirtation begins to dominate the gatherings - and more than recipes start getting swapped - the story shifts from stylized humor to a drama about irresponsibility, selfishness and damaged people. Balderson’s film bursts with dazzling color and outstanding performances from Susan Traylor, Kevin Richardson (the former Backstreet Boy in his big screen debut), Daniela Sea and Pleasant Gehman. Winner of five Independent Vision Awards including Best Picture.


THE GREAT GATSBY
1974, Paramount, 144 min, USA, Dir: Jack Clayton

“Gone is the romance that was so divine.” Director Jack Clayton (THE INNOCENTS) directs Francis Ford Coppola's screenplay adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel about the tarnished and tragic American dream, Robert Redford excels as the ill-fated, hopelessly determined Jay Gatsby, while Mia Farrow plays the sweet but poisonous Daisy Buchanan, with Bruce Dern as her bullying husband, Tom. Theoni V. Aldredge received an Oscar for her glittering 1920s costume design, while Nelson Riddle received an Oscar for Best Original Score.


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