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Wild Grass

“Anything is possible after the movies,” says Georges (André Dussollier), the male protagonist in Alain Resnais’ Wild Grass. He’s just been at a showing of Mark Robson’s 1955 movie version of James Michener’s Korean War novel, The Bridges at Toko-Ri, fondly remembered from his boyhood. Actually, it’s been a disappointment, he admits. This is surely a common response among those who revisit old movies that endure as hallowed memories.

Love Ranch

“I guess it proves that you shouldn’t work with your husband,” my wife remarked as the end credits rolled. I agreed that the couple depicted in the movie, a fictionalized version of Joe and Sally Conforte, owners of Nevada’s infamous Mustang Ranch, came to a bad end. But she was referring to star Helen Mirren and her husband Taylor Hackford, who directed this movie.

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