THE HUNGER
1983, Warner Bros., 97 min, USA, Dir: Tony Scott

Twenty years before anyone had ever heard of TWILIGHT, director Tony Scott was bringing impossibly glamorous bloodsuckers to the big screen. Catherine Deneuve and David Bowie star as a pair of upscale New York vampires who draw geriatrics researcher Susan Sarandon into their circle when age begins to catch up with one of them. “I must say, there's nothing that looks like it on the market,” remarked Bowie on release, and the film's rich sense of atmosphere inspired a cult following and a TV series. Watch closely for a performance by goth music icons Bauhaus, and one of Willem Dafoe's first movie roles.


BULL DURHAM
1988, MGM Repertory, 108 min, Dir: Ron Shelton

This debut feature from writer-director (and ex-minor leaguer) Ron Shelton was ranked the No. 1 greatest sports movie of all time by Sports Illustrated. Kevin Costner is pitch-perfect as “Crash” Davis, a catcher who’s devoted a dozen years to baseball with only 21 days in the majors to show for it. Assigned to mentor a promising pitcher (Tim Robbins), he must compete for the rookie’s attention with Annie Savoy (Susan Sarandon), the team groupie who dates one player every season. As they groom the hurler for the big leagues, Crash and Annie gradually are drawn to each other.


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