Film Four & Film Four +1 20-03-08.
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Chance Of A Lifetime
(1950) Comedy drama about a group of workers who agree to swap places with their stressed factory owner, and take over and run the plant.Miles's blue-collar satire shows what happens when the workers at a plough factory, protesting at their low wages and appalling conditions, are given the opportunity to run the place themselves. Which all sounds like a dream come true (as typified by the title), until they begin to realize the pitfalls of management. It's a brave film, whose blend of comedy and drama doesn't always work, yet somehow its earnestness and effort to make a serious point about business hierarchy give it an edge that many homegrown efforts lack.
The Eve Of St Mark
(1944) Engrossing World War 2 flag-waver centred on the training and combat experiences in the Pacific of a mid-western small-town farm boy.The horrors of horror are visited upon a small-town, all-American boy. War drama adapted from a hit stage play, and starring Vincent Price
The Eve Of St Mark Given that he is so readily associated with horror cinema, it's easy to forget that Vincent Price had a life outside of William Castle films and Roger Corman's Edgar Allan Poe adaptations.
Monte Carlo Or Bust
(1969) From the makers of 'Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines' comes a more down-to-earth version of the usual star-studded race.A collection of eccentric competitors lie, cheat and bumble their way across Europe in the famed car rally. Comedy starring Terry-Thomas, Peter Cook, Tony Curtis, Dudley Moore, Susan Hampshire, and directed by Ken Annakin
Released in 1969, Monte Carlo Or Bust (a much snappier title than the film's alternate moniker - Those Daring Young Men In Their Jaunty Jalopies) is a loose sequel to the surprise 1965 hit Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines. Whereas that film revolved around a group of wacky competitors attempting to achieve the quickest time in a flying race from London to Paris, this flick features battling automobiles.
(1996) Haley Joel Osment plays Albert Franklin, a recently orphaned seven-year-old boy who invents an invisible friend, Bogus.A young boy develops an imaginary friend following the death of his mother. Children's fantasy starring Whoopi Goldberg, Gérard Depardieu and Haley Joel Osment
Although director Norman Jewison is rarely feted along the same lines as Scorsese and Coppola, few directors still working today boast a body of work to rival his.
The Talented Mr Ripley
(1999) Anthony Minghella's Oscar-nominated film mixes the glamour of 50s Italy with Matt Damon's superb portrayal of a worryingly sympathetic killer.An amoral young man lies and kills his way to achieve the lifestyle he wants. Matt Damon and Jude Law star in Anthony Minghella's adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's classic thriller
The Talented Mr Ripley Forget Good Will Hunting; this is the movie where we first got to see Matt Damon turning on the style. His Tom Ripley is a blank canvas on which he neatly sketches half a dozen different personas with a skill as compelling to watch as it is chilling. It's a performance that makes a good movie into a borderline great one.
(2005) When Brendan finds the body of his ex-girlfriend Emily in a storm drain, he sets out to find out who was responsible for her murder and why.A high school student investigates the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend in this noir thriller from Rian Johnson. Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars
Brick opens at the scene of the crime, then flashes back to two days beforehand. High school loner Brendan Frye (Gordon-Levitt) is contacted by his ex-girlfriend Emily (De Ravin), who tells him on the phone that, "I screwed up real bad. I really screwed up," before muttering something about "the brick". "You've got to help me Brendan," she pleads. He manages to see her once, when she tells him to "forget about it". Then she disappears.
Hedwig aand the Angry Inch
(2001) Big screen version of an exuberantly camp off-Broadway musical about a transsexual wannabe rock singer named Hedwig.Big screen version of an exuberantly camp off-Broadway musical about a transsexual wannabe rock singer named Hedwig
Hedwig And The Angry Inch Fans of 70s rock icons like David Bowie and Iggy Pop will get a sparkly-spandexed kick out of this eccentric musical comedy drama.