REVERSAL OF FORTUNE
1990, Warner Bros., 120 min, USA/Japan/UK, Dir: Barbet Schroeder

Jeremy Irons won a well-deserved Academy Award for Best Actor for his wonderfully sly performance as aristocrat Claus von Bülow, accused of attempted murder of his rich wife, Sunny (Glenn Close). Costarring Ron Silver as Alan Dershowitz.


PATTY HEARST
1988, Park Circus/MGM, 108 min, UK/USA, Dir: Paul Schrader

Patricia Hearst was a 19-year-old newspaper fortune heiress when she was kidnapped by left-wing terrorists in 1974; in the months that followed, she transformed from frightened hostage to machine-gun toting revolutionary. Based on Hearst’s book, this stylish and riveting drama features Natasha Richardson in the title role and Ving Rhames, William Forsythe and Frances Fisher as her Symbionese Liberation Army cohorts.


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