Movies on the Big Screen as They Were Meant To Be Seen.
TUNES OF GLORY
Dir: Ronald Neame
Two Scottish army colonels battle over their very different methods and backgrounds when lower-class Jock Sinclair (Alec Guinness, in one of his favorite performances) is forced to work with upper-crust disciplinarian and bureaucrat Basil Barrow (John Mills). Before long, their philosophical differences threaten the unity of their entire regiment, as a series of minor events sets off a chain reaction in this riveting drama from director Ronald Neame.
A mistake at the doctor’s office leaves George Bird (Alec Guinness) convinced he has only weeks to live. Determined to enjoy his final days, the humble salesman checks into a ritzy hotel, whose elite residents – unaware of Bird’s diagnosis - soon embrace him as one of their own. With Bernard Lee and Wilfrid Hyde-White.
Dir: Herbert Ross
Dennis Potter's beautifully melancholic musical pairs unhappily married Depression-era Arthur (Steve Martin) and sweet, footloose Eileen (Bernadette Peters), setting the stage for bittersweet romance punctuated with astounding Busby Berkeley-style dance numbers. The last-ever MGM musical features eye-popping production design inspired by painter Edward Hopper, superb camerawork (Gordon Willis earned a National Society of Film Critics award for Best Cinematography) and Christopher Walken’s wonderful dance number, “Let's Misbehave.”