PLAYTIME
1967, Janus Films, 126 min, Dir: Jacques Tati

Monsieur Hulot is on his way to contact an American official in Paris, but he gets caught in a tourist invasion and roams around the city with a group of American tourists, causing chaos in his usual manner. In true Tati fashion, we are shown Paris as a stylish maze of midcentury modern architecture filled with the latest technological gadgets. In French with English subtitles.


THE PRINCESS BRIDE
1987, 20th Century Fox, 98 min, Dir: Rob Reiner

This adaptation of William Goldman’s wonderful, tongue-in-cheek fairy tale stars Cary Elwes as the dashing Westley, who is forced to fight off the villainous Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon) and Count Tyrone (Christopher Guest) in order to save his beloved princess, Buttercup (Robin Wright). This cult hit features marvelous sets by Norman Garwood and high-spirited supporting performances by Billy Crystal, Carol Kane, Peter Falk and Andre the Giant.


GYPSY
1962, Warner Bros., 149 min, Dir: Mervyn Le Roy

Natalie Wood lights up the screen as stripper Gypsy Rose Lee in this splendid Jule Styne/Stephen Sondheim/Arthur Laurents musical. The show-stopping Rosalind Russell stars as Wood’s domineering stage mother, with Karl Malden as Russell’s long-suffering boyfriend.


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