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  • The Day of the Jackal (1973)

    In the Paris suburb of Petit-Clamart on 22 August 1962, an assassination attempt is made on the President of France General Charles de Gaulle by the militant French underground organisation OAS in anger over the French government granting independence to Algeria. As the president’s motorcade passes, de Gaulle’s unarmoured Citroën DS car is raked with machine gun fire, but the entire entourage escapes without injury. Within six months, OAS leader Jean Bastien-Thiry and several other members of the plot are captured and executed.

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    Zelig (1983)

    Set in the 1920s and 1930s, the film focuses on Leonard Zelig, a nondescript man who has the ability to transform his appearance to that of the people who surround him. He is first observed at a party by F. Scott Fitzgerald, who notes that Zelig related to the affluent guests in a thick, refined accent and shared their republican sympathies, but while in the kitchen with the servants adopted a ruder tone and seemed to be more of a democrat. He soon gains international fame as a “human chameleon”.

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    Don’t Look Now (1973)

    Some time after the drowning of their young daughter, Christine (Sharon Williams), in a tragic accident at their English country home, John Baxter (Donald Sutherland) and his wife, Laura (Julie Christie), take a trip to Venice after John accepts a commission from a bishop (Massimo Serato) to restore an ancient church. Laura encounters two elderly sisters, Heather (Hilary Mason) and Wendy (Clelia Matania), at a restaurant where she and John are dining; Heather claims to be psychic and—despite being blind—informs Laura she is able to ‘see’ the Baxters’ deceased daughter. Shaken, Laura returns to her table, where she faints.

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    The Joneses (2009)

    Posted in Comedy, Drama

    Kate, Steve, Mick, and Jenn Jones move into a high income suburb under the pretense of being a typical family relocating due to the changing nature of Kate and Steve’s careers. In reality, Kate is the leader of a team of stealth marketers, professional salespeople who disguise product placement as a daily routine.[2] Their clothing, accessories, furniture, and even food are carefully planned and stocked by various companies to create visibility in a desirable consumer market. While Kate’s team is highly effective, Steve is new to the team, Jenn is a closet nymphomaniac with a penchant for hitting on her …

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    Wyatt Earp (1994)

    A teenage Wyatt Earp lives on the family farm. His older brothers, Virgil and James, are away at war serving with the Union Army. Wyatt dreams of war, and packs some belongings, bids his younger brothers & sisters goodbye, and attempts to run away, intending to lie about his age and join the Union Army. He doesn’t make it off the farm before his father catches him and forces him to return home. A short while later, both brothers return home at the war’s end, with James gravely wounded. Shortly afterwards, the family moves west. It is during this move …

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    13 (2010)

    Vincent “Vince” Ferro overhears people talking about a dead man who was going to start a well-paid job. Ferro, in need of money, steals an envelope containing the instructions for the job. He arrives at an event in a secluded place. He is ordered to strip, and his boot heels are cut off, in order to check for surveillance equipment. The organizers accept him for the job instead of the dead man. The job is participation in a series of Russian roulette games. There are several participants, identified by number. In each round, the participants have to spin the cylinder …

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    The Lady Vanishes (1938)

    A beautiful young English tourist, Iris Henderson (Margaret Lockwood), arrives at the “Gasthof Petrus” inn in the fictitious country of Bandrika, “one of Europe’s few undiscovered corners”. Iris has to return to Britain to marry a “blue-blooded cheque chaser”, but an avalanche has blocked the railway line. Numerous visitors are forced to stay the night including Charters and Caldicott, cricket enthusiasts who want to return to England to see the last days of the Test match. Other travellers are Miss Froy (Dame May Whitty), a former governess and music teacher, and Gilbert (Michael Redgrave), a young musicologist.

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    In the Mouth of Madness (1994)

    Posted in Horror

    Dr. Wrenn visits John Trent, a patient in a psychiatric hospital, and asks Trent to recount his story:

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    Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

    In the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, small-town lawyer Paul Biegler (James Stewart), a former district attorney who lost his re-election bid, spends most of his time fishing, playing the piano and hanging out with his alcoholic friend and colleague Parnell McCarthy (Arthur O’Connell) and sardonic secretary Maida Rutledge (Eve Arden).

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    The Brothers Bloom (2008)

    The Brothers Bloom, orphaned at a young age, begin performing confidence tricks as young children; Stephen dreams up elaborate scenarios and his younger brother, Bloom, creates trust with the marks. Stephen creates his first con as a way of encouraging his brother to talk to girls.

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