Film Four & Film Four +1 09-04-08.

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Three Coins in the Fountain
(1954) Jean Negulesco directs this romantic drama with a delightful light touch, with the central location Rome as much a star as the three leads.The settings in Rome, captured here in CinemaScope are as much a star of this film as the trio of women (McGuire, Peters and McNamara) who take a trip to the Italian capital and are convinced that tossing coins into the Trevi Fountain will provide the solution to their unfulfilled romantic dreams. Given that this is the stuff of movies, you can pretty much guess the outcome, but the journey to true love is undeniably sweet.

Blithe Spirit
(1945) Rex Harrison plays a writer who's haunted by his first wife and harangued by his second to solve his ghostly problem. Directed by David Lean.Vintage tale of romance and haunting from David Lean, based on the play by Noel Coward
David Lean's third feature served Noel Coward's witty supernatural comedy fairly well though, despite the Oscar-winning special effects by Tom Howard, it remains somewhat theatrical.

(1947) Robert Mitchum plays Jeb Rand, a man haunted by childhood memories which lead him into a bitter feud with his adoptive family, the Callums.

Crocodile Dundee II
(1988) Paul Hogan returns as Mick 'Crocodile' Dundee in John Cornell's sequel to the hit comedy original.Further adventures of Paul Hogan's Mick 'Crocodile' Dundee, this time pursued from New York back to the Australian Outback by vengeful drug dealers
Crocodile Dundee II One of the common mistakes when making a sequel to a smash-hit film is the assumption that because people came out in droves the first time, they're all gagging to go back again. This sorry sequel to a one-joke one-off is a classic example of such optimistic (ie greedy) thinking.

Pan's Labyrinth
(2006) In Guillermo Del Toro's Oscar-winning fairytale for adults, fascism struggles to trample an innocent's imagination.In Guillermo Del Toro's Oscar-winning fairytale for adults, fascism struggles to trample an innocent's imagination
In the imagination of filmmakers, there is something about the horrors of the Spanish Civil War and its immediate aftermath that lends itself to the innocent, often fanciful perspective of a child. So Victor Erice's The Spirit Of The Beehive (1973) presented an idyllic Spanish postwar countryside through the eyes of a girl obsessed with James Whale's Frankenstein, and Guillermo Del Toro's The Devil's Backbone (2001) seamlessly merged the inexorable advance of fascism with a ghost story unfolding in a rural school for boys.

(1986) James Ivory's Oscar-nominated adaptation of E M Forster's semi-autobiographical novel looks at the lives of three gay men in Edwardian Britain.Upper class Cambridge students James Wilby and Hugh Grant struggle with their homosexuality in the Merchant Ivory adaptation of EM Forster's novel
Maurice offers everything we expect from a Merchant Ivory film - beautiful locations, a who's who of top British actors and an insight into the world of the repressed upper classes. On top of that, however, we get a delicately handled expression of homosexual love and an account of the difficulty of being gay at a time when it was illegal for men to have sex.

The Crazies
(1973) A military plane crashes near a small town, infecting the water supply with a deadly virus that causes insanity then death...An experimental biological weapon is accidentally released into the water supply of a small American town in this prescient thriller from director George A Romero
The Crazies Widely regarded as the most successful of the films Romero directed between 1968's Night Of The Living Dead and 1978's Dawn Of The Dead, The Crazies is a variation on the zombie theme that made the filmmaker into such a cult horror icon.