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    I Just Watched...

    To Sir, With Love" - James Clavell - 1967 - starring Sidney Poitier, Judy Geeson, Christian Roberts, Suzy Kendall - this film centers on the troubled life of a black schoolteacher who is trying to teach underprivileged children who are not interested in learning "school work" - it's "foreign" to them - when the schoolteacher hits upon the idea of teaching them "life lessons", he is much more successful with the children - the film is, in actuality, a shameless "crowd-pleaser" - as it moves along, it is completely predictable - you want the best for the schoolteacher, and you want the best for the children - and you get it, too - what distinguishes the film is its' "joie de vivre" - it is built into the direction and the performances - Sidney Poitier is like a bandleader - and the kids could not be more enthusiastic - the famous song, "To Sir, With Love", captures the mood of the film - it's as "alive" as the film - is it anything like "The Blackboard Jungle"? - no, but that difference would seem to be the point "To Sir, With Love" is purely "entertainment" - I loved it - and can always sit through another viewing -
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    Actress Sondra Locke (1944-2018)

    Late in her life, Sondra Locke married her doctor, Dr. Scott Cunneen, who was treating her for cancer -
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    Actress Sondra Locke (1944-2018)

    After she left him, Sondra Locke's problems with Clint Eastwood hinged on the fact that she was already married to a gay man, Gordon Leigh Anderson, whom she never did divorce. The palimony case against Eastwood did not succeed. And another, one that would finance a future film career as a director, was revealed to have been a way to pay off the palimony suit. Clint Eastwood had entered into the deal with Warner Bros. that hinged on the fact that she would drop the palimony case and Warner Bros. would encourage her film directing career, which they never did, in the process, rejecting thirty of her proposals.
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    Horst Buchholz: the German James Dean

    I would love to see him as the young bisexual man in Thomas Mann's, "The Confessions of Felix Krull".
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    Actress Sondra Locke (1944-2018)

    "Ratboy" - Sondra Locke - 1986 - it has an underground reputation, I think, as one of the unfortunately "lost films of the 80's".
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    Horst Buchholz: the German James Dean

    I'm not sure, but I might have seen it at the Film Forum in New York City.
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    Horst Buchholz: the German James Dean

    Once you see it, you won't be able to forget it.
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    Actress Sondra Locke (1944-2018)

    See it, the highly unexpected ending will leave you "reeling".
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    Actress Sondra Locke (1944-2018)

    From what I remember reading, after she left him, Clint Eastwood tried to interfere with any success for her Hollywood career.
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    I Just Watched...

    "A Special Day" - Ettore Scola - 1977 - starring Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni - during the course of one long day - Hitler's triumphal meeting with Mussolini in Italy - a bored housewife, who's at the end of her rope and a homosexual, who's about to be deported, meet by accident in their apartment building and get to acknowledge each other's existence as caring and loving human beings - beautifully realized peformances from both of the stars - and superlative direction from Ettore Scola - at the end, when the characters are forced to go their separate ways, the tragedy of this special day is powerfully revealed -
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    Actress Sondra Locke (1944-2018)

    Sondra Locke made a very unusual horror film in 1972, "A Reflection of Fear" in which she gave an absolutely stunning performance.
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    Actress Sondra Locke (1944-2018)

    After her break-up with Clint Eastwood, she did write a tell-all on their relationship.
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    Actress Sondra Locke (1944-2018)

    Sondra Locke was lovely in "The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter". RIP, Miss Locke.

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