1977, Park Circus/MGM, 85 min, Mexico/UK, Dir: Rene Cardona, Jr.

While vacationing on the Mexican coast, businessman Hugo Stiglitz strikes up a friendship with local swimming instructor Andrés García and the two hunt for sharks - when they’re not busy chasing women. Such lovely ladies as Susan George, Priscilla Barnes and Fiona Lewis fall effortlessly into their arms, but a vicious tiger shark (“tintorera” in Spanish) is more problematic.

1999, Paramount, 97 min, USA, Dir: Sofia Coppola

For her feature directorial debut, Sofia Coppola adapted the Jeffrey Eugenides novel of adolescent repression and rebellion in an upper-class Detroit suburb in the 1970s. A group of local boys are mesmerized by the mysterious Lisbon sisters, who are kept on a short leash by overprotective parents James Woods and Kathleen Turner. When one of the girls (Kirsten Dunst) strikes up a relationship with one of the guys (Josh Hartnett), it sets in motion a chain of events that ends in tragedy.

1987, Rainbow Releasing, 110 min, USA, Dir: Henry Jaglom

Director Henry Jaglom and some of his filmmaking friends convened at Santa Monica’s Mayfair Music Hall for a Valentine’s Day look at love. Among the guests in this largely improvised reflection on relationships are Sally Kellerman, singer Stephen Bishop and Orson Welles (in his final onscreen appearance).

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