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Tue
28
Jul
2015
 

Winner of 7 Oscars including Best film, Best Director, Best Actor and second only to Gone With the Wind at the box office at the time of its release, William Wyler's timeless story of three World War II veterans returning to their small home town reveals a side of conflict we rarely see. Each character faces his own demons in coming home, finding relationships with families irreparably changed and trying to put the horrors he has witnessed behind him. "Wars, no matter when they are fought or which weapons are employed, share many common characteristics. One is that the cheapest currency is human life. Another is that even the winners pay a toll. And a third is that many soldiers, upon returning home, must engage in a struggle nearly as great as the one they fought on the battlefield."

Tue
04
Feb
2014
 

William Wyler's epic Western stars Gregory Peck as retired sea captain Jim McKay who heads West to marry his fiancée Pat Terill (Caroll Baker), the spoiled daughter of a rich cattle baron. McKay soon becomes caught in the middle of a bitter feud between neighbouring ranchers. As the fight for watering rights on land owned by local schoolteacher Julie Maragon (Jean Simmons) intensifies and she is kidnapped, McKay must take action! Capturing all the grandeur of the old West, The Big Country is a story of love, greed and rivalry, set against magnificent landscapes with a stellar cast

Part of Inverness Film Fans (InFiFa) Gregory Peck Season

Gregory Peck talks about his career : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYBWHONgmj8

Tue
28
Jul
2015
 

Bank clerk, butterfly collector and loner Freddie Clegg (Terence Stamp) views art student Miranda Grey (Samatha Eggar) as the next addition to his collection. Clegg buys an isolated house in the country and executes his plan of kidnapping Miranda, who must match wits with her captor if she is to have any chance of escape. Although many subsequent films have utilised similar plotlines, often adding violence or gore, the power of The Collector rests with its two central performances. Stamp's portrayal of the obsessive Clegg is masterful, winning him Best Actor, alongside Eggar's Best Actress award at Cannes in 1965. Based on the novel by John Fowles this is a tense, beautifully crafted and acted thriller.

Tue
28
Jul
2015
 

The great Bette Davis stars as Leslie Crosbie, the wife of a Singapore plantation manager who shoots a man in what she claims is self-defence. Her husband hires a lawyer to defend her, but as the case unfolds doubt is cast upon her story. Based on a short story and play by W. Somerset Maugham and nominated for 7 Oscars, including Bette Davis's fourth nomination for Best Actress, The Letter is a tale of passion, murder and blackmail.

See our Film Notes for this film (click tab, above left). We also have a set of notes on the star, Bette Davis, HERE.

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