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    The Day of the Jackal
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    *A to Z of actresses and actors*:)

    Lane, Diane
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    *A to Z of Movies*

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    TOC TOC (OCD OCD). Spain. Directed by Vicente Villuanueva. With Paco León, Oscar Martínez, Alexandra Jiménez, Rossy de Palma, Nuria Herreo, Adrián Lastra, Inma Cuevas. 6 patients with OCD are scheduled by mistake at the same time. The Doctor is stranded at the airport, so the patients decide to make the best of the situation and try to help one another overcome their quirks and fears. Very funny adaptation of the French play of the same name. The actors display their obsessions and manias with humor and skill. The surprise at the end and the epilogue give the movie a more humane touch.
  5. Spain. Directed by Alex de la Iglesia. Based on the Italian film Perfetti Sconosciuti. With Belén Rueda, Eduard Fernández, Ernesto Alterio, Juana Acosta, Eduardo Noriega, Dafne Fernández, Pepón Nieto. Seven friends get together for dinner during a Blood Moon, and decide to play a game with their cell phones. Whoever gets a phone call or message has to share it with the group. Gradually the messages reveal dark secrets about everyone, and their marriages and friendships are almost destroyed. Black comedy that quickly turns into dark drama. From the beginning we witness that the couples are having some marital or family problems. Their friendship doesn't seem very solid, either. At dinner, they trade barbs and snide remarks. The relationships among them don't seem to be what they are supposed to be. As the game progresses, everybody is now exposed and destroyed by it. One of the guests cheats by switching phones and it backfires horribly. And the Blood Moon complicates the evening, with strong winds, and some unexplained occurrences. Alex de la Iglesia knows how to handle chaos and paranormal themes. He keeps the pace brisk, if not fresh. Some scenes are not well staged, and he sometimes loses grasp of the thin line between comedy and drama. He also very cleverly drops visual hints that come together at the end. The Blood Moon plays an important part in the story, especially in the end, a deus ex machina that reveals the secret of one of the characters.
  6. Días de Otoño (Autumn Days). Directed by Roberto Gavaldón. Mexico. With Pina Pellicer, Ignacio López Tarso, Evangelina Elizondo. Luisa (Pina Pellicer), rejects his boss's (Ignacio López Tarso) romantic advances because she is marrying her boyfriend. On her wedding day, the church is empty and the groom never shows up. When she returns to work, she tells everyone that she is happy and expecting a baby. Her boss and coworkers doubt her story. When they tell her they want to meet her husband, Luisa tells them he died in an accident. When her boss sees her on the street pretending to hold hands with a child, he decides to help her. Interesting, well made character study that avoids sappy melodrama. Pina Pellicer gives a terrific performance.
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    *A to Z of Filmmakers*

    Welles, Orson - Director (The Magnificent Ambersons)
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    Cinema Segue

    The Devil's in Love With The Proper Stranger
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    Full Circle

    Gone With the Wind is correct. The link between one photo and the next one is like the ACTOR/MOVIE ASSOCIATION Game. The first and last photos are about the same person.
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    A to Z List of Plays and Musicals

    Peter Pan
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    A to Z of Characters

    Gekko, Gordon - Michael Douglas in Wall Street
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    Actor/Movie Association Game

    The Defiant Ones
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    Death Takes No Holiday -- The Obituary Thread

    I agree. One of my favorite actresses. She is unforgettable in Who is Harry Kellerman and is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me, Nashville, Family Plot, to name a few.
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    *A to Z of Movies*


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