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Movie: The Bridge on the River Kwai

The classic story of English POWs in Burma forced to build a bridge to aid the war effort of their Japanese captors. British and American intelligence officers conspire to blow up the structure, but Colonel Nicholson , the commander who supervised the bridge's construction, has acquired a sense of pride in his creation and tries to foil their plans. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 7, 2022 - 8 comments

Movie: Network

The seminal 1976 film has never been more prescient. When veteran anchorman Howard Beale is forced to retire his 25-year post because of his age, he announces to viewers that he will kill himself during his farewell broadcast. Network executives rethink their decision when his fanatical tirade results in a spike in ratings. Directed by Sidney Lumet.
posted by growabrain on Jun 4, 2019 - 24 comments

Movie: Stalag 17

When two escaping American World War II prisoners are killed, the German POW camp barracks black marketeer, J.J. Sefton, is suspected of being an informer. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 11, 2016 - 2 comments

Movie: The Wild Bunch

An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the "traditional" American West is disappearing around them. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 18, 2016 - 1 comment

Movie: Sunset Blvd.

A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity. The screenwriter's ambivalence about their relationship and her unwillingness to let go leads to a situation of violence and madness. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Aug 18, 2015 - 56 comments

Movie: Fedora

Billy Wilder's penultimate movie, co-written with I.A.L. Diamond: Down-on-his-luck Hollywood producer Barry 'Dutch' Detweiler attempts to lure Fedora, a famous but reclusive film actress out of retirement. [more inside]
posted by Gin and Broadband on Jan 19, 2015 - 2 comments

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