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 Some other great flicks (sometimes with actors', at other times with directors', names included) in no particular order are:

Le Roi de Coeur (King of Hearts)

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Summary: A Scottish soldier is assigned the task of disarming a bomb in a small French town at the close of World War I. The townspeople have deserted the town leaving behind the inmates of the local insane asylum who embrace the soldier as their king. I found it absolutely hilarious.

This Man Must Die  directed by Claude Chabrol 




Ken Russell, one of the great masters of photography:

Women In Love

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Music Lovers directed by Ken Russell (the VPL doesn't have it)



Mahler directed by Ken Russell (as much as I love Russell's photography I thought it was a bit 'overdone' in this film; the VPL doesn't have it.)


McCabe & Mrs Miller directed by Robert Altman with Warren Beatty, Julie Christie

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Is Paris Burning?

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Summary: As the Nazis march through Europe in 1944, the freedom fighters of Paris mount a brave resistance. Hitler sends a top general to determine if the city can be held. If not, Paris will be burned.

The Chamber

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It's about a lawyer fighting a death penalty case and I found it interesting.

400 Blows directed by François Truffaut

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Summary: A 13-year-old boy on a quest for the meaning of life ends up on the wrong side of the law.

The Last Metro directed by François Truffaut 

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Day For Night directed by François Truffaut

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Song Without End with Dirk Bogarde

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A film about the life of  Franz Liszt. It has lots of beautiful music (just don't look at Bogarde's hands faking the playing; it's appalling). In spite of the copious amount of music there is a real plot. 

Murder by Decree

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Summary: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson conduct a gruesome and dangerous search through London's squalid east end for the legendary Jack the Ripper. They soon discover that he is no ordinary murderer, but one with influential and determined friends.

12 Angry Men with Henry Fonda, a film that impressed me very much as a kid

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Indochine with Catherine Deneuve

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Wait Until Dark (a classic with Audrey Hepburn)

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Le salaire de la peur (Wages Of Fear )

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Of Mice And Men based on John Steinbeck's novel. (For different versions check the imdb) VPL has this one:

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L'Année dernière à Marienbad
(Last Year at Marienbad; kind of weird but some think it's very good)     


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Gunfight At The O.K. Corall with Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas

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North To Alaska with John Wayne (one of his better films I think)

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Zorba The Greek with Anthony Quinn

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Viva Zapata! directed by Elia Kazan with Marlon Brando

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Cary Grant is always fun to watch, I think: 


North by Northwest directed by Hitchcock

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To Catch a Thief

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Charade (with Audrey Hepburn)

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To Have and Have Not ( with Humphrey Bogart)

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Breakfast At Tiffany's (with Audrey Hepburn)

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The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946 version)

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(There's also a 1981 version with Jack Nicholson)

On The Waterfront directed by Elia Kazan with Marlon Brando

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Mutiny On The Bounty 1962 version with Marlon Brando

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The Spy Who Came In From The Cold with Richard Burton

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The French Connection with Gene Hackman

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The Third Man with Orson Welles

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Notorious directed by Hitchcock with Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains ( Many know him for playing the police chief in Casablanca.)

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The Pawnbroker with Rod Steiger

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Out Of Africa with Meryl Streep, Robert Redford

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JFK by Oliver Stone with Kevin Costner

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