A loser robs a Brooklyn bank with his stupid buddy to pay for his lover’s sex change. I recommend The Heiress to you highly, but you already know that! If you think foreign films are sleepy exercises in emotion, hold on to your hat.
If you’ve been sitting on your couch watching TV and couldn’t help feeling bored, you’re probably working on the wrong subscription plan. Right now, satellite TV networks are packing in so much programming that even the pickiest viewers will find something right away. Run down the wish list of everyone in the family and you will find that satellite service will solve just about everything. Here are some ways to use a satellite subscription to end the boring trend once and for all.
Gomorrah. Mafia movies seem to be a dime a dozen, but what about a film that deals strictly in toxic waste removal, fashion and teenage punks? Gomorrah is one of the most biting films to appear recently. The writer of the original book remains in hiding, as the bounty on his head (placed there by the Neapolitan Camorra mafia) would be too appealing for an assassin to pass up. Spectacular art direction and controlled, claustrophobic cinematography make this film heads above the rest. See it on HBO, without commercial breaks or editing, in HD technology.
Classic film fans, have I got a treat for you. The second Turner Classic Movies Film Festival will take place on April 28-May 1 in Hollywood, but if you can make it there, there’s still a chance for you to participate in the fun. Leading up to the actual festival, TCM will be hosting a Road to Hollywood Tour. Robert Osborne and Ben Mankiewicz, who host the great films that air 24/7 on the cable channel that is a favorite of film buffs, will be traveling to ten cities across the country to present screenings of some of the greatest films of all time. At each screening, one of the hosts as well as a star from the movie will be on hand for a discussion of the film.
A classic summer film can make the summer feel almost endless. It’s the only reason that you should come indoors while the weather is perfect, and sitting down with the entire family and watching something great on your HDTV can be the perfect ending to a day of sunlight, fresh air, barbecue, and even hitting the beach.
So if you are looking for a classic suspenseful film, tune in at 8 P.M. for Turner Classic Movies’ screening of Saboteur. And if you happen to miss the screening, the film can be found at Video Americain.
While Olivia De Havilland undoubtedly owns the movie, these powerhouse actors are all excellent in The Heiress, which is also notable for its 1840 period settings in New York City. Most of the action takes place in the Sloper parlor. It’s far from the type of ‘action’ that modern moviegoers have become accustomed to. Nevertheless, The Heiress is so worth watching just for the subtle nuances that Olivia De Havilland brings to her portrayal, as well as those of Montgomery Clift. It is small wonder that Olivia won an Academy Award for her magnificent performance in The Heiress.
The lawsuits were subsequently withdrawn and dismissed, and Gotti: Three Generations executive producer Marc Fiore is adamant for production was never affected by the false allegations.