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Escapist

I adore movies, and always have. There's nothing better than watching a good movie to get me out of a funky mood, or put me to sleep. There's something about getting into 'another world' that so captivating. My favourite movie is "Harry and Walter Go To New York", a 1972 film about 2 con men (James Caan and Elliot Gould), who end up in prison with Michael Caine, the 'King of Thieves'. It stars Diane Keaton, Carole Caine, and a plethora of other good actors. When it was first available on VHS, my family learned the script virtually word-for-word. It's an old, more theatrically-done film than a modern shoot-'em-up; but the story and acting are suberb, and the musical score is perfect. The only reason (I think) that no one knows about this film is because it came out at the same time as the Jeff Bridges(?)/Jessica Lange version of "King Kong"... but it's the ONLY movie I've ever seen that got a standing ovation from the audience!
fishsweeper fishsweeper 51-55, F Apr 12, 2012

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