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Old 04-13-2020, 04:18 AM
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Drama Films #2 - "We live alone, we die alone. Everything else is just an illusion." {The Art of Getting By}

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Old 04-13-2020, 04:53 AM
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Watched The Swimmer (1968) yesterday, starred Burt Lancaster

A really interesting slow-burn film that on the surface appeared to be rather shallow (lots of body shots of Burt jumping around half-naked with pretty women) but then got deeper (pun not intended) and darker as his character arc was further explored.

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Well-off ad man Ned Merrill (Burt Lancaster) is visiting a friend when he notices the abundance of backyard pools that populate their upscale suburb. Ned suddenly decides that he'd like to travel the eight miles back to his own home by simply swimming across every pool in town. Soon, Ned's journey becomes harrowing; at each house, he is somehow confronted with a reminder of his romantic, domestic and economic failures, until a final visit with an old flame (Janice Rule) leaves him devastated.
Revisiting the Disturbing Summer Movie THE SWIMMER, 50 years later

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Here's a film I would categorize more as a thriller (murder plot plays out) but definitely shows the dramatic elements of how Romance can be completely manipulated for a selfish woman's gain and how passion/love are two different things ~

Blind Corner [1963]



Wiki's outline of the movie: A blind composer's (William Sylvester) wife (Barbara Shelley) and her artist lover try to kill him.

Anne (the wife) is such a ruthless/nasty person; I felt so sorry for her husband was being totally blind-sided (pun intended) by her affair and plot to kill him. Luckily, he's smarter than she thinks.

Props to the role played by Alexander Davion who plays the lover, Rickie - he's not just the jerk boyfriend who wants her husband dead, too. He actually has a conscience.

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