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Entries from October 2005

The Hospital (1971)

October 31st, 2005 · No Comments

Flawed but commendable black comedy set during a twenty four hour period in a large teaching hospital in Manhattan. It begins exuberantly with narration describing the series of blunders and misdiagnoses that lead to the death of a perfectly healthy patient (Roberts Blossom), a referral from a nursing home. His demise frees up a gurney, […]

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Tags: 24 hour time frame · Black comedy

The Parallax View (1974)

October 16th, 2005 · No Comments

Warren Beatty stars as Joe Frady, a second rate investigative reporter who has a habit of making enemies wherever he goes. He receives a frantic call from colleague Lee (Paula Prentiss) who years ago witnessed the assassination of a presidential hopeful at the Space Needle in Seattle. Since, witnesses have started dying mysteriously. Lee feels […]

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Tags: Paranoia

The French Connection (1971)

October 8th, 2005 · No Comments

This Academy Award winner for Best Picture involves Gene Hackman and Roy Schneider as NYPD vice cops (based on Eddie Egan and Sonny “Cloudy” Grosso) and their obsession with stopping a shipment of heroin from being smuggled into New York from Marseilles. Fernando Rey was cast as Alain Charnier – alias “Frog One” – the […]

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